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I Made Out Like A Bandit!!! December 28, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — knittingdodo @ 4:56 am

It was truly a kntters Christmas at my house this year. I got gobs of stuff that would make any knitter a happy camper. Let me show you…
First, remember how I told you David works at Michaels? Well, he got me a truly loverly project bag that he said was just sitting in the back storeroom.
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It’s gorgeous, and so spacious! It’ll be perfect for my next big project!

Next, Uncle got me some Pattons sock yarn, a pattern book, and 4 straight needles, also from Michael’s. Well, I don’t use straight needles, and the patterns weren’t for me, so he told me to take it all back and get what I want. So I did. I got some more Patton and some Red Heart Heart and Sole sock yarn. I figure it can’t be that bad, and I can make a pair of socks for only $10 bucks, which is good for us po’ folk.
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The purple Patons Mom picked out. It’s stretchy which is interesting. I forgot to take a picture of the Patons that Uncle got for me, but it’s shades of brown. (oh, and I got 2 skeins of each, though I only shot one.) I also got a pattern book that looked interesting, though I must say that I’m very dissappointed with their selection.
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Then, my brother got me this…
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I’ve wanted one of these ever since I first saw them on Turtlegilr76’s blog, such a clever idea! If you’re interested, you can go here to get them. I also got the Emergency Knitting tool kit that included a mini tape measure, crochet hook, darning needle, and two stitch markers, all the perfect size. As you can see I’ve alread got it filled with needles and a skein of sock yarn, and it’s in my car awaiting the next knitting emergency.

Texas Uncle and Aunt got me a $20 gift certificate to The Loopy Ewe, and I’ve already used it to get the yarn to make the Transition Gloves! Oh, and Mom totally surprised me with a $50 gift card to my LYS, Closeknit! While I did use some of it to buy a set of Addi Turbos in size 2, I’m saving the rest for when something really catches my eye.

But, wait, there’s more! I got my TSG secret swap package on the 26th. In it was some partial skeins of Tofutsies that I think I can combine and make an awesome pair of socks, some Artyarn Supermerino8, a totally cute duckie tape measure, and the strangest sock needles I’ve ever seen.
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They are 9″ circs! They look like little doll needles, I’m gonna have to try them soon! I wonder if they are comfortable to use.

So, I’m a happy knitter, with my “belly” full of good yarn. And I still have stuff to look forward to! I have my complimentary skein of PacaPeds in the colorway I named, I won a random drawing at Turtlegirl’s blog, and I have my totally awesome sock yarn coming from the Loopy Ewe…

….I think I might explode…

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2 Responses to “I Made Out Like A Bandit!!!”

  1. turtlegirl76 Says:

    That’s an awesome Christmas haul! Your package hasn’t left Charlotte yet, but I’ll let you know when it does!

  2. […] January 8, 2009 Filed under: Uncategorized — knittingdodo @ 7:02 pm Remember back when I listed the Christmas knitting loot I got?  There was a gift cert to The Loopy Ewe.  I wanted it to be able to make the Transition […]


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