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Will work for yarn

I often "joke" that I only work so that I can pay for yarn and fibre. Yesterday I got to combine the two.

A couple of weeks ago I went to Wangaratta for work. After I finished, I had to hang around for a couple of hours before the train came. A couple of days after that I discovered that our Wangaratta work site is 400 meters from the Australian Country Spinners factory, and attached yarn store. 400 meters and I didn't know!

Needless to say I lobbied to get sent back next time we needed someone to go to Wangaratta and yesterday off I went.

I got some good stuff, including 400 grams of Regia 4 ply, which I am going to dye blue for Kate Davies (get off my) Cloud sweater and some discount red 5 ply that looks like Bluebell, for Firelight from Knitty. Also some red Regia sock yarn and some navy Patonyle. As an aside, I need to stop buying navy sock yarn and start knitting with it. Also, why ACS had Regia which is, I think, a German yarn is a mystery to me. Still, it's lovely, sort of sproingy and elastic and I am very much looking forward to seeing how it looks dyed and knitted.

All in all a very successful day at the office. Next up, I'm going to get work to send me to Bendigo, because who doesn't love the Bendigo Back Room? And the mill is only 2.4 kms from our Bendigo location.

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  1. ACS is the supplier for Rowan and Regia is attached to Rowan. Doesn't quite explain why they'd have it at the mills, but still, explains the connection at least.

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