Monday, March 19, 2007

Forgive Me, For I Have Sinned
I am not a religious person per say. I am however a very faithful friend. I have been going to The Knitting Corner for over 18 months now and that’s pretty much the only place where I have bought both yarn and knitting supplies. I don’t know how this happened, but I got a Knitpicks catalog in the mail and I sinned. First, I caused my husband to sin with me. Our anniversary and Valentines Day were coming up and I made the suggestion that I would love a book from the Knitpicks catalog. I got the book and a gift certificate for a pedicure (from my favorite place just a bit down the road).

The sin has been committed again. There was a knock at the door 15 minutes ago and the enabler Postman made a delivery. I squealed with joy over the four barking dogs at the door. It’s here! It’s here! Then the guilt and shame set in. It’s so hard touching my new things and feeling the shame of not being a faithful consumer/friend to my favorite yarn shop. Will I single handedly put them out of business by ordering via the internet? How many women will be looking for a new job?

So I must make amends…I must go and shop there next week. Then the shame will be absolved? What happens if I commit this sin again? Perish the thought.

Now lookie what I bought…






I have seen these before and really thought it was such a great idea. I might be traveling on a plane two three times this year. Since the airlines take scissors away from you, I thought this would be a good way to have something that would cut my yarn and not cause me to be arrested at the gate! I have opened it and used it on my latest project and it works like a charm! That was money well spent. Now let's see what happens when I try to get it on a plane in July.





Next...I saw this at a Charity Knit-In for the knitting guild a month or so ago. I thumbed through it and decided that there were enough patterns in there I would use. So I bought it. I especially love the little preemie hats that are in there. I can add those to the Santa hats that I made in December of last year. I have been reading chapters in the book about how all the charities started. It makes for some quick heart warming stories. Again...money well spent.
















Here is the yarn and pattern for what I am working on right now. It's a gift for hubby. I am about half way done so hopefully by next week I can show what I made.

6 comments:

MeBeth said...

I sense the beginning of a dangerous cycle - you'll be buying lots of yarn to assuage that guilt ;)

Wool Winder said...

I have resisted ordering yarn online for fear it would become a habit. Looks like you got some good stuff. Have fun with it!

maureen said...

hey sinner, you have to go check out my post about knitapalooza. The yarn diet was very difficult to maintain this weekend. ;)

vlb5757 said...

Mebeth-I went today to atone for my transgression via the internet. I really want my local yarn shop to stay open so I will do my best to resist ordering from the net. It's so darned easy! lol!

WW-I went by my LYS today to get some yarn to finish a project. I did look at the net to see what it would cost. It would cost just about a dollar less for one skein but the shipping cost was nearly $5. So it's not always going to be a hard decision to buy from the LYS opposed to the net. I have to say I just love getting packages in the mail though.

sheperdchik said...

I think, if it were me, I'd just go buy more stuff at LYS to make up for it. That way, everybody wins!!

vlb5757 said...

Believe me I have spent a far share in my LYS. I love them there and support them as much as I can afford to. I go there once a week to knit at the round table and usually end up spending money or plotting to spend money on a new project. Almost all my Christmas gifts from hubby came from them. I truly do my part! lol!