Monday, November 26, 2007

My heart beat so that I can hardly speak

You know how the first question you are asked when you make a mobile phone call is "Where are you?"?

On Saturday I got to give the answer - "I'm in heaven".

Wool shop - everything 50% off (and the original prices were 2 years old).

Given the circumstances, I was remarkably restrained.

2 balls Patonyle in a really dark khaki/grey colour. Perfect for boy socks.

6 balls of a heathery purple Patonyle - 2 balls for Mum socks, 2 balls for me socks, 2 balls because it was half price Patonyle and they were the last two in the shop.

5 balls of Twilley Freedom Wool in my favourite purple/green colourway. I have been known to ask strangers (well a knitter I'd only just met) for her scraps of this wool - Hi Katt!.

8 balls of Naturally Sensation 70% merino, 30% angora

Yes it was all purple and green and yes, I did leave wool in the shop because that is what restrained shoppers who are able to identify between wants, needs and out-and-out wool lust do. See, personal growth. *sob*

11 comments:

TinkingBell said...

where where are they on the internet - where - can I have some too - oh please please pleeeeeeesseeeeeeeeeee

Bells said...

Umm...were you going to share the name of this heaven? Which wool shop?! Or is that classified so you can go back and get more?

Taphophile said...

Sorry all - it was Braidwood and it was for the day only. They don't actually operate as a shop anymore, just open up during the Airing of the Quilts, apparently. They also didn't take any form of plastic - debit or credit, so I was limited to the cash in my wallet.

Georgie said...

What a nice targeted haul - very well done on the restraint Taph. I think I need to spend some time sitting at your feet and learning some of it!

Five Ferns Fibreholic said...

Oh be still my beating heart.....50% off??? sigh....but what dosen't kill you, only makes you stronger.

m1k1 said...

Gor-juss, especially the Sensation. I'm a sucker for anything soft and fuzzy.

And thanks so much for the fabric. Can't wait to shake that all about.

Donna Lee said...

What a nice constrained haul. It looks like enough to keep you busy for a while. It's nice to find some sock yarn in boy colors once in a while.

Petunia said...

I'm so proud of you! You showed more restraint than I could have done at a 50% off sale. I'd have filled the back of the car with yarn. I wouldn't have felt the shame of it until after I got it all home and stashed away!!!

Marg B said...

Maybe I was foreseeing your future when I had that dream??? What a fantastic haul - you did so well!

mehitabel said...

50% off is my kind of pricing! We had a shop in Hollywood that was closing down and selling off inventory at 50 to 75% off and I bought more yarn... beautiful stuff, too... now I need to definitely knit down my stash!

Anonymous said...

Hi I know Patonyle is discontinued now but i was wondering if you could tell me the colour number for the Patonyle heather purple colour you got. We have never had that shade in NZ. All the best, Zoe.