Just in the nick of time, I found some wool blankets for my american braided rug course on Monday. From the Salvo's who have had a demolished-due-to-the-earthquake hotels-worth of blankets donated. Not super-cheap but absolutely immaculate, really good thick quality, and in an array of colours (though I'm still desperate for a pale grey one, the one in the pile here is more of an army green/dark grey).
Whilst I was there there, tired, kid wrangling, grinding my teeth, there were two young guys theatrically wrapping themselves up in the blankets laughing. One of them was very good looking, tall and tanned. it cheered me up watching them. My brain invented a winter-toga party to explain the lunchtime enthusiasm for blankets (they didn't look the rug weaving type). Until they were charged the special price of 50c each. The homeless price.
Another good reason to love the salvo's.
Sharing at Sophie's