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it’s sale time!

new yarns!

It's sale time people!

And what, might you ask, is prompting this particular sale? (There's always a reason, you know…) Well, as you may (or may not) know, H is a very tall baby. I know this but I don't pay attention to it on a daily basis. So a week or two ago when we were all over at a friend's house, getting ready to go home for the night, I was putting H in his carseat. As one does. Friend looked over and said, "Wow, he's going to grow out of that seat soon!" And lo and behold…she was right.

Tall baby is tall!

So in an effort to infuse our bank account with some carseat-buying cash, I'm offering 25% off everything in the shop with coupon code BABYSEAT. Now until…we get a carseat.

I should also add that the yarn in the shop is all there's going to be for a while – due to a number of circumstances (cold weather, two kids, lack of time and space, possible move), I don't plan on dyeing any more until spring. But when I do, I've got loads of superwash sock ready to go!


nope, no baby yet

our little sweet potato

Still awaiting the arrival of our littlest family member… (The photo is of E when she was born…)

And I must admit, I'm getting a bit impatient and, er, grumpy, about it. It's hot. It's Maine! It's not supposed to be hot! We aren't prepared for this! We have no air conditioning! I know, I know, I'm incredibly lucky not to be carrying this child in a third world country where it's hot and nobody has air conditioning…or running water…or access to healthcare…I know.

But it doesn't make me any more comfortable…

I feel a little bad for even complaining, and not just because of those reasons above. But because technically? It's not even my due date yet. Technically, I'm not due until Friday. Thing is, I fully expected this baby to be here by now. I expected little E to be late, and she surprised us all by showing up a bit early. Not much, but a bit. And, based on what little anecdotal evidence I could gather, I expected that this baby would be no later than she was.

But he is.

And I think that's why I'm frustrated. My road map is gone. For the first, I was open to anything – I expected her to be late, but I knew that really she could come at any moment and I was OK with that. However, having done it once before, I rather expected the experience to be similar. And now that it's not, I feel a little lost. (And hot. And uncomfortable. *ahem*) Rationally, I know that every baby, every pregnancy, every labor is different. And I know that this little guy will arrive as soon as he's good and ready.

My map has gone out the window and I'm having to readjust and accept that things will happen when it's time!

In the mean time, though, I've been having little sales in my Etsy shop to brighten my day. (I love getting little "You've made a sale!" notifications. Also, we really could use the cash. *ahem*) So if you're in the mood for yarn – and who isn't in the middle of July, right? – head on over and enter coupon code BABY30 for 30% off anything in the shop. A few of my favorites have sold out over the past week or so but there's plenty of goodies to be had still! The sales will continue until baby H decided to come on out and meet us…

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I’m starting up a new mailing list for Ye Olde Yarn Shoppe. If my attention to blogging at the yarn blog is any indication, there won’t be a lot of activity. Which is nice for those of you who may like to get notice of sales and coupons and other goings-on, but don’t want to be inundated with email. I can assure you that won’t happen!

Click on over here to join up – the inaugural issue will be going out later today or tomorrow and I can promise you there will be a coupon code! *wink, wink*