String Bag and Sale Yarn

I finally finished my linen string bag--halfway into the farmer's market season. Better late than never, I suppose. So far, I've used it only for relatively light things. Haven't risked it with, say, a carton of milk yet. I'll let you know how it holds up.

I scored some major yarn bargains this week. First, during my lunch break on Thursday, I hiked up to We'll Keep You In Stitches on Oak Street and got these 3 balls of yarn.

WKYIS has the best bargain bin in the city. Everything, even the high-end Italian stuff, is 50% off if it's in the big cardboard box right next to the door. I paid a grand total of $14 for this yarn. The Adrienne Vittadini yarn alone (the tan) is worth almost that much at full price. Haven't decided yet what I'm going to make with it. Probably another long, skinny scarf for myself. You can never have too many scarves.

Then yesterday I got an email notification that Loopy Yarns on State Street is moving (just a block west to the old Dearborn Station at 47 W. Polk) and is having a 40% off sale. I got 6 skeins of this green Cascade 128.

I'm thinking that this will be a jacket for my nephew's first birthday. I'm really fond of Elizabeth Zimmerman's Tomten jacket and think that my nephew would look especially cute in one. I made one for another child years ago, and it's easy and fast. Whatever I decide to make, I'll post pictures when I'm done.