Friday, May 7, 2010

so, what did i get

how about a little show and tell about my finds. the biggest score was my fleece, the best part of that is the story that goes with it. i'm realistic enough to know that a fleece is a lot of work. and even though i fell in love, i knew that the honeymoon wouldn't last forever and i didn't want a lot of money invested in this romance. so, it was with some trepidation that i looked at the tag to discover the price. low and behold, it was never weighed. sandy gave it a lift and decided that is was 4-5lbs. i asked a volunteer to help out, and she came back telling us it was 7.5 lbs. that is a lot of sheep. more that i could handle, so i sadly tucked it back under the table and walked away. after sandy was not able to procure enough fleeces for herself, she offered to split the coopworth with me. yahoo!, i was back in business! we checked out and continued on with our day. we soon realized that we needed to head back to the car and dump the wool. heavy and hot, we needed a break. i picked up the bag she had been carrying, she picked up mine and immediately said 'this doesn't weigh even close to seven pounds'. so, back to the fleece table we went, not really knowing how this was going to be resolved. luckily, the same gals were there and happily reweighed the fleece, only to discover that the first weight included the container used to hold fleece on the scale. 3 lbs lighter. i can handle four pounds of fleece, so sandy gladly let me have the entire bag. the honeymoon may last :)

here's the rest of my fun. cool roving in merino and bfl~4 ounces each is fun colorways. some organic cotton and tussah silk, bright colored fine wool for my gals to have to knit , creatively dyed sock yarn, one in seacell/merino the other a superwash/nylon. the bright lime? superwash from tilli tomas. i've never played with her stuff before, but heard good things about it. i started with two skeins plain and one with beads.... after showing the herd i went back and got enough for a sweater. it was half-off because the labels were wrong.
i need get the stuff off my wheel and needles so i can play with my new fun purchases!

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