I have been wanting a floor model Ott Lamp ever since I discovered them here on a thread. They were advertised in IK this month and I noticed a logo for ACMoore stores. Last night I mentioned to my husband that they carry them. (I had already checked that a 40% off coupon could be used for it, plus I had a $40 store credit to use.) He took me right away and bought it for me.
The price was $170 and it cost only $67 with tax when we finished. Even he thought it was a good deal. I had priced the same lamp at another store in the area for between $200 and $250. Also, they don't give discounts.
I am working on my first intarsia project with colors that are close in hue and,there is a tremedous difference in the way I can see my stitches now.
I think he may use it a few times himself in the future.
An Ott lite is probably one of the best investments you can do. I have used one for years for both knitting and cross stitch. Recently my husband has started to use it for reading more and more. The amount of light you get is amazing. I won't work on a project without one.
I have an OTT light and I love it but it does tend to come apart (the pole portion )when you move it around too much. This is a common complaint with these floor models. My DH just put a clamp on it to keep it together. Anyway... I wanted to let people know that I have seen OTT floor lights at 2 different Big Lot stores. One in NH and the other in FL. Both were $49.00 wich is a great deal. Carol