Friday, August 11, 2006

Breaking My Vows

I'm talking my yarn vows. As some of my KH friends know, I vowed several weeks ago to abstain from yarn shopping. I have plenty of yarn, so much that I decided I was downsizing the stash and sold some on eBay. (Dont' worry, it wasn't anything good).

My yarn vows came from an incident involving innocent yarn winding at the LYS, and I came out with $130 worth of goodies. I think I may have ordered some Rowan Denim from after that, but I didn't count it. It was for a project I had decided on before the vows. So I needed to get that.

Even though I took these vows, I still cruised the net in search of yarn porn. A girl can look, right? I wasn't getting any goods, just looking. And in my cruising I found another LYS. I was so excited! How could I have not known of this place! Especially since it is close to my hometown, and in the same city as the college and university I attended.

The Hub Mills Factory Store is in Lowell, Massachusetts. They are the distributors of Classic Elite Yarns, which I have had recent fantasies with. They also carry antique spools, which I am sure were just left overs from the mills heyday. So I had to go and see it for myself, not to mention it is a bonus to go into the old mills in Lowell. (For those who have been living under a rock, Lowell is where this country's fiber mills were booming in the mid to late 1800's and early 1900. Lowell is rich in fiber history). You can visit their store at and order discounted Classic Elite and their antique spools. For those of you who love the antique spools, they were in great shape and had great patina!

So back to breaking my vow. Guess how much I spent. Go ahead. I'll provide some pictures to help you guess.

This is what I got:

  • 6 skeins Cascase Yarns Sierra in a rich rust tone
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  • 10 skeins Classic Elite Yarns Premiere in Dried Cherry
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  • 10 skeins Classic Elite Yarns Flash in Aster
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  • 10 skeins of something call Patina. The label is in all Chinese (or maybe Japanese. Who knows, I can't read either)
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So what makes me feel better is that everything I got was at a discount. ( I can hear the DH now: "Oh, good! You even saved us money!")

The Patina was 3.50 each, Flash 2.75, Premiere 4.00, and Sierra 4.30! Even Squawker had something to say about that!Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

I ask you, how could I not???


Kristin said...

oooh Jamie!! you bad, bad girl!! So really you have done a good deed. You had to case the LYS to make sure it was a good place or not. I will never scold you for buying yarn. That is all so nice!! Now we HAVE to go there together!!

deb said...

i have had self-imposed yarn buying vows for about 10 years now.
i have enough "stash" to literally open a lys of my own!!!
but alas, i am weak, and break my vows way too often especially for bargains and yarn like you got!
i am off to the website right now...

u go girl!!!

and i LOVE your blog...

Squawker Girl said...

deb, thanks so much!

And I am so glad that there are other yarn-aholics out there who break their vows too.