Tuesday, 9 June 2009


G'day to you -- here in Port Adelaide I'm in the midst of preparing for Bendigo Sheep and Wool Show and for my annual festival trip overseas, so please excuse if the market stall is a bit messy! 

Thank you to everyone who came by on the holiday weekend. The wool stocks are greatly depleted, but have no fear, more is on the way from the lovely mill peoples.

Special hello to Colleen, who came by to show me the shawl she made out of some McLaren Vale CSW. It is AMAZING -- her lace is just gorgeous. I wanted to grab it and keep it, but I reckon she's not letting that one go! 

And hello to my fave mother/daughter team -- the spinner in the family is going fab on a new spindle -- youngest spinning customer award to her! *waving* I really really wanted the purple/blue with sparkle/glitz handspun she was making. Very pretty. 

Look out for some awesome crocheted bags from Raphael around town -- he's making some outrageous bags for his mum and sis. Lucky women! And he went away with almost all the Puna and dark plummy purple aloo. There is a bit more left, so let me know if you'd like to play with some. Puna is my light purpley orchidish colour. 

This week: I'll be gearing up for festivals, but still bringing new yarns to the Port Markets.  If you have a special request, please let me know and I will do my best to accommodate them in the dye runs this week. 

CU at the markets, M


Piecepatcher said...

It's me, Colleen, waving to you Melissa and all the Adelaide Stranded in Oz fanatics:)
I think I'm addicted to my trips to Port Adelaide.
As usual I didn't come home empty handed. Can you believe that as I sat in the car on the way home occasionally I had to put my hand in the yarn bag just to feel it's lovely softness...ahhh, crazy or what??
Happy travels.
thanks Melissa

Mel said...

*laugh* *waving back* I'm sooo glad you liked the yarn. You snagged a serendipity skein of pure merino singles -- I've painted a few, but have yet to have time to knit some. !!! It's not crazy. When the shipment arrived, I squished it all, every single hank had to be gently caressed (in a most lady-like manner of course) -- every hank is a winner. There isn't anything like it I reckon. Have no fear -- the lot that is left is going to Bendigo Sheep and Wool this year.