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Friday, November 11, 2016

Bazaar Swag!

Last weekend was the annual Scandinavian/Holiday Bazaar, and boy, did I clean house. I spent a liiiitle bit more than I planned to, but I don't regret a thing.

I behaved myself really well in the rooms on the main floor of the church. I got some fantastic doilies, and that was pretty much it until we went upstairs. In the main housewares room I kept my eye out for some old silver picture frames, but I didn't have any luck. Then we exited that room and BOOM. Right in front of us was the yarn room.

Honestly, the time I spent in the yarn room is a bit of a blur. But I got some great stuff. I got these four skeins of Lamb's Pride Bulky that are going to be this year's xmas sweater (yes, this year I am going to make an xmas sweater and actually have it done by xmas! I don't have a pattern for this one, I might just make it up as I go along), some Classic Wool that's going to become an Aiken, three skeins of Intermezzo Aran that will eventually become some kind of tee, and two skeins of Marley that are going to be a gorgeous chunky cowl (honestly, the colors in the Marley are the exact colors I'd love to dye my hair, so I was very excited about that). So, in total: two sweaters, a tee, and a giant cowl, and it all cost me just $35. 

After that, I wasn't really planning on finding much else, but then I found three vintage pattern booklets in the sewing and crafts room, from 1982, 1985, and 1993, and I am very excited about all of those, and I also got a new floral scarf and a necklace hanger. Overall it was a fantastic excursion, and I'm super glad we made it up this year.


  1. That is some seriously fun new stash! Cannot wait to see what you create.

  2. oooh, you made out like a bandit!! Love lamb's pride, I haven't knit with it for ages, but it's always a good yarn. And score on the vintage patterns!