Winter garments were again half-off at Sal’s and all winter accessories were 99¢! I knew chances were slim that I’d find anything I wanted but figured it wouldn’t take long to have a look.
I tried on several pieces, but only kept this cute little greenish-grey vest. I can forgive the rather meh color because I love shawl collars and especially like the way this one so smoothly merges into the extra-wide ribbed buttonband. I like the vest’s interesting overall stitch pattern too.
But I’m not in love with that button.
I can live with how large it is; – I understand that Big Buttons are in. – it’s the Lavender of it – so not my color – and the Shininess that I don’t care for. I’ll probably find a better one among those that I’ve saved from sweaters I’ve unravel.
At check-out I learned that the store manager doesn’t consider short-sleeved sweaters and vests as “Winter Garments”, so no discount for me. – boo-hoo. – That’s about as upset as I could get since I was buying a pristine Dress Barn sweater vest that fits me perfectly, for $3.99!
I also found a 99¢ winter scarf for DH. It’s lambswool/angora. yum!
It will replace the darker tan lambswool scarf that I knit DH for Christmas of 2008. It has s-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-d, getting much longer and narrower over the years. It’s now only four inches across at the center!
DH and I have already unraveled last week’s thrifty acrylic yarn finds. We did the green variegated sweater first as I was looking forward to making a ripple with it.
Unfortunately, the only green in my stash that looks good with it happens to be a fine chenille. No, I will not crochet most of a blanket with double-stranded chenille. That would be Tooooo Sloooooow! This yarn will just have to wait in stash for a little while.
I expect that I’ll have an easier time finding color companions for the rainbow variegated from the scarf. The dark green that it came with is a good start. – And I know what you’re thinking; no, this dark green doesn’t go well with the green ombre above. lol. How I wish that it did! –