Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Birthday shopping spree No. 2


Saturday, a bit over a week ago, I went on my second birthday shopping spree, to spend my $100 Spotlight gift certificate given to me by my hubby. I absolutely love gift certificates. They practically FORCE me to shop, since it's not money I can save or use on bills. Pure, guilt free indulgence.

Going to Spotlight, I had a plan. They had electric sewing scissors on sale, marked down from 80 to 40 dollars. Too good a deal to pass up. I've sewn for myself longer than I have knit, but knitting has been taking up so much of my time recently, I haven't really applied myself to my knitting.

There was also some wool, around a 12 ply 100% pure wool. It was a spotlight Basics brand, but quite nice, soft stuff on sale for $2 a ball. The plan was, I would see if I saw anything else interesting, and spend the balance on this wool. The trouble was, however, I had no idea of what I would make with it. I probably do have patterns around for a similar wool, but nothing came to mind right away, which meant that even if I did have a suitable pattern, it wasn't anything that had caught my notice.

I went to the Spotlight on Rundall Mall in downtown Adelaide because I had other things I wanted to shop around for in the city. Of course, I found the scissors and then went straight for the yarn section, which is whittled down this time a year as some silly fools think there is a "season" for knitting. Bahhhhh. Anyway, they had Moda Vera Sentiments, which is a 12 ply brushed mohair, marked down to clear, for $2 a skein. I was stoked. I bought 24 balls, 12 in a greyish purpleish mix, and 12 in a very pastel pinkish, bluish, yellowish mix. It's all quite nice, and I have some copied patterns for either a jumper or cardigan using 12 ply mohair.

So, I happily walked out with the scissors and the mohair. Another satisfying yarn shopping adventure. Now, it's another whole year till my birthday again :(

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