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Monday, July 24, 2006

Bendigo Sheep & Wool Part Two: The Loot

Okay, this wasn't loot, it was just funny - the cardboard cutout of Thermastrap man, and the annoyed stallholder. Apparently we weren't taking the magic of Thermastrap seriously.....

From Wendy Dennis - Some charcoal handspun hand dyed corriedale fingering weight, some purple 8ply (DK) , and some purple/grey 8ply. I have no idea what I will do with any of these yet, beyond gloating.

From the famous Bendigo Woollen Mills - 12 balls of grey pure wool 2ply. Yum. And only $2AUD a ball!

I cannot for the life of me remember the producer of this yarn - it is hand dyed, and I bought it purely because the colours were soso pretty - purples, greys and yellows.

Bendigo Woollen Mills again - around 800g of cream coloured alpaca for nefarious dyeing experiments. Mwahahaha.

600g of charcoal coloured 8ply from the Woollen Mills - I'm planning a vest with this!

600g Bendigo Woollen Mills 5ply (sportweight?) in a heathery purple - vest again!

And last but oh in no way least - luscious luscious goodness from Firbreworks - alas, they have no website yet. Oooooh, the colours these people produce! The skein on the left is 100g of greens in 3ply, the centre skein is 200g of blacks/teals fingering weight, and the skein on the right is 200g of blues and greens.... these were NOT cheap but boyohboy were they worth it! I bought the centre skein as soon as I spotted it, then forced myself to walk away and think about the rest of it. I was back less than five minutes later for the other two. The lovely ladies at the stall laughed understandingly. Or pityingly. Perhaps both.

I also bought two knitting books, but photos will have to wait, as my camera battery is sulking.



Blogger Marina said...

Gorgeous! I need to get an updated price list from Bendigo.

9:13 PM  
Blogger Ainsley said...

I drool in your general direction, rather specifically over the fibreworks yarn (sooo purdy) and nowhere near the Thermastrap man - who should look more out place near sheep than he does!

9:37 PM  
Anonymous Kathleen said...

omg. that yarn looks delicious!

11:24 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Sooner or later we'll need to see the picture of Peeve cavorting in her stash. :D

4:55 AM  
Blogger Carrie K said...

Must. Not. Look. At. Wooly. Goodness.

Cannot. Buy. More.

(Well, I CAN, but I shouldn't.)

Oh, Peeve. The horror of not taking Thermastrap man seriously. How? How? lol.

9:00 AM  
Blogger chocolatetrudi said...


I bow to your stash enhancement skills.

2:22 PM  
Blogger Frarochvia said...

MmmMMMMMmmmmmmMMMMMMM yaaaaaaaaaaaaarn. Love that handdyed goodness... Gorgeous. Mmmm. Of course you had to buy all 3. It was out of your hands. Gorgeous.

By the way, what is a vest in aussie parlance? A sleeveless pullover?

Wtf was that thermastrip about? Too weird!

7:02 PM  
Blogger Lynne said...

Hmm, you know I reckon you probably spent as much as I did! There was a colourway in the 4ply fibreworks that I lusted after but did not buy. Now I am regretting it - I SO WANT that yarn!
Some very very nice pickups there. And of course Bendi does free delivery if you buy more than $40 of yarn (but the back room is not mail order).

7:54 PM  
Blogger Sydney said...

Beautiful yarn, especially the Fibreworks yarn.

8:04 AM  
Blogger renee said...

Lovely stuff!

8:43 AM  

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