Saturday, August 12, 2006

Vulture Yarn Scores

I heard through the grapevine that Wild String, an online yarn store, was going out of business. I clicked on over there Wednesday or Thursday and scored some yarn.

I opted for parcel post, the cheapest slowest shipping and yet the package arrived today!

package

She sent it priority mail with delivery confirmation. It's a shame she's going out of business, I wish I had discovered this store sooner!

Anyway--in that picture you can see 4 balls of America's Alpaca Classic Alpaca (Color: 1800):

alpaca

And one skein of Southwest Trading Company Bamboo (Color: Serendipity):

bamboo

Yeah, not the greatest close ups, but in the amateur yarn porn business we gotta keep it real.

I must have gotten the last ball of Serendipity because at $5 a ball (normally $13.50) I tried to increase the number and my shopping cart wouldn't let me. This entire haul? $22 including S&H. If I had just ordered the Bamboo it would have cost me that much alone. Now, what does one do with 250 yards of bamboo? I bought it mainly for the curiosity factor--I've never knit with it before.

I've got plans for the alpaca. I'd like to try to make Knucks. After seeing them on Stacie's blog, I'm really digging them. Allegedly it gets "cold" around here. 50 degrees in winter would warrant a fingerless glove right?

I'm going to have to go through my ever-growing stash and start assigning some patterns to what I've got on hand. I've got so many beautiful yarns I'm ruminating about. Including the gorgeous handspun llama Sarah sent me. I'm dying to knit with that--but I've got to just find the right pattern, the one that "fits" it!

Chunky and I ventured out to the ghetto mall today. More like this was a mall that had a Hobby Lobby and a Joann Fabrics. The Hobby Lobby was most impressive. They had a whole aisle of fake fruit! Chunky really loves fake fruit for some reason and as long as I let him go through that aisle, he's pretty well behaved the rest of the time we're there. Their yarn selection isn't as great as Lansing was. Ah well.

The Joann's sucked big green pickles. But I think that's more because I was spoiled shopping at a Joann Etc. super store in Lansing. But it reminded me of a sweet little Joann store in Alaska that's located in a very similar ghetto mall where small airplanes have been known to land in the parking lot and gang shootings aren't as uncommon as you think they would be in Alaska.

Alright, off to put Chunky to bed!

3 Comments:

Blogger sgeddes said...

Great haul! I arrived to late, the vultures had already picked the store clean.

Looking forward to seeing what your Knucks say.

1:03 PM  
Blogger Megan said...

I was too late to Wild String - everything was sold out by the time I got there. :P Looks yummy, though!

9:40 PM  
Blogger Cheesy Knit Wit said...

Gorgeous bamboozle yarn:0)

I got three skeins of a "celery" colored bamboozle yarn I got in a swap that I want to knit into something. Just do not know what!

11:35 AM  

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