Posted July 11, 2010on:
Yesterday I ventured out on a yarny day trip. The Yarn Room was celebrating its first year in business with a sale. I had never been before, so I decided this was the perfect reason to go.
I’m really glad I did, I had a great day! I was pleasantly surprised, it only took me less than an hour to get there using the motorway. This is a HUGE improvement on what the journey used to be!
I’m really sorry I forgot my camera, I would have got some great pictures. I met loads of lovely knitters that I knew from Ravelry and Twitter, but had never met “in the flesh” before.
I met Nic (thanks so much for coming down!), Irene, Serena, Karen, Jenny and of course Stephanie, The owner of The Yarn Room.
We had tea, cake and great fun as well as some serious yarn buying.
Let’s get to the meaty stuff, shall we? Ok then!
First up, some Schoppel Wolle Admiral Uni sock yarn:
This was a total impulse purchase, but at €1.95 a ball I just had to. I’m sure my Dad won’t say no to a pair of socks made with this!
The rest of the yarn I bought was 10% off. Not bad value really, when I think Stephanies prices are cheaper than most anyway.
I already have some of this in pink in my stash, but the colour is so beautiful I couldn’t resist:
Some more Cushendale Mohair Bouclé. Isn’t the colour lush? It’s called glacier. No clue what I’ll use it for, I’m just enjoying looking at it for now.
Then I got down to business. What I drove down to buy:
Zauberball! Yay! Look at the colours. *Love*! Black and grey and cream, oh my! There were loads of choices including a really lovely brown/cream combo, but this one struck me. I think it will make a lovely shawl or scarf. I maybe should have bought another ball to make a really nice shawl, but I chickened out.
Mainly because I got this one too:
This was a real bargain. It’s a 150g ball that was delivered by mistake so was the same price as a 100g ball. And 10% off! Oh yes, I had to buy.
Then I got my Unspun Icelandic!! Squee!