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Saturday, October 14, 2006

the haul

not too big a haul, i was a good girl.

allegheny treenware makes the beautiful spoons, forks and cake servers. after i purchased these for our kitchen, i went back and bought more cake servers for christmas prezzies. mine are cherry, maple and fiddleback maple. they are all incredibly reasonably priced.

couldn't resist buying this spun pewter tankard for my son. the deer antler handle is very comfortable in the hand. thomas pierson is the metalsmith, no website, email

sneaking away from terri for a minute, i picked these blue glass earrings for dd, and an adorable pair of handmade glass sheep earrings for a hostess present for terri. karen hill of riderwood maryland makes the glass jewelry.

alas, i discarded the tag from this wood basket, i know they didn't have a website on the tag.

i love it. luckily terri and i snagged them right away, as when we went back, there was only one left, hidden in the display. the sides are spalted maple, and the slats are walnut, maple and cherry.

the basket makes a handy sock caddy :-)

on the needles, another pair of eleanora stockings, they are really too elegant to be socks. the first time i started knitting a different pattern with this yarn, it cried out, no no! i am too rich a gold to be any other stockings than eleanora! so i obliged.

cloudy saturday sky for sandy, nice and cool.


Blogger Cathy said...

I stood just about all your photos from last post to this one just fine (pretty much) ... but that basket sent me to the floor frothing with envy.

10:39 AM  
Blogger Alisha said...

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11:33 AM  
Blogger Alisha said...

I am in love with that glass jewelry and your great sock caddy!!!

11:34 AM  
Blogger Alisha said...

Sorry I double posted there....I was so excitted by that caddy and jewelry!!!!

11:35 AM  
Blogger margene said...

Socks in a wooden basket! PERFECT. Eleanora is such a great knit.

11:37 AM  
Anonymous Dipsy D. said...

Oh, that's definitely a bunch of real goodies that you got - I especially love the basket, it's just perfect! And your socks are coming along so beautifully, I can't wait to see them all finished!

3:52 PM  
Anonymous Laurie said...

The basket is a treasure.

And the yarn's gotta be what the yarn's gotta be.

7:22 AM  
Blogger Beth S. said...

What a great haul. I love the basket: it's incredibly striking.

Eleonora is on my list too... haven't found quite the right yarn yet, but I'll clearly have to check out Lisa's. :-)

1:06 PM  
Blogger Romi said...

Wow! Very cool haul! I'm pea green with envy. :)

6:06 PM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

The wooden utensils are lovely! And, that wooden basket is very unique!

6:35 PM  
Anonymous Kerry said...

Great collection - all of the wood pieces have such incredible grains. Add me to the list of basket fans...

7:17 PM  
Anonymous marti said...

what a great basket, it is simplisticly beautiful.

9:14 PM  
Anonymous Cassie said...

Ouch. How did you know that I have a weakness for handmade wooden spoons? Those are beautiful... very tempting. The Eleanora stockings are on my to do list, for sure. Soon...

11:27 PM  
Anonymous Denise said...

LOVE the basket - especially that diagonal handle! (the other treasures are beautiful too but I have a special fondness for baskets)

11:03 AM  
Blogger cindy said...

The basket is to die for....what is the name of the company??? Where do you get the pattern for Eleanora socks?? Will you be at Rhinebeck Saturday so I can see them...if they are finished that is...LOL.

2:51 PM  
Blogger jenknits said...

The basket and the utensils - totally cool! I love them all! Glad to hear that you had such a wonderful time. Did Terri like her sheepy earrings?

2:58 PM  

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