Spinning a yarn: a story of shopping dedicated to every woman who goes shopping without intentions

by Charles Stirton August. 21, 2007 9143 views

Materials and cloth on sale at the Bath Farmers Market, England

This posting is dedicated to all the women I love whom have taught me so much about patience, spontaneity, decision-making, and a love for beautiful things when out shopping with them.

1. The shop was nothing much to look at from the outside. But enter its labrynthine interior and you entered a world that glowed with wondrous colours . Hundreds of precision parade bales of cloth were stacked along the walls and great swaths of multi-hued cloth tumbled over the counters. So much variety, but what to choose?

2. The choice was overwhelming. Perhaps not cloth. What about these beautiful yarns? Could she, she wondered, create something that she could add to what she already owned? But so many projects came to mind. Just how many of these should she buy?

3. To one side, in one of the corners and almost hidden from view, she spied a column of bundles of rolled up yarn. They seemed to resemble rainbow fish nets encrusted with jewels from the deep.

4. But which ones to choose? Ah, there was one that had every colour. Perhaps she could make something clever with that?

5. No, No. These are much better. She decided on the blue and the orange and suddenly it came to her. What about the black jumper she had at home. Perhaps she could swirl them around her neck, a bit like Dr. Who?

6. Should it be one or two colours?

7. Mmmm….. Maybe just the one colour?

8. Ah here is another colour. Choices, choices. No, she'll take all three, she decided. Actually, no. She'' sleep on it. So difficult to make up her mind. All this hard work deserved a strong cup of coofee at the Bath Farmers Market. So off she went.

4. And there it was. Just what she had imagined. It had to be fate. So she bought the lot for £9.99.

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Lynda 12 years, 3 months ago

As someone who knits- these yarns were tempting. Great shots and storyline.

12 years, 3 months ago Edited
Chris 12 years, 4 months ago

lovely set !! nice colours !

12 years, 4 months ago Edited
Txerra Cirbian 12 years, 4 months ago

Uuuummmm! What colours!!

12 years, 4 months ago Edited
Magpy 12 years, 4 months ago

these are wonderful pictures!

12 years, 4 months ago Edited
Krystyna Knypl 12 years, 4 months ago

lovely set!

12 years, 4 months ago Edited
Jane 12 years, 4 months ago

Stunning shots. And a bargain too!

12 years, 4 months ago Edited
Maxine 12 years, 4 months ago

I love the colours and textures.

12 years, 4 months ago Edited
Colin 12 years, 4 months ago

So many different things to choose from, certainly some really neat stuff about these days.

12 years, 4 months ago Edited
Carley 12 years, 4 months ago

Wonderful shiny, colorful textures....and textiles! Great set!

12 years, 4 months ago Edited
Michelle 12 years, 4 months ago

Great photos..I have used that kind of yarn in my scrapbooks before..

12 years, 4 months ago Edited
Jendayee 12 years, 4 months ago

I think I go as soon as possible to get some !
I agree very good sequence !!!

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