Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Very Easy Ripple Shawl

I just started crocheting a beautiful shawl using the pattern from Lionbrand's web site. I'm making mine in the Lime green using Lion Brand Microspun yarn. It's the same color that's in the picture above. The title of the shawl is Very Easy Ripple Shawl. The crochet link to the pattern is here. There is also a knit version of the pattern, but I figured that the crochet version would go alot faster. My thinking was that if I crochet it, hopefully, I can finish it before I get tired of it. I'm not tired of it at all, but every now and then I like to take a little detour. I have to say that I'm extremely tempted to take a detour and try to make a crochet cat like the one that Chie has made. It is so cute! I really want to try and make one.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Madame Alexander Doll

I love dolls, but I have not really thought much about Madame Alexander dolls until recently. I received an email from A.C. Moore advertising a Tuesday (today) sale on the dolls for $15.84, regularly priced at $24.99. The ad also said they sell other places for $59.99. This sounded like an excellent price since I know that these dolls are normally very expensive.

I went over to A.C. Moore at lunch to try to get one. I was pleasantly surprised to see that they had them. My luck with sales usually goes like this: either they sold out the first 30 minutes, or they never had them to begin with, or they are getting some later in the day when I won't be able to go back and get one. Anyway, I was very happy and surprised to find one. I really didn't expect much since it was marked down, but this doll is really cute. I did some research on the Internet and found one site that was selling one like the one I bought for $85. I also found another site, it could have been an ebay site, that had one for $9.99, but the postage was around $17.99. The doll I bought was an 8" doll named Party Dress Wendy and in researching I found out that it has been retired. Anyway, I think I made a very good deal and I'm really excited about her. I fear now that I'm going to be hooked and looking for others.