okay so i went to wal-mart last night to pick up a few odds and ends that i needed...freezer bags, the plastic shrink-wrap for my drafty windows, batteries...just random stuff. of course i couldn't resist the urge to swing past the craft area to look at yarn and a few super saver skeins of red heart jumped into my cart. no problem really because they were all colors that would complement other projects that are either in progress or on deck for this year. so i went merrily on my way.
as i was wandering around some section of the store (can't remember now), i passed an endcap with big, huge, gigantic skeins of mainstay yarn (which i thought WM had discontinued). there were a few colors including lavender, black, blue, yellow and this weird white that really looked like an extremely pale gray. they were on sale for $3.96 each. i checked the yardage and it was over EIGHT HUNDRED YARDS (891.75, to be precise). i kid you not. 5 of these jumped in my cart too. i mean, how could i leave 'em in the store?! that's almost 4,500 yard of yarn. enough, as my momma would say, to sink a battleship. here's proof:
moral of the story: if you just -happen- to be at your local walmart, and you just -happen- to see this yarn on clearance, and some of it just -happens- to jump into your cart, it doesn't count as S-E-X. it counts as yarn rescue, which, in my book, is an act of charity. i hereby declare myself the founder of the YArn Rescue Network (YARN). knit on.
in other news, get a look at my adorable baby nephew in his new hat:
i am SO happy that it FITS!!! i was all worried that it would be way too big, but see? there was nothing to worry about after all. YAY! auntie is gooooooooooood. i deserve a pat on the back :-)