Yesterday was my lucky day! (Actually, Saturday was my lucky day. I meant to take pictures and post this Sunday night, and it didn't happen. I'm just going to post it now, sans pictures.)
Some yarn shops in the area were hosting a yarn crawl, and while I'm still trying to knit from the stash, Minds Eye Yarns in Cambridge was offering free drop spindle lessons in the morning. This is the same shop where I took my drop spindle lesson in February. Since I've been having trouble joining new fiber, I went on over and took advantage of the free lessons. Lucy really is a fabulous teacher and showed me a great way to make sure my fiber was joined in. I also learned to pay attention to the staple length of the fiber as related to how far I pull the fiber out (does that make sense?)
Anyway, because I'm not a regular customer at the store, I made sure to purchase a little something (one skein of JoJoland Harmony in beautiful greens and grays. It reminds me of the ocean on a stormy day). With my purchase I received a small bag of the store's hand-dyed samples and some coupons, including one for a free 30-minute massage! (I gave that one to my husband. He doesn't get to relax very often.) I was also entered into their hourly door prize drawings. I was just about 5 minutes away from the shop when my husband called. The yarn shop had called my home, and I had won a door prize! I turned around and went back to the shop - my door prize was 2 skeins of Cascade 220 Superwash Sport and a mitten pattern.
So, for $9, I got a drop spindle lesson, 3 skeins of yarn, 4 or 5 mini skeins, and a free massage. Not bad.
My day only got better.
I headed to Kohl's to exchange a bathing suit for Little Girl, and while I was in line the man in front of me was purchasing two Nerf Dart Tag sets (slightly different from the link, but you get the idea). The sets normally sell for $70. But, they were on clearance and there was an extra 20%, so they rang up for $7!! We totally play Nerf Darts as a family (so much fun, and I highly recommend it!), so I bought 2 sets.
I also hit a great deal at the sporting goods store. The baseball glove I picked out for little boy rang up for $20 more than the ticket price. Apparently, that was last year's price, and I happened to pick up a glove that the store neglected to change the tag. Yea for me!
So, to review: I spent $48 dollars yesterday, and came home with a drop spindle lesson, 3 skeins of yarn, 4 or 5 mini skeins, a free 30-minute massage, 2 Dart Tag sets, and a baseball glove.
Actually, I spent $49. I was feeling so lucky, I bought a lottery ticket!!! :)