I hate to shop, but I love to thrift. It's not so much the purchasing that thrills me as the process of picking through a collection of entirely unique items. Everything that you look at in a thrift shop is the only one of its kind in the store.
The local thrift shop in my hometown is the best thrift shop ever -- I'm not even going to tell you exactly where it is, for fear that you'll go there and get all the best stuff before I can. I went twice last week and did pretty well. Over two days I spent a grand total of $5.65, and I bought four books, a magazine, two knitting-pattern booklets, a brooch, a crocheted doily, some fabric, and a set of hankies. I also went to a thrift in the next town, where I bought another piece of fabric and some buttons (from the big bowl above).
I've also been shopping at my favourite bookstore in the whole world, which is a secondhand bookstore in a town called Penticton. I bought a pile of books, and I took some photos, which I've posted in a Flickr set.
Other than all this shopping, I've been knitting like a fiend -- I started a pair of Clessidra Stockings, in green Sisu yarn. I knit all afternoon yesterday (a dream come true!). So I'll show you that progress soon, as well as something very exciting that is located down the road from my parents' house.... Stay tuned, mystery lovers!