Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Challenge #2: X-treme Lace Knitting

What is more X-treme than bargain shopping? Where can you risk getting shoved and stepped on, having stitches pulled off, getting dirt and lint thrown on you and even being regarded with scorn than at a huge twice yearly bargain sale in the middle of NYC? Flower Basket Shawl (hereafter nicknamed at her request Flo) had to get up practically at dawn in order to drive from the wilderness of New Jersey to the middle of Manhattan with the goal of getting a good parking space. Arriving at 7:00 AM she joined the line, yes the line, of eager thrifty seekers of savings. Others talked on their cell phones, read or dozed, but not our Flo. She grew and gained because an hour of knitting is not to be looked down on. When the doors finally opened at 8:00 she joined the pushing throngs searching for the perfect jeans and flimsy summer shirts. What was that, a sweater? We can skip that aisle. We make our own, thank you.
I am happy to report that Flo took it all in stride. Although most of the time she hid in a purse, she loved to check out the competition. Nothing could compare, she was happy to report, with her lacy goodness. She was, however, very happy to repair to Starbucks after the sale. All that excitement, all that competition, all that sneaking peeks at new summer styles and all that seeking for the perfect color and perfect size just wore her out. A double mocha latte was definitely in order after her X-treme adventure.


Blogger Jennifer said...

Hehehe I like yours too! Bargain hunting is truly X-Treme...plus, what a great idea! Bringing sharp, pointy sticks to fend off other shoppers. Marvelous!

9:37 AM  
Blogger Theresa said...

That's a great idea - very extreme, and very different.

11:21 PM  
Blogger Wool Girl said...

Great post! I agree with you, bargain shopping can be quite x-treme!

3:30 PM  

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