money is the last thing a wise man will hoard.
There's a reason that the WEBS website is www.yarn.com. This place has a lot of yarn. A lot. Of. Yarn. Last weekend, Rachel and I took a little trip to their annual tent sale.It was a lovely day.* I'm pretty pleased with the yarn I have. Want to see?
(That's mine and Rachel's together.) Bags and bags of yarn.
Top: Casablanca, a ribbon yarn. For MyNewCaliforniaLifestyle
Left middle: Saucy. Something summery.
Right middle: Madil Merino Mix, 50% merino, 50% acrylic. 10 100g skeins. For $15. Incredible, and, with the acrylic, might even work for the NewCaliforniaLifestyle.
Bottom: Jo Sharp Soho Summer, DK cotton, 2 bags of navy and one of white. There's a twin set in here. Plus at least 2 tanks or short-sleeved sweaters. This is a lot of yarn.
Last, but certainly not least, I got some cones. I got a 1-lb. cone of grey Shetland wool, a lace-to-fingering weight for $5. (Not pictured.) On your right is a close-up of a wool-silk blend. Incredibly luminous in the sunlight. Gorgeous. Huge cone. Rachel got one in burgundy and we're going to split them. The two cones below are both Tencel. One in Coral. One in Turquoise. I'm going to make lace. I like lace. . . . And I now have enough cones of lace yarn for about three decades of contiunous lace knitting. Maybe more. You never know when there will be a yarn famine, right?
All in all, a great trip. Although we all might question the wisdom of so much yarn buying after my movers have come and gone with all my stuff. I guess we'll have to find a spare corner of the trunk for this.
*Rachel has since discovered some irregular fading in some of her yarn, which is very upsetting. I'll let her tell you all about it.