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Frugal Friday

Filed under: Thrifty Shopping — folkcat at 2:25 pm on Friday, September 22, 2006

Frugal with words, mostly. I’m not going to say much because the coughing has been fairly persistent the last couple days, and it’s wearing me out.

Today, however, was the first rummage sale of the season for the 2nd Congo Church down the block from me. Gryphon lucked out and found three heavy, long-sleeve shirts for 50 cents each that will fortify his work clothes wardrobe.

The big find, however, was mine. A huge garbage-size bag of yarn, plus a box about a third full of pattern flyers and books (and topped off with more yarn). At least 90% of the yarn is cheap acrylic, which I’ll share with my knitting friends.

I’m so exhausted that I’m not planning yet on digging into the pile of pattern books to see what’s really in the box – not today, at least. But a quick glimpse at the top layers revealed lots of doll clothes patterns, and crocheted versions of Cabbage Patch Kids. Who knows what lurks in the depths? Should be interesting to explore. And the entire collection, yarn, books, and all, was certainly worth the $6 they asked for it. (Well, truthfully, they asked $10. But I talked them down!)



Comment by Valerie in San Diego

September 22, 2006 @ 4:47 pm

Score! on the yarn and patterns. Have fun working your way through it. My cat sends her sympathies on the asthma — she, too, has been having near-constant coughing this week and is miserable. I hope you both feel clearer-lunged soon!


Comment by Brianna

September 23, 2006 @ 6:35 pm

I love your blogs! I just recently found them, and I’m hooked!

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