Monday, April 07, 2008

Swapping: the new shopping

If you haven't participated in a clothing swap, I highly recommend it. I recently scored some barely used heels and an awesome pink vintage trench at a swap Cathy hosted. To ice the proverbial cake, I discovered another swap within the very same week. Last Sunday the Workroom and City of Craft hosted a craft swap! I unloaded a big 'ole bag of under-appreciated yarn and fabric and exchanged it for this meaty haul:

The goods, clockwise from bottom:

1 -A couple of peacock feathers soon to become earrings. A couple of months ago I bought myself a pair of peacock feather earrings and promptly left one somewhere between King and Church and Kensington market. Should you find a stray peacock feather in this vicinity, please return to P.O. box...
Serves me right, really. What am I doing buying things I can make myself?

2 - You know I can't resist a vintage knitting booklet when I see one, so I could hardly pass up Patons gloves and mitts. Nothing too wacky in there, just good, solid handwear. (Is handwear a word? It sounds wrong. And somehow...dirty)

3 - Two silky fabrics destined to become the infamous Simplicity 4077 :

I'm a big fan of view "D" (bottom modeled pic). I've never sewn buttonholes before. Pray for me!

4 - Last but not least; YARN! After ransacking the yarn table, I managed to narrow my choices down to just two skeins. I tried to take something I may actually use rather than going the omigod-it's-free-yarn-take-as-much-as-you-can-carry route. It's a nice single ply, bulky yarn I suspect is to be a wool/mohair blend. Judging by the shape of the skein I'm ruling out Lamb's Pride bulky, but it's definitely similar. Anyone have an idea what it might be?


Reckless Glue said...

nice haul! I don't dare get back into sewing might kill me. But I love that pattern too, and all those "built by wendy" simplicity patterns I've been eyeing for a while as well. I'm hoping to score all of them as a lot on ebay someday.

knitography said...

That purple yarn looks quite a bit like Lopi.