Saturday, June 06, 2009

Free at last!

The Garage Sale of Doom is now officially over. We ended a few hours early today because it has been very wet & cold since we opened this morning. While rain may be bad for garage sales (only a few customers today), it is definitely a good thing for the dry, thirsty lawn and garden.

The good news is we did sell a lot of large items that were cluttering up our garage and home. We have a few things left to donate to some worthy cause but it feels good to have cleared out so many things.

The other good news is that we made a healthy profit over the course of the weekend. We will have a nice vacation later this summer - IF certain orthopedically-challenged members of the family make significant recoveries from recent injuries.

The best news is that the Cable Down Sweater is now out of time-out and progressing along nicely. I think the timing of starting this particular sweater was fortuitous because I had finished a couple of top-down sweaters before this one. If I hadn't gotten experience in the top-down genre, I might have missed the problems with the pattern and been very unhappy with the final product.

All in all, it's been a good day.

Now I just need to thaw out in a good, hot bath to be perfectly content. Brrrrr!


livnletlrn said...

While you were clearing out via garage sale of doom, we were bringing in a decent haul from garage sales of happiness! I am totally not a shopper, but we needed some things and did great at finding most of them on the cheap.

You cleaned stuff out AND get a vacation out of the deal, so that sounds like a winner of a weekend to me.

Tonyia said...

A hot bath sounds terrific - ain't it freezing cold and wet?!!

Hope your orthopedically challenged family heals quickly!

Guinifer said...

Did not occur to me that a garage sale might be a good time to work on some knitting..

Sheepish Annie said...

Congrats on the successful sale! It was a good weekend for them around here. I could barely restrain myself from shopping with dollars I don't exactly have right now...

More congrats on the Cable Down Sweater. I have a top down raglan pattern I've been meaning to try. Must make a note of that for summer vacation. :)