Long had I heard glorious tales about the super amazing deals to be found at the NE tent sale. I was sooooo excited - could I snag a "you beaut" yarn deal too? Kata and Wil picked me up around 3:30pm and our road trip began... Nadine and Kat were already en-route - about 40mins ahead of us.
It was just after 5pm when we arrived at our venue (incidetally the tent sale was held in a church hall this year). Nowhere to park, and inside frenzied yarn shoppers. All I could see as I entered the hall were full bags of yarn hanging off every delighted shoppers arm.
We were greeted by friendly staff offering us three yarn bag sizes: $40 small bag, $75 medium bag or $150 large bag. Kat and I looked at each other, laughed and grabbed a $150 bag! The deal was that you could stuff your bag with whatever yarn you wanted to. Yowza! There were a few exceptions: collinette yarn was $10 and patterns and needles were priced too.
Off I set not knowing what to shove into my big bag. First stop - sock yarn. I only grabbed two lots of sock yarn cos I have so darn much already - one Lana Grossa and one ONline went into my bag. Next stop for me was the Jamieson aran weight yarn. I snagged three skeins in gorgeous teal and teal/heather blends. From there I moved on to four skeins of Lamb's Pride worsted for some felting. By the time I hit the Noro bin all that was left was a few yarn wrappers! Boo, bugger, hoo!
Next I spotted some Dalegarn Heilo yarn that would make great mittens for my niece Emily. And right beside that, some Zara yarn that would make great mittens for my niece Karlia.
I spotted a skein of collinette sock yarn and figured that for $10 it would make a great pair of socks for somebody. In my bag it went too. THEN I hit the Rowan table. Oh my God. There was just so much darn Rowan. I grabbed ten skeins of rowanspun 4ply.
I went round and round all the tables, and in the end I was satisfied with my lot. Best part was I squeezed it all into a $75 bag! Yippee, what a haul.
Our next stop was the Needle Emporium store itself. We spent quite a bit of time in that store, but I didn't buy anything more.
From there we had dinner at a pub in Ancaster, and bumped into other tent sale shoppers! What a small world.
All in all a fabulous road trip! Now the countdown begins for the Kitchener/Waterloo Knitters Fair!