Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Christmas in April

I love getting things in the mail. Well, except bills. Anyway, I especially love online shopping for this reason. I find something I like, and click! It's mine. Then, it shows up in my mailbox. How much better can it get?!? Except for the shipping charges...

After the purple dress turned out too big (from me using yarn that was too bulky), I started searching the yarn that Ravelry users suggested for these dresses - I'm going to make Sweet E another one. This one will hopefully be the right size, and will be worn this summer. In order to achieve the correct size, I swallowed my pride, and went to Hobby Lobby in search of Bernat Baby Solid yarn, abondoning hope that I could pick whatever yarn I wanted. No such luck. Then, I headed to A.C. Moore. It got even better there. They're discontinuing the yarn and only had blue left in stock. What a bummer - we can't have a cute girly dress in blue now can we? Tired of the yarn search (usually I'm much more persistent than 2 stores), I hit Ebay. Because whatever IT is you're looking for, they have it, right? Bingo! There it was. Smiling at me, and calling my name. Ahh, the sacred yarn, and on top of that, it was a Buy it Now item - I didn't even have to compete for it!

It arrived today. I opened my mailbox and was thrilled to see it stuffed in there! Yay! Now, I just have to start the dress. I really need to finished the commissioned afghan I started this weekend first though - I must use self control!

What's the fuss about? Here it is.

1 comment:

Tea said...

The pink yarn is gorgeous!
I've learned the hard way to use the correct weight yarn..giggles.

Can't wait to see the dress in pink.