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Friday is for shopping…

Today it is anyway.  This afternoon I hit my favorite thrift store and the LYS.  I may have mentioned how much I love thrifting before… I think it’s the thrill of the hunt, plus you meet the most interesting people at thrift stores.  I’m usually shy, but thrift store people just start talking (ok, sometimes to invisible people, but still…)  It was a pretty good day, I managed to dig up a few cute tops, some summery skirts, and a purse I love, all for under $20 (there are a few items I didn’t take photos of too)

The bag is made of felt, and is precisely the sort of thing I would make if I made bags (which I don’t… my lone bag (The Fat Bottom bag) lies unlined and unloved because I fear sewing.)  My wardrobe is ridiculously huge, in spite of the fact that I regularly give things away or sell them at the consignment store, and I blame my thrifting habit.  I try not to let myself buy sweaters anymore though, unless it’s to recycle the yarn.

I went the Knit Nook and bought 2 back issues of Vogue Knitting (there are some really nice sweaters in the winter issue) and some pretty blue mercerized cotton to make Orangina (I decided I didn’t have enough Jaeger Siena to make it with, and I really don’t think Siena is a true fingering weight.)  I can’t figure out from the label what the brand is… umm, something German?  But it’s pretty, it’s the right weight, and it was cheap, so I’m happy.

And… I got the Sea silk I purchased off of Ebay.  I totally get why people rave about this yarn – it’s so lovely, luminous, and crunchy!  I was worried about the smell, because I can be sensitive to silk smells, but it is not overwhelming at all.  And the color… oh, it’s so pretty!  This one is lighter than the others in the Glacier colorway I have seen, which is why I bought it.  I’m going to make the Montego Bay scarf from the current issue of Knitty, just as soon as I finish the Boteh Scarf (almost there!) and I have an open slot for a small item.

And so it goes… I sell yarn, and then I buy yarn.  It keeps me from feeling as though I’m hoarding, and it makes me happy!

Tonight we’re having sushi out with friends.  I love Sushi so much that Marc has had to limit me on how often we go, or I would want to go every time we went out.  Fortunately, we have friends who love it as much as I do!  Now I’m going to go read my new knitting magazines.

4 thoughts on “Friday is for shopping…

  1. hey send me the bag and the fabric you wanted to line it with and I can do the sewing for you. I have my own bag line that my friends are bugging me to put on etsy but I am too interested in my knitting right now to be bothered to sew production quantities right now. I would love to help you finish up your bag.

  2. Hi,
    Lovely blue colours.The blue cotton yarn appears to be of a Norwegian brand.I am unable to read the label clearly, but the label looks very much like a ASA GJESTAL SPINNERI, which is a Norwegian make.

  3. Wow! So many pretty things! I like thrift store shopping too, especially on 50% off day. Can’t say I buy much but I love looking at what people give away. I always think that one day i will actually find something I gave away. Hasn’t happened yet. Also, wonderful job on the 80’s sweater…takes me back to the wave bangs, multiple colors scrunchy socks, and side ponytails.

  4. I adore the sea silk – beautiful!

    I love, love, love sushi – I could eat it every day (and sometimes I do have it three or four times in one week, between lunch and dinner!)

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