What great friends I have. Really . . fantastic friends. You all know my friend, Denise. She’s the one who gets me in so much trouble. Even Vince knows that most of the time when the credit card bill is just a little too high . . . it’s Denise’s fault.
As usual I’m minding my own business, not even thinking about yarn shopping . . not thinking about much at all, in fact. I check my email and find a long one from Denise. She has put a lot of thought into this. You’d think that she thinks it’s hard to convince me to buy yarn, or take a challenge.
Her reasoning scares me. But, because I’m such a good friend, and because she seems like she really needs a partner in crime for this project, I’m going along with her. Please understand . . I’m not doing this because of a yarn sale, or because I want or need yarn . . I’m simply doing this to make Denise happy. And, I’m inviting all of you to do your part in making Denise happy!
Here’s her email . . all broken down with my response to each of her numbered items.
Denise: 1) Socktoberfest is approaching.
Me: Yes, Soctoberfest happens every October. You try to make as many socks as you can during October.
Denise: 2) the birthstone for October is an Opal.
Me: I didn’t know this simply because my birthday isn’t October and I only care about my own birthstone! But, I do love opals.
Denise: 3) Opal makes me think of Opal yarn (actually I believe I thought about the Opal yarn first and then realized it is an October birthstone)
Me: I’m wondering if Denise might not have too much time on her hands!
Denise: 4) Opal yarn made me think of the recent flyer that Simply Socks still has a bunch on sale (I did briefly think of the stuff I bought on sale from them last time and haven’t used yet but then quickly dismissed that from my mind)
Me: Exactly! All that Opal yarn I ordered last time is still sitting in the box in which it arrived.
Denise: 5) opal yarn on sale has now been purchased from Simply Socks today
Me: Yep, me too. Thanks Denise! Yesterday I looked at the yarn, put some in my cart, remembered that I had not used what I bought last time and closed it all out. Today . . a totally different end result. There’s yarn on its way to me now.
Denise: 6) see how many pairs of Opal yarn socks I can make during Socktoberfest.
Me: Sure! I can do that. I think I can make 6 pairs. I always think I can make more than I actually get made but . . you never know til you try, right?
Seriously, if you want to make socks for a gift and you aren’t sure how they will be cared for, you cannot beat Opal yarn. My Opal socks often end up in the washer and the dryer. The yarn isn’t as soft as yarns like Madelinetosh or String Theory Caper but it definitely holds up to lots of wear and abuse.
So . . anyone want to join us. Simply Sock Yarn has a good sale right now on some closeout Opal yarn, as well as some other yarns. Will you join us for our Opal Socktoberfest? You can use Opal yarn you already have too.