Yesterday I received my rebate card from Verizon. They always get me on the fine print when I go to order a new phone! The story in a nutshell is basically my lovely Chocolate phone I got the last time we were up for an upgrade somehow found its way into a drunken bath and died. In its stead I bought a used phone off of Ebay which slowly worked its way to the junkyard (not my fault). So this year I was overjoyed when I discovered that I could get a brand new phone with a huge discounted price! Yay for me! I can’t exactly say I’m a tech junkie, but if I can get a LG Dare for $30, I’m doing it! Here’s where the fine print comes into play. It’s $30 after a $50 mail-in rebate. Doh! But I sucked it up and bought the phone and have had it for a couple of months without any mishaps. Yesterday I actually received my rebate card (it’s really cool; they put it on a Visa cash card).
I spent all day yesterday and most of my evening last night contemplating what I wanted to do with my new $50. Should I splurge on one big item that I’d never in a million years buy? No matter how many websites I checked and rechecked, I couldn’t think of anything I wanted to part my money with for. I should have known all along that it would end like this. Why did I bother to fight it?
I searched through Ravelry and tried making my search as detailed as possible without ending up with the same 2 results (or none at all). It isn’t that I’m *that* picky; it’s that I like something simple and not too short or super long. Okay, maybe I am that picky. Either way it took me over 300 pages of looking to find the one. From Stitch Diva Studios I paid for the Silken Scabbard sweater pattern. It’s gorgeous!!!! From there I picked yarn from KnitPicks (of course!) and bought some new needles!
With this sweater it’ll be my first chance working with interchangeable circular needles. I know that fundamentally it won’t be different, but I’m kind of excited because now I won’t have to buy the full thing anymore; I can hopefully just buy the tips! The pattern suggested using Elegance yarn, but I fell absolutely in love with Storm from the Merino Style Yarn. Isn’t it beautiful?!
Needless to say with the help of a DQ pitstop last night and my splurge at KnitPicks, I now have to figure out what to do with the leftover 30 cents on my card 🙂
Socks for my dad are going great. After a marathon weekend of knitting the first sock, my hand was feeling crampy so I took off a day or two from it. Last night I knit a few rounds but was distracted and today I tried to pick it up again until my mom called. Hopefully tonight I’ll get more done and then on Friday I hope to finish!
My uncle contacted me to let me know that he still wants me to knit a hat for him and he’s just working on buying the yarn. We picked a nice blend of merino wool and qiviut and I can’t wait to see how that works out when it comes! It looks like my plate will be full for awhile; my schedule looks like this:
1. finish socks for dad
2. start on purse(s) for Etsy
3. knit hat for uncle (if yarn is here) or
4. knit sweater for me
Not only that, but I want to look into baby rompers for my aunt who is pregnant! They are going to have a July baby (just like mine!) and I think that some cool clothes are in order. Literally!