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I think I need to stop going to flea markets...

my DH and I went to what we loving call Jacktown last weekend. I believe it's actually called the Blue Mountain Steam show--something like that. Tractors and small engine show...BUT there's also a flea market in the back area where you can find everything from placemats to tractor parts...and the occasional....sigh....

I believe there was about 12 rug yarn skeins (which I'd been looking to find) along with about 6-8 other misc skeins...2$...I also got a deal on a whole tote full of stuff--no only was there 2 half completed sweaters-without pattern unfortunately-but there was also the following..

I really have been knitting---not just buying more...honestly!! I finally finished my friend's queen sized afghan--pics to follow tomorrow. Over on Ravelry, not only have I added ALL my stash on, but now have about 40 items in my queue in a pathetic attempt to find a "home" for my yarn. I plan on using a lot of the rug yarn to make a circular rug..looks very cool--can't wait to start! I also plan on making the Great American afghan-there's a stashbuster in the making also. For my campground knitting, which needs to be something I can do without checking a pattern, I think I'm going to stick to dishcloths and log cabin baby afghans , unless something else no brainer pops up. Hard to talk and read a chart at the same time. I've tried that and trust me--it's painful..lol.

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Comment by cherylbwaters on June 12, 2010 at 8:52pm
Well, let me know if you do!
Comment by PickleSue on June 12, 2010 at 7:19pm
No, Cheryl. I haven't sprung for the book yet. Still recovering from that last purchase. :) I'm looking forward to owning it, though. (Like I need it. :P)
Comment by banklady6 on June 12, 2010 at 2:37pm
I'm using a bunch of the yarn I've gottten in the past on the GAA, and the rug yarn is all balled up ready to go on the rug--soon. I started an afghan for my coworkers cousin-lovely squares..no weight involved til the end lol..
Comment by cherylbwaters on June 12, 2010 at 1:14pm
Pickles, my book came! It really has some nice techniques in it. It also has some pictures of some museum pieces that are quite stunning. Too bad the patterns for those aren't in the book. There is one that is a felted entrelac that really looks interesting. Did you end up ordering one?

Mary, have you started anything yet with your great find?
Comment by cellogirl on June 12, 2010 at 6:56am
Sounds like the Great American Afghan is a great swatching experience--learning experience, of course!! Just got Barbara Walker's series Treasury of Knitting Patterns--should be enough for a couple of afghan's worth!! With your stash of "found" yarns, it should be an excellent stashbuster!! Don't think it's a candidate for campfire knitting, maybe a fishing boat a la EZ!! The song Happy Trails comes to mind--have a great camping summer!! We just hibernate during this heat and humidity season!! We'll come along vicariously, hoping to hear details!!
Comment by cherylbwaters on June 4, 2010 at 5:55pm
I found it at Barnes and Noble. I bought one for around $10 plus shipping. It says it is a new copy but we'll see. But there were copies up to $60 something. There were still several others much less expensive. For BN check here and here. Amazon says it's out of stock. But I understand it is out of print. There are still a few reasonably price on BN. Good luck! Let me know if you get one.
Comment by PickleSue on June 4, 2010 at 3:45pm
So Cheryl- did you find it? and where??
Comment by cherylbwaters on June 4, 2010 at 5:55am
Pickles, I got so engrossed last night trying to find a copy of this book that I forgot to come back here leave a thank you for giving us these links! So: Thanks! They do look similar to Frankie Brown's blankets.
Comment by banklady6 on June 4, 2010 at 4:47am
wow! that's very cool also! I can't wait to start the other. I have so much yarn I could probably do this one and the ten stitch..lol
Comment by PickleSue on June 3, 2010 at 8:58pm
Whew! It took me a long time to re-find this thread about the rugs. :) I found another one that looks amazing. It's in an old Interweave Knits- Spring 2005. The pattern is HERE on Ravelry. The same designer has one just about the same in the book The Knitted Rug HERE. I have the old IN KNits, but the book looks really interesting, too. :) They both look similar to the one Cheryl linked.
-Peggy

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