Our little town only has two op shops, but it is surprising how often I find something very useful.
For example, today I was in town for my weekly errands and walking up the street back to the car, took me past Vinnies. I walked past, then backed up and went in. Sure enough a few handy items came home with me - for the princely sum of $4.50.
I have a couple of the Sure Fit Design kits - but didn't have this Shirt Kit. I checked the SFD website and a Shirt Kit would set me back $36.56AUD plus postage from the US; so $2.00 from Vinnies would classify as a win.
The McCalls book has many many fitting tips and how to's, so for $1 it looks good (interestingly the original cost in 1976 was $1.95). The Justknits shirts pattern will be useful for tshirts I need to make for working on the farm - 50c.
The knitting needles 5s and 6s 50c each set, will be used to make the shrug that Nanna Chel talked about here . I have a poncho (a what!?) that I'd like to unravel and reknit into a shrug. But don't hold your breath waiting for a photo, it could take me a long time as I'm a poor knitter. Anyway, I'll give it a go. You never know Chel, I might wear it to a Simple Living Toowoomba morning yet (probably in a couple of winters haha!).