I got Loopy.
Remember when I talked about the gift certificate I had? I finally placed my order about a week before the certificate expired. Since this was the first order I've ever placed with The Loopy Ewe I was pleasantly surprised at how quickly I received it, and the little goodies included.
Three skeins of Araucania Ranco Multi in Cocoa Blue. To make the Meandering Vines Shawl. Yes, I know that more people advised me to buy either Malabrigo or Noro, but I have a long history of taking the road less traveled. Plus, knitting up this shawl will be something new and different, something that will build on my skills. I did wonder if the end result would be practical, but I have to believe that my life will not always be ratty jeans and sweats. Or maybe this will help dress up my jeans! Either way, I'm happy with my purchase and will be casting on as soon as I get a few other projects off the needles.
My other big spendy purchase last month?
New sandals from L.L. Bean. I had $30 in coupons, so they cost me a whopping $9.99. Even if I had paid full price, believe me, they are worth every penny. Flat, comfy padded sole, soft lining - perfect for a summer of standing on your feet.
Oh and the cute red toenails are courtesy of my good friend Leah, the "nails" half of the Catalina Hair and Nail Salon. See what she did on my big toes?
A flower and a sparkly rhinestone!
Now aren't these just the sexiest lookin' toes ever?
My feet feel so much more appreciated!