Tuesday, November 01, 2005

winter's coming...



it's time to take out the stacks of vintage craft magazines, patterns, and knitting guides i uncovered throughout the summer!

this is one element to thrifting that hadn't even occured to me until recently - thrift shops and estate sales are often brimming with retrocrafty treats. fabric, buttons, knitting needles; you name it. it's not only a fantastic way to accumulate heaps of unusual raw materials and ideas that your friends will swoon over, but it's also a very inexpensive way to build up a vast collection of potential rainy (snowy) day projects.

here's to a cup of hot cocoa, frosty windowpanes, and finally mastering the art of knitting this year!

4 comments:

patricia said...

i have that very same book pictured -- much as i hate living in a retiree "mecca" the crafty and mid-century finds are overwhelming at times...

jenny vorwaller said...

oh wow! that looks like an awfully great book. Mmm hot coca and retro crafting...so theraputic.

Server Girl said...

i think i may start scouring thrift stores again...when it is cold...crafts start calling my name!

lucky olive said...

patricia - i know what you mean about the love/hate thing! i consider this phase of life the 'gathering good stuff' phase. :) then we can move back to the city and make 'em all drool.

jenny - yes! embrace the cocoa!

server girl - me, too! i swear that's the only way i'll survive this winter...