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  1. CraftyCripple
    CraftyCripple October 11, 2009 at 8:30 pm | | Reply

    I’m so glad that you had such a wonderful day and that you managed to exchange contracts. I know when I’m stressed I tend to splash out, and though you bought much, I do believe you bought well! I think my favorite is the Gotland/Merino mix, it is really gorgeous.

    I am even more excited now about the prospect of going to Harrogate again in November. I do love a good show!

  2. josiekitten
    josiekitten October 11, 2009 at 9:22 pm | | Reply

    Ooooooooooooooh lucky you! I didn’t make it to Ally Pally this year, so I’m green with envy! You certainly brought back some lovely things! Good luck with your move – hope Thug and Mewsley enjoy their new home. And I look forward to seeing some photos of your yarn room in due course!

  3. fionaken
    fionaken October 11, 2009 at 9:23 pm | | Reply

    Glad you had a good day. Bit of retail therapy is always good for you. Yarn looks great.

  4. Helen C
    Helen C October 12, 2009 at 4:55 pm | | Reply

    Fabulous yarn buying there – I love the pom pom one myself, so no snobbery here 😉 Gutted that I didn’t make it down to Ally Pally for the show this time, I really wanted to but had a busy weekend so couldn’t. Your acquisitions look fab. Good luck with the move – you’re definitely on the right track having exchanged and got the move date.

  5. Maureen
    Maureen October 12, 2009 at 8:08 pm | | Reply

    Glad to see I’m not alone in the guilty SEX at Ally Pally. I had a whole weekend of stress shopping in London…Friday at AP and 3 days worth of vintage shopping. I thought there was some lovely fibres there – Habu was my downfall…bad people! There were a lot of enablers around. Enjoy your new “woom” (wool-room!) when you get it!

  6. Anne
    Anne October 13, 2009 at 8:19 am | | Reply

    You just can’t beat a bit of retail therapy!! Glad contracts have been exchanged, hope the rest goes smoothly. How large a van will you need to move your stash! When we moved 3 years ago, I was somewhat embarrassed to see how many boxes it took to pack up my sewing room……….
    ps, I want those sock needles, so much prettier than my plain bamboo ones!!

  7. Kim B
    Kim B October 13, 2009 at 1:00 pm | | Reply

    I hate that all the wool shows are always down in England 😛 lol your skeins look so lovely! I’ve seen that pom pom stuff made up in the shop near me and it’s lovely made up. I’ve been toying myself with the idea of making a blanket out of it.

    SNOOPYDOG October 13, 2009 at 4:52 pm | | Reply

    WoW! Certainly looks like a good day. LOVE the yarn choices! Hope the move goes well

  9. busybusybeejay
    busybusybeejay October 14, 2009 at 7:27 pm | | Reply

    A great haul.I’m hoping to go to Harrogate not only for the wool but for all the other little things like the bead kits and most of all inspiration.It doesn’t seem 2 minutes ago I was at at craft show in Manchester and saw someone on a stand knitting socks without a pattern and I was amazed.30 pairs of socks later and there you go.What next?

  10. Dawn
    Dawn October 14, 2009 at 8:38 pm | | Reply

    Congratulation on the exchange. You picked some fab yarn, I bet your fingers are itching to cast on. I brought some of that pom pom yarn a couple of weeks ago, as my LYS lady told me that it made a really wounderfully soft and absorbent bathmat, (very snuggle on the feet). I can’t wait to see what you do with it. Dawn
    P.S thanks for telling me about those Ikea storage bags. (They have just been added to my christmas list)

  11. JulesM
    JulesM October 19, 2009 at 4:38 pm | | Reply

    What a haul! Sounds like a great day with friends, and a nice ending, too!

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