Saturday, September 26, 2009

progress, purchases, and a MAJOR yard sale score!

First the progress. The North Pole christmas sock is coming along nicely, after the third try, you know, it's a charm. It kept coming out too big. I've finally figured out where the foot should end and the heel should begin, so I think it's going to work perfectly. Now it's just knit, knit, knit. It's a good, I have 10 minutes between clients project, even though it's not too stimulating.

Next, purchases, like I need more yarn. I stopped by the LYS on friday to get the 2 small needles there. Judy's magic cast on is so much easier on those kind of needles as opposed to straights. Well, they had a bunch of the zauerballs. Had to have one.
This one a a pretty cool berry color. I'm pretty sure I'm going to use it to make the shawl I saw on ravelry. Don't really care for it as socks, and I already have so many.
Speaking of socks, I'm expecting my socks that rock sept shipment any minute. I have to admit, I already peeked at some of the spoilers, and I'm sure I'm going to love it.

Now for the major score.....
I stopped by a yard sale this morning and bought a couple of knitting books for 50 cents. I pretty much always buy knitting books if I see them and they're cheap, just because. Well, and I still can't believe this one, the Alice Starmore book is a special one. It's out of print, has been for some time, will probably not ever be printed again, and it's kind of a cool book. It sells on Amazon for somewhere between $200-300. Yes, that's TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS! Not too bad for my 50 cent investment. Now, I have to think, do I want to sell it on ravelry for a couple hundred bucks, (that would buy a lot of projects), or, would I rather keep it. Tough call. I'll have to let you know, keeping it for now. Oh, by the way, the yarn was free. I really have to go to more yard sales!

We will now return you to your regularly scheduled nap.


Bea said...

Wow. Thats an awesome investment there. Wish I could find good stuff like that at yard sales here.

KnitNana said...

OHH! I'm not just green...I would almost kill to find that "FIND OF THE CENTURY!!!"
Aran Knitting?
You're kidding...No you're not. I'm drooling. Congratulations!
(I don't think I'd sell it - I'd give my eye-teeth for that book just for St. Brigid)

squiggi said...

It was all so innocent, too.
There was this pile of books. I kind of recognized the name as a knitting designer, and it just seemed kind of interesting. I would have paid at least $1 for it.
Imagine my surprise when I looked it up on amazon on a whim.
I'll be looking even more closely at yard sales now!