Tags: On The Cheap, Somewhat Cowl, Story of my Life
MY 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.
- 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).
- 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.
- 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.