Friday, February 19, 2010

The rest of My Rainbow


Where am I going to put eight more?

This evening I took the plunge and ordered 8 spools of size 10 crochet thread online. In 7 to 10 days I'm going to have to figure out where to put them. LOL. Seeing as how my current drawer was full + 4 as of Sunday when I bought six new colors at the local Jo-Ann store. But as I mentioned in my post earlier this week, I've been having a hard time finding the colors I'm hankering after in the stores. I've been looking for some of them for nearly a year now. In spite of that I wasn't prepared to buy online because shipping cost increased the price from anywhere from +1/3 to double. For example: if one spool = $2.49 and shipping as is typical is $5 for an order from $0-$5. Then ordering one would cost $7.49 and ordering 2 would cost approximately $10.

Well I've been getting Jo-Ann e-mails ever since I signed up for them when I went to a grand-opening of the new Longview store when I was at my Mom's last spring shortly after my new crochet obsession began and I started collecting my rainbow. There have been a lot of 50% off a single item or 10% off an entire order coupons but neither one of those would have helped much with my particular dilemma. Then a couple days ago I got a Jo-Ann e-mail offering a flat rate shipping deal good for three days. $5 no matter what the total of your order. Meanwhile I still had the $25 gift card Ed had sent me while I was visiting my Mom in January which I hadn't spent then because I never got to go shopping while I was there and since then I had been dithering over what and where I wanted to spend it. And I had, in fact, not even unpacked it since I got home in late January but had just done so when I finally unpacked my desk misc yesterday.

Perfect timing eh? Almost like a sign.

So I did it. I ordered 8 spools fo a totalr $19.92 + $5 = $24.92. Which leaves 8 cents on my gift card.

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Only one of the colors on my priority list is still missing -- gray. It wasn't offered in the right type and size of thread. I've seen that one in the stores before though so I'll just keep my eye out for it again. I also want to collect several more in size 20 or 30 thread, preferably a variety of variegated. That size makes a very delicate and lacy bookmark.

Meanwhile, I've just this evening, finished making the last single-color bookmark with the new thread from Sunday. I was strictly limiting myself to one per day as I need to keep my focus on the Book Drum project for the duration. 9 days to go. Though that's only a worry if I'm that anxious to be in the running for the prize. I'm not sure I am. At least I don't want the thought of that pressing on me and making me anxious and thus spoiling the fun or worse, causing me to get sloppy.

I just scrolled up to drool once more over the colors on there way to me in 7-10 days. I was thinking seven days means possibly next Friday. But then I realized I had better hope for the following Monday as next weekend is down to the wire on The River Why profile for Book Drum. But on the other hand, if they arrived on Friday or Saturday I could have several bookmarks in the new colors made up for the display at the library Monday afternoon.

Sigh.

Or I could hope for a best case scenario in which I make stupendous progress on the profile before they arrive on Friday or Saturday. Hmmm.

Of course it will take more than hope. I have to get busy.

Choices have consequences.

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