Strange, the Yarn You Find at a Thrift Store

You’d be amazed at what you can find at a thrift store.

Our friend, Kara, is a HUGE thrift store shopper. She’s always on the look out for a bargain. Where Phillip and I contain ourselves to the one little church thrift store around the corner, Kara wields her way around town in her little car, hitting multiple second hand shops. She popped by the other day holding two huge grocery bags FULL of yarn….all perfect for Phillip’s madness. Fun fur, boucle, chenille. She said, “I saw this at the thrift store! Thought you would make good use of it!” It is PERFECT  yarn for Phillip’s Strange Friends.

He whipped up this little guy, FINALLY going back to his beautiful creativity of bright and vibrant, wild and unaware, amusing and clever. I was so happy to see that all he needed was a gift from the heavens, two bags full of fun and delight. Right on, sweet heart. Glad to see you have your mojo back. I love his little green grinner. I love the way Phillip mixed the fun fur with other yarn to come up with this soft little guy that beams with agreement. If you’d like to have him, click here. 

The minute it was finished (somewhere around 7am?) I took a picture, listed it, then shouted, “LET’S GO!” We have a very special guest coming tomorrow, so we whipped through the house cleaning every crack and crevice we could. We asked if they would be on our little show, and they happily said yes, so we wanted to make sure the apartment looked as good as possible. You know you’re into deep cleaning when you pull out EVERY single attachment to the vacuum cleaner. 🙂 Now, we won’t say who our guest is. Some may not care. Some may think it’s a wonderful first guest. But, we’re looking forward to it. And we hope you’ll tune in to see.

And we’re also looking forward to what the summer brings. We have little stokes in the fire that we hope get red hot, burn up brightly, and bring new and wonderful things our way. We’re elusive at the moment, that is true. Because we don’t want to spoil anything until everything is set in concrete. But, these things look pretty, PRETTY tied up, and soon, we’ll be able to let you all know what we’re up to.

So, that’s enough for now. I’ve got to get back to cleaning! The only thing left to tidy? My yarn stash… 🙂

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  1. That green grinner looks pretty awesome. Phillip’s Strange Friends are a sight to see for sure. Can’t wait to see who your guest is for the next Knitter Be Damned, and I hope you all enjoy yourselves. It’s the only crafting show/podcast I’ve managed to stick with.

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