Knitting Challenge

It all started when I heard about the warehouse sale at the local Save-A-Thon stores they have periodically every year.


I’d been wanting to check out their warehouse sales in the past and never had a chance to go. For the first time I got the chance to go this year, and my primary intent was to check out their sewing machines and fabric, since I have a renewed interest in getting into sewing in addition to knitting. Where I’m gonna find the time to do both? I don’t know, I’ll work it out somehow, LOL.

I had no intention of going home with any yarn, but then my mom reminded me that one of my aunts, who briefly was into crocheting had expressed interest in me making a cowl or scarf for her when she saw me knitting a cowl for myself. So ok, while I’m here, I figure I’ll take advantage of the discounted yarn prices & see if I can find some yarn to make a project for her.

My plan was to make the scarf for my aunt as a Christmas gift. Yes, not even summer yet and I’m thinking about Christmas in June. But then this happened…..


You’re looking at that picture & probably wondering what kind of shenanigans I’ve gotten into. Well, what had happened was…. somehow one aunt turned into 3 aunts, an uncle, a cousin, my two sisters, my brother in law, a niece, nephew, and my mom. I figure I’ll get a jumpstart on them since I’ve now committed myself to an iron man knitting challenge; doing 11 projects by Christmas. The upside of that at least is come this year’s holiday season, I’ll be cozy in my home sipping wine and knitting while you folks will be battling it out at WalMart like this woman on black friday:

And the sewing machine? Well I did see one I’m interested in buying, but found a better deal for it online. And bought some really pretty fabric too. But more about that in another post.

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Nicky
    Jun 20, 2014 @ 07:32:00

    LOLOL … I like your “what had happened was” …. 😀 That means no yarn for you at Stitches East. Hmmmmm?!!!

    I wanted to go to the Saveathon warehouse special last Friday but the weather kept me away. I love what you got though; the colours are awesome. I’ll just gear up for the next one. They used to have them twice per year but folks were asking for more so I’m hoping there’s one before the summer ends.


    • QuaintrelleNoire
      Jun 25, 2014 @ 01:23:51

      That yarn I bought is for everyone else so yes, there will be yarn for me at Stiches East, LOL! I’m hoping by then I’ll have most of the gifts knitted up so I can start back working on projects for myself.


  2. Reina Benoir
    Jul 14, 2014 @ 09:36:29

    Where is this place? I must get on the list for their next warehouse sale!


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