Not sure how it’d fit in with the rest…regardless, I love making them.
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Over the weekend, my teen fashionista on a Shoestring and I visited her local favorite thrift store Goodwill. She loves hunting for bargains at thrift stores. Almost immediately, I spotted this bag of silky goodness by Southwest Trading Company
Eight 100-gram spools of 100% Infinity Soy Silk, each with 1400 yards, all for a whopping $3.50 (green tag 1/2 off sale of $6.99.)Each spool retails $14.95!This Extra Fine Merino pullover by Banana Republic
fits me perfectly, for $4.50 (another green tag 1/2 off sale of $9.99.)
I walked around with this one all through the store until check-out. It doesn’t really fit me as it’s a Medium. The twisted vines embroidery makes it difficult to unravel for other knitting project. But, I couldn’t resist the Tiffany Ahead Cashmere, Angora, and lambswool fiber content and its $4 price (green tag 1/2 off sale of $7.99.) So, it came home with me. This will most likely have a makeover to another fiber-art wear.
My bag could have been easily tripled…fortunately I am PICKY about what I buy. If you see an item you want, buy it! Chances are if you wait until later, it will be gone. Don’t hide things in other racks, someone else will find it and buy it. I’ve found and bought treasures hidden in pajamas rack or even furniture section! My shopping trips are much shorter now since I know what to look for and what to pass on. When I have my teen with me, that’s totally a different tune.
As I blog about the treasures, I realized what is so special about Goodwill. Aside from finding good deals and helping support its mission, people enjoy shopping Goodwill for the thrill of the hunt. On any given day, you never know what you’ll come across. Your cool find is out there just waiting to be discovered.