The biggest part was getting the last sorting and pricing done for the yarns I was taking to the Giant Crafty Sale at Marie's. On Thursday, Madge and I went over to help with the setting up and met Marie, Mary and a couple of Marie's DDs. Thanks to all gods that Mary and Marie's DDs contributed the use of their canopies; otherwise we'd have been a puddled mass of knitters and yarns in the 80F heat. Marie and Ellen have posted great photos of the set-up and the event, so check out their blogs.
We sold a LOT of yarn, scrapbooking and quilting stuff. And we made a fair bit of money, over $650. I pretty much broke even, spending my earnings on yarns for me and some for the seniors' group, including the 'yarn skeins bigger than our heads' for the seniors. For me, I swapped some long-marinated Koigu for some beautiful lavender Laines du Nord Cashsilk(50% fine merino, 25% cashmere, 25% silk), snared a man's sweater's-worth of pale grey/white Austermann Peru (70% baby alpaca/30% merino), and some other little bits and pieces. Here are pix of my bigger treats:
And BTW, if the pictures at Marie's blog of me look tired, it's true. The pictures on Marie's blog are from 8:30am on Saturday. Getting to her house at that hour meant leaving Chez CBM before 7:30am, which meant getting up at oh-dark hundred. I *don't* do well at being places early, especially not on weekends!!
We closed up the sale and were on the way home by 4:30pm, leaving a pile of boxes of leftovers to be taken to various charities, including Stitches from the Heart's charity LYS in West LA.
I sold over $150 from my Ravelry stash, and I have a lot of yarns still available to sell; check them out! If you need pictures, I'll put them up; at the moment, I really don't want to look at more yarn, even the most lovable cashmere.
Just for fun, here's a new quiz: Chocolate Cake is good, yes??
|You Are a Chocolate Cake|
Fun, comforting, and friendly.
You are a true classic, and while you're not super cutting edge, you're high quality.
People love your company - and have even been known to get addicted to you.