Well after our mega SnB this afternoon *waves at all the 7 lovely newbies* I went to dinner with the extended family to celebrate my twin nieces' 11th birthday (they loved their Kaleidoscope Bracelets, BTW - big hit with the whole family, why don't I knit them to sell, can I have one for my birthday, that kind of thing :) ).
As it was a family do and quite informal, I was knitting at table while waiting for everyone to arrive etc. I sat next to my SIL's Godmother who is a really lovely woman.
"Do you knit other things?" she asked, indicating the bright red, top down, baby's jacket on the needles. I smiled and my SIL chimed in that I was "always knitting something or other".
"Where do you get your wool?" Godmother asked. My mother and SIL chorused back "Op-shops!"
"So you don't mind second-hand stuff?" Godmother enquired, probably wondering if I ever answered for myself. I said that I didn't mind second-hand stuff at all, which is how I come to have 750g homespun and dyed chunky wool and another 700g of three different shades of blue 8ply sitting on top of the laceweight next to the computer.
Oh, and Spidey, that tweedy stuff is just perfect for Folly, many, many thanks. :)