Saturday, May 16, 2009

Lorna's Laces Sale (again)

Remember last year's Lorna's Laces tour and sale? It's hard to believe that it happened over a year ago, especially since I haven't touched the yarn that I bought that morning! Nevertheless, that doesn't mean that I shouldn't have gone out and bought MORE yarn this year, right? =)

Last year I was #40 in line, so this year I was determined to be one of the first 20 into the yarn room (oh, the things we do for yarn). I'm not a morning person at all, but having to get into work at 7 am some mornings recently really served me well, because I made it over there just before 8. I was #15, so there are 14 people who are crazier than I am. =)

I've been on a yarn diet since April 1, but I knew that I'd be going to this sale before that so this is the one exception until at least the end of June. Maybe that's why I went way over budget!

Lornas Laces Sale_01

That's 7 skeins of Green Line DK in a one-of-a-kind colourway, 4 skeins of Lion and Lamb in Pine, and Shepherd Sock in Montrose and another one-of-a-kind (it reminds me of Annie Modesitt's Roadside Gerry). I was really hoping to get some Green Line DK today, so I'm quite happy about that. The Lion and Lamb is a bit of a luxury, and I have no idea what I'm going to do with it, but it's a yarn that I've always loved from afar.

Lornas Laces Sale_03

I'm also seriously loving the Montrose colourway.

Lornas Laces Shepherd Sock Montrose_02

And now my stash has officially reached ridiculous proportions, and I may need to extend the yarn diet beyond the end of June.


Karen said...

Oh my gosh...such pretty yarn! I'm jealous! I've been on a bit of a yarn fast ever since we knew we'd have to move, and can't wait to break it (haha!).

Ridiculous proportions? Really? Nah...I bet there's people out there with bigger stashes, so why worry? (I'm being a bad influence, aren't I?)

Adrienne said...

Yes, but your stash fits into a single tub. Mine fits into....3 tubs, plus a half tub, plus a little 3-drawer thing (which my sock yarn stash was supposed to be limited to, but which it's totally outgrown)....and there's still overflow all over the place. Granted, I don't have a stash ROOM or entire bookshelves dedicated to stash, but it's still a lot. =)