And, you know, while I was in the area, it seemed silly not to check out a few op shops... Vinnies supplied me with a book to read ($2) and a CD to listen to ($4).
And found in the craft room of the new Y's Buys in Weedon Close: 2.5 sets of cream knitting needles ($1.50 - and for a change the odd needle matches one I have in my odds and sods jar!), Paytonyle sock pattern (50 cents), how to knit book for friend Tracy who wants me to teach her in March ($1.00), MIP dolls house bowl of knitting (how weird is that? $1.50), 2 vintage row counters (50 cents each)and, finally, this piece of cotton fabric ($4 for 120 cm x 240 cm).
Total (including a cat collar and sushi): $25.50. I'm happy.