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In Which the Pirate Doesn’t Buy It.

Red Bird Knits, one of my favo(u)rite Canadian yarn shops, is having a Boxing Day sale. I spent a good hour putting yarn in my cart and taking it out again, flipping tabs in my browser to Ravelry and checking colo(u)rways, thinking about what I need (nothing) and what I’d like to knit (another stripey striped scarf), asking Pirate-Husband’s opinion, and calculating what I’d spend at $0.82 USD to the Canadian dollar, but then there’s $20 shipping…

Eventually I decided that I already have quite a bit of yarn, and there’s nothing on sale that won’t be available once I’ve worked through some of my stash. But I wanted to let you all know about this sale, because it’s 10-40% off some really great yarn, and because I really like Red Bird Knits. Kureyon, for example, is on sale for $6.38 CAD per ball. Lorna’s Laces is 40% off, $7.20 CAD marked down from $12.

So, as much as I’d like to, I won’t be knitting another Stripey Striped Scarf. Not now, anyway. I have Silk Garden in my stash already for a scarf for myself, the possibility of two dressier scarves for two guys to wear with black wool coats, and two scarf patterns that I really admire after that. I think I’m doin’ all right for scarves for now!

It’s Chanukah and also Christmas Eve, and I’m spending the evening in great happiness with Pirate-Husband and my cousin Michael (who is the only one of my cousins with whom I’m also friends) playing Rayman’s Raving Rabbids on Michael’s Wii and drinking some Bell’s Expedition stout. I hope that all of you are also spending your evenings in the best ways you can imagine!

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