.......there was a beautiful princess. Now this beautiful princess was a knitter because as we all know all knitters are beautiful and handsome and good. I am going to tell you a tale about this princess knitter, a tale that seems so wonderful you won't dare believe it to be true but true it is. Now settle down, have a cuppa and allow yourself to be swept away........
One day, not so long ago our princess knitter (who will now be known as P.K) spent some time in the lovely yarn friendly land known as Massachusetts. P.K was out for a walk one day with her darling family when, oh my, what did she spy but a yard sale. As we all know yard sales are good things and are dearly loved by all crafters alike. But this was no ordinary yard sale, no this was a yard sale with yarn. Our heroine had chanced upon a yard sale where a dutiful daughter was selling off her mother's rather large stash, mum was no longer able/wanted to knit. (Not all fairy tales are happy but it all comes out well in the end I promise). P.K knew that it was her citizenry duty to do the right thing and give all this yarn a good home. The dutiful daughter was happy as she "didn't know what she would do with all this crap otherwise". Maybe dutiful daughter's name will now be evil stepsister because that is no way to talk in front of yarn. Now P.K send her family onwards with their walk as she knew saving yarn was tough and nasty business, one that is better done alone with focus. Sensing other knitters in the vicinity she threw herself into the task, knowing that there was limited room on the lifeboat she decided to forsake all of the acrylic and just save the "good" stuff. While some may have considered her greedy she knew that there was no such thing as yarn greed, this was a theory developed by other jealous knitters who came a little too late to one said yard sale. 186 skeins and about $80 later P.K gave herself a pat on the back and felt proud of a job well done.
The 2nd chapter of this tale comes when we hear how P.K turns some of the rescued alpaca (I did mention about 100 skeins of it was alpaca, right, oh well silly me!) into one lovely (unfinished) blanket.
Oh and I will get to finish the yarn store post next time, promise.