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?