Sunday, June 20, 2010

I Love a Good Clearance Sale

I saw this blue yarn on clearance at WalMart. I picked it up and it was as soft as something that's really soft. The yarn that was used on our Vacation Bible School name tags was scratchy and the kids don't like wearing them. They'd wear them with this yarn though. Most of the kids like blue best so I put the yarn in my basket and went to find out how much it cost. The price checker displayed "10 cents." Ten cents? Wow! I went back and got all of the blue and found one purple skein. I spent 90 cents on all of this yarn.

But that's not all. Knowing the yarn was such a bargain, I looked to see what else they had. This beautiful purple baby yarn caught my eye. I love yarn with texture. They only had three skeins but that should be enough for a baby blanket.

Price check: $1.00. Another good deal. This yarn is 10 1/2 ounces (larger skeins) and regular price is $5.37. So I bought all the purple and all the pink too.

The baby yarn made me think of a book I just read, "When You Believe it, You'll See It" by Wayne W. Dyer. The power of believing can make things happen. It's in scripture too, "If you have faith as a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you." (Matthew 17:20, RSV) I believe I will have more grandchildren. I have faith that I will have more grandchildren. Acting on that belief/faith, I'm going to start making baby blankets, boy's and girl's. Does anyone have any good pattern sugestions?

Speaking of grandchildren, I bought the blue yarn for my five-year-old grandson. He loves blue. I asked him what he'd like me to make with the yarn. His answer, "Thomas the Tank Engine." Does anyone have a pattern for that?

1 comment:

Mari said...

I have more baby blanket patterns than I know what to do with. I can share them with you at some point. And there are TONS online.

I don't know of a Thomas pattern, but I do remember a pattern I pulled from a book that was for a train wall piece -- it functioned to hold toys. I'll see if I can find it here, although it's possible it's at home (i.e. your house) in my bedside table.