Friday, January 30, 2009

Crazy about YARN!!!

Every day for the past week I have made a trip to Roberts Craft Store. I now have a new tradition. Each day I go into the store and walk all the way to the back of the store where the yarn is kept. I walk past the isle a couple of times and then pick one scane/skane (not sure how to spell it...) of yarn. I then walk up to the front and wait in line for a cashier. It's my turn in line, I politely ask the cashier if there is either a 50% off coupon, or a 40% off coupon. Depending on the day of the week, Monday and Tuesday is 50% and the rest of the week is 40%. I take my almost five dollar skane of yarn and end up paying around $2.50, including tax - HOW AWESOME IS THAT!!! What would normally cost me around $25.00 to make a baby afghan is now only costing me half that!!! That my friends, is why I am CRAZY ABOUT YARN!

P.S. I need to give credit it to my cousin Summer for giving me the idea of making daily trips into the store. I pass Roberts every day, even twice a day, so it's not like I'm going out of my way to do this. Thanks Summer.


ninfa said...

that's the way to do it!

Lucashell said...

I need to make a blanket soon. I have been thinking of making something fun.. Sounds like alot of fun I would love to go and just browse at roberts without having to rush..

Anisa said...

They make it hard to want to pay full price for anything.

Dustin & Angie Drake said...


I used to work at Robert's, and it was so tempting to use a coupon every day!

Mom's Sewing Vault said...

Yeah, I have done similar things with JoAnn's. Enjoy making that afghan!

Logan and Sydney said...

I always feel guilty asking...

Anne Sproat said...

Skein, Libby.

I want you to know that I have had trouble with auditory instruction/directions, myself, all of my life. I was well into my forties before I learned that people have different styles/ways of learning. Some learn visually/seeing how things are done (me) and some can learn by simply having the direction spoken to them, and some learn best by tactile methods (hands on).

I read a story in the '90's about a boy who was considered retarded and had been relegated to special ed classes his whole school career. Until he got to eighth grade when kids go through their first round of American History. They didn't have resource classes for history where he attended school, so he was placed in a class of regular ed students.

And he was failing the whole year in that class, also, until the end of the school year, when the closing unit of the year was the Civil War. His teacher gave an extra credit project of making a salt dough 3-D map of one of the Civil War battle sites. He chose the Battle of Gettysburg. His mother read accounts of the battle, they poured over printed maps of the site, and then he began making his 3-D relief map.

And the whole world opened up for him in this exercise. By making a 3-D map and touching it all, he was able to commit to memory all of the details of the Battle: the dates, place names, officers on both sides, the objectives and strategies and tactics of the battle, etc. He went on the make a salt dough map of EVERY Civil War battle site won on the Yankee side, and when he was finished went on to complete relief maps of the Rebel side. And went from there to begin to excel in all his subjects and graduated from high school with high grades and of course, left the ranks of the special ed/resource students.

I beleive we ALL have some learning deficit of some kind. Some are more accepted and/or students find ways to mask or hide the problem. There is an excellent video called "How Hard Can This Be?" about dyslexia, which I feel should be viewed by ANYONE who deals with kids.

As far as coming to see your own: Well all I can say is that the more self-knowledge and self-awareness you can acquire, the earlier in the game, the further ahead in life you are, the better off you are. Good for you!

P.S. I hope you don't mind that I corrected you spelling. Maybe that's a defect in me; I can't resist correcting spelling errors.