Good evening ladies and gentlemen,
we are broadcasting directly from Schleswig-Holstein, Germany just to present you the latest addition to tini's ever growing stash of things ;)
O.k. of course it is just me but I'm just back from a great weekend full of knitting, sunshine, laughing and treasurehunting uhm I mean going to a fleamarket in Denmark with Maria.
So DH and I went to Denmark (we can cross the border in an hour...) over Mayday to see Maria, her husband and her son (as well as the two lovely somali cats) and after knitting thru all of Friday (Heiko read a lot ;) ) I wanted to DO something on saturday, so I suggested we would go to a fleamarket. Heiko and I are really fond of fleamarket. We thought of going to Copenhagen but Maria found an add for a scouts fleamarket just 2 villages away and off we went. Maria was a bit sceptical since she did not have the fondes memories of fleamarkets but I really wanted to go.
We arrived there 8 minutes after it opened (really convenient that that was 10.30 am and not 4 a.m. or so) and went thru the "furniture" department. Since the fleamarket was held by the scouts, the boys and girls had collected all the items from the households and were selling them off by category instead of having to scour thru tons of different stalls/booths finding a multitude of stuff but not what you are looking for.
And there she was. An antique hand crank sewing machine from Singer. Maria asked how much it was and the guy said 75 kr (10 Euro) and asked how much Maria wanted to pay. She said 65 kr and the deal was made. The machine is in mint condition and came with a multitude of feet, see for yourself ( lots of pictures!)
Isn't that just a lovely detail?
And this vintage seam ripper is still sharp and just cool!
As for the feet:
there's a ruffler
the right one is for sewing on bias binding but what is the left one?
more interesting feet:
and some feet for rolled hems:
Any ideas what that might be?
After that I did not need more but of course we rummaged thru the big tent that the scouts had set up for the smaller stuff. Maria got some really cool old bottles and than I found the box with yarn. All tangled. One half done islandic sweater but there weren't any lables on the yarn, so I left that alone BUT then my hands touched something that felt like wool. And lo and behold. 2 balls and 2 skeins of undyed sheep wool. All in all 333 gr:
(I skeined it and washed it. It smells like sheep ;)
Plus an extra ball of yarn, that I thought was the same but it's different. This looks like handspun to me but I'm not a spinner. Any ideas you spinning people?
I forgot to mention, that this yarn plus 3 more skeins, that Maria got where 1.25 Euro...
Great deals and we were so happy