Sunday, May 17, 2009

I Have a Disease - Webs Tent Sale 5/17/09

So, of course I don't need more yarn. I have more yarn than I clearly know what to do with. It's mostly stuffed in the closet out of the way, but then I have bunches here and there through out the apartment because it won't fit nicely into the closet! I also have projects in various states of completion that take up even more space! I have made the bathroom off limits (eeeww that'd be gross) but there is literally yarn in every other room of my living space (and my cube at work).

Admitting I have a problem is the first step, right? Somehow I can't seem to make it past that first step and found myself dancing and singing my way to the Webs tent sale yesterday. Oh my - it was amazing. My husband drove us there (so I could knit on the way, of course) and we arrived at 9:30. The sale was scheduled to start at 10:00 but there were already hungry looking women devouring the sale tables. There were bags of great yarn at very reasonable prices and even more inside that you didn't have to buy as a 10 pack! Amazingly, there were even some boxes of free yarn that they put out every now and then. I tried to be good but I did end up with more than I thought I would.

I was there for about 3 1/2 hours and it was packed by the time I left. The Webs employees definitely deserve some time off for all the hard work they put in this weekend. Despite the crowds they were smiling and helpful the whole time I was there.

In addition to the sale, they had a Fleece Market featuring some of the local sheep and alpaca fleece vendors. Most of the roving was natural but Jean Willmann (S. Deerfield, MA) had some beautifully dyed fleece (pictured right) that made me want to learn how to spin.

After an exhausting but blissful shopping experience, we headed over to Cafe Evolution in Florence, MA. It's a vegan cafe / restaurant that serves up some good food! I had the peanut noodles (yum) and my husband got a burrito made with sheese. A trip there wouldn't be complete without a sweet vegan treat. I opted for the chocolate mint cupcake but the chocolate peanut butter and pistachio cupcakes looked really good too!

When I arrived home and emptied out my bags I was a bit aghast at the increase to my stash and what this means for my storage options. I'm thinking if I move my husband's computer area to the basement I could create a cozy craft corner! (With that much alliteration it has to be a good idea!) If you click on the picture you'll get a larger view of my new stash items and Cunningham surveying the damage.

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