Monday, May 21, 2007

Rummage Around

I know it's been a while since I posted something. We've been busy around here with swimming lessons for the older two kids and Hubby went camping and fishing this last weekend. He took the camera so I couldn't take pictures for the blog. I went out to garage sales this weekend with the kids since it was the local community sales. Here is an awesome dresser/buffet thingy I got for $8. I love this! and Brent said he would refinish it for me since it looks like it may be maple underneath the paint. I kind of like it like this too. Sort of shabby chic right? This ottoman was calling my name too. I thought I might recover it but the current fabric is growing on me. Pretty huh?
I also found a futon for $15! We had been just saying maybe we should get one for our upstairs den area. It isn't super fancy but what do you expect for $15?
The Robin Hood Jacket is finally growing, here's my progress. I think I doubled the size last night while knitting with Jess.
I am working on this hat for a girl at work who is due soon. I got the pattern from Crystal Palace yarns free pattern site, you can see the pattern here.

The version I have of this pattern calls for fingering weight yarn but, I'm using Lilly Elite Cotton in worsted weight. I see they have updated the pattern for worsted weight now. I think the color is called fern but the label only gives a color number 05235. It reminds me of Oscar the Grouch :)
I am gearing up for the big Memorial Day weekend, trying to clean house and get my ducks in a row. Any of my family staying over?? Hope you all have a great week!

3 comments:

Sandy said...

Wow, Senja, you really lucked out at the sales! i really like that buffet-thingy and the ottoman's fabric is quite pretty!

Naomi said...

the baby hat will be cute. W would love it!

yer old lady said...

I REALLY like that dresser/buffet style. NICE! Man you were busy at the rummage sales eh? That baby will look like a little sweet elf in that hat...cute!