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Some stories about yarn I bought...

I'm not going to list everything I bought at EYF, beacuse that would be boring, but I am going to tell some stories - and then do a stash count, because I am apparently obsessed with statistics.

I bought yarn for some big projects, all of which, I'm pleased to say were on my shopping list. I knew I wanted yarn for a Boxy pullover. Something speckled, but not loud. On the afternoon of the first day I mentioned this to Kate, who pulled me into the marketplace, looked around pointed to the Wool Kitchen (who I had been following on Instagram for a while) and said - "There it is" and indeed, there it was, the perfect yarn:


I also knew I wanted to buy yarn for Kate Davies'  Strathendrick jumper. Same shape, but colourwork. The show was crowded, and choosing colours is hard and I had basically given up by the afternoon. And then this lady walked past:
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I bailed her up, complimented her and then asked what yarn she used. "Its my yarn, I'm selling it at Ysolda's stall" was her reply.  Turns out this is Tiina from Tukuwool. So I followed her back to the stall, she choose my colours withe me, and now I'm set. 

My total yarn haul for the festival was 7491 meters, to make three jumpers, Leon's winter set, two pairs of socks for Leon,and - the one thing that wasn't on my list, 50 grams of neon sock yarn. But who could resist this, right?

I originally started tracking my yardage when it was worrying me, at 26km, and barely fit into my stashbox. Now I just do it for fun. New total is 17,964 meters. So much delicious yarn to knit with.   


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