Our October meeting was a silent auction, which means people brought yarn, patterns, needles, and related things they wanted to sell or just get out of their stashes. First we set up everything on tables downstairs, with a bid sheet for each item. There was also a free table of patterns and yarn that people brought to give away.
Then the fun began: we prowled around all the tables, writing our names and bids on the sheets next to our favorite items, hoping that nobody else would outbid us. Several items did go for more than the requested minimum amount, but most sold at bargain prices.
Besides the auction items, one member brought several completed sweaters and fabric bags to sell–including a lovely Alice Starmore fair isle cardigan in soft colors. My auction sales included a set of Lantern Moon straight needles, a small Longaberger basket, and a bag of yarn left over from finished projects.
It was an interesting event and I’m told it happens every fall, so I’ll be searching my stash for more goodies to bring to the silent auction next year.