Surrounded by legend and fabled in small circles… it is the famous Springwater Fiber Workshop’s Super Bowl Sunday Sale. The prices cannot be beat – each progressive hour, the percentage increases. My dear friend, Jenna, invited me to this event… touting it as THE place to be on Super Bowl Sunday. So, naturally, I had to check it out…
I flew south for the day, down to Alexandria, Virginia.
We waited outside as the members only sale commenced – we were first in line for the regular sale, however. Early birds get the worms.
It was a dilemma – do you get there earlier for the better selection? or wait until later for the deeper discount? Jenna and I decided selection won out – and 40% off is not so shabby.
Sock yarns – Regia Jacquard and Spinnerin Sport
Some blue odds and ends: an unlabeled hank for 30 cents (wool blend), and 2 balls of Classic Elite Star
…and the only thing I actually had in mind to buy: some yarn for a baby sweater.
My friend is almost certain that it is a boy – although she has chosen not to find out until she gives birth. So, I went with the lime light green, and a possible blue accent color. Now, I just need to decide on the baby sweater.
I like both, but I am leaning more towards the cardigan – I think it seems a little more functional (do not have to put it over the baby’s head, can be unbuttoned), and I like the side-to-side garter stitch construction. I have seen several of the pullovers on many blogs, and they always turn out so cute too. I could easily use the blue as an accent on the hem and cuffs of either garment. Thoughts?
Ideally, I would like to have this baby knit done and out of the way soon – there is not a shower date in mind, and I will most likely just give it to her at work, but the sooner the better.
From Singapore, Australia, Germany, Russia, Japan, Argentina, and Greece – just to name a few!
So, that got me thinking – how fun would it be to have a Project Spectrum Postcard Swap? Each month, you would send your pal a postcard that used the colors of the month – you could choose your own theme and your own media – paper, fabric, yarn, organic materials, etc. This could be your Project Spectrum project for the month, or one of the many things you have planned.
Of course, not all Project Spectrum participants have to participate in the Postcard Swap - so, just let me know in a comment or an email (please leave your email address!). I will divvy up the names and email everyone with their pal’s info – it will then be your responsibility to contact your pal and get their snail mail address to start the swap.
*Please let me know if you would like to keep the same pal during the whole of Project Spectrum, or if you would like a new pal each month. The same distribution rules will apply, so let me know which one you prefer!
If you decide to skip the first months of the postcard swap, please sign up by the 20th of the month BEFORE you want to participate. If you want to make a pink or red postcard for your pal, please sign up by FEBRUARY 20th!
This idea was inspired by the very talented Myra at My Little Mochi – she has conducted two postcard swaps in the past year – see the 2005 gallery of postcards here! and another gallery – the Art2Mail postcards. Check them out for some ideas!