Yes, because I am really a 12 yo boy…
On Sunday I made the 3 hour drive to Our Nation’s Capital, with 3 lovely lady companions (well, when I said I made the drive, I sat comfortably in the back knitting the whole time!), for the purpose of visiting the Old Bus Depot Markets for the Celebration of Wool day. The markets are a regular event, but the wool day is once (or is it twice?) a year. It was my first visit, and it was a very good market, I thought, not just for wool (and other yarns) but just generally. A really nice selection of other stalls (very little crap, like you can find at some markets) and some great food stalls.
So in case you can’t guess, the Big Balls refers to all the huge hanks (some formed into balls) of natural coloured merino, and the Hot Nuts is of course the freshly cooked caramel macadamias. I scoffed at the others when they said they were going to get some nuts, but when the nut man offered me a sample, I was sold like the most gullible person ever.
I think between us we’d eaten half the bag before we even left the market (ok, it was mostly me!) And I only bought them as we were walking out, heh! (this photo was taken after I’d arrived back home and had a few more…)
|Merino Twist x 2, MCN sock and Merino Silk|
|Lang Jawoll Magic|
And this lovely from Rex and Evelyn Reynolds Yarn Supplies. I could have bought one in every colour, but restrained myself…although I did encourage others to partake, because buying vicariously is almost as good as buying for myself!
After tiring ourselves out shopping, we were in need of fortification, so headed to a great Malaysian/Chinese restaurant called Sammy’s, with some other Sydney knitting pals. And had a huge and amazingly inexpensive feast. With maybe just room for a hot chocolate (ok, and a chocolate sample plate) afterwards at nearby Koko Black.
After that we were ready for the trip back. It was a really lovely way to spend my Sunday, and Canberra turned on beautiful weather for us – my overcoat and huge shawl were not even required! Thanks to Ingrid and Linda for chauffering me!