/ by: RoseHoffaQuilts

Summer Solstice Sale

So today was the best day for The Fold’s annual Summer Solstice Sale.  I took the day off and went with a couple of friends for a stash enhancement exercise.  All the soft goods were 30% off, except for the STR.  I had to have one skein of that anyway, because it was in a colorway I had been coveting – Chickabiddy.

stash enhancement 6-20-2008 4-38-57 PM

I picked out the light pink for Baudelaire socks that my knitting group is having a knit-a-long on.

It was busy and warm in there.  Some ladies were shopping for yarn for the February Sweater for grown women and I thought – hey if I see a colorway I love, I may pick some up.  Well, I was in love with the Tiled Roof Red and there was enough in that colorway – so had to have it for a new sweater.  With the sale it worked out to around $3.50 a skein.  I got 10 skeins as I want to lengthen the sleeves a bit.  I was reading on Ravelry though that you want negative ease with this thing.  So I will be knitting the smallest size – which is right on my size.  I just couldn’t resist for $35 – it seemed like the perfect enjoyment and sweater.

Finally, at the last minute I saw that lovely 8 ounces of roving and loved it.  Yes, I have enough roving in my stash and yes, I probably could’ve dyed it, but there it was and just jumped in my bag.

I’m thinking singles and a nice lovely scarf for a long winter day.

After this shopping experience we were forced to recuperate with hot fudge sundae’s, which just topped a beautiful day off to be better.

Even the sheep thought it was a perfect day for grazing.

sheep grazing 6-20-2008 2-34-25 PM

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  • Hah! I think we were there at the same time because the February sweater ladies were there during my visit too. I tried hard to restrain myself and did reasonably well. so much cool stuff and so many temptations 🙂 Next time name tags are in order!

  • COMMENTS (3)

    1. Rissa 26 June - 2008

      Wow that is enough to make a girl drool! I am woefully behind in reading blogs and it shows. LOL

    2. Darinka 22 June - 2008

      Hah! I think we were there at the same time because the February sweater ladies were there during my visit too. I tried hard to restrain myself and did reasonably well. so much cool stuff and so many temptations 🙂 Next time name tags are in order!

    3. Laurie 21 June - 2008

      Lovely day! That means there won’t be anything for me to buy!