I went home for the holiday weekend and my mom and I spent a few hours garage-saling (a word I made up just now, verb; shopping at garage and yard sales). I had some great finds! The best? Check this out:
I got a pair of these – and the best part is that they rock back and forth. I would guess they’re from the 30s
or 40s at least and they’re super solid, in great, sturdy shape. My parent’s were pretty jealous and threatened t
o steal them. Why am I so excited? What do
I plan to do with them? Well, I think I’m going to knit new covers for them. Annie Modesitt has a pattern that is sort of like what I want to do – you can see to the left. I’m not a fan of the pattern itself. The instant I saw these chairs, I instantly thought of an Interweave Knits pattern that features lots of cabling designs and a gorgeous natural look. I’m not sure when I’ll ever have a pair of finished chairs… but I think there’s some good potential in these chairs. Check out the IK version (different chair):
I got a few other good finds: Some neat retro pyrex, and… a ton of sweaters! There’s a university back home that does a huge garage sale of all the stuff the students leave behind. I got a bunch of sweaters to felt for different projects, and a few to take apart for the yarn. The best was a hand-knit Irish Aran sweater. It was on the top of the pile after I’d walked away – I saw it and almost killed 3 people trying to grab it.
There’s a ton of wool in it – I already took it apart and balled it. If I had a scale, I’d weigh it to get an idea of how much there is… but I know it’s a lot!
And finally, I got some old knitting and crocheting booklets. Follow the jump for more photos and some smarmy comments.
These are some baby blanket patterns from a booklet dated 1941. I love these patterns!
Pretty sure this baby is pooping. Right now.
Let’s forget for a minute that these are toilet paper covers and are inherently absurd. Can we also discuss the absurdity of such dolled-up, elegant southern belles spending their days hiding toilet paper rolls?
These are garments are… interesting.
Ok. The best part of these sweaters? The discription:
I actually really like this motif!