Thursday, February 15, 2007

I Needed A Present

You know when you get into that mood where you need SOMETHING to make you happy, whether it be food, drink, or....I don't know....yarn? Well, I was doing pretty good, and still in based on the rules of the YFC and KFYS rules, however, I caved on the purchase of yarn. Now before you judge, listen to the circumstances.

On Wednesday, I went to Destash.com to do my daily review of what everyone is selling and I spot 2 skeins of Socks that Rocks for $12.00 including shipping. what WHAT!! I struggled with myself for about 5 minutes trying to convince myself out of it. Needless to say I caved and sent the e-mail to request the purchase. I waited all day, beating myself up for being so weak and then I got the e-mail....that said she sold it to someone else. I was both relieved and depressed about losing this wonderful deal.

However, fate had something else in store for me.

My Valentine's day was a little depressing. This is probably one of the few times I think about being single and it is only compounded by the fact that everyone is so lovey dovey and getting presents. PRESENTS!! Well, I wanted a present too, but was still on this nasty yarn diet so I suffered through the feeling until I got to my knit group.

One of our normal meeting places, Banana Berry, was closing and I specifically turned down an invitation to be the third wheel on my Sister's Valentine's dinner to be with my friends at knit group. My reward was that the owner, in a very CALM voice told me that all yarn in the store was $5.00. $5.00? I didn't believe her. I kept repeating it and looking around as if it was a cruel joke. I picked up yarn and looked at her, "$5.00?" I asked. She mouthed "5.00". I picked up another, "5.00?" Once again she said "5.00!". When another knit group member arrived I told her about the deal with the same reaction "5.00!!!"

So needless to say I used my Get out of jail free card for KFYS and my free day for YFC. To buy these goodies:



2 skeins Cherry Tree Hill to hopefully make the chevron scarf for the Scarfalong
and some of this:


7 balls ofRoyal Bamboo in a wonderful buttery yellow to make this



That was after 3 hours of mulling and shopping so that I didn't add to much to my stash. Technically, I was the picture of restraint. Here was the damage for one of my other knit group members which proves it could have been much much worse.


This is only one of 5 piles. MAN, I wish I was her!

4 Comments:

tiennie said...

$5?!!!! I would have gone crazy. You showed much more restraint than I would have. Glad your Valentine's day turned out well in the end.

Lynne said...

Get out of here...two skeins of STR for $12????? what pattern is that for the Bamboo?

Miss T said...

I think you exercised great control. A yarn diet is like any other diet--you have to cheat a little. That yarn is gorgeous!

Rebekah said...

Wow I could not have exercised that much control, you did amazingly well!

I'm glad you did something nice for yourself, I get in those moods too. Although, I usually end up buying stuff for someone else then. I'm an odd ball though.