Hats and Yard Sales

Having used Christmas gift money to buy a coveted peg loom, I figured I should use it to knit more than the one baby hat donated to the Relief Sale last Spring.

It was purchased from DaLooms.  Since their handmade loom orders are filled as they come in, it took about a month to arrive.
The gauge is called Fine Sett Baby Loom, and the pegs are only ¼” apart, which is ju-ust right for using 3-ply sport weight yarn.
Each hat takes about 6 hours to knit, since the yarn is so fine and the pegs small and close together.

these colors were purchased when the yarn was on sale at Hobby Lobby

the label calls ‘em multi shades, but the effect of knitting on a round loom makes the pattern come out as a spiral

this one was a weird yarn with all the little lumps

it sure gets good compliments from folks who have seen it
and nice and warm for a little head

I went out into the neighborhood on my bicycle to check out some yard sales.  My mental motto is “If I can’t get it back home while riding the bike, then I don’t need it” but I am getting exercise on a nice morning.

Sure enough, good stuff

a winter coat for me $3 (my current one has served 8 winters)
a vhs tape starring Harrison Ford in the movie $1
a serving bowl for the church kitchen $2
two t-shirts to sew into tote bags $1
bake set of 4 small loaf pans $1
little cloth purse for craft use 10¢

see how much fun I have for less than $10?

At two different stops, the hostess was asked the price of the bicycle.  One did not even know what the customer was talking about, but I spoke up to say it was mine and not for sale.
The other place, the girl looked the age to be a college student, was quite persuasive, saying she would buy it, REALLY.

So I asked how would I get home if I sold my bike? and she offered a ride in her dad’s van there!
and what surprised me was that I hesitated a couple seconds before saying NO
knowing full well that I could not come to love any other bicycle as much as I do for this one

Ah, Yes, a good morning, indeed.
the last Friday before school begins

~~love and Huggs, Diane

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