Thursday, March 22, 2007


My Knit Picks package came today. I have to say it was very fast and very reasonably priced. All of these goodies came out to $100 plus a bit for shipping. They were kind enough to write "gift" on the box and valued it at $00 so I did not have to pay any customs on the package either.

The needles: 2 sets of 0's, 2 sets of 1's and 2 sets of 2's. I will let you know how I like them very soon.

The books. It is cheaper to buy books in the US and have them shipped to me even with the exchange rate. I have no idea why but if you look at the price of any book in CDN $ vs US $ it is way more in CND. The exchange is not to bad so I don't know why that is, I only know that it sucks.

This book:

is beautiful. I bought it to knit this:

My next sweater. It may take me a while, but it will be worth it. I just need to pick out the yarn.

Just a note US $35.00 CND $50.00 ridiculous. Even with the exchange and shipping I don't think this book cost me $40.00 CND.


Anonymous said...

I like the Knit Picks needles. I have slowed down on buying books. I have so many already. But I'm jealous anyway.


Shannon said...

I don't have that many books and I don't buy them very often. But I have been checking out the knit picks needles and I think I'm going to order myself some. It's always fun to receive packages in the mail.

JustApril said...

yaay 4 you!! I always feel bad when I see the Canadian price on books and magazines =( Glad to know there's a way around it.