Tuesday, December 18, 2007

No one can resist these .....

.... 100% cotton at S1.99 a ball of 200 metres - of course, I can't resist & bought 6 balls (only) & when I went to pay, they were further discounted to $1.39 a ball! I can't believe that I only paid $8.35 for this lot. This is a new yarn from Spotlight which opened a new store near my place. I think I will be visiting Spotlight regularly as I also spotted some nice bamboo/cotton.

I immediately cast on the Fiery Bolero from Interweave Knits Summer 2005 which has been on my wait list for a while.

I not only have new yarn but also new needles ....

- they are the Lantern Moon Sox Stix - smooth & of the right size, only 5 ins long! I love these needles & just cast on the toe-up Monkey Socks. The needles also come in a lovely little bag. I need another set as back-up.

I have been really spoilt as Lynette gave me this ....


- it's a gorgeous satin bag which her friend used as a gift bag. She kept the gift & gave me the bag which is perfect as a sock knitting bag. It's great as it has a hard bottom (like a cup) & the yarn sits nicely in it .....

.... now I am well equipped with my new accessories to start knitting more socks!

12 comments:

del said...

What a deal, lucky you! You got all sorts of goodies.

Kate said...

I saw that yarn also - it had some interesting shades. I bought a ball of the Bamboo and the Corn to try out. At those prices it's worth it.

Tanya said...

Great find! Love the socks!

Rose Red said...

Yay Spotlight - sometimes you can get a nice little bargain when you fight your way through the dross!!

Knitty-Bitty said...

i saw those yarn a few weeks back but didnt buy them. do you think they're sort of like dk weight? but like you said...it's really good price!!!

Rebecca said...

$8.35? Incredible! Can't wait to see your bargain bolero. And, I've really, really been wanting to try those Lantern Moon Sox Sticks. Keep me posted on how they work for you!

Dipsy Doodle said...

Oh, what a lot of goodies - and I have to say I'm totally stunned by the bargain you made with this gorgeous yarn!!! I'm looking forward to seeing your bolero!

pinky-yin said...

oh yes...those sox stix are fantastic! i think i need them in another size too... but will have to wait till next year... cos i have already spolit myself this christmas :P

Sam said...

gotta love a spotty bargain! Those Lantern Moon dpns look divine - bet they're gorgeous to work with!

tiennieknits said...

Great needles, great yarn, great deal!

Roseann said...

What a great price on your new yarn! I can't wait to see how it knits up. I see you have started the Jolly Jumbucks yarn on your Sox Stix. I love mine, I have them in 2.25 mm and 2.75 mm. I did break one while trying to do a little cable pattern, I thought they would be stronger.

Melinda said...

Heehee... I got some too, but in a different shade. I couldn't believe the price - and all of the yarn bee range was discounted. Oh dear, not that I need any more yarn!!