Sunday, January 25, 2009

thrifting again

yesterday in the morning I ran out to the thrift store and hit a motherlode :-)

These are for felting projects. Some valentine teachery things, some mittens and some Christmas.

JCrew This may be felted for a Christmas project or frogged for yarn, still deciding!

These are to frog:

100% cashmere

this one may need to stay in the felted state if I can't frog it.... will think of something nice to do with it as I have 2 other cashmere sweaters given to me that were felted.

GAP silk/wool blend

silk/cashmere blend

JCrew wool/angora rabbit blend already frogged the sleeves and back. The front was serged to the button band:-( so I'll felt that for mittens

I also got this beautiful mahogany serving dish made in haiti. It will be great for parties with crudité and dip in the center :-)

and 7 of these cute little silverplated knives which I'll use on cheese trays.

I came home smiling :-)


The Queen of Fifty Cents said...

Smiling...I admire your restraint! I'd have been jumping up and down and laughing maniacally!

Beverly said...

I was wondering if you have ever posted anything about the way you frog your sweaters. I have bought a few and have still not have sucessfully frogged one yet. I can never get the side seams apart correctly to get a continuous piece of yarn.


hakucho said...

You are very ambitious my dear :)

I don't think you'll be able to frog the felted ones. I've seen in the past on the Martha Stewart show making things out of felted sweaters. I think they made mittens. Check her website out there may be directions.

g-girl said...

wow, you hit the mother lode indeed! love the cashmere sweaters you found. makes me want to go out and run out to my local thrift store!