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Tres Chic Veronique

 

Yarn Riot!

I wasn't sure I wanted to go to Smiley's Yarn Riot. I'd read that the lines were 2 hours long, that people were fighting over yarn... It seemed like a zoo. But my friend Liisa requested my advice in choosing yarn, and she didn't have to twist my arm too much. So I went, and even brought $60, knowing I wouldn't spend it, but you never know. Well.
First of all, it wasn't too crowded (at 6pm on tuesday). Second, the line wasn't that long. Here's what it looked like:
Yarn Riot!
Yes, they hand out laundry baskets at the door instead of regular shopping baskets.
Here's Jamie's loot:
Jamie's stash
(Can you tell we went a little crazy?) Looks like Curtis will be getting a scarf!
Both Jamie and Liisa bought so much yarn that they were given garbage bags. Here's Liisa's garbage bag, at the bar of the Holiday Inn where the riot took place:
Liisa's garbage bag
Here's what's inside the bag:
Inside Liisa's garbage bag
Liisa and I both bought 10 balls of Paton's Brilliant. See?
Liisa and I are Brilliant
Liisa is going to make a fancy scarf for her mother and I want to make Teva Durham's Brilliant Retro from the winter Interweave Knits. Yes, I know you can't really see the sweater on the preview website because the picture is so tiny. What can I say? I trust Teva.
Rebekah didn't purchase anything at the Riot, but she got 17 skeins of yarn from a farmer in Vermont over Thanksgiving... In fact, she started making a hat.
Rebekah's Vermont yarn
In addition to the Paton's Brilliant, I also got Grignasco Merinogold, which is somewhat similar to Zara or Aurora 8 except it's a *little bit* less soft. The 10 balls in their box look a little bit like eggs and I petted them carefully. They can't wait to be dyed.
White merino
Total amount spent: $85. (Thank you Rebekah for loaning me $20!).

By Veronique
On Tuesday, November 29, 2005
At 11/29/2005 10:16:00 PM