One of our local crafty type stores is closing. Flower Factory to be exact. I am not sure how that place has managed to stay in business. It never seemed to know what kind of a store it actually wanted to be. You could get party supplies there…and also a hard hat. Hmmmm.
But I digress.
So I went over there today because, well, because everything is 15% off. Not a huge amount off in the relative scheme of things but I knew that they had some basic sock yarn there, and hard hats, and I wanted to see if I needed any. The yarn that is. So I toodled over there this morning and wandered around a bit.
It is times like this and situations like this that are so very dangerous for my poor and meager pocketbook.
15% OFF!! There MUST be something here that I need. I can’t leave without buying something because it will be 15% OFF. What to buy, what to buy, what to buy. I did look at the meager selection of basic Deborah Norville sock yarn, I even walked around the store with 4 skeins clutched in my hands. But in the end I decided against them because I think I have those colorways already. So I put them back and felt good and self righteous that I hadn’t found anything.
I wandered some more and did find these…
I use these little photo squares all the time so that wasn’t a waste. I am about out anyways so I grabbed the last four packages and continued to congratulate myself on the smallness of my potential purchase.
I wandered a bit more and found myself in the fairly picked over ribbon aisle and found some basic ribbon that will work for Christmas I love these big rolls of curling ribbon. They last forever. And they were really cheap so that made me feel good cuz they were also 15% OFF!
And then I figured that I was done. I had wandered the aisles. I had looked at the scrapbooking stuff, the office supplies, the paper products, the meager yarn supplies, the hard hats. I was heading to the front…
And then I saw it, sitting at the bottom of some woman’s cart. A cart that was full to overflowing with stuff. But I saw it on the bottom.
Ummm, excuse me ma’am. Can you tell me where you got that? What aisle I mean. And are there more? (please, please, please let there be more).
Oh yes, there are plenty. They are over by the jewelry aisle that way. And she gestures vaguely to the front of the store.
So I walked with purpose up to the jewelry aisles, worried the whole time that there might not be enough of them. That there might be a run on them. And I wanted one so badly. We had talked about them last night at knitting and many of us had decided that we needed them.
But I couldn’t find them!! I walked and circled and didn’t see them.
Where are they darn it!
And then I passed another woman’s cart. And there, perched on the top was another one.
Ummmm, excuse me ma’am. Is that yours? Where did you find it?
Oh yes, they are down that aisle. And she gestures vaguely towards the back of the store.
Oh for the love of Peter Paul and Mary where are they!!!
So I wander back down the aisles and find myself in the wedding aisles……
And there they were. And I grabbed one, although there were plenty to be had. And I scuttled up to the front of the store with it clutched in my hands, defying anyone to take it from me. Then out to the car and home….
I have wanted one of these for a while. So that when I am knitting hats I can try it on the foam head (who has no name yet) and see how it looks. Otherwise I have to resort to doing something like this….
But now I don’t have to because I can do this…
I am so excited.
I have always wanted a foam head.