Saturday, August 9, 2014

Special Delivery

I'm trying to be really good about extra spending, but Minding My Own Stitches made me fall off the wagon.

The other day at work, I was between projects, minding my own business and catching up on my blog reading, when I read about her experience with a new online yarn shop (Loveknitting.com). I had some time, so why not check it out...

And then a pop up window opens up "Sign up for our newsletter and get 10% off and free shipping on your first order..."

How could I resist?
Now - in my defense - this is for a Christmas present. This year I'm trying to cut my Christmas knitting in half, but this is one of the projects I really want to do. Dad's mentioned he'd like some heavyweight boot socks a couple of times - but it's tough to find heavyweight yarn with nylon in it - and that man needs nylon. I've been searching for some for a while and was so pleased to find this. It's just like their fingering weight Fabel - just heavier.

I quite like the Fabel. For an inexpensive commercial yarn, it's hard-wearing, but still decently soft. I can't wait to knit up these... worsted weight socks are going to go sooooo fast!

The yarn was priced well and arrived with in a week. I have a feeling I'll be back there again when things get slow at work...

8 comments:

kathy b said...

Ahhhh the pull of a new yarn site….very strong pull!

Rachelle said...

I will not join you, if I keep reminding myself about the double glazing I will remain strong!

Araignee said...

It's NOT time for thinking about Christmas knitting ALREADY? No panic here. None at all...argh.

Dee said...

Looks like the perfect color for some man-socks.

Minding My Own Stitches said...

Oh sorry, but the service from that website and the prices cannot be beat. Just wait, they'll email you more coupons :(

lexa said...

Going to check out that site right now! lol :)

elns said...

How can you deny the pull of a practical purchase? It really is Minding My Own Stitches fault ;) But your Dad will be so pleased with his xmas socks!

Alisha said...

Well you did the right thing lol you did what any good knitter would have done!!!!