My little country spend-a-thon began visiting the 'rents in my hometown. I was lucky enough to land there on a Saturday for the town farmers market where lurking among the prize winning zucchinis and home made jam, I discovered a table full of crochet.
A lovely lady was selling her hand crafted wares, including teflon pot scrubbers. Say what? Crocheting with teflon? Why ever would one want to do such a thing? (She assured me she wore gloves.) Her prices were far too low for that kind of torture. I picked up a few granny-square dish cloths, you know, just to support my peeps.
Next up? I hit every thrift store in town...
A whole set of matching hotel ware from the 60's!Button haul '09! I believe the haul of '09 is much better than button haul '08. I couldn't resist sorting them the minute we got back to the cottage.
I also picked up a whole whack of vintage knitting and crochet patterns:
I'm amassing quite a library of these. I especially like the older ones:
I'm thinking of doing a regular once-a-week-ish post featuring vintage patterns. They really pack a lot of entertainment value! Besides, I think my knitting news might be a little bland in the next couple of weeks.
Yup, still entrelac. Still yellow. Slightly longer. This one may take a while.
See? I can support consumerism anywhere! Who needs malls when you've got farmers markets and charity shops?