Just when I thought I was doing great at not buying yarn...I needed more. I have an order for 5 Teddy hooded cowls, and although I asked if the 5th one (an addition to the original order) could be a different colour/shade, it just felt wrong when the time came to work on it. And, I had used some of the black I bought for more Toothless stuffies, for the black kitty cowl, and I was pretty sure I didn't have enough anyway, so that was on the list.
I got to Michaels and headed to the Cozy Wool section. Yup, the rack of "Mushroom" that I had emptied out last month was still empty. So I wondered around looking for another yarn. I was coming to the back corner, and wow--there was two balls of Cozy Wool in Mushroom, just sitting in another rack! Upon closer inspection, it was a whole other section of Cozy Wool, with another rack of Mushroom! While the dye lot doesn't match, it does appear very close. Two balls of that, and I will use leftovers of the very first dyelot to make the ears for them all. I did just barely squeak cowl #4 out of the last of the last dyelot, though that one has a few extra ends to weave in (127gr x 2 = 254gr)
Loops & Thread "Impeccable" was on sale, and that's what I bought before for the new Toothless orders. However, they had no balls of black. I started looking at the giant balls of acrylic, and noticed it was also Impeccable, and there was a black. I got out my calculator--it was a better deal than the same amount at regular price, though the sale priced balls were cheaper than the big one...but there were no black small balls. However, I realized that I could use my 40% off one regular priced item coupon on the big ball! Awesome!! Then I got home and looked up the original Toothless and see I used Bernat Waverly, LOL! (396gr). Total cost at Michaels, $20.31)
And, I had a give away on my Facebook page. I offered a pocket bunny, or a cupholder mitt. The winner ended up being the sister of the photographer that I made the other pocket bunnies for--and she had ordered them for her sister. I said I was flexible, and she thought a pocket unicorn would be nice because her daughter wants a baby unicorn for her big unicorn. I searched for some gold metallic thread/yarn, couldn't find anything at Michaels, but did find some at Wal-Mart. 35gr, $4.26
Yarn In: 289gr + 9074gr = 9363gr
Yarn Out: 5669gr
Balance: 3694gr MORE brought IN then out
Costs: $24.57 + 457.63= $482.20/322 days = $1.50/day