I have always been a little skeptical of friends’ great thrifting finds. I mean, really. Do I not know what to look for? Are their stores better? Do they go to better areas? Do they spend every waking minute at Goodwill?
No longer! The Goodwill gods have smiled upon me. At least for today.
A bit of backstory: I’ve been eyeing some TOFUtsies yarn that’s in my yarn bowl here, looking at patterns for socks, and generally daydreaming about knitting with it. I need size 1 needles because the yarn’s so thin, and the only US 1 sock needles I have are crap. So I was going to buy new ones. In a particular brand that I like.
I think at this point, you can probably see where my story’s going.
This afternoon, I’m prowling Goodwill, nothing yet in hand, when I see..a cable needle? Well, that’s interesting. I don’t particularly need one, but it’s bound to be cheap, right?
And then I go in to pick it up and notice this:
Well, now that’s really interesting! It’s the brand I was looking for. Maybe it’s something I can use? But surely it’s a size that I already have (and wouldn’t mind another), or the set isn’t full, or it’s really bent or something..
Nope! There it is, the exact set of needles that I was going to buy, at a discounted price, with a random cable needle tossed in! This made my day more than you can imagine. (I’d just come from the doctor, where I spent $20 to find out I needed some patience and was in a not-so-great sort of mood.)
I’m not sure that this story really speaks to non-knitters so much. Sorry. Just imagine that there’s something you’ve been thinking about excitedly for a couple of days, and the universe just drops it in your lap. Like maybe you’ve been craving cake, and someone brings in cupcakes for the office during a long afternoon when you’re really falling asleep. Or something.
Anyways, I’m really excited about the needles! :oD