Friday, June 08, 2007


Maz and I did a bit of minor [ and totally "Knit from Your Stash 07" legal ] yarn acquisition today.

We dropped Maz's other half off at a good secondhand bookstore in deepest, darkest Bendigonia while we hied ourselves hither to the delights of the magic back room at Bendigo Woollen Mills.

As everyone knows, a prime rule of KFYS07 is "on sale in the backroom at BWM doesn't count" and I actually thought we were pretty restrained, all things considered.

Maz: 3 balls of a lovely denimy blue machine washable wool in 8-ply [sport] and a 200gram ball of a very pretty pale green, the composition of which is currently unknown as they've headed off to bed.ETA: It was Carisma in Soft Opal colour. - 75% wool, 15% mohair, 15% angora . 8ply/DK/ sport. I couldn't find Charisma on any of my BWM order cards either new or old or their new website either , so I don't know what the deal is, but it is lovely stuff. Hey, maybe it's a trial run for a new line. That would be good ... well it would be good for people who can wear mohair.

Moi: 2 balls of navy and 2 of dusty blue in Aran weight wool,[ odd weights but averaging about 180 grams each ] a 200 gram ball of mulberry coloured wool/alpaca blend Caprice [ 8-ply / DK/ sport ] and a 900-odd gram bag of blue and grey alpaca tops for felting ... a small black sheep ... and a partridge in a pear tree.

The rest of the expedition, once we'd reclaimed Chris, was spent scouring some of the local antique establishments with a side order of Bunnings [ 21 metres of plastic pipe, a chain saw and 2 oil heaters ]

Collected David on the run through, some minor supermarketing and then home.

The evening was spent in a fruitful manner involving the oldest yarn in my stash of which we will speak more tomorrow.

This is a holiday weekend here in Oz. For reasons that have never been entirely clear, we have a public holiday on Monday to celebrate Queen Lizzie's natal day which was actually several months ago. Still, any excuse for a barbecue, eh?


Debbie said...

Yarn shopping and antique stores, what a great combination.

Don't the English celebrate the Queen's b'day in June because the weather there is usually too yucky for barbecues in April?

catsmum said...

Yeah Debbie, they do, but that doesn't really explain why WE celebrate it in June though , does it. It's bloody WINTER here.
April is actually still quite nice weather.

Sheepish Annie said...

I don't question holidays...I just appreciate them when they come. And celebrate with the purchasing of yarn! Or shoes! Or plastic pipe...whatever. I just like to shop. :)