a pile of WIPs

Those are all my current works in progress. If you click over to Flickr I have added notes to each item. Would you believe that I used to have a rule that I couldn't have more than three projects going at once? Yeah, I've broken that.

As far as my Tunisian crochet progress goes, I finally found a size J (and K actually) hook at Creative Hands. I bought both, just in case. I'm glad I did because I think I like the drape of the fabric better with the K. These ones were only $3.75 each so I'll keep them. I already returned the kit to Michael's that had the size I hook, the only afghan crochet hook in the store. I still have the size H circular crochet hook to return to JoAnn. Creative Hands had many sizes, though. I'm still not sure exactly what I'm making. A baby blanket is as far as I've gotten.

I also ordered some shine sport and worsted from Knit Picks to make Sheldon, two actually, as baby gifts. I am also making a sweater from Nature Babies.

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no sales tax?

Yesterday I checked out Wool Play, in Haddonfield, NJ. It's a very cute store. Not very big but lots of pretty yarns. They also have sale yarns upstairs (in what looks like their class space) along with a sample sweater sale. There were some gorgeous sweaters there. I think my mother almost bought one. She was admiring them.

I picked out three balls of Berroco suede that were on sale for $6 each and a Habu scarf kit for $12. I got $30 out of my wallet and waited while the saleswoman rang me up to see what the tax was. She took my $30 and said, "Thirty dollars, thanks." No sales tax on yarn in New Jersey! Oh my. Now I am tempted to go back and get the one ball of Plush I'd need for the Knitty Gritty suede baby booties. Actually, now that I look I only need two balls of suede so maybe I need to go back anyway to exchange one for the Plush. (Are you convinced yet? I am!)

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