Sunday, November 11, 2007

A Sale and a Meme

Tiggywinkle Knits tagged me with a meme. After looking it over, I think it originated from a twenty-something who was bored. Usually long surveys show up in emails from your friends, not as a meme, so I pared it down from the original 38 questions to make it more interesting. Yeah, I know I'm not supposed to alter the questions, but I'm not going to make you suffer not all the questions don't really say much about me.

1. Name one person who made you laugh [my edit] yesterday. ToolMan, Tiggywinkle's husband. We were chatting outside the barn holding the Blue Moon Fiber Arts stash sale and talking about names people receive from their parents.

2. What were you doing at 0800? Today, just waking up. Yesterday, having breakfast at the Hollywood Burger Bar.

4. What happened to you in 2006? I sang at Carnegie Hall, went to Hawaii, sold my first pattern, and saw the Yarn Harlot.

7. What color is your hairbrush? Yellow with black bristles. I've had it since I was 7 years old.

8. What was the last thing you paid for? Yarn at the Blue Moon Fiber Arts Stash sale.

9. Where were you last night? Home.

10. What color is your front door? White.

11. Where do you keep your change? Hither and yon. Mostly in my wallet but if I find change in my pockets it ends up in a jar.

12. What’s the weather like today? Beautiful. A cool crisp sunny autumn morning.

13. What’s the best ice-cream flavor? My favorites are orange sherbet/vanilla and rocky road, but I also discovered chocolate with black walnut at Rice Hill and boy was that nummy.

14. What excites you? Seeing friends I haven't seen in a while and getting great stuff for free.

17. Do you talk a lot? I don't think so. Sometimes I do, but not often.

20. Do you make up your own words? I created a language to go with a series of stories I wrote about a world populated by a race of wizards.

21. Are you a jealous person? I thought I wasn't but I've found I can be.

27. Do you have curly hair? Yes, thanks to my paternal grandmother. I've learned to appreciate it, especially now that it's mostly grey.

31. Will you get married in the future? It's hard to say. I'm so busy now that I can't imagine putting some of the things I'm doing aside to have a relationship but there are times I wish I had a life companion to share the world with.

38. Tag 5 people who would do this survey. I leave that up to whoever is interested. For the full survey, see Tiggywinkle Knits.

BMFA Stash Sale

Blue Moon Fiber Arts announced a few weeks ago that it would hold a big sale of mill ends, oddballs, and grab bags of its yarns. At first I thought I wouldn't go, but the PDX Knitbloggers got all excited and I jumped onto the bandwagon. The sale started at 10 am and knowing what sales like this can be like knew that you had to be there early or you'd lose out on some good deals. I offered a carpool and Monica took me up on it.

Monica and I arrived at 9:45 and got in the line forming outside the barn. It was a cheery crowd of knitters, some working on their projects while waiting. It reminded me of waiting for tickets for concerts to go on sale. When the doors opened it was mayhem of people snatching yarns from the racks. Some couldn't get enough in their arms.

I snagged skeins here and there then after a bit looked down at what I had. Do I really need 6 skeins of sock yarn? I culled a few skeins but later picked up a couple more. When I was done I had yarn for my friend Ruth, shawl yarn, and roving for making up into whatever I could figure out.

By the time Monica and I had left at around 11:30, the yarn pickings were down to grab bags, novelty yarns, some cones, and books. I went outside when I had my goodies and chatted with fellow Knitbloggers and their knitwidowers. The crowd was overwhelming me and the idea of knitting in that space didn't appeal to me. Bobbie had taken a hank of the golden shawl yarn so it will be interesting to see what the two of us come up with. Perhaps we could have a knit off. The hank holds over 1700 yards of laceweight merino. Hmm.....

I was pleased to find roving amidst the goodies. Not only did I find wool roving but I also found what appears to be blended roving with bamboo. Those were the steals. There were sheep to sock kits but those were more expensive than those with just roving alone. Sweet!

1 comment:

Sharon Rose said...

No fair! Wish I'd known... I woulda placed an order. :)