I’ve been avoiding the blog lately, because I have a confession that makes me feel very guilty. Remember my November Goal, “No more yarn!”? Well, I have fallen off the wagon. Not just fallen, but have taken the wagon down with me with the amount of yarn purchased this month.
I have such a weakness for yarn sales, and Fabric.com comes along and has a massive one that breaks my resolve in a flash. Discontinued yarn? I may never get my hands on this stuff again!
Felted Tweed in a deep pine green for a Manu.
Berrocco Vintage Chunky for a Meep Meep hoodie for Dougie.
Rowan Purelife Shetland Moorit for Aidez.
And Harrisville Highland in bluegrass for David’s long-time-coming Cobblestone.
Thus in a few quick clicks I have spent a couple of months yarn allowance. The only way I manage to do this without serious retribution from my husband is the fact that I did get all of this on incredible sale and that they will (eventually) become something wearable. When buying yarn for an entire sweater I try to pay only as much as I would be willing to pay for a high quality store-bought. Any of these yarns at full price would have been out of my league.
I have now taken serious steps to curb my addiction.
- Credit card numbers are no longer available freely.
- I have left the yarn-enabling groups on Ravelry (sorry Yarn Sales members!)
- I have joined stash busting groups
- Knit constantly (because the Devil really does make work for idle hands)
On the positive side, with knitting always in my hands I spend less time online trawling for sales, and there’s also been a huge boost in my productivity.
And if a snowstorm comes in the next few weeks, I will have plenty to keep me warm and busy.