Je suis retourné! (I have returned!)

Monday, September 18th, 2006
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Idiot posing on top of flipped carMY LOVELIES! I have missed you. This past weekend we had our annual homecoming celebrations here at Queen’s University, and this time we managed to avoid flipping over a car in our excitement. I spent the weekend eating pancakes, drinking Glenlivet and socializing, which prevented me from knitting, blogging and studying. Fortunately, I managed to do lots of things this morning that I can now tell you about.

  1. I found this delectable rustic scarf pattern done in basket and seed stitch. I have a weakness for seed stitch, as well as a weakness for items that don’t require blocking, so this scarf is les genoux de l’abeille (the bee’s knees).
  2. I finally bought those 9 skeins of Blue Sky Alpacas Alpaca & Silk for my mom’s sweater. I was hesitating for a while, acting the penny-pincher and trying to find a sale, and my procrastination actually worked this time! I managed to find a store that charges $9 instead of $11 per ball, offers 10% if you sign up for their newsletter and free shipping over $75, which means that it cost me $72.90 for the alpaca & silk. A $4 ball of Plymouth Suri Yarn (55% Suri Alpaca / 45% Extrafine Merino) put me over the $75 threshold, which means I saved at least $40 in total. Yay! This is going to be the best sweater ever.
  3. I’ve been working on a little somethin’ somethin’ that I’ll finally get to talking about today or tomorrow, as soon as I finalize all the details. I’m really really excited about it! Keep your Bloglines pointed to this blog for future details.

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3 Comments to “Je suis retourné! (I have returned!)”

  1. And what store is this???

    Comment by korinthe
    September 18, 2006 @
    12:59 pm
  2. Fabulous Yarn.

    Comment by Eve
    September 18, 2006 @ 2:36 pm
  3. The Blue Sky yarn is scrumptious to behold. Your mother is very lucky, very lucky indeed!

    Good luck with all of it,

    Comment by firefly8868
    October 12, 2006 @ 12:28 pm

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