It was great to see you and your family yesterday! And of course...the yarn!
I was glad that Blackberry Ridge was having their open house yesterday so that we got to go on the tour. That carding machine is immense! And while I had heard of spinning frames, I could never imagine what they looked like. It is amazing how many labor-intensive steps there are to turning wool into yarn!
While I hate to see any yarn store go out of business, it was fun to go to a 50% off sale! Coyote Yarns has an incredible variety of yarns, and a great space. I'm sure you'll miss having yarn just 4 blocks away....
And now, for all our loyal readers (hi mom!) we have a contest! When we returned from our yarn adventures, we took a picture of the combined "stash enhancement!"
The haul consists of: (4) skeins of Cascade 220, one each of pink, yellow, green and purple; (2) skeins of Blackberry Ridge Mer-made fingering weight, one in variegated pink and one in blues and greens; (1) sock pattern; (2) skeins of Blackberry Ridge Silky Merino in cream; 6 skeins of worsted Gedifra yarn, five in a heathered grey and one in cream; (1) large skein of Lorna's Laces sport weight in Bold Red; and finally, (1) book, Shadow Knitting by Vivian Høxbro.
Sorry....I typed this post, and it got lost and I had to post it again, so I forgot the point of the contest the second time!! The picture is our combined purchases. The prize (tbd) is for the person who guesses correctly which of us purchased what! (For the record, I posted earlier that I would not be purchasing, and for a change the delightful Yarnthrower would finally win the "Who Spent the Most Award.") Post your guesses in the comment section and we'll announce the winner and the prize later next week!! For a tie-breaker, you can guess which of us "Spent the most!"
Cynthia (aka Designated Knitter)