Eat, Sleep, Knit had a sale on Monday. I can so close to missing it because the first email went into my “promotions” folder and since I’m not buying anything (really!), I hardly ever look in there. But, lucky for me; unlucky for the credit card . . there was a second, more explanatory email and that came right smack dab into my main folder . . the one I look at a million times a day. That was Sunday. The sale started Monday. Therefore, I had time to plan what I wanted to make, and what I wanted to buy. I was even able to plan my strategy . . wait til Vince was half asleep and then mumble . . Eat, Sleep, Knit is having a sale tomorrow and I’m going to buy something! No response! That could mean:
- He was asleep
- He didn’t hear me
- He didn’t understand me
- He agreed that I should buy yarn
I took the high road and assumed the final possibility was accurate.
I could have done worse . . my stash report this week will be horrible. The good news is . . I shouldn’t buy yarn for the rest of the year. (I’m such a liar!)
I bought yarn to make the following:
- Om Shawl – It just looks so snuggly!
- Snowbird – Some day, I’m going to be somewhere and it’s going to be cold and heavy sweater will be nice! If not, we’re getting a new air conditioner and I’ll just crank that baby down and wear my sweater!
- Pamuya – This one is for a gift so I’m saying no more.
- Central Park Hoodie – You know that we moved to Texas in August, 2011. Since we had a hard time finding a house here, we had to live in a rental for a few months. All of our stuff stayed in boxes. As I was trying to find something I could do – open enough boxes that I could find a quilting or a knitting project, I came across a couple of Knit Scene magazines from 2006. I would sit every night and read those two magazines over and over .. because it was all I could find to do that was crafty. Central Park Hoodie was in one of those magazines and I wished every night that I had the yarn to make that sweater. Here we are, 5 years later and I’ve just ordered the yarn to make that sweater.
Not bad . . could have been much worse. 6,578 yards – that is going to blow my stash report but I still think I can end the year in positive numbers. Stop laughing! I can do it!
You Are so funny!
You’re doing us a great service- we can all tell our husbands “at least I don’t buy as much as Judy”. Thank you!
I’m really glad you’re able to shuffle the blame on to Vince’s shoulders, because you’re getting the blame for my order! I didn’t do too badly- only 7 skeins of Madeleinetosh.
Vickie VanDyken says
hahahahaha glad to see your normal!!! My daughter sent me this sign. Someone was asking for a new shipping option from Amazon. Pretty sure it’s a good idea for Yarn shops to:
“please don’t deliver all this stuff when my husband is home”
Had to share!!! I think we all would like this shipping option.
Ranch Wife says
I’m joining you in that ‘sale’ boat! I caved on fabric. And on a side note…if it keeps raining, and I hope it does, we’re going to NEED a boat! It’s a good day to knit and sew.
I guess that one good thing about only stashing quilting fabric is that the numbers seem so reasonable when compared to stashing yarn! Even if I purchase backing fabrics, we are only talking about 8 yards or so. When you are purchasing yarn, it gets into the thousands of yards!
At least, that is what I am going to tell MY husband…!!!
Denise ~ Justquiltin says
I looked at the sales emails, I looked at the website, then I looked at the large box and pile of yarn spread around my living room that has come in in the last two weeks (with more to arrive later this week) and thought where am I going to put all this! So I closed the website and managed not to order anything….. this time….