It was pouring rain and extrememly windy when I left my apartment and headed over to the W. 57th St. Holiday Inn a little before noon. Boxes and boxes of yarn, and in true Smiley's fashion, an acrylic lover's paradise. Bags of Red Heart for $6, all the Lion Brand chenille you could ever want. I overheard a woman tell a friend, "Stock up, we have to fill the suitcase."
I am not a devoted fan of acrylic. Seriously the last time I owned Red Heart Yarn was in 5th grade. So I looked for the natural fiber section and alas, there were a couple of great deals. Since I had to be at work in 20 minutes, I could only fill my shopping bag and couldn't lug any more. Here's my bag with my briefcase sitting next to me on the W train:
So the sale continues thru the week. The good stuff is the Grignasco and the Italian merino (although there are limited colors available.) If your interested in making something like a man's sweater in Fisherman's Wool this is the place to go. There's also some Lopi and Alpaca available. Hopefully when I go back on Friday there'll be some left.
Here's the jumbo size 50 needle I had been using to make a scarf...now if I could just find the scarf!