Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Needle Emporium Tent Sale!

We went to the Needle Emporium's Annual Tent Sale yesterday.  It was pouring rain as we set out to Ancaster, a 40 minute drive, and most of us got soaked transferring to Fiona's car.  All worth it when you see the haul....
 yes sir, yes sir, three bags full!  One of the bags is for a friend, who yearly gives me some cash and allows me to freely shop for her!  I just run around grabbing all the merino and silk and alpaca that I can find, enough for a full sweater of each yarn.  Then I offer her any choice, because I love it all, so there are no rejects here!  There are Noro (four full bags), Louise Harding pure silk (red), Rowan Purelife cotton, Sandnes merino-cotton.  All the yarn pictured below is my part of the loot, $280 for all of it, probably over $1000 if purchased at full price.  Woooohoooo!
I will be busy knitting swatches and planning what will become of this new shiny stash.  Meanwhile I finished a cute simple mobius cowl, and will post that in a day or two.  I had a great, hot, weekend, golfing in a major tournament qualifier, and making the cut there.  I will compete for all the glory in two weeks, against a really tough field.  No major expectations for myself, but will try to put up a good show.
My felting project (the Apples) will be framed next week, and I will be there to help and document the process.  Can't wait to see it with all the other pieces.

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