Tuesday, February 8, 2011


OK, so those of you who have been by here a few time already know that I can't resist a sale when it comes to fabric or yarn.
Last week was no exception. It was the end of month/end of bolt sale at my local quilt shop. Sooooo, what's a gal to do, but go check it out and stimulate the economy a little bit.

The Christmas fabrics were all 50% off and any bolt with 5 yards or less was 40% off if you bought whatever remained on the bolt. Great time to get flannel for next year's PJs, don't you think? So this is what I got with that in mind.
And a couple days later, I went to Kohl's and got long sleeved knit shirts at 60-80% off. I was able to find 10 of the 12 sizes I need. And when I got home, I really was able to pair up fabric and shirts appropriately for color and size. Hooray.

But, of course, the fabric sale did also include some goodies for my stash. The neutrals on the bottom of this pile will be for quilt backs. And the others, well, just 'cause. I liked them, OK?

And on the knitting front. I'm working on a another grandchild's sweater. Just HAVE TO. A few weeks ago, when I answered the phone, I heard this little voice say, "My sweater is too little." His dad (my son) then got on the phone and explained that little Eli loves the sweater I made him three years ago and even though it's waaaaaay too little for him, he's still wearing it to bed every night. What's a Nani to do, but make another -- even if it is his cousins' year for birthday sweaters and his turn doesn't come around until next year.

So I had to take this pretty cranberry yarn (will be a cardigan for me) off my #10 needles, so I could start on his sweater. (The blue is a simple scarf.) I had 3 projects at the same time all requiring #10s. So--like any true bargain hunter-- I also used some JoAnn's coupons and got myself an extra pair of 10s.

Unfortunately, I made an error in the reworking of the sweater pattern for my grandson and have had to frog and restart a couple times . I'm hoping I can have it ready for him when they visit the weekend after next. PLEEEEEEEESE don't let there be snow to keep them away!


Eileen said...

Yuuuuuuuuuuuuumyd fabrics

Cindy G said...

It was good to see you again at Anna Maria's this week. I suspect that she probably "kept you busy" when she was a toddler! :) Good planning on the "Grammy Jams" I love some bargains, I plan to go to JoAnn's today. However, I'm trying hard to not buy anything unless I'm going to "use it" in the next two weeks.