It's Garage Sale Time
Anyway, back to garage sales... Last week I found an Ott Light - yes, one of those true daylight types that lists on the Ott site for $79.95 for $1..!! And it works! I was using it the other night to see the stitches on the needles for the Adamas which continues to drive me to drink. (See team-mate #5 a couple posts back) This week (not stitching related) we found a treasure trove of cookbooks, the expensive kind, for 10¢ each.. I also found a $24.95 (the original plastic wrap & price tag were still on it) crossword themed lap-top desk for Mom for $1.50, complete with a crossword puzzle book & dictionary.
Because we were running around the sales later than expected on Thursday, I was late to our K4 meeting and in the rush forgot to take photos of the scarves I knit from donated Homespun before I turned them in. Suffice it to say, they were pretty. I brought home six more skeins of Homespun and I have two more finished and one on the needles. I'll try to get a picture of these before next Thursday.
One of the reasons that I've been spending more time on the scarves than the shawl is that the Summer Reading Challenge has started. I don't think I can really claim the Amanda Quick romance that's listed for June 1st (the start of the challenge) because I finished it around 12:49 a.m. But I've finished one of Tony Hillerman's Joe Leaphorn / Jim Chee mysteries and am deep in a second one with two more in the pile of library books. At one of the garage sales, we ran into three bookshelves of science fiction hard-bounds, many of them looking as though they'd never been opened. I bought an Elizabeth Moon space opera and DH found about six Terry Pratchett's that he had been wanting. I probably won't read much more than I usually do, but my challenge is to make sure that I record the books I finish over there in the sidebar (it's a fair ways down, so you'll have to scroll a bit). I've been very negligent in doing that so far this year. I aim to improve!