Oh, yeah. Busy, I guess.
Anyway, today has been a decidedly un-lazy Saturday. I started out bright and early, hitting up a few garage sales (not much luck in that department, just came away with a few kids’ books, a cute ceramic pitcher (perfect for all those times I…uh…use a pitcher? Whatever I like it), and some linen napkins I haggled down to $0.25 from $2.00. Jeff actually *volunteered* to join me in my weekend Goodwill run, and then after a few more errand-y stops we decided to have lunch at the Loop and partake in the big sales this weekend.
You’ve gotta give me credit, I was *very* restrained (I tried to keep in mind that Strange Folk is next weeked, and saved my pennies thusly). I *only* bought yarn for a gift knit from Knitty Couture, and…one other thing.
Have you heard of Alyssa Ettinger? I have! I have! I’ve seen her stuff on Ravelry and mentioned in a local St. Louis magazine before. So I was thrilled when, in the Craft Alliance shop this afternoon, there was a teeny little clearance shelf with a few of her pieces on it, marked to 50% off.
The unattainable just became attainable, and there was much squee-ing.
But remember my forced frugality? I did my absolute best, and only came away with one little bit of awesomeness, representative of the Knitware collection’s overall beauty:
Just one teensy weensy little bitty cup, perfect for, oh, I don’t know…
Yes, perfect. A wonderful companion to one of my mom’s designs.
I love surrounding myself with handmade beauty 🙂
Go check out Alyssa Ettinger’s shop to see more of her Knitware and Milk collections. Truly beautiful and creative and amazing. I’m glad I was able to buy just one tiny piece 🙂
(Hey St. Louisians: There were several pieces left as of Saturday afternoon! Another small cup like mine, a couple taller vase-like pieces, and a wider, shallower bowl. 30-50% off regular price)