Thursday, July 06, 2017

I Love Costco


I never saw this episode of Modern Family (Season 1, Episode 3), but the conversion that Thaddeus had from NEVER wanting to go to Costco, to really enjoying it, is similar to this episode.

It Makes Me Happy

Perhaps it's something I should bring up with my therapist, as it seems like some symptom of manic behavior, but going to Costco always makes me happy (and I don't see a therapist anyway).  There are certain yarn stores that make me feel this way too, but the fact that both of these activities involve spending money, the manic theory just seems to be reinforced.

But I don't care.  Picking up a dozen croissants in the bakery section or browsing the new men's clothes or finding an industrial size package of microfiber cloths or tasting Kirkland brand organic butter on little bites of whole-grain bread...the adventure seems endless...any of these can make my entire week more cheerful.

I am well aware that two people can't possibly eat 12 croissants in between biweekly Costco visits...especially when one of the men doesn't eat any.  But freezing them and defrosting them allows me to enjoy them over the course of 14 days with minimal weight gain (even when I slather them with Kirkland brand organic butter and strawberry jam- also from Costco).

I am equally well aware that we don't have the space to store 18 sleeves of Ritz crackers, but it's the only thing that I eat with my Kraft Extra Creamy Peanut Butter (not available in U.S. Costco's btw), so we just end up making space for them.


The fact that Costco now offers a Costco VISA card with cash back only makes it BETTER!  There is no annual fee with my Costco membership (in fact, it serves as both my Coscto card and my credit card!) and gives me 2% back on all Costco purchases...so each item is even cheaper!


By the way...have you seen the FX show "Baskets" - Louie Anderson plays Zach Galifianakis' character's mother on the show, and (s)he's brilliant.

Book Give-Away

The Handwoven Home book was won by Chad...congratulations, and thanks to all who entered for the give-away.  Stay tuned for more chances to win blog prizes!

Current Knitting

I completed some additional work on the Koigu Old Shale wrap.


The undulating waves of this stitch pattern blend the handpainted colours of Koigu extremely well, and I can't wait to see what they look like draped over the shoulder of someone wearing this wrap.


After blocking this, it will definitely have a drapey/clinginess to it that will make it both beautiful and a pleasure to wear.

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