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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Small Business Cyber Friday

Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday all rolled into one.

Me a laptop, a couch and a credit card.

First stop the Sweet Libertine Mineral Cosmetics sale...supporting a small, local business, albeit in Ohio, and a fellow LSG'er to boot. Pix to follow once my new stash of makeup arrives. That's right I actually purchased some make-up. No guarantee I'll wear it, but it looks like tons of fun so it's a distinct possibility.

Next off, the Eat.Sleep.Knit Black Friday sale. I've heard about ESK for a while and couldn't resist the chance to win 100% off my order. I didn't of course, but I got the standard 10% and that in itself was a good deal. Oh, and possibly I went a little overboard on this one:

madeline tosh tosh sock in calligraphy

Dream in Color Smooshy in Cloud Jungle

Cherry Tree Hill Supersock Select Semi-Solids in Amethyst

Then with all that sock yarn in my shopping cart, I realized I'd best peruse their needle selection, you know so I would have enough needles to start ALL THE SOCKS!!!!!! at once. When all of a sudden I happened upon these:

The Hiya Hiya small interchangeable set. I just couldn't resist them. And now they are here, and are so cute I don't even want to take them out of the case. It is so small and perfect. The case itself is nearly flat and only about 7" square.

But wait, the shopping spree is not quite over...

Although I love the instant gratification that is the Monday delivery from eat.sleep.knit, I also have something to look forward to in January, and then February, and then March. Planning ahead for the winter doldrums I navigated my way to California by way of Little Red Bicycle and joined the yarn club of UNSPEAKABLE HORROR. I already have some of Didi's yummy cupcake sock in Braiiiiiiiiiiiiinsssssssssssss in my stash and can't wait to see what she does with this club.

I shopped small independent businesses, supported fellow LSG'ers and helped the economy all from the comfort of my own living room.

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