10.01.2010

Yarn Score!

A friend and I went on a short yarn crawl Wednesday afternoon, intending to hit one yarn store in search of bobbins for our bobbin lace class. We were out of luck with that, but I remembered there was a second store close by that I'd visited only once before.

Pearl's Knitting Parlor in Thousand Oaks is a small shop, with elegant decor and a very nice selection of yarn and buttons. And they had just put some of their very nice yarns on sale for 50 or 75% off.

Under the circumstances, I think I behaved very well. I came home with only one bag
of yarn- a very big bag, but still only one.

But I had to share the news, right? Oh, yeah. Another friend and I went back Thursday (hey, I didn't have the heart to make her go by herself. I was being selfless; only doing my civic duty.) And I came home with this - one more big bag of yarn.

So what did I get? Day 1 - 6 balls on Plymouth 'Encore' (1200 yards) to make Marie a baby blanket; 5 balls on 'Encore' (1000 yards), in a butterscotch/pumpkin color, to make me a sweater; and 5 balls (510 yards) of Royal Llama Silk - in a pumpkin tweedy color - to make a shawl. Grand total? $31!! The Encore alone would normally be over $66.

Day 2's haul - 10 balls (2000 yards) of 'Encore' in two shades of green that I hope Rach will like as an afghan; 875 yards of black lace-weight baby alpaca and silk, which will probably become another gifted shawl (Rachel? you interested? maybe with small black beads?); and my favorite - Artyarn's 'Regal Silk', 163 yards of pure silk goodness that will become a small scarf for me. And today's total? $34! Whoohoo for yarn sales and my great local yarn shops!

3 comments:

Big Girl Jewelry said...

Nice! I love me a yarngain. Yeah, I'm making up words, so what?

Happy hooking!

Restless Knitter said...

I do not need more yarn, I do not need more yarn...

Rach said...

I will take a beaded one for sure!