Sunday, October 15, 2006

What Great Luck!

We went to our local Value Village yesterday to look for costume ideas for Halloween. Did i tell you already it's my *favourite* holiday? We're hosting a party again but we're both a little stuck on ideas. J struck gold last night but i'm still thinking about some options.

Whil there, i of course found some other things. I love going to the bedding/linens section to find potential fabrics and i usually find really lovely bed sheets to act as lining for those Nappy Bags i make. Yesterday, as i was casually going through the racks, some dude came up to the row that i was just about to go into and pulled the most magnificant sheet out. He must have spotted it and targetted in on it. He then walked away. And i followed him. Not necessarily stalked, but i used this excuse to go find J. Maybe he would realize that he didn't really like it. And the guy held on tight to this great fabric. So i eventually gave up and lost sight of him.

I then when on to find this great knitting book. Aren't the pictures fun? I'm not sure if she's recognizable to anyone else, but i swear that's Tonya Williams from Young and the Restless fame. Too funny! I was excited to make a couple of the sweaters - that is until i got home and saw the whole book is in French!

Oh well, i didn't find a costume but i did find a great sweater and wonderful nursery rhyme book that could be used for those book bags, or not. So, as we were paying for the stuff, i had a funny feeling that i would find the sheet i wanted. I looked around for the dude, looked in the cashier's area, and VOILA, there it was crumpled on the floor, unwanted, and discarded. But waiting just for me!

It was my day after all!


Blogger michelleknits said...

oh excellent! can't wait to see what you do with it! you know, i still haven't been thrifting here, though the "free boxes" at the curb are chock full of stuff!

1:40 PM  
Blogger Carla said...

What good luck that you got the fabric after all! VV is the best.

6:03 PM  
Blogger mishka said...

That knitting book is fabulous! I'm with ya on the Tonya Williams thing. Looks just like her! I hope you'll be able to figure out some of the instructions and make a bitchin
butterfly sleeve sweater :D

6:49 PM  
Blogger krissy said...

oh, that's totally tonya williams. as soon as i saw that photo i was thinking, "heyy, isn't that..." and then i kept reading and you thought so too.

i love value village but haven't been for a long time because i'm a little broke right now. yep, even too broke for thrifting. blech. :(

8:37 PM  
Blogger Harmonia said...

LOVE the penguins on that fabric!

10:27 AM  
Blogger sunshine scribe said...

I love lucky days like that

And that is so Tonya Williams in that book!

Can't wait to hear what you decide to do for your costume :)

2:17 PM  
Blogger jen said...

yay! i love a happy ending to a thrifting story.

i went to the thrift store on sun. to get my halloween costume (it's my favorite holiday too!) and i thought i'd find exactly what i needed in the boys' section. when i didn't, i got discouraged but kept looking and eventually found just what i needed in the women's section, PLUS a really gorgeous sweater. the moral of the story -- patience and determination are important thrifting qualities!

5:21 PM  
Blogger S said...

If you still have that book, there are a couple of resources I've used to translate Norweigan patterns... Im sure they have french terms in there too.

There's also a book by Margaret Heathman that has knitting terms translated. One can't give up a great pattern even if its in another language!

And I agree that Value Village is great-- I think I'll go there tonight!

2:54 PM  
Blogger Carla said...

You're right, Kevin D is a cutie! I once saw him at the Horseshoe, he wasn't playing that night but some Arts & Crafts friends were, he was hanging out with a woman who was probably the mother of someone in the band, it looked so

But for me, after Amy, my BSS crush is definitely Andrew. The beret, the scars, the brainiac things he says, sigh.

9:14 PM  
Blogger Carla said...

Y'know, I saw Tonya Williams in a different knitting pattern book!

(and A from BSS is also a great musician and his curls bounce when he does the dramatic rock star moves)

9:01 AM  

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