Stash Acquisition Beyond Life Expectancy - that's me! Not that I need any more yarn, but who could resist a yarn store liquidation sale? Yarn and needles at 40% off, sale tables with 50% off and a table with yarn for $2 a skein?
I got the email late Friday afternoon, the sale started Saturday at 10 a.m. Part of me was hoping everyone else in town would be gone for the long holiday weekend and that I could buy all the yarn for myself <insert evil laugh!>
I arrived at the store about 9:40 and was disappointed to see the parking lot full and the store already filled with shoppers! I had to drive around a few blocks to find a parking spot, then dashed to the store to see the sign stating the sale started at 9 a.m. - bummer! But I shopped til I dropped and found some really good stuff!!!
I made a beeline for the first table inside and discovered that it was the $2 table. They had a lot of single balls of Debbie Bliss yarn, but I found a basket that had small quantities of a few cotton yarns. I got 9 skeins of Elizabeth Levold Cotton Patine in this warm pinkish brown color, and 11 skeins of Schulana Supercotton - a nice heavy worsted weight cotton/micro blend that is sproingy like All Seasons Cotton. The Supercotton was mixed colors, I got 6 in black and 5 in a dark charcoal grey that is almost black. I figure I could combine the 2 colors to make a short sleeved sweater or tank.
Then I went over to the 50% off table. There was a box underneath with Rowan Summer Tweed Yarn, but one lady was grabbing all the coral color and one lady all the sage green. They had an ecru color, but there didn't appear to be enough to make anything out of, plus I'm not such a big fan of the Summer Tweed yarn.
I started looking at the shelves and first came across some Southwest Trading Company Bamboo yarn. I'd been drooling over this yarn to make this Heatwave tank, but couldn't justify spending $75 on yarn for a tank. But for 40% off, heck - it was mine! They even had the pink and solid pink that I wanted and the free pattern displayed next to the yarn! Next, I found the Rowan area and immediately zeroed in on the Calmer shelf. They had black, white, pink and 10 skeins of this lovely light yellow green called Sour. I got the Sour. No specific plan in mind, but I know with 10 skeins I'll be able to knit any sweater I want with the Calmer. Mmmm, Calmer.... The other pink yarn here is Classic Elite Premiere - a really nice tencel and cotton blend. They had a ton of colors, but by the time I made it back to make a decision, pink and a butterscotch color were all they had left. I hope 5 skeins is enough to make something out of - another tank, possibly?
They also had a great deal of Rowan All Seasons Cotton. I got 5 skeins of a grey/white marbled color to make a tank. I also picked up 2 skeins of Rowan Cashsoft Baby DK. The only color remaining was navy blue, but I thought it would make a nice cozy pair of socks.
Waiting in line was a nightmare - it took me over an hour and the line barely moved. However, it was 5 times as long behind me, and I read on another blog she waited almost 3 hours to check out! Ay-yi-yi!
Well, it was a great stash day. Now to get busy knitting!