Rummage Find! 05/04/2009
Woo, what a couple of weeks it's been!  I got tremendously ill (don't worry, it's not swine flu) fought my way through a week of work, lost my engagement ring (or thought I had for a few hours, at least) and struggled not to injure myself while taking up yoga.  Typing it out, it doesn't sound like that much, but boy have I been stressed out.  And what makes me feel better?  Yarn, naturally.  But what doesn't make me feel better in these harsh economic times?  Spending money.  How, gentle reader, is one to handle these competing impulses?  The desire to partake of a healthy dose of retail therapy combined with a serious spending money guilt complex?

In a word: rummage.  I visited my local SPCA rummage store, which has the benefit of being inexpensive and supporting the wonderful animals at the local shelter.  And look what I found!  This picture is terrible, I know, but if you look closely, you can see four, count them, four recycled yarn sources!  The green is 100% cotton worsted, the white is the softest darned acrylic worsted weight, the orange is a light finger/lace weight 100% cotton, and the tan is a fingering silk/ramie combo.  It was the perfect solution to my new yarn needs, and each cost me only $2.00!  And, don't worry, all those kinks will come right out when I knit, plus I know they're enough for a sweater because they were all large sweaters to begin with!  The orange was even a men's large, which makes me very excited because I've been dying to take on a lace weight project.  I think it will be the next in my queue ... but what pattern?  Oh, the joy!  I need to finish my 1930's pullover so I can get going.  I've been so exhausted due to my illness that I haven't had the energy to do anything when I come home from work.  But, I promise that this will change and I'll have more projects and more updates to the site very soon!


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