I have to admit, I was not in a good mood. Having found out that I was gonna be off another coupla' weeks from my job, didn't make me feel good about going to a yarn sale, even it was the Superbowl. It was only out of obligation to my blog, the readers and the Edelman's, that I decided to go.
The final flyer that I received in the mail, wasn't a big help either. As a veteran, I knew the yarns that would be on sale, from the store. So there really wasn't anything advertised that caught my eye.
Nevertheless, as I was completing a holiday order on the subway (I didn't say I didn't have any work), my mood perked up, as it usually does when I knit on the train; I reckoned, that the real reason I'm going to this sale, is not for what's on the flyer. It's for the non-advertised surprises that spring up.
AND I WASN'T DISAPPOINTED EITHER!
This was the scene when I arrived in the ballroom at around 5:30 p.m. EST. Shocking! No crowds, and, unlike last year, there was no line leading from the entrance, all the way back to the bar, with the sales assistants letting in only a few people in at a time (thank the Ancestors for that, though. Me and my friends were a bit tipsy by the time we made it up to the entrance. Some sisters forgot altogether, that they were there to buy yarn).
The staff didn't look wiped out either, yet (shhhh). At the register, Trudy Edelman did inform me though, that her shoes were off. The opening rush this afternoon must have been fierce, but they are better prepared this year, having TWO, count 'em TWO cashiers (last year the wait on line averaged two hours–only the strong survived).
But, get this: the whole heart-stopping lagniappe is–there's a WHOLE LOT OF NEW YARN!
So, all of you needle-workers in the Tri-State Area, do whatever you must to get here! You have two days left! And for you folks who think you can get over because you live in Queens–the store is closed this week, for the sale, ha ha!
Now, check the yarn. And my pics are only a small part of what's on sale! (click for enlargements)