Sunday, March 15, 2009

Stimulating the Economy................

How?? You buy yarn! There were three yarn parties all in one weekend and we went to all three, yes all three. hahahaha. It started out at A Tangled Skein with the Friday the 13th party. Lots of knitters, food and best of all the yarn was 20% off until midnight. While hanging out at the party our dear friend Susan B told us that Knit Happens was celebrating their 5 year anniversary with a yarn sale and party on Saturday. We decided to check out the sale and it was everything and more than we had even dreamed of – they had Jade Sapphire Cashmere for 70% off –Debbie Bliss Donegal Tweed 50% off –Schaeffer silk 40% off and to top it off the books and patterns were 50% off….

Here we are day 3 headed to the Homespun Yarn party in Savage Mills which we had already planned to attend –we had to pinch ourselves to see if it was real. Could there really be another yarn party --we haven’t had this much fun since MDSW/Stitches. We got some really nice handspun yarns. It was interesting to see some of the same people at all three parties. Also, we met Claudia and Denise, two ladies that read our blog. More photos on cici's flicker and cj's flicker.


The parties are over and we decided that we have stimulated our STASH and hope that we have done our part in stimulating the ECONOMY and there will be no more YARN buying until MDSW! Thanks for a great weekend. Now it's time to start knitting♥

20 comments:

Virtuous said...

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wow!!

Wow!!

I had to say it 3x for each party!!! :oD Now that was some fiber fun!!

I was "supposed" to go to an LYS this weekend since they are closing...but c/n bring myself to do it in the nasty rain.

I guess you made up for me!! :oD
FABULOUS yarns you selected and great discounts!

Yep you did your part in stimulating the economy! What fun Cici!!

Now can't wait to see your projects with you fabulous new yarns! :o)

Darcys Knotty Knitter said...

I had wondered where you have been and the yarn is so gorgeous:)((((Hugs)))) Darcy

C Meir said...

I didn't know about knit happens sale. You really got a great deal!

Iron Needles said...

Now there is some stimulating, but at such great discounts!

There will be knitting...

Nise said...

It was really nice meeting both of you at the Yarn Party and get such a warm hug. Best of all things to you both!

Niki said...

It was so nice to see you both on Saturday at the Knit Happens sale. Your yarn pile is quite enviable! Let me know if you would ever like to meet up in DC for a night of knitting. Take care, and enjoy the yarn!

Darcys Knotty Knitter said...

I have 2 awards for you on my blog:)((((Hugs)))) Darcy

Soo said...

Wow!! That is some serious yarn buying!

Bev Love said...

I would have to say you have done an excellent job keeping the economy afloat. Knit on.

Nik said...

I am SO mad that we didn't have something like that here in Raleigh.
But I am happy about your acquisitions. :)

Darcys Knotty Knitter said...

Happy Saint Patrick's Day:)Hugs Darcy

Trillian42 said...

Heh - you certainly did stimulate! :D

I missed the sale at A Tangled Skein (although I did have to run over there today), and I had no idea about the one at Knit Happens, but there was no way I was missing the Homespun party!

It was great to meet you!

bunnysquirrel said...

great to see you guys on sunday!

Jenean said...

How exciting! I would love to go to some yarn parties :)

photoknitdog said...

Wow, that is a LOT of yarn! What a great weekend! :)

Beverly said...

That is some serious stash enhancement. Can't wait to see the beauties you all create.

Ronnie said...

I love your entire blog. It is clear to read, it gives me good energy and warmth, really! I love it.

Loren Gaffin said...

Wow!!!! I wish I lived near a lot of knitting shops. One of my least favorites is going out of business next week. I could have stimulated the economy if the owners had stocked real yarn and not the novelties. Can't wait to meet you at the MDSW in May 2009!

DancingTurtles said...

CiCi - thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. It has been so long since I posted. I will try and post my projects. I started another blog too. Check it out at http://dancingturtles-dailyhaiku.blogspot.com

BTW - what a stash enhancement!

sahara said...

That is absolutely AMAZING! I've been on the Sahara Briscoe 12 Step Yarn Buying Program, for about a year now and there is now space in my home (it was bad). The good thing, is that I can now stimulate the economy without going overboard, and I can look at your fabulous yarn, without getting on a train, to run through 3 states, emptying out stores!LOL

Love your blog and am linking you to mine.