Thursday, September 29, 2011

Penny Pinching

I'm a garage sale queen, thrift store haunter, bargain bin rummager at heart. I hate paying for things, not because I'm cheap, but because I hate the idea of spending so much for things. I was volunteering at a thrift store today (mostly because I was dumb and didn't pay attention to the date, I need to go monthly woops), and I pitched in with the weekly pulling. Stayed an extra few just to help out and cover my mistake. It just so happened that I scored big time. Baby clothes for my brother-in-law's future baby (gender unknown, she's only a few weeks along), a friends baby (just had a girl at the crack of dawn this morning, squee!!), and odds and ends for myself. I also picked up a bag of yarn that had been stuffed into a bag. I glanced at it, noticing a few labels and was pleased to see Lion Brand on there. 5$ and it was mine, 10$ total for all my goodies. At home, unloaded, I got to delve into my purchases. Here's a shot of what I got:

Excuse my washer (and the cardboard box) but I had to make sure everything was in view. Yes, that is 2 balls of Noro Kureyon in the front. Full balls, same dye lot. I also have 4 balls of Red Heart Soft Yarn, 3 balls of Lion Brand Mystery, 3 Wool-Ease, 2 Lion Cotton, 1 Cotton Ease, 1 Baby Wool, 1 Microspun, and one ball of Moda Dia novelty yarn. And what I suspect is Red Heart Baby acrylic. I was stunned and amazed, I want to write the the biggest thank you in the world to whomever donated this. The Noro alone is $8.95 at Jimmy Beans Wool. Today, was a very good day.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Natural Suburbia: 700th Natural Suburbia Post Giveaway!

Look whos doing a giveaway! Get in on the goodies she's offering by following this link:

Natural Suburbia: 700th Natural Suburbia Post Giveaway!: This week I have posted my 700th blog post! I thought I would celebrate with a giveaway:) Thank you so much to everyone who visits this spac...

While your there, check out her wonderful patterns she has to offer (both for free and sale)

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Summer passing by

So depressing, it's september already and it's been such a busy summer that it hasn't even been enjoyable. Instead I get to start "relaxing" when I send Bug off the second grade. Not fair, she shouldnt be allowed to grow anymore. At least she didn't have a ridiculous school supply list. I was talking with some other moms (different states) and one woman needed graph paper. In kindergarten. In the meantime I'm starting some new knitting projects, some as requests some for fun. A friend of mine is expcting in october so I'm trying to make some baby things for her but they arent working all too quickly. Another friend has a friend whos expecting and requested some owl rattles. The pattern works out fairly well, but it requires a dowl and gives no size for it. Very frustrating. My sister requested secret santa gifts so I'm working on slipper patterns (without too much success either). While wandering around our farmers market my daughter noticed some crocheted spider wristers and requested them, so theres something else on the to do list! On the plus side, once I figure those out I'll post a pattern for them. I want to make them in child to adult sizes. Another (hopefull) pattern will be a collar for Halloween. Bug wants to be a black cat and needs accessories like any spoiled feline. You've all been so patient for new patterns havent you? :) I'm hoping to branch out into cross stitch patterns as well of some *ahem* adult slogans. Some are family friendly, but others are more for childless friends. So many plans! Maybe I should get moving, huh? I'll post a picture of the cross stitch I made for my anniversary. Hubs is a HUGE star wars fanboy, and an idea for this has been kicking around my head for a month or so prior to the date. I managed to get this done in 2 days (one late night). I cut a piece much larger than I needed, simply because I wasn't sure of a frame size (I had to buy one that day). Soon, hopefully, I can get a clear chart put up on here for you, seeing as my pencil and paper one leaves much to be desired.