Here it is Friday again, so I went out shopping, trying to get back on track. What a BAD idea! I had no idea it was tax free week-end. I really don't keep track of those things. On top of that, public schools open next week. Can we all say CRAZY. So glad I only need a couple things. I had all 4 kiddo's with me, that's right, even army son. Funny how quickly they all revert to acting like 'little' kids when they are together. All I can say is thank goodness it is over! While I didn't get any screaming deals on grocery items today, I did want to share that even my hobby relies
on mark down items.
I have been shopping for a new comforter for my bed, for about a year.
Then I found a great knit afghan pattern and thought, voila'. I will just do it myself. Then I found this yarn;
but it is $7.99 a skein and I need 10 for my bed. I was dying. This was the PERFECT yarn. I LOVED the beachy colors. But how was I going to work this into my budget?
Enter this yarn: (made pic x-big so you can compare)
When I was at Wal Mart I ran down the craft aisle (who doesn't) and saw this yarn in a mark down section, only $2 a skein! PTL It isn't exactly like the other yarn, but close. Life is about compromise and I can not justify $80 on yarn when a $20 solution presents it's self. I am happy about this and will not feel one bit guilty why I am knitting a little someth'n - someth'n for myself.
Bottom line; there are deals to be had everywhere, if you have the patience to look for them and the common sense to accept them.