It’s been years since there’s been a 99¢ sale at our local Salvation Army thrift store, but we recently happened to visit a Sal’s a couple of towns away when they were having one. Anything with a blue tag would be marked down to 99¢. Whooo-whee! – even better than a half-off sale!!
This hand-knit blanket with a crocheted edging had a blue tag, so instead of
$3.99 . . . . . . it was only 99 cents!
It’s 35″ x 56″, about the same size as the little ripples I crochet, and just right for a young foster child.
Sadly, that was the only thing we wanted that came with a blue tag, but DH got a beautiful pale grey v-neck cashmere sweater and a burgundy long-sleeved shirt, both like new and only $3.99 each, so we were happy thrifty shoppers anyway.
I was deciding whether to buy a sweater dress to unravel when DH happened by. Presuming that I was going to wear the thing, he remarked, “You’ll be so Warm and Comfy!!” So I felt I had to at least try it on.
Well, I’ll never wear this in public – size Large and Loooong, this dress/robe?/nightgown?? is very unflattering on petite me – but DH was definitely right, I will be warm and comfy while wearing 75% lambswool/15% angora/10% nylon . . .
at home. lol.
I expect Emily will be my constant companion. She especially appreciates that 15% angora content. . .
I may dye it. If I do, I must choose the color carefully, remembering that some day I may still want to unravel for the pound of fine luxurious yarn. I agree with kitty, Mmmmmm! and, at only $5.99 for a warm dress thing that I can recycle as yarn, Thrifty too!