The Knitterly Hooker

Black Friday Haul

In knitting on December 5, 2013 at 9:06 pm

I posted about it and I was about it.
I indulged in the Eat,Sleep, Knit’s Black Friday sale.

My purchase came in the mail today and though I was looking forward to the yarn, I have to admit I was more excited about the lottery ticket! In fact, when it came it was the first thing I grabbed! I was excited until I scratched it and saw what I got… Ok, I’m not complaining (not really) but I’m disappointed!

My prize? A $5 store credit. I always get this!

I am convinced that they know what each lottery ticket holds and separate each prize result in a specified, labelled bin. Hmph. Can I please win a kit or a $50 store credit?

I guess I’ll keep trying.

Yes, ok, I digress. The yarn…


I ordered one skein of Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Worsted in the color Echo (left) and one skein Squoosh Fiberarts Ultra Worsted (right) in color Velvet.

I was again disappointed, but not with the whole parcel. I thought that Echo was more of a grey, but when I received it,looks like dried face mask grey-brown. I had planned to use it for Structured Alpaca Cowl but now I’m not inspired to use it for that…..I had a very specific vision. It will have to grow on me I suppose. I’m not using it for the cowl I don’t think. I’ll order something else. Sigh.

I did loooooove the Velvet though! I think it will be fantastic with Fable Fibers Biography DK in Chloe. Although the KAL is over, I would very much still like to make a pair of mittens to match my cowl.


After taking and posting this picture on Instagram, I’m not sure I like this combo. I could have sworn it was a little redder and not so rusty, brown looking. Ugh! Well, at least this color is among my regular picks so it’s not bad. The yarn is actually browner than what picture shows.

Do you think it’s a good match?

Maybe I’m not getting good color on my phone or tablet?

Oh no, I didn’t post about my KAL cowl yet! Hold tight! It’s coming. It’s on my Ravelry page though.

Um, I think I was in such a yarn buying craze I couldn’t see straight! The yarn is as exactly as pictured! Lol Well now, what to do, ’cause they ain’t working’!

  1. The Velvet yarn is pretty! I think the combo looks okay, although it’s always hard to tell in a photo. Go with your gut. If you’re not convinced, it’s a good excuse to buy more yarn. šŸ˜›

  2. Sorry to hear you only got a $5 store credit. I almost jumped at that dangling carrot “your entire order could be free” until I saw that they did not offer refunds! I imagined myself spending 50 bucks and maybe getting a dollar off after all was said and done. Instead I got some Black Friday sale yarn with free shipping from Joanne’s.

    • Yeh, well at least it was some money off. Their yarn is really good/reputable, I wouldn’t have returned anyway. You wouldn’t have gotten a dollar off.. The minimum discount was 10%. At least you participated in Black Friday! What did you get?

      • From Joanne’s online I got: Lion Brand Heartland Yarn-2, Lion Brand Amazing Yarn-2, Mary Maxim Mohair Glitter Yarn-2, Red Heart Boutique Midnight Yarn-4. I also ordered a few books from “Knitter’s Life List”, “10 Secrets of the Laid Back Knitters”, and “Cast On, Cast Off.”

  3. Correction…”Cast On, Bind Off”

  4. Yeah, I hate how often the color of a yarn online doesn’t match the color in real life. I like it when the description give you clues, like “a deep bluish green” or “grey with a brownish cast” but I also tend to look in people’s stashes on Rav. I figure the shade that crops up in the most pictures is probably a reasonably accurate representation.

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