Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Oops ... more yarn


I have broken my yarn stash diet. I could not help myself after visiting Spotlight today. Isabelle and I decided to make some bracelets, and found some lovely aqua beads to make some too. As I turned around to check out the yarn I noticed the big white baskets full of clearance yarn. Well I had to have a look just in case I missed out on something I really really wanted, and guess what, right, I found some cotton yarn that I had looked at before but the price was too expensive for me. Now as you see in the picture I bought 9 balls of each of the Katia cottons. The white one has a sheen to it, and is Katia Perla, and I think knits up as a 4 ply. The pink and purple colors are Katia Espiga and knit up as an 8 ply. They were only $2.49 a ball, and when I reached the counter the lady informed me that they were originally $8.99 a ball. Wow what a bargain. Spotlight are going to be getting some new winter yarns into their stores so they are making room by clearing some of the summer yarns out too. I know that Zhivago and Country 8 ply are being reduced too, so maybe if there is one close to you and you need to enhance your stash, pay them a visit. I am very glad that I went now, and perhaps the white will be knitted up in the next two months too. Must go now and help Isabelle make her friend's beaded birthday bracelet. Happy knitting!

14 comments:

tiennie said...

Somehow yarn just jumps into my basket too. Thought that only happened to me?

monica said...

I have no will power when it comes to yarn diets, or any diet for that matter. What a great buy!

East of Oregon said...

I'm so sorry I messed up the link to you on my blog.. I think I corrected it now! take care:)

Katt said...

Oooh I have been waiting for Spotlight to have their HUGE wool sale..I wonder if its now on? Its how I picked up balls of patonyle for $1.50 a ball..Might have to go lookies tomorrow...

Katt

sandra said...

Who could blame your for braking diet - that was calling out your name!

Terhi said...

Hi Sue,
and thank you so much for your super nice comments in my blog! I couldn't find your email address, so I hope you don't mind me answering here. You've bought some really lovely yarns. I think I couldn't have resisted those either. :-D

Saltwater purls said...

aaaah the old sale bin....gets me everytime too..

R a i n said...

OMG..I'm SO jealous! There are no such things as bargain bins on this side of the world. Oh boy you are so lucky! I'm going green with envy here....lol!

Rhonda said...

Can't help yourself when it comes to bargin yarn. I just got 60 balls of Jo Sharp cotton for about $140 canadian on ebay. Three yummy autumn colours. I'll be posting soon.

kelly said...

Great yarn! I love the spring colors.
I live by the rule that it's not really breaking the stach-diet if the price of the yarn purchased is heavily (or even lightly) marked down! It's like eating the whole-grain, fat-free, low cal-version of your favorite junk food! ALl the yummy goodness wihtout all the guilt!

joy said...

hehe, what a spectacular way to break your yarn diet. A bargain like that is irresistable! :-)

Rachel said...

That is a fantastic deal! And such great colors, too. I don't think many knitters could have passed that by. This is like breaking a diet by eating a snack of celery sticks you hadn't planned on, not like eating a half gallon of ice cream. So I think you're okay. :)

egypt said...

very nice web & blog go on

Penni said...

hmmn sounds like I might need to talk a trip into Spotlight after work tomorrow. Even if I did scare myself with the size of my stash when I bought a new storage set up thingie for it last week. Gotta love a good yarn bargain.