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Heavens to Heather March 8, 2013

I was walking down the street one day…

Well, actually, I was relaxing at a bus stop on the north side of Portland, enjoying the clear blue sky, a sparkling view of Mt St Helens, the spring air in my face. Hmmm.

A lady walked into the little bus shelter across from me and started unloading a paper bag into a knapsack.

Her hair was a fluffy grassy color; what she was unloading was slightly more subtle but still in tone matching: incredible green YARN!!

I could not resist and had to butt in: “Where’d ya get that yarn?!”

“Oh, at a garage sale around the corner…” (More & more skeins flying into her sack).

By this time I was standing right by her haul – don’t remember moving.

Oooh. Lovely Harrisville worsted. A lot.

And I was suddenly in the basement of a little bungalow rousting around in a big basket:

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For 10 dolla: 5 skeins Harvest Gold, 3 skeins Sky Blue, 1 Skein Marigold, and one orangey-nasturtium colored one-ply skein.


What’s even more shivering my timbers is that these colors are still being offered (in various updated *new* hipper names and lines) on their site.

It’s Friday and I’m f.i.n.e.

7 responses to “Heavens to Heather March 8, 2013”

  1. Terri says:

    Sometimes it really pays off to take public transportation! Enjoy your haul.

  2. meg says:

    Whimper. That oughta have you high for some time to come. :o)

  3. TSKTSK says:

    Are you saying this never happened to you in Chicago? Me neither…

  4. Seanna Lea says:

    Lovely colors. While I like some tweeds, I more commonly prefer heathers. My stash is full of them!

  5. Bonne Marie says:

    I love heathered yarn – it has such color riche!

  6. Celeste says:

    Wow, what luck!

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