Busted!

Remember my Yarn Diet? That went bye-bye the weekend after Thanksgiving. I simply could not resist the lure of the 3 Kittens NeedleArts’ sale after the news went around that the last of the sale yarns were now 75% off!

I went there on the last day, not sure I’d find anything good. Most things left were novelty or cotton. Digging around the bags and baskets and jumbles on the porch (this was back in November with its bizarre 50-degree weather), I lucked out with a few nice finds, and I didn’t have to break out any credit cards, either.

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These were the few miscellaneous skeins I bought. Two brightly colored cottons, “Monterey” by Crystal Palace Yarns, for washcloths (the red one has already been knit and is living temporarily in Grandma’s suitcase). The two black skeins are Crystal Palace Yarns “Party” and Plymouth “Sinsation” (the latter is so soft and silky), which I will use to whip up a sideways garter stitch scarf for Mom.

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I stumbled across a bag, plus extras of this Jaeger “Toscana” cotton in a pale gray and I thought it would be enough for a summer top or set. The pink-purple skein was the only remaining other color in the basket, so I took that as well, in case I wanted contrast trim or embellishment.

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My shopping basket was already overflowing with the Toscana and I was ready to go inside to finish up my shopping, when I noticed some bright colors in a basket on a bottom shelf. I pulled it out and found a jumble of bright, rich autumnal colors of Berroco’s SensuWool. I couldn’t resist the colors and the “different” feel of the wool so I took it all with me. I’m thinking of something log-cabin inspired with this. (The color names are my own, since the color numbers aren’t listed on the shade card at Berroco’s website.) There’s purple, chocolate, dark olive, ruby, charcoal, and nutmeg.

I’m pretty happy with my purchases! And I’m OK with my Yarn Diet being broken, I fasted for about 2 months, which isn’t too bad.

Still with me? Please hang in there a bit longer, as I’ve got a post-postscript regarding inline images within posts. Based on the feedback I received on my post last week (thank you!), I decided to try yet another image gallery solution. This time it’s Copperleaf Photo Log Plugin, and I used it for the pictures in this post. What did you think? Tell me how they worked for you, please. :)

So far it seems to have everything I (and others) want, clickable images, the ability to display a thumbnail or medium-sized photo, and a pop-up full-size image with optional caption/description. Could this be the winner?

(This doesn’t mean I have changed my mind about the other galleries I’ve tried. They all have their strengths and weaknesses… it’s really a matter of finding the one that fits your style and needs.)

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4 Responses to “Busted!”

  1. Chris Says:
    December 9th, 2006 at 11:47 pm

    I’m kinda glad I didn’t go to that sale… I’m sure I would’ve been very weak! :) I like how the images look in this post.

  2. Guinifer Says:
    December 10th, 2006 at 1:03 am

    Way to bust a diet with gusto!

    I just seem to do it stealthily….

  3. moirae Says:
    December 10th, 2006 at 1:24 am

    That sale was great! I scored as well.

  4. beth Says:
    December 10th, 2006 at 5:15 pm

    Wow, looks like you made out like a bandit! I’d have to say that breaking your yarn diet on this much is okay;)

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