Saturday, February 2, 2008

Super bowl weekend!

We know what that means! It means all the yarn stores are having sales! Pheelya and I went to our favorite LYS for the annual Superbowl Sale. Much to our delight, they made the sale 2 days instead of just one. 25% off everything. It wasn't enough that I had just gotten this Malabrigo in the mail yesterday:

I ordered this for 28Thirty. I still have a couple of other things to knit first, but this is on my winter/spring queue. I went to find 4 skeins of Lion & Lamb for a Clapotis. I've been on an eternal quest to find the perfect yarn for it and I bought some silk/merino blend off of ebay which I just didn't love. They seemed to be out of Lion & Lamb, but I was thrilled to find that they had just gotten in some of the new Manos del Uruguay silk blend. It is simply stunning and the variegated colors are drop dead gorgeous. 6 skeins ended up being significantly less than the Lion & Lamb even before the discount! The photo isn't great, but you can see the colors:

I also got 2 skeins each of two other colorways for a scarf and a mobius cowl:

But wait, there's more! 7 Skeins of Lang Silk Dream for Briar Rose.

After yarn shopping, I did the usual Saturday utilitarian errands.

It's in the jeans!

I was really tickled to be able to use my gift card to True Jeans. I had been wanting to get some black jeans and after the fabulous experience I had last summer in MA while being a fit tester for True Jeans, I decided it was time to put their website to the test. I have always had trouble finding jeans that fit perfectly (not including the length). So I set up my profile which involved taking a lot of measurements and giving more information about the shape of my hips, thighs, belly etc. After the profile is set up, you get a list of jeans which are ranked by fit with 5 stars being the best. You can click on fit details to find out how the jeans will fit on the waist, hips, thighs and length. I decided to live dangerously and order a pair in a brand that I've never tried. They were ranked at 4 and a half stars --the length being the only reason they weren't 5 stars. You get free shipping and free return shipping at True Jeans so I figured that I couldn't lose. These were the ones I got. I tried them on and they were literally perfect! I've never been able to get jeans that fit perfectly and True Jeans has it down to a science! For those of you who love denim, this is where you go! I just have to do an Original Hem shortening, and they'll be ready to wear to school this week!

Tonight, I will seam the baby sweater and take photos so it can go to its new owner tomorrow!

Bushism of the day:
"I think it's very important for the American President to mean what he says. That's why I understand that the enemy could misread what I say. That's why I try to be as clearly I can." --George W. Bush, Washington, D.C., Sept. 23, 2004

Kitty cam: Bar tries to get comfortable on DH's lap!

1 comment:

  1. Love the True Jeans idea - I will have to try that. I either like the Lucky Easy Riders or the Gap Stretch Boot Cut ones, but I should see which ones they recommend for me. The ones you ended up purchasing look nice.