The first knitting blog post after Wool-A-Palooza is traditionally dedicated to the flashing of stash acquired at the fairgrounds, but this year I dedicate this post to my ENABLING FRIENDS! While I did not acquire as much yarn and fiber this year as I have in years past, I did get a few amazing things...but I had an absolute blast hanging out with some of my favorite enablers of all time!
|Just WHO are you calling an enabler, Pretty?!?|
Who am I calling enablers? Well, first let's call Jenny out...look at her, encouraging even the First-Years...
|Brenda loves to shop, and I think she had fun!|
Oh, and who else but an enabler waits in line with you at a favorite booth for half an hour to check out, shopping right up until the purchase point? That's right, it's enabler Annie!
|Deciding how many colors she "needs" in her stash...|
Don't get me wrong...I love them for the enabling! You see, I am what you might call "shopping challenged" (though not nearly as challenged this year as in years past). I have a tendency to pick up an item, consider it for a while, then just decide that I don't really "need" it...so I put it down and walk away, looking back wistfully, saddened by my own frugality. I need the enabling, or at least a little peer pressure, to help me get my shop on! So, thank you Michelle for making the first purchase of the day!
|Mini skein for hexipuffs...I wonder if any |
of us will actually knit that pattern...
And thank you Jenny, for asking the hard questions,...
|How could ANYONE not buy yarn here?!?|
...and for making me feel really good about my restraint, especially at the Pollywogs booth, with all that Lamb's Pride!
It was a lovely day, hot but not too hot, and we laughed and took pictures and bought yarn and other items!
|Wow! That's one happy knitter!|
Lest you might think that my knittahs and I are the only enablers out there, we even took photos of total strangers, to prove that we are part of a larger knitting enablers community than you might have guessed...
|Knitters, "in the wild"...|
(I did tell these ladies that they would be in the blog, but I didn't get their names...I hope I run into them again someday. I think we'd be friends...look at all the Lamb's Pride they are purchasing!) Overall, the event was a really fun time. Fiber and yarn at the fairgrounds, with a fair atmosphere and fair food, and the fairest friends of them all...it's no wonder that I'm still smiling on Wednesday! Oh, and I also have this new stash to smile about:
|Textured cotton for a tank or two, sock yarn for another hitchhiker,|
pins from Gita Maria's beautiful collection, beads for my new
Pandora bracelet, and some fiber for spinning...Yay!
Until next time, I will be fighting the urge to cast on a cotton tank top and a new hitchhiker...and to get out the spindle again for this gorgeous mohair blend fiber... Hey, where are all my enablers? Should I keep fighting, or just dive right into it all?!?
I hope that you had a lovely holiday weekend, and if you knit, I hope that you get to a few festivals through the summer this year. This one is always on Memorial Day weekend, so mark your calendar for 2013, even if you missed t last weekend...you won't be sorry!
Thanks for stopping by, and Knit in Good Health!