I’m really good at shopping. Or bad. One of those.

According to the timestamps on my texts and the receipt I was in the fabric store from 3:02 – 3:38 pm. (Including the time it took at the cutting and checkout counters.)

I spent (including tax) $88.34.

This means that I shop at a rate of $147.24/hr.

But there was yarn on sale! And I’m going to a tutu making party tomorrow so I had to get tulle!

So much tulle… I’ll have to post photos of the tutus. And I still need to get photos of the scarves, I know.

So much yarn!

Don’t worry, this isn’t all I bought…

I went to the store with the express purpose of finding yarn for a specific project.

I found that yarn and put it in my basket.

I then looked around and… there were so many clearance stickers everywhere!

I don’t generally work with mesh or ribbon yarns because they’re a bit limited in what you can do with them and they’re a lot more expensive than I want to pay for but… $1.97?

I haven’t even touched the yarn I went there to buy. Instead I have a ruffled scarf done and one I’m halfway through. This shit’s so easy it’s like cheating. It really explains how there are so many for such low prices everywhere.

(I’m trying to start each little paragraph with the letter “I,” can you tell?)

I’m going to remember this the next time I need a contrast ruffle on something. This vest in a girlier fabric, for example, would look awesome with one made of the mesh yarn.

Okay, back to crocheting!

(Damn, couldn’t make it ALL “I”s after all…)

So. Much. Elastic.

Friday night I was almost done with the bloomers I made from the black fabric I embroidered that music note on when I realized that there was no elastic left in my stash. So first thing after the fabric store opened I was there. I got 30 yards of elastic. 3 different widths.

1/4″ 5/8″ 3/4″

Between all this elastic and the lovely lovely new embroidery machine I should have the impetus to make more skirts. I hope. Very much. Maybe some dresses, too. I like dresses.

What I’ve been up to this month:

One of the reasons I’ve failed to post for a couple weeks is that my BFF has just completed his first book and needed another set of eyes to go over it before he sends the manuscript for publishing.

As completely and deeply honored as I am to be trusted with helping him edit something he’s spent the past year working on, it’s been a little time consuming.

That’s not all I’ve been doing, though. I finally bought some handdyed yarn for making stuff for my hat shop.

I’ve also made and listed some new Lolita skirts in Bondage Tea as well as some new vaguely hippie skirts at Beth Sophia. But the thing I’m most proud of are my new announcement cards. I think they’re really rather clever, and I’m planning to make more in the same vein in the near future.