Saturday, May 13, 2006

10 Minutes

Rowan wool cotton yarnImagine what you would do if you only had 10 minutes.

Now, I'm not talking life and death situations here. Life flashing before your eyes, reliving moments of regret, unspoken apologies, or things of that ilk.

It happened last night. I was on my way to dinner with some old friends when I recognized what corner I was approaching. My friend M (a non-knitter) was behind the wheel of the rental car. Just to mess with her a bit, I started sniffing the air and saying things like, "There's yarn nearby!"

"Do you want to stop? We're early and the restaurant is just up the street."

I nodded eagerly, in total agreement with M's proposal. She pulls a California-style U-turn in the middle of busy Lawrence Avenue. It was a thing of beauty.

I was salivating and already planning my shopping attack by the time we hit the front door. One of the shop's owners said, "Can I help you find something?" I'm like, "I've got less than 10 minutes. What's on sale?"

She directs me to two racks: one cradling yarns at 40% off and the other at 50% off. A quick scan of the half-off rack revealed no hidden treasures. In the other room, however, I found it sitting in the metal bin on the left, second down from the top. Its name was Rowan Wool Cotton, in a pale aqua colorway SH 941.

I started digging through the rest of the bin, scoping out and scooping up the remaining balls of the little loverlies. Score! I walked away with 5 skeins in all - enough to do a sweet summer top for myself.

God bless 10 minutes of yarn lust at 40% off!


Blogger krisknits2 said...

I love the clearance racks! What a great score.

5/13/2006 03:29:00 PM  
Anonymous grumperina said...

What a great approach! Next time I'm in a yarn shop with just a few minutes, I should just ask "what's on sale?" instead of wondering aimlessly!

5/13/2006 04:25:00 PM  
Blogger Debi said...

Karen, you have taken shopping to new levels!!

mmmmm wool cotton mmmmmmm.....

5/13/2006 06:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like it - you get down to business RIGHT away! And I think it could have been me tha tyou were writing about, down to every detail of your plan and execution of plan. Way to go! Terry

5/13/2006 07:07:00 PM  
Blogger Ann said...

Score! Well done!!! Wool Cotton is one of my very favorite yarns. And that color is gargeous!

PS Can't wait to see the kitty moderne blanket! My cat likes whatever I'm knitting on.

5/19/2006 11:16:00 AM  
Blogger Christine said...

It is always wonderful to have understanding non-knitter friends, willing to stop and u-turn at a moment's notice so that you can shop for yarn! How fabulous! That yarn is BEAUTIFUL! I can't wait to see what you make from it!

5/19/2006 04:23:00 PM  

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