Saturday, September 13, 2008

Yarngasm

So maybe you've heard about the JCA warehouse sale going on this week. Today was the last day of the sale and I had debated all week the wisdom of going. I mean; Jo Sharp, Adrienne Vittadini, Reynolds... that's alotta temptation for a girl like me. So when I finally decided this morning that I was goin' in, I asked The Mister to go with me - you know, husband as hall monitor and voice of reason?

umm... yeah... right....

What I forgot in all the excitement is that The Mister is The Number One Yarn Enabler of all time. You remember - he's the guy who said "it's not yarn... it's unlimited potential". So when we walked in and he immediately commandeered a shopping cart, I knew I was in over my head.

We spent about an hour filling the cart, debating the merits of different blends, the likelihood that a particular color would suite, whether the gauge listed could be bent to my will...

And in the end, I came home with this (Booger helpfully stood in for a sense of scale)...




















That's an industrial garbage bag full of yarn.

Dumped out, it turned into this...














Oooooo!

Okay, from left to right we have: 3 bags of Adrienne Vittadini Mia 100% wool, two bags of Reynolds Ole-Ole (one in shades of turquoise, the other in shades of purple), a bag of Adrienne Vittadini Gabriella linen/silk blend in chocolate brown, a bag of Adrienne Vittadini Celia 100% silk in peach, and 4 bags of Jo Sharp Silk Road wool/silk blend in dark olive, hand-chosen by the mister for a Cambridge Jacket.

...zowie...

I did go in with a budget, I'll have you know, and I went just $40 over, which we decided was an acceptable "margin of error". And it's all The Mister's fault anyways, since he just had to have the Silk Road. Nothing else would do.

Before you ask, the answer is yes, I will rent him out for a small fee for all your fiber shopping needs. ;-)

Now to get it all listed in my Ravelry stash... then figure out where the hell to store it all...

heh

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hmmm, think your mister should hang out w/ my mr onion a *little* more often.
:)
Sara
ps nice haul!
pss didn't miss J use Ole for the cute dino sweater? Just thinking of baby T here.....

Annie said...

i was just looking at 'friends activity' on ravelry, and i was thinkin.. holy crapola, somebody's been shoppin in a BIG way! congrats on your expedition!

alpacakath said...

The $40 overage must have been Mister's budget. Clearly, you stayed within yours.

Nice haul, but we missed you at the farm today!

Kyle Kunnecke said...

congrats on the new yarn - that's awesome... and of course, if you run out of room to stash your yarn, you can keep it at my house!! (wink wink) - of course, it might get used by accident

hehe