Monday, August 14, 2006
Fair Isle Frenzy
Somebody needs to talk me out of this because I have an idea. This hat seems to be going really well. I had to buy 5 skeins of yarn to get all the colors (red, pink, lime, turquois, and orange) but the pattern only calls for 20 yards of each of the contrasting colors. Oldest nephew's favorite color is red, middle nephew's favorite is orange (Deb was pretty surprised that a 5 year old boy was this vocal about his hat preferences), youngest neice's favorite pink, oldest neice's favorite is blue. Are you thinking what I'm thinking? I could make each one a hat with their favorite color as the main color and all the rest as accents. I think I will have enough yarn. Have I lost my mind? Hats for kids were on my to-do list for Christmas gifts.
In other news, remember my big money-saving plan involving doing my own manicures/pedicures? If you will recall, the first casualty of this was my computer mouse. After digging around the house I found another mouse so I didn't actually have to pay to replace it, but it really put a damper on my lofty ideas of saving money by doing it myself. Last night this happened:
I was trying to open the bottle and the entire top broke off. Luckily (?!) most of it spilled on me so no yarn was damaged. But let's tally up my cost savings from doing it myself. Cost of mani/pedi at the salon $47 plus tip. Cost of the red OPI that broke $7, my ruined polo shirt and capri pants $25 and $10 (hey they were on the clearance rack) Total loss $42. So far I saved $5 plus tip. Yeah, I'm a financial genius!
Posted by This Weary Traveler at 7:02 AM