Saturday, March 19, 2016

Back to Business

Our airport experience changed in Portland where we were greeted with rain while we waited for our baggage to be unloaded to the cart. And of course our umbrellas were in our bags. We still haven't gotten the hang of being Oregonians.
We had heard good things about the airport from everyone and weren't disappointed. The meal we ate wasn't overpriced and the food was excellent. I've certainly never experienced live music in an airport before. This guy was busking and selling CDs.
This guy was just selling CDs and at the other end of the concourse so you got music at either end - loved it.
Our layover was a couple of hours so we took a stroll to get the lay of the land. I've never seen play equipment in an airport either - great idea!
We were gone for several days so decided to use a local shuttle rather than have our car sit out in the weather and pay to park. If we had been gone one more day the costs would have been equal. When we walked out past security our driver was there, holding up a sign with Ian's name on it, just like in the movies. For about five seconds I felt like a celebrity.
I ordered yarn before we left and it was waiting for me when we got home. This 8/2 Tencel was from the Yarn Barn of Kansas "yarn club" priced at $5 a pound. The yarn cost $15 and the shipping cost $14.
This is the Tencel I bought at Webs when I was in Northhampton MA but the sale yarn is not the same.
Webs Tencel has a nice luster that the sale yarn is missing. I'm not sure how I'll use it though I will add extra warp on my next scarf and weave a small sample to see if luster appears when it's washed and ironed.
I also ordered this washable cotton/linen yarn from Knit Picks for the baby blanket. I am not pleased with the navy blue that will go between each color block so I'll weave it, but if I don't like it I'll order more yarn and save this for a baby gift.
The last order I placed arrived just last night. Webs had Tencel on sale, $7 off their usual price per pound so I ordered three replacement cones and four new colors. I figure the savings paid for the shipping. The fiber show I've been getting ready for is just one week from today and I hope I sell enough to cover my new yarn costs!


Michelle said...

I love PDX; I'm glad you did, too!

Anonymous said...

Hope you make more at the fiber show than just enough to cover costs! Curious to see what the sale Tencel does when you wash and dry it - my bet is that is doesn't change too much from the way it looks on the cone.