Monthly Archives: February 2009

Save yourselves

It’s a dangerous world out there, my friends. The world of yarn stores is seductive. Sure, you might have the best intentions in the world, you might tell yourself that you’re just going along to keep a friend company on her last Toronto yarn crawl ever before she moves away…You might even get out of the first stop relatively unscathed, with just DPNs and a spare cable needle. (You keep losing your cable needles).

And then, you’ll get to the next stop, and your willpower will suffer a blow. All those weeks you’ve been resisting stash enhancement, despite the Boxing Day sales and the January inventory sales and all the other tricks those yarn shops will throw at you…You’ll get there and discover the Lexie Barnes bags are on a ridiculous colours-retirement sale, and you’ll cave.

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(It’s great. It’s totally coming to DC with me in two weeks as a carry-on handbag.)

But that won’t be it, no no. You’ll get to the cash and discover the conveniently impulse-purchase-located Tanis sock yarn, and the colour that would be ever so perfect for that pair of gift socks you need to make…

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Then you’ll travel just down the road a bit and, what ho? You’ll discover their Tanis worsted. And you’ll think, gee, one skein would make a super cute pair of mitts…but then it’ll need a hat to match…And, well…

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That’ll be that. Keep alert, my friends…it’s a dangerous world out there for knitters.

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