Thursday, July 13, 2006

Must. Resist. Temptation...

Some links of interest:

Has anyone been to Herrschner’s website? They have awesome yarn sales every week. Some of these yarns are ridiculously priced. For example: Debbie Bliss Cotton Angora for $2.97 (reg. $7.50). The shipping rates are typical ($4-up). If they had a free shipping deal after a certain amount (like Knitpicks) I would be in heaven. But you can sign up for email notices of their yarn sales, which change every week. I have noticed that some of the items sell out, so a heads up via email may be a good way to go if you like bargains.

Ferragamo, or rather “Fake-a-gamo”, bag. It’s a neat pattern inspired by a Saks “carry-all”. I think they were asking $1650 for it in the catalogue, but thanks to some Craftster-gals there is a knock-off pattern available and it’s free, free, free! *adds to knitlist*

Megan’s Counterpane/Coverlet Square. Been thinking about making a fancy blanket just for us (Mr.V suggested such after seeing the Mt.Laurel Blanket). This is a possibility. I like the idea of knitting smaller pieces and then sewing them together later. This would be a nice “off-and-on” project. You know, something to turn to when everything else is super boring.

I really need to stop tempting myself with all these projects. I already have enough on my plate at the moment with designing and knitting my own tank top and also designing and sewing my own sundress. BTW- I have finally decided on a sundress design so now I can start making the pattern. That’s what’s up for this weekend. I’m not sure what else I’ll be doing. It’s gonna be freaking hot this weekend: a good excuse to stay inside (with the a/c) and knit. I'll be sure to post some progress pics this weekend, too. Stay cool.

4 comments:

Karin said...

Thanks for the yarn sale hint!

That blanket square is awesome. I can only imagine how long it would take to make a blanket out of those!

ErLeCa said...

Ah temptation. It's so easy to be lured by these things because they're all great!

Kristi said...

Herschnerr's is always sending me catalogs in the mail. They are evil, very very evil people to tempt me that way. :o)

Dana said...

I just discovered Hershnerr's about a week ago. They had in stock a yarn that was discontinued, and I needed 2 more skeins to finish a project I started along time ago. I got the yarn in about 3-4 days, and then they e-mailed me a "Welcome to our Family" offer, that includes free shipping and special discounts for up to 1 week. I'm going back there today to order some more goodies, gotta love free shipping!! Just thought I'd let you know.