Married to the Empire

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Thrifty Finds

I stopped in my favorite thrift store on Monday on my way home from the dentist. (Bad news, as always. They have to remove a crown because there appears to be something going on under it. Even my dental work needs dental work! *sigh*) A little random wandering around the thrift store relaxed me.

I wound up finding this for only $1.19:

It replaces my ancient cassette tape of the music from West Side Story, which incidentally is one of the best musicals ever. Yes, when I upgrade my music collection, I revert to the technology that came before my previous copy. Really, though, it'll sound great on my super-cool, retro-style record player.

I also found this:

Now before anyone accuses me of losing my personal challenge, please note that I do not knit, crochet, or otherwise do any sort of craft that involves yarn. The bag of yarn, which was a mere $2.19, is for the cat. Because Doogie likes to do this to his yarn balls:

He enjoys ripping his balls of yarn to shreds. He manages to tangle them up and weaken the strands, so we go through a lot of yarn with him. The cheaper I can find the yarn, the better!

Now, if only my dental work could be done as inexpensively as some of my shopping...


TJ said...

I saw the yarn and got excited, because I do knit! Right now, I can't wait to get started on hats for the twins, but kind of want to wait until we know gender.

My cats love it when I knit too, because they can do some serious damage to the yarn! So they will be very happy once I get the yarn out.

Love that you buy records! My brother had a huge collection, and may still have it.

Thumperdd said...

I suppose humoring the cat is a good reason to ruin "purrfectly" good yarn...although it can be disappointing for those of us that were hoping for photos of a completed knit project...sniffle, sniffle...

Good job on not breaking your crafting promise!


Anne Marie@Married to the Empire said...

Danita, I fear you would be waiting a very long time if I'd bought it with the intent of making something crafty out of it! I don't know how to do anything other than maybe glue some yarn to something, and I'm a little old for that sort of craft! ;-)

I was nice and left the bags of all-matching yarn for the actual crafters. I took the mismatched bag for the cat.