Wrap birthday, sock yarn and sale all together and this is what you end up (courtesy of Webs)...
I've been researching sock-yarn-clubs (where you get a skein of specially hand-dyed sock yarn and an exclusive pattern and sometimes a few extra little trinkets show up in your mailbox every other month.) But you know, forking over $240+ for 6 skeins of yarn is not in my budget. And what if I don't like the colorway that shows up? I figure I can spend a lot less and get a little more bang for my buck by doing my own little sock-club. Heck, I already own almost every sock pattern book published not to mention the 100's of free patterns out there.
So here is the first installment of "staci's frugal sock yarn club". Whoops...how'd that red yarn for a skirt get in there??? I have yarn for 4 pairs of socks and a skirt at a fraction of 4 shipments from a club. In fact, it cost less than 2 shipments. (And no, I'm not going to be doing this every other month, LOL!!!)
The last of my stash I have to share today is this gorgeous hand-dyed thread I won from Nancy of Victorian Motto. I first purchased thread from Nancy back in 2008 and her thread is wonderful to work with. You many remember that my rooster is stitched with one of Nancy's reds. She's currently having another floss giveaway on her blog so you better head over for a chance! Thank you so much Nancy!!!
My friend Wendy Jo's birthday was yesterday and I knit her a pair of plain picot socks and included a collectors edition Whitman's tin I found at the holidays. We never get the Whitman's tins around here so you have to believe I snatched some of those babies up, lol!!! Happy Birthday dear friend!!!
Well goodness, that was quite a lot of stuff! Thanks for stopping by my neck of the woods and for your sweet comments. Happy Friday the 13th...Make it a Great One!!!