My friend said she doesn’t hate me but she keeps sending me patterns and I keep buying them. I got to thinking . . if I buy 5 or 6 patterns per week, that’s not a whole lot of money but it adds up and 5 or 6 patterns per week is 20 – 24 (or more) patterns per month and if I finish one or two, maybe three things per month . . this is not adding up at all.
But . . what am I supposed to do when a friend sends me a pattern link and says “I thought you’d love this pattern!” Yes, I do love it and yes, I did buy it. Most of these patterns I can justify buying. There’s the age old excuse that some day . . sooner rather than later, Vince is going to retire and my disposable money is going to drop to a dreadfully scary low number. Second, and specifically with Pastel Gemstone Shawl, it’s DK weight. I don’t have a lot of DK weight but I have several sweater quantities worth and I always buy a little extra so I can make those sweaters and use the leftovers for this project. That’s a good thing! A shawl from leftovers is basically free so that’s a very good and frugal thing to do. I’m sure Vince would agree that buying the pattern was a very good investment.
It is a beautiful shawl and I think it will be fun and interesting to make, and pretty quick since it’s DK weight but I have to make those sweaters before I can have any “leftovers” to use!