Friday, January 13, 2012

The "other" shopping spree...

On Sunday, Jan. 1st I got an email from my local yarn store that, since she had decided to be open on January 2, which was kind of a holiday, because everything else was going to be closed, the ladies at the store decided they wanted to have lots of company, and would 25% off entice me to come in and see what they had in the way of fiber (actually they put all their yarn on sale too, but I generally don't buy yarn)

You are darn tootin it would and I did still have some Christmas Cash burning a hole in my pocket. So I went shoppin'. "Bye honey, be back in a while"...

Unfortunately, purples are one of the colors that don't show off so well with my camera, but think a vibrant "royal WE" purple here. There's 4 1/2 oz. of the solid and 4 1/2 oz. of the variegated - merino top - I'll spin singles of each and ply them to make a pretty heathery looking pattern when it is crocheted.

These three bumps are "Potluck roving" from Ferndale Fibers. Kathy does a really great job of processing and dying her wool. It is a lot like spinning Targhee - makes a soft and lofty yarn. (I'm hoping that she'll be involved in the farm sale again this spring - last year she had some GREAT buys)

These three colors are Jungle, Steel and Night Sky, and I was looking for some "earth tone" colors to spin - one can't live by blues, purples, and teals alone...

The money had been earmarked for a "roving of the month" club, but I saved enough money with the sale prices it was like getting one of these bumps for free! Can't argue with that.

2 comments:

schoonoverfarm said...

Execellent shopping Tina!

Michelle said...

LOTS of yummy spinning in your future! You do an excellent job of getting to it; me, I look at the fiber in my stash and mostly DREAM of spinning....