While not anywhere near as valuable as the spinning wheel we bought the other week, today's finds at the flea market were still quite fun (and cheap!).
Vintage-y NeedleworkI've always loved the vintage knitting and crochet and spinning items when I come across them. They remind me of the old Patons book I learned to knit from almost 30 years ago. They also remind me of the long history of knitting before me.
Today's haul from the flea market almost included a big bag of leftover crochet cotton, but the vendor at that table was ignoring me, so I figured I wasn't meant to own that. But two other vendors were quite pleasant and eager to sell.
I needed more steel crochet hooks like I need a hole in my head, but at $2, I figured I couldn't go wrong. I figure if $2 will buy me a photo op for the blog, it's worth it!
The magazines were worth it at 50 cents each...usually the vintage magazines go for a dollar and don't get down to 50 cents a piece until you buy a bunch. I also figure if I get one good design idea out of any of these four booklets, it will be worth the $2 investment. Plus, they didn't smell musty or smokey. Score!
Current CrochetI did some additional work on the Rowan LDK crochet afghan.
I still have quite a bit more work to do on this project, but I have put aside four balls of the Rowan LDK in a light blue color that I will use for some kind of simple border for this afghan, so at least I'm looking at the end.