Thursday, February 24, 2011

Trading Goods/Services

Recently, Velouria of Lovely Bicycle! started a trading post on her blog. It's quite interesting to see all the different items that people are looking to trade. Plus, it's a great way to clear out things no longer needed, and perhaps get an item or two one might actually be able to use. In one such recent trade, I received a warm, comfy, hand-knitted hat.
My greens were clashing horribly in this photo (not to mention all the garbage - and a bicycle - in the background) because I wasn't thinking the composition through, and I anxiously wanted to see how it looked on, but I think it's a great quality item that I will be able to use through many fall/winter/spring seasons here in Colorado. I was also shocked that it fit comfortably (as in, not tight) on my huge noggin!
Let it never be said that I am not a gigantic, cheesy, goof ball! But, I do love the hat/cap, and can tell it will be a great way to keep my head and ears warm on cooler days. The color is great as well. Though it looks rather taupe colored against my super green shirt, it is actually a green (a kind of olive-ish green), and it goes great with the reddish colored hair, not to mention being a fairly versatile color for my wardrobe.
I think trading goods and services is a wonderful idea, and reminds me of my childhood during which my dad would trade services or items for something he needed. Anyone traded anything recently? Was it a positive experience?

4 comments:

  1. Hey, it's great to see your face!

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  2. Thanks, Cecily. I avoid pics of me, but I thought the hat was fun. :o)

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  3. Neat, I didn't see this post before!
    Hat looks great on you.
    I think clashing greens are good!

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  4. Thanks, Velouria! I have definitely been enjoying the hat. Though our weather seems to be warming up, I know that it's usually a false sense of security, and we'll see more cold days before the true warm weather sets in.

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