Saturday, August 31, 2013

Saturday Treasure Hunts & Knitting

I have a three day weekend. This is such a pleasure. I meant to get up early and go thrifting. Of course I slept in and then had lazy Saturday am coffees at home.  The happy result of this was getting to an Estate sale late at the half way point. This is when they throw everyone out of the house and make you line up all over again. Then when they allow you back in everything is half off. 
Lining up at 1 pm in the Hot Florida Sunshine!
I think they really use this time while we are broiling outside to run to the bathroom and eat their lunches.  Running a busy Estate Sale is a lot of hard work.  
The wait was well worth it.  I went home with a full trunk of goodies.

 I hope tomorrow is a nice sunny day so I can take pictures on the lanai. 

~Knitting Right Brain vs Left thoughts~
After a fun day of shopping I am ready to sit and relax with my knitting.
I have planned to try and make a lace scarf for well decades. I have started so many lace projects only to have them land in the frog pond.  I am going to blame it on my right brain vs left brain thought process.  Knitting is a visual pleasure (right brain). Counting lace patterns and looking at charts is analytic (left brain).  I have discovered I have no left brain. Ha! 

No Fuss Shade Loving Shawl

I also have a very hard time seeing that tiny itty bitty thread of lace weight yarn. I found a very simple pattern No Fuss Shade Loving Shawl I think despite all my problems I will be able to pull this one off. I hope so as the yarn Silky Alpaca Lace that I bought on Webs summer sale is really soft and lovely. 

Shade Loving Shawl
So stay tuned in and if you want a little shawl in your Christmas stocking you just might get one.


Araignee said...

That is going to be gorgeous. Those colors are to die for!

dianne said...

I have tried knitting many times. Can only do straight lines and cannot read a pattern at all. Now I knw why. I have no left brain either. I love the socks you made. Won't alpaca be warm in Florida?

Anne Arnold Pierce said...

I have to give all this stuff away to northerners. Warm socks are great here though. In the winter the tile and terrazzo floors are really cold.

Marieken Hoefnagel said...

I love the colours in that one! And congrats and all those lovely finds!

kathy b said...

Oh I didn't know about the second half of those sales. YOU DONE GOOD!