Spinrite or Bust
After 534 miles, 36 hours and close to 600 skeins of yarn between us girls, we made it home! Was it worth it? Absolutely, positively, without a shadow of a doubt, YES! Would we do it again? You can bet your sweet britches on it!
When you average out the retail prices of the yarn we scored and look at what we actually paid, it ended up being around $1.50 a skein. If you want to get technical and add in travel expenses it averaged out to be about $2.50 a skein. But how does one justify counting the travel expenses when we would do it again even if we didn’t get a single skein of yarn!?
Spinrite, for us, wasn’t all about the yarn deals…okay so they were definitely a driving force…but it wasn’t the only force, and honestly if it was just about the deals we would have probably not taken the trip. After all, if you’re crafty enough, watch for sales, and clip coupons, deals can be found anywhere. However, Spinrite is not just about getting a good deal it’s about so much more.
If not the yarn, then what? Everything! A road trip, good friends, good times…umm…meeting Mikey and Dan! The way I look at it, if you are going to go for the sales, you might as well go for it all! And go for it all is exactly what we did. With our decked out SUV, my friends and I hit the road for an adventure, and adventure is what we found.
Our first visit to the tent, on Friday, we got to meet Mikey and Dan and the awesomely cool staff at the Spinrite & Hampton Arts Tent. They made us feel like the most important people there…they attempted to make everyone feel that way. I was extremely impressed by the personal attention they gave everyone who came in.
Friday evening, we were fortunate to have Mikey and Dan join us for dinner at On the Waterfront Restaurant. They introduced us to a couple of other hookers that are some of the sweetest ladies ever! We were joined later by another guest blogger, Bobbie Asche, for some crocheting and wining. (Surprisingly enough, we did not get kicked out of the hotel!)
After our late night Friday, we still managed to get up early and be the first in line to get back into the tent for some slashed deals Saturday morning! Even the line was fun. We got to chat with hookers from many different places. Mikey came out and chatted with everyone and after consistent chants from the crowd, “Open the gate! Open the gate!” they let us in 10 minutes early.
With our bags filled again, and time ticking away, it was time to load things up and say goodbye to Spinrite.
We went a little crazy, we had a lot of fun, we bought a ton of yarn! We drove away with a honk of the horn and a shout of thanks…but not just for the yarn…for the opportunity, for the kindness, for the adventure and definitely for the hospitality. Our stashes grew, but so did our friends list.
Spinrite Tent Sale is so much more than a yarn clearance sale, it is an adventure! It’s yours for the taking. Comment and let Spinrite know we’d love to have them back! Let us know if you made it out to Washington, North Carolina, tell us YOUR story. We would love to hear it.
Casting off until the next time we hook up,