30 April 2007

Hubris

I'll admit - before I even begin this post properly - that this post is pure, out-and-out boasting.

The woman who initiated the SnB group that I belong to is (fortunately for her, unfortunately for us*) selling her knitting shop. In an effort to make the transition easier for the new owner, she is very kindly selling the odd balls (called oddments here) off cheap.

When I say cheap, I mean cheap. Last Sunday we went by the shop to look through the yarn and I purchased two balls of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Astrakhan for 50 pence each. Uh-huh, you heard me, 1-2-3-4-5-ifty pence. That's approximately 25 cents, for my U.S. friends that I am clearly taunting.

I bought it in this color:

Mmmm, chocolate...

I also bought a skein of Jaeger Alpaca 4-ply and a skein of Debbie Bliss cotton cashmere for the same price. I figure that I can either make fingerless gloves or add the last two to something else. They were just too good to resist.

Okay, I'll stop bragging now.

Back to regular scheduled programming...

5 comments:

Emy said...

My friend Janice made Bubby from Knitty with Astrakhan, and it was SO CUTE.

http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall05/PATTbubby.html

http://knitflix.blogspot.com/2005/09/fo-2005-20-bubby-boucle-pattern.html

Molly said...

You're killin' me! ARGH!

Jenean said...

Oh My Gosh!!! If it wouldn't cost me an arm and a leg to have you get some for me I would!! LOL That yarn is beautiful!!

Anonymous said...

My computer is gonna blow with the amount of drooling I'm doing right now!

Wonderful yarn!

Black Purl said...

In all seriousness, it was an incredibly lucky find. And two! Enough to make the Loop-Ended scarf from Debbie Bliss. Stoked!