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Old 04-11-2009, 11:25 AM   #1
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Update: Or Maybe I Wouldn't!
I went to the opening day of my local farmer's market this morning, wearing one of my handknit sweaters. As I wandered, I spied a booth displaying natural-fiber yarns. I made a beeline there shouting, "YARN!!!!" at the top of my lungs, of course!

There, I discovered a co-operative of women who were raising alpaca for fiber, but nary a knitter among them! (HOW is this possible, I ask you?!) I made what I was to find out was their very first purchase. And, as such, recieved a 50% discount FOR LIFE!

They admired the sweater I was wearing and asked if I had ever sold my knitting. I said that I typically knit for family and friends. They said that they could use a demo knitter during farmer's market and would I consider it. WOULD I?! OF COURSE, I WOULD!

They also said that they had a couple of gentlemen stopping by wanting to make a purchase, but had no one to knit for them, and would I consider freelancing my skills for those who needed a knitter. WOULD I?! OF COURSE, I WOULD!

And, oh by the way, each of the ladies really should have some kind of garment made from the yarn they sell to demonstrate its many uses. Would I consider doing that, too? WOULD I?! OF COURSE, I WOULD!

I had a really great morning!!!!!
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Old 04-11-2009, 12:24 PM   #2
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OMG! Total knitting bliss! I bet you are just beaming!!! Congratulations!!!
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Old 04-11-2009, 02:21 PM   #3
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How seriously cool is that? I love it when life just works out like that.

Have fun! (and sell them some tea while you're at it!)
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I would have been happy with just the discount. Holy crap, that's AWESOME.
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Good for you. Have fun doing all that knitting.
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How come everybody else always gets the breaks? The right person in the right place at the right time. Congrats and have fun!
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Old 04-11-2009, 04:25 PM   #7
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Holy cow, Moni! That is awesome!!
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Holy Smokes!! That is awesome!! I can't imagine making handmade yarn and not knowing how to knit with it to use it!!! You are VERY lucky! That is just AWESOME! Congratulations!!
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Well some people make yarn just because they like to spin, or for weaving. There's a lot of weavers who spin their own.
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If I didn't have this gorgeous skein of yarn as proof, I seriously think I would believe I had dreamed the whole thing!
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