Friday, January 8, 2016

Yarny Goodness!

Hello my friends!  It's Friday!  I'm always happy for Friday because Dennis is off on Saturday and Sunday and we get to be together all weekend  Gotta love that!

I just have to tell you all about a sale at Michaels that is just today and tomorrow and it's limited to in-stock merchandise.  I received an email late last night about it.  All Loops and Threads yarn is on sale 1/2 price!  Wow!  This is the yarn I use for the mittens, so I woke Hubby up and asked him if I could yarn shop this morning!  And this is my haul!
The original price with tax would have been around $93.00.  When I told the cashier what I was doing with it, (he asked what I was making),  he gave me another 15% off with his own discount.  Wasn't that nice?  I paid a grand total of $38.54 for all of this yarn.  I figure this will make about 60 of the 100 pair of mittens I plan to make for next year.  And now I can shop at home for the yarn from my own stock!

I got a text from the school on Wednesday asking if I could make 13 more pair of mittens right now.  I guess they had a few transfer students after Christmas.  I have 4 of those pair done and hope to have them all done by the end of next week.

Anyway, I just wanted to let you know about the sale because it's only for two days an it's an amazing deal just in case you had some projects of your own in mind.

We bought this little shelf and bins at Target for under the new T.V.  Guess what is in two of the bins?  Yarn of course!   We hope to hide those cords in the wall soon but it's not a huge priority.  There are a couple of birthday cards there on the top.  Dennis turns the big 6-0 tomorrow.  He is NOT thrilled but I say he still looks as handsome as the day we were married.  We're going to Paul and Lori's tonight.  Larry and Nita and Neal & Jenny will also be there.  We had to cancel our Friday night lake re-creation last week because Paul was sick.  So we're doing it tonight with Pizza Hut pizza.  I'm making cherry cheesecake, (Dennis' favorite), and we're having a birthday celebration in addition to our "yearning for summer" get together.  It's so nice that these friends are all also brothers and sisters in Christ and our summer "playmates" too.  :-)
While I did put away the Christmas decorations, I left out my snowmen.  After all it's STILL snowing around here.  I do love snowmen and especially Olaf from the movie "Frozen".  See him there on the right?  Piper knows I love Olaf and always tells people he's Grandma's favorite.  Love that little girl.
A few more on the lazy susan on the kitchen table.
This is why I feel snowmen are appropriate decor.  I just took this out the patio door a few minutes ago.  A little bit has melted over the past couple of days but it did snow a little again last night.
Thank you for all of the nice comments about my new haircut.  I think I'm going to like it very much.  It's fairly easy to take care of and that's the main thing for me.  My back is also better after my slip the other day, but I'm still waiting to hear about the MRI.  The Imaging place called me earlier in the week but they have to make sure their software is compatible with my pacemaker.  Hopefully I'll hear soon.  The original issue is still bothering me but I'm very glad I didn't make it a lot worse by slipping on the ice.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and stay safe if the weather isn't good where you are.  We always have to be careful in the mornings because of the roads freezing overnight after melting a bit during the day.  I have absolutely no desire to take any road trips over the mountain passes right now or in the near future.

Since I'm sharing favorites today, (like Olaf) and Dennis' favorite cheesecakeI thought I would share my favorite Bible verse with you today.  I hope it blesses each one of you as it does me.

"But those who hope in the Lod will renew their strength.  They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint."  Isaiah 40:31



  1. How generous of the cashier to give you more discount, its wonderful when everyone works together for the same aim. The yarn colours are lovely and will make a beautiful array of mittens. Take care.

  2. I forgot to tell you how much I liked your haircut! It's fun and swingy. I am tempted to cut mine short but am scared to do it. Good job on the bargain on the yarn! You got some good colors, too.

    *H*A*P*P*Y* * *B*I*R*T*H*D*A*Y*!*!*!* to Dennis!

    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  3. Score! On the yarn. That is so awesome that he gave your his discount, too. No many little hands will be warm. Love the snowmen. They are so cute. Hope your weather calms down and that the snow melts away. We are to get rain that turns into snow Sunday night. Yuck! Wishing you a super wonderful weekend sweet friend. :)

  4. I just typed a good big long comment that disappeared :( Let's see if I can repeat it :) Happy Birthday, Dennis! Dear Betsy, I hope you and all your lake-faith-friends have a great celebration tonight. It is wonderful you got such a good deal on the yarn and kind of the clerk to give you added savings. And it is wonderful and amazing of you to knit so many mittens for the kids, Betsy. My sister, Carolyn flew in last night for a week's visit :) I read some of this post to her and showed her the doily and hearts you made, which she admired greatly. I like snowmen, too. I have a little plastic walking snowman I got several years ago. The snow skiing seagull you gave me is perched on one of my windowsills and he always cheers me when I see him. I'm glad you did not further injure your back and I hope you are able to get complete healing for your back soon! I read the verse you quoted several days ago...and it is one I always find encouraging, too. Love with xx

  5. Great job on the mittens and yarn haul! Do you have a specific pattern that you follow for the mittens? Thanks for knitting them, no child should have cold hands or a cold head in the winter.

    1. I use a Leisure Arts pattern booklet that I've had for several years. It has patterns for all sizes and hats too!

  6. The scripture verse is one of my favorites as well. I looked at yarn at Fred Meyer today but nothing in the category I wanted. Love all the pretty yarn colors and the children will love the mittens. So kind of you. HAPPY 60th BIRTHDAY to Dennis. It's not all bad as I am there myself as of last bday. Enjoy your get togethers!!! Blessings and hugs!!

  7. Happy Birthday to Dennis! Love all that yarn, how sweet of hat young man to give you his discount. You made a great haul and you are and Angel for helping those children.
    Have a happy celebration.

  8. Yay for you getting useful yarn and bountiful blessings to the kind clerk who gave you an additional discount. So glad you are able to make extra mittens so quickly. I definitely think snowflakes and snowpeople are very appropriate for January. Olaf sure is cute. Happy 60th to Dennis! Hugs, Tammy

  9. Happy birthday to Dennis! Your celebration sounds like it was lots of fun. How great to get all that yarn on discount and an additional one too for being such a good, helpful and kind person. I love Olaf too. Actually, if anything, my husband and I like Frozen even MORE than our kids do, and that includes a seven-year-old girl. :)

  10. Great score with the yarn! Well done, very
    nice colours too.
    Cheers, Anita.

  11. What a great haul indeed! You should be able to whip up lots and lots of mittens with all of that beautiful yarn! I love to find a great deal too.
    Take good care of yourself my friend. I hope your back is better!
    xo Kris