And I also got two wooden bracelets for $1

Last August, we stumbled upon the Woodland Art Fair here in Lexington and had some fun wandering around and admiring the art, watching people, and sweating. We noticed last year that there were lots of yard sales in the neighborhoods around the fair, so this year, we got up early and trawled the nicer neighborhoods for new old stuff. The fickle yard sale gods smiled on us and we went home with:

A huge green rug for our echo-y finished attic and the most adorable cream vinyl chair! $7.00 each.
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AND…

A set of four metal swivelly (but seatless) patio chairs. David’s been wanting to create some sort of oasis back there complete with fire pit and hammock. $5.00 each.
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On the knitting front, I learned a new skill:

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STRANDED KNITTING! I never thought I’d learn, but then I did and it really wasn’t hard at all! This is the Thorpe hat from ravelry in Cascade Eco+ and Cascade Lana Grande and it is BIG, which is good, because it is for someone with a lot of noggin’ to cover. Big brains, you know.

I also knitted this Swiffer Cover from the Mason Dixon book that I got for Christmas last year.

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I was disappointed because it was a little big (loose knitter + non-gauge checker = things that come out too big), but then we washed and dried it and it now fits like a glove! AND, bonus: it didn’t fall apart in the wash! That is quality, my friends.

Over the weekend, I also bought some superwash wool so that I can start a series of projects for my niece, Ellie, who will get the most stuff for Christmas because: 1) I love her best and 2) she is little, so knitted items for her are fast.

Enjoy your week!

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3 Responses to “And I also got two wooden bracelets for $1”


  1. 1 Rosann August 17, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    Fun finds at the yard sales. And did you make that hat for Dad H. Ha ha

  2. 2 Rosann August 17, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    Oh and also, that is the neatest swiffer cover thingy. You are a knitting genius. (Is that how you spell genius?)

  3. 3 Carrie August 19, 2009 at 7:17 am

    Did you know that you have crested 3,500 visitors??? Soon someone from HGTV is going to pick up on this little blogect of yours and you are going to have your own knitting special (blog + project = blogect, by the way. I toyed with “blogspiriment” but it didn’t have the same ring to it…)

    Too bad neither one of us would be able to watch your show, though, since we don’t have the luxury of cable…but rest assured that mom would be DVR-ing every episode 🙂


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