Saturday, January 15, 2011
Look what I found at Saver's today! A vintage Boye Needlemaster kit in mint condition. In case you're unfamiliar with such a thing, it's a set of knitting needles that can be configured in different ways so you can get every size and type of needle in one kit. I paid $6.99. A similar one sold for $41 on eBay.
Other than the knitting needle kit, I'm still just stocking up on snow pants and jackets. But I was thrilled to find a Columbia jacket for my daughter (her current jacket ripped and my repair was less than stellar) for $3. She wanted a replacement from LL Bean, but when I checked the website, they were still selling at full price. Just goes against my nature to pay full-price for a winter coat mid January. So I dashed out to the Salvation Army and found this nice Columbia jacket in her size. Her first reaction was "is it from a secondhand store?"--said with as much tween snarkiness as you can imagine. But then she took a look at the jacket and said "Oh, Columbia! It looks just like Rebekkah's!". So we're back in business for $3 instead of $60 plus. That's what I call a good ThrHaul!