When I went to knit night a few weeks back I saw a couple of the other knitters with these cool table lamps. I have a natural light goose neck next to my chair in the family room but I had never seen anything portable. When I asked about them they told me that they were Ott Lites and that JoAnn fabric sometimes had them on sale. As it happened they had a huge sale for Memorial Day weekend and Ott Lite’s were 50% off. I checked last night on line and they were completely sold out. I wasn’t even going to bother checking at the store thinking that they would probably be sold out too, but there was that little voice in the back of my head telling me that I had better go. I’m glad I did, they had 3 of the rechargeable one’s left on the shelf. Squeeeee!! Not only that, I had another coupon for 10% off of the entire bill, including sale items so I actually got it for 60% off. How cool is that? I think it was probably my first time actually using a coupon. Usually I clip them and find them at the bottom of my bag months after the expiration date. Now of course because I saved so much money…it made perfect sense to me to stimulate the economy with a little Paton’s sock yarn. I got several skeins of the “stretch sock”, perfect for summer socks. I also picked up a sweater shaver and a couple of clicky row counters. The ugly green acrylic is for some quick crochet pot holders. Mine all seem to have grown legs.
Here’s a sneak peek at the beginning of the Revontuli shawl. Yeah…I know the colors 😉 I wanted something bright, in my mind this is how I imagine the Northern Lights to be. Though I have yet to actually see them in person (it’s a goal). Lynn’s reaction at knitting the other night was a simple “Oh!?” I think that sort of sums it up. I am thoroughly convinced that when it’s all said and done it will be gorgeous. I’m using Noro Kureyon sock yarn. I am also using my wonderful Julip lace knitting bag for the first time. Amby is a genius for coming up with the needles on the outside design. No more snagged lace!
Well it’s been a beautiful and lazy weekend, I couldn’t have asked for a better one. Again, looking forward to my sis and friend Cyndi visiting next weekend. Everyone have a great week!