I’ve been watching at the local thrift store hoping to find a picnic basket that will work to store some of my extra yarn in under the knitting machine. The ones I’ve found so far were not something I could use. Some had fabric lining, which would be nice, except they had food stains and mold and I wasn’t sure I could get the food stains or the mold out. Some were wicker on the inside and I didn’t want to spend time on lining it, there are plenty of other projects to do! Some didn’t have handles, some had no lids, some were in terrible condition and would have been best suited for the garbage.
But the other day I ran across a wonderful find! It is a large basket with a press board interior. The press board is a little warped, but it isn’t stinky or moldy. The basket has a lid and two handles, and all three work! It fits under my knitting machine to hold the yarn for the current project. And it was only $5!
What a lucky find!
Patience, patience, patience. I’ve learned that if I know what I want and I am patient, I find it eventually, usually sooner rather than later. I’ve gotten so good at finding things that I have a list from several different friends that have asked me to keep an eye out for something for them!
Still looking for a 1952 edition of Great Books of the Western World for my daughter. We have one for the family, but she is such a lover of books that she wants her own set.
Do you have things that you keep your eye out for?