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Fibre Garage Sale

On Saturday morning a friend picked me up and we drove to a church in Nanaimo where this fibre garage sale was being held. Vendors were hawking used spinning wheels, weaving loom parts, left over cone yarn, knitting yarn and pattern books. Some were selling beautiful, hand made, wooden buttons and spinning tools. One vendor had little, felted animals on display. Quite a few had brought their hand dyed rovings and bags (large, clear, plastic, garbage bags) and bags full of sheep's wool, mohair, lama and alpaca fleeces. The place was jumpin'. It was crowded. It was noisy. It was exciting. My mom was there and we were able to have a chat before we all left for home. My friend had to be at work at 1:00 and I had my library knitting group to attend. It was a busy and most enjoyable day. This is what I came home with:

The colours are off. The two round balls of roving are actually a darkish grey and the other looks quite drab compared to the actual rovings.

The colour is truer in this photo. Can you read the label? It's from Ba-a-ad Ass Textiles. I'm going to spin it and knit myself a sweater.

posted on Mar 17, 2013 10:34 PM ()


Very cool! I love the name.
comment by kristilyn3 on Mar 24, 2013 8:40 AM ()
How much yarn will that pile of greeny-blue stuff make? That's a bunch.
comment by drmaus on Mar 20, 2013 3:42 PM ()
I bought four bundles of roving. It's about a pound of wool. That's more than enough to make my sweater.
reply by nittineedles on Mar 23, 2013 12:33 AM ()
That's all you got!!??
comment by crazylife on Mar 19, 2013 8:22 PM ()
I'm saving my pennies for the big 100 mile fibre sale at the end of May.
reply by nittineedles on Mar 23, 2013 12:31 AM ()
Can't wait to see your sweater. I love greeny blues.
comment by elderjane on Mar 18, 2013 4:16 AM ()
It's my favourite colour too.
reply by nittineedles on Mar 23, 2013 12:29 AM ()
How fun! And that will be such a pretty sweater. I love variegated yarns, can barely imagine making something with all one color.
comment by troutbend on Mar 17, 2013 11:32 PM ()
I'm in the process of spinning up a pound of Corriedale. I will have to force myself to finish that before I start on my Ba-a-ad Ass sweater. Spinning up a pound of anything gets to be boring after awhile.
reply by nittineedles on Mar 18, 2013 12:40 AM ()

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