Sunday, September 09, 2007

Boot Fail

No, it isn't a typing error, it's how I feel about this mornings efforts. I only do one, or at the outside two, Boot Sales a year, and decided that I really, really must make the effort and clear the clutter so DD and I packed the car last night, got up before the crack of dawn this morning, and spent several hours in the field only to find we had brought home the princely sum of £34.45! We sold lots and lots of bits - but they were exactly that, 10p bits 20p bits, the odd 50p and even rarer £1 bits. So I guess I shouldn't be too put out as I do have more space in my garage now. But it really didn`t help matters that by the time we were ready to come home, one of the major roads near by had been closed and so my best route back was now a 7 mile queue of solid traffic going nowhere and not even moving - so my only alternative was a 20+ mile detour :-(

On the bright side though, my one (and only) purchase was this...

1500g of Lopi Chunky (plus needles) for ........£5!!! I`ve been wanting to make a felted bag for some time - ok the colours aren`t that exciting but for that money, it`s a great way to try and see if I do like felting.


And here's one I made earlier.....

and which I intended to post a picture of for ages. In amongst the items I cleared from Rene's I came across this little chap that I knitted for her many, many years ago. It was lovely to think that she liked him enough to keep him all that time. He`s another of Jean Greenhowe's designs, and I thought he was just perfect for a knitting artist.

5 comments:

Queen of the froggers said...

Oh wow! your artist reminded me that me and my Mum made loads of them when I was young and lived at home! The ghost was my favourite!

Sarah said...

Great boot sale bargain there and your two at once socks look great.

Helen said...

Excellent bargain yarn there!

dreamcatcher said...

Felting is addictive! Great yarn bargain too. Love the little artist figure, at first I thought it was Windy Miller :-)

Soo said...

I love Lopi yarn. Well, I remember loving it when I made tons of Icelandic style sweaters at university! I expect it will felt really well.

And I love the knitted artist.