I mentioned in the previous post how much I love, love, love the Yarn Barn sidewalk sale. Well this year was fantastic for many reasons.
First, Lora, her kids, and Steph were able to meet me and help make executive yarn decisions. Special thanks to Evie for choosing the red, it really was the best choice.
Second, the weather was spectacular. The city wide sidewalk sale is the 3rd Thursday in July, which in KS is usually means it is mind meltingly hot and humid. This morning was a pleasant exception.
Third, I got some great yarn and came in $1.25 under my birthday money. AWESOME.
The color in that photo is pretty accurate. Its night time photography with a flash, so, meh. Anyhow, the yarn is Blue Sky Sport Weight 100% Alpaca in the Scarlet color. I now own ten 110 yard balls of this lovely stuff. It is destined to be sweater someday.
A close up of the lovely soft yarn. It is very lofty and squishy.
While at the Yarn Barn I ran into quite a few people I knew (surprise, surprise.) Another account of the sale and pics of the amazing yarn bounty Sally acquired are here.
The best part of the day for me was when I returned from work I had a message from my mother that she was at the sale and had just missed me (the message was from 8:20am.) I called her back to explain that when I arrived early the tables were already set up so Steph, Lora and I had all made our purchases and left by 8:15 (Thanks in no small part to some lovely peer pressure. I would have decided eventually on my own, maybe.) My mom told me that she wanted to see the pretty orange yarn I had bought. I asked her how she knew what I had and she mumbled something about spies. When pressed she admitted that one of the salespeople recognized her, remembered she was my mother and what yarn I had picked up and told her. Nice.
Now everyone else needs to post pretty yarn pics.
PS – I am sorely tempted to start knitting (haha) with my yarn right away so I stuck it in a ziploc and tucked it away hoping that “out of sight, out of mind” will actually work. A sad picture. Goodbye for now my new friend. You’ll like the cedar chest, I promise.