Saturday was just one of those days. I don’t know why, but I was in a seriously piss ass mood. I decided that the only thing that was going to solve my mood problem was shopping and doughnuts.
My new favorite store was having a Cinco de Mayo sale so I decided to go. By the way, I think it’s fantastic that retailers will use anything as an excuse to have a sale even if it’s completely unrelated. It benefits me immensely as I’m a cheap bastard.
Speaking of cheap, Cheapos Thrift is the best store ever. It’s a fantastic thrift store that is what it should be–thrifty and unpretentious. Have you been to a hipster thrift store? It’s a pain in the ass. I donate to Goodwill but I don’t shop there; I only go to Salvation Army on 50% off Wednesdays. But holy cow cheese, Cheapos is great. I never have enough time to browse as I want to because I’m toting kids around but that is where I’ve been getting costume jewelry for crafts. They had rings on sale for $1 so I had to get more!
The purple ring is Robin’s as a reward for using the toilet rather than the potty. I am still unsure if I’m going to use the green ring; I might want to actually wear it! Yes, I know the rings are the same with different colors but I’m sure I’ll use them in different applications. Also, ONE DOLLAR. In fact, the little one was 25 cents. I have other trinkets from Cheapos (cameos, earrings, etc) that will be used, too.
Saturday’s trip was particularly amazing because I found these:
The Knitting Collection by Golden Press was released in 1982 in two volumes and a third was added in 1985. The full three volume collection is online from around $35-$60. You can get one volume for as little as $5. I scored all three in perfect condition. Guess how much it cost? Guess! You’ll never guess!
I KNOW, RIGHT? It’s unbelievably full of technique and information, none of which go out of style. I wish I could just absorb the information. Most of the patterns are fantastic, though some are dated. So many patterns are timeless though:
At a later date I’ll post some hilarious pictures from the book but I still need more time to digest everything. I’m a lucky gal!