Monday, November 17, 2008

Deal of the Week


This is what I found at the thrift store this week. It was marked $2.00, but it was half-off day, so I got it for a dollar. I've always wanted one of these overnight cases, and of course getting it for a dollar added to the thrill. I love round things, and these always remind me of something Audrey Hepburn would carry to Europe in the movies, or maybe something Marlo Thomas as Ann Marie in That Girl would carry to visit her parents in Brewster.

The inside is in perfect shape, no tears and no ruinous stains. I decided to use this case for my knitting WIPs.

First, there's the sock I made. I've only got about an inch done of the mate, but once in awhile I put on the single sock and admire how cozy it is.


Then there's the collar of the Vogue Sweater I'm knitting with Catherine and Susan. We're chronicling our progress on our blog.

On top I put my February Lady Sweater, which is very popular on Ravelry. I'm doing mine in two-tones, though I haven't decided if the sleeves will be green or teal.

The needles and other paraphernalia fit nicely in the pocket, and it looks great standing next to my chair in the living room. It's an improvement over the overflowing basket, which I've reorganized so that it's less of an eyesore.

I don't think Audrey nor Ann carried knitting in their round overnight cases. Poor things didn't know what they were missing.

12 comments:

Vicki W said...

That's very cool! Who knows? Maybe Audrey did knit on the sly.

Plays with Needles said...

First of all, the round bag is TDF!! Secondly, you are one busy knitter...Your collar is coming along nicely and no, I haven't gotten much past the collar. I took my fingerless gloves to the beach -- not my sweater so...not much to report. Just realized I should be commenting over on the blog so off i go...

Allison Ann Aller said...

So now I've got the theme to "That Girl" stuck in my head!
Very nice case and review of your projects underway...

Kay said...

The pink color makes it especially cool--that suggests Elle Woods in Legally Blond, although it's too retro for her, I guess.

jettstream said...

I don't know how on earth you could have any more fun for a dollar! Cute bag, cute idea. Wish I had the tapestry one I used to carry for sleep-overs....

Scrapmaker said...

Nifty case, perfect purpose! Jen

Debra said...

Ohhhh, you so lucked out! The closest I ever had to a round overnight bag like that had a hair dryer in it! Remember those??

Finally got my Hoffman fabric and I really do like it!

Finn said...

Hi Barb, sorry to be missing so much the past couple of months. I've let myself get very carried away with the UFO challenge. I think of you often, when ever I beautiful things embellish or with additional embroidery added. The over night case is just wonderful and what a great use for it. And I love your knitting projects. You are the 'greenest' person I know, and I so admire that. Big hugs, Finn
P.S. I look forward to seeing your scrappy Kitchen Sink look alike!

Granny Fran said...

Wow, what a glam case, and for only a dollar! When I was young that is the kind of case that models carried to and from their shoots. It is perfect for your knitting WIPs.

swooze said...

Great find, cool idea!

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