Teenage Daughter needed to stop at the thrift store, so I checked out the craft stuff. It's mostly habit -- while she's doing her thing, I circle past the children's books to look for old Nancy Drews and the craft stuff to look for hot iron transfers. Once in a while, I find something that needs to come home with me.
This week, I found a pair of Brittany Birch knitting needles for $1.98. As soon as I picked them up, another woman materialized behind me and told me that those were really good needles and how lucky I was to find them. She's right. They're great needles. I've had some before, but I gave mine away because I almost never knit with straights. But I probably would have bought that pair to hand off to a new knitter because they are such nice needles. Way better, in my mind, than the scrapey metal ones that are everywhere...
I'm so glad that other woman was there to save me from myself. As soon as I put those needles down, they were in her hands. It made me feel good to see how happy she was with her find -- and then to watch her talk herself out the bags and bags of ruffle yarn that were hanging there at eye level, looking all pretty and tempting. I've got a pretty good immunity to novelty yarns these days.
I've added a sweep through the toy aisle to look for K'Nex so that my boys can build some of the HUGE creations we've found online. I haven't found any yet, but I've only been looking for a couple of weeks. There were Tinker Toys and Lincoln Logs, so I've got hope that eventually I might find some.
The rest of the week was busy. Too busy to even turn on my sewing machine.
Our owl friend hasn't returned. The boys have been checking that tree every night, just in case.
And I've finally found a pair of low heels that I can walk in without wobbling my knee. Yup, I filched them from Grandma's closet.
Weekly Stash Report
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Added Year to Date: 34 yards
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Yarn Used year to Date: 1200 yards
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Net Used for 2014: 1200 yards
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