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Nice Form

I recently acquired a new roommate. She’s quiet, she only takes up a small amount of space and she doesn’t leave her stuff lying around. Meet Thelma. (modeling my smooshy soft Color Affection shawl!)

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I’ve wanted an old vintage style dress form for years. When I first moved to Colorado, a neighbor had one in the window and I would see it driving home every night. I wasn’t even knitting then, but loved the idea of one just as decor. Then I started knitting and thought maybe having one would be useful. In the last year I decided it was a necessity. That she doesn’t look half bad when not in use is a bonus.

Earlier this year I was at a HomeGoods store and they had a half dozen different dress forms in various patterns and I decided then and there I would have one! On pay day… When I went back they were gone. Since then I’ve watched Craigslist and Ebay religiously, but never found quite the right thing in quite the right price range. Then on a whim, needing to burn a little time before an appointment, I decided to go poke around TJ Maxx and HomeGoods, and there she was.

The hubby suggested the name, the reasoning being that if I get another, I can call her Louise. Sounds like he just sent me shopping!

But Shipping Was Free

I needed a set of double pointed knitting needles to finish the sleeves on my sweater. I could only find the size I needed locally in bamboo, and I really prefer nickel. So I bought these from Knit Picks for $6.99.

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But shipping was going to cost me $3.99. So I added a back issue of Interweave Knits, four skeins of yellow Imagination fingering weight alpaca blend, three skeins of grayish Shadow merino lace weight and a Knit Happy sticky note pad. For a total of $44.67. So I could get free shipping.

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Don’t judge.

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