Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Thrift store score

Check out the great (not so) little bundle I picked up for $7.99!


Unwrapping it was a bit like opening Mary Poppins' Bag!

There were even more things packed in than I thought when I bought it.

Very image heavy post, if you haven't already noticed ;)


15 pairs straights:

14" Sz 1,2,3,4(x2),6,7,10,10.5,11(x2), 19, plus a lone sz 15.

10" sz 3, 6, 9

These are all Boye or Bates.







5 pairs metal double-points, all with their original packaging (and a plastic ruler). These are marked from 29 cents to $1.00.

7" Boye sz 1, Phildar sz 2 (2.75mm), Zephyr 3 and 5
10" Boye sz 8.






Knitting Knobby, by Zephyr
Label says:
"Modern Version of the Old Horse Rein Spool Knitter

"FUN FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY. MAKING HATS, BELTS, BAGS, CHAIRMATS, PLACEMATS, ETC. COMPLETE WITH BASIC INSTRUCTIONS AND PROJECTS

C.J. BATES & SON"






Knitting looms? And an afghan pattern that uses them, from a 1982 issue of Family Circle.











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Some ribbon remnants and loaded bobbins.


























Some rather, um, interesting fashions in these little pamphlets. The one on the right has several sock patterns, and index card notes for argyle socks. The bobbins may be from those, too.

The notes look much like the ones I make while knitting. With lines of hash marks, and numbers jotted in random places, they are obviously meant only for the original knitter to understand.






A knit-check in very good condition, with the original cardboard wrapper.






















A handful of point protectors.












An amazing collection of vintage metal circulars (and one 29" sz 8 Boye with nylon cord):

11" sz 1, 2, 4, 5
24" sz 3
29" sz 2(x2), 3 (x3), 4 (x2), 5.

The cords are a twisted wire cable, similar to some silver jewelry chain. The joins look incredibly smooth. I can't wait to try these out.





Promotional matchbook for a mortician?

Note the old-style phone number and postal code!












Well, how nice, they offered financing.












Hmm, not a matchbook after all. Instead of matches, they're some sort of glue for stopping stocking runs, along with a few colors of very fine thread and a needle.



















Quite a good use of $8, I think.

(sorry about the wonky formatting. I can't seem to get the layout right.)

5 comments:

casajavaknits said...

Awesome thrift find!

Shalena said...

Wow Lia, what an amazing find!

hendreque said...

what an awesome find! I have a couple of pairs of the circs that you were describing, now if I can remember where I put them....hmmm..

Tactile said...

Wow! What a great deal.

I love the old knit checks, they are thicker and don't bend as easily.

Maia said...

oops that was me in the wrong profile.