Well duh, of course not!!! As my mum was staying with me I took the day off work, and mum and my SIL and I toddled off to the Craft Fair bright and early this morning (well, except that it was foggy, not bright, but you get the gist...). We arrived at about 9.30 - it was hilarious - as we were walking to the venue, from all angles we could see other women, all with the same eager, determined, almost excited looks on their faces. Not unlike the old woman planning on eating Hansel and Gretel, I think...
Heaps and heaps and heaps of fabric and quilting stuff, which I didn't look at much, being conscious of the fact that I have a bunch of fabric already which I have not used and am not likely to in the short term. So I spent most of the time looking at the yarn. Oh Colinette Jitterbug, how I love thy colours. But I was good, I did only buy two skeins...
Oyster Blush (which is a bit more cream and a bit less brown), and
Sahara (thanks to Terri who is currently knitting a scarf out of this - which looks fabulous!!)
The Colinette Iona was also gorgeous, but I held off. And I didn't go back and buy Jitterbug in Vatican Pie, although I really, really, really wanted to, after seeing Kylie's when we met up for lunch!
And I was good and didn't buy any Kaalund, or Belisa, or anything from Prestige Yarns, or Touch Yarns (from NZ - gorgeous laceweight!), or Mosman Needlecraft. But Prudence Mapstone, the exotic yarn hussy, made me buy this:
Alchemy Haiku in Clarita (yes, that is 40% silk, 60% mohair) (Shazmina, you'll be pleased to know I have this snuggled in my top as I'm typing this), and this:
Frog Tree Pima Silk (80% pima cotton, 20% silk). I was only going to get 5 balls of this, but they only had 6 left, so in an outstanding act of selfless community service, I bought all of them - can't leave a lonely ball of red there can I?Next month: yarn diet!!
Congrats to Megan who got the obscure pop culture reference! And especially for Knitabulous:
It's from the tv show Angel (a spin-off from Buffy the Vampire Slayer) - Angel, the vampire with a soul, is in love with Cordelia, although he won't admit it. She's in love with the Grusalagg ("Gru") who is a total warrior type spunk from another dimension. Gru is painting a feature wall and he reads the colour of the paint from the tin: "purpla". Angel, clearly jealous of Gru and acting like a teenager, rather than his 242 years of age, responds: "You can say 'pomegranate' but you can't pronounce a simple word like 'purple' ".
Gru (not understanding Angel's jealousy): "Pomegranate was my mother's name..."
Yeah, you probably had to be there...