Brimfield and Knitting ALL THE THINGS
Today you get a recap of our trip to Brimfield as well as an update on my knitting of all the things. And a near-miss disaster.
Last week was the first Brimfield antique show/flea market of the season. Paul and I try to go to all of them (May, July –ugh, hot– and September). This time it was a perfect Brimfield day – overcast with a mild temperature – and we stayed for much longer than we usually do, racking up over 22,000 steps (per our Fitbits). Usually the sun/heat gets the best of us and we are gone after our usual Pilgrim sandwich/falafel wrap lunch at 11:00. This time we left at 3:30pm after arriving at 8:30am!
We found all kinds of stuff! Before I show you what we got, here is what we didn’t get….
A lot of hands:
A personalized play oven/stove and fridge:
Mary in a bathtub and on the half-shell:
A lot of bells:
You can barely see the two shoppers in the tent, but they were ringing them all.
Here is what we did get:
Three stools and a traffic light:
The yellow stools are not as old as the red one but they are still old. They are joining the free one we got last weekend (in the back of that picture). Paul will be busy. And he has always wanted a traffic light for his garage. You know, there are a lot of cars in there so he needs it. Ha!
Then there is the glassware:
The set of four with the pretty blue flowers were a find for Paul’s mom since she has broken some glasses lately and told us to keep an eye out for some. The two blue Capri glasses are joining the other four we got several years ago. They look horrible against the yellow table but trust me, they are a very pretty blue.
The Fire-King butter dish is something I obsessed over at the Bouckville/Madison antique show and regretted not getting so when I saw it here, I snapped it up. I know, it’s just a butter dish. BUT IT IS A COOL BUTTER DISH! It is not overly huge like a lot of butter dishes these days. It fits a stick of butter just right.
I got the creamer on the left by mistake. Found that one first, thinking it would go with our square blue Fire-King dishes. Then I saw the one on the right and realized that is the one that would match. The one on the left will be going on ebay.
Last is the framed advertisement of a Buick Special Wagon. Because it’s cool.
That’s all. We found a lot this time – some trips we go home with nothing but kettle corn. Which we did not get this time, opting to share a HUGE m&m cookie instead. We both wished we didn’t share it – it was yummy.
In knitting news, I have started ALL THE THINGS:
And I’m very close to finishing my Puerto Montt shawl:
Just need to finish up that left wingy thing. I love how it is turning out!
Finally, the Dazzling Dishcloths class I taught last weekend was small but fun!
They got a great start on their Almost Lost Washcloths!
How about this for a start to my day today?….. I had a near miss disaster this morning with the Broken Path shawl (the green one in the picture up there)….
Believe it or not, once it was all untangled (after I was swearing up a storm for not double-checking and making sure all the projects were safely on the coffee table and not dangling over the edge), everything is fine and I won’t even have to cut the yarn to fix anything. Amazing. Another win for the Roomba for not messing it up. Except now that thingy that the yarn is wrapped around isn’t spinning…
Ok, and I just counted my knitting works-in-progress and I’ve hit an all-time high of 18. That’s bonkers. I better get knitting.