Thursday, October 25, 2012

thrifty thursday

i was at the flea market a couple of weeks ago, and there was a man there with a table full of vintage textiles. i was looking at them, and saw this granny square afghan folded neatly in the corner. the last thing i needed  was another crocheted blanket , but this one was quite lovely and beautifully made, and all WOOL, not the dreaded acrylic (although i will admit that i have a new-found respect for acrylic yarn and it's better feel, washability and low-cost-li-ness!) just for the heck of it, i inquired as to the price...$5.00!!!!! five dollars!! so, of course i bought it, and it's perfect!

it kind of makes me sad to think that someone did all of this work, hours and hours, perhaps YEARS, and this beautiful blanket ends up on a table at the flea market for $5.00. well, i appreciate it and will take good care of it, and that means no evil kitty claws! sorry violet! you may pose ever so sweetly for the photos, but then off you go!

in other exciting news, i made these damn cute little slippers the other day. they are really easy and quick to make. you can find the pattern here on etsy: EvasStudio.


  1. But if Violet's payment for all the excellent modelling isn't the use of the blanket, what is?

    1. oh, i'll fold up the blanket and she'll have the bed back again! she also enjoys a bit of dried salmon :)