Belated Boxing Day Sale

January 8, 2012

It’s another rainy weekend in Vancouver and our plan to go visit Stanley Park and rent bikes didn’t seem very attractive. While browsing through ravelry I read something about an annual ‘belated boxing day sale’ at three bags full in Vancouver. Up to 50% of yarn – who would say no to spending a saturday morning in a yarn store?
I didn’t take more than ‘there’s a sale at one of the yarn shops…’ to convince my friend Katja to accompany me 🙂 Neither of us expected to have to wait outside for about 90 minutes although we were there 10 minutes before the shop opened. Waiting in the rain for what felt like hours was definitely worth it because they had the most gorgeous yarns you can imagine and a huge variety of colors!!

love sales :)

Here’s the wooly goodness I purchased:

– 2 skeins of Cascade Yarns Ecological Wool in brown (8020) for the owls pullover
– 1 skein of Cascade Yarns Ecological Wool in raspberry (0508) for a cowl
– 1 skein of Cascade Yarns Ecological Wool in beige (8016) for the cinder scarf
– 3 skeins of Berroco Ultra Alpaca in purple (62171) for the Stockholm Scarf
– 1 skein of Aslan Trends Royal Alpaca in plum (6410)
– 1 skein of Cascade Yarns 220 Wool in red (2401) for another Habitat hat.

eco wool

I’m looking forward to another rainy day tomorrow which gives me a good excuse to spend the entire day knitting. If only I didn’t have tons of readings to do for school…

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  • Reply Hanna January 8, 2012 at 14:14

    That's really a lot of yarn, you must have spend a fortune! Can't wait to see the final products :).

  • Reply Anna-Lena January 13, 2012 at 01:21

    You naughty girl 😉
    You might knit some more things for your family as well, now that you have plenty of material *hint* ;))
    The raspberry yarn is really beautiful!
    Handmade things are so great! A couple of days ago, I received little jars I bought from a private seller from ebay, I want to put self-made mineral eyeshadows in them. And guess what else was in the package? a small "humbug bag" on a keychain! It is big enough for my Sims 3 plumbbob usb memory stick. And it is very pretty too, great fabrics. I immediately mailed a kind thank you to the seller, of course!

    Hugs, your sis

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