Monday, January 7, 2008


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There are posts in the queue, but before it's no longer "the new year", I felt the need to say this. I don't usually make New Year's resolutions, but I'm not going to buy any stash this year.

Pick yourself up off the floor.

I made this decision after attending (and heavily participating in) a 25% off sale at The Whole Nine Yarns.

Suddenly, all my Christmas money was gone. I had plans for that money. These weren't the plans I had. But how could I resist the Vogue Knitting mag containing that awesome Norah Gaughan sweater that I thought was sold out everywhere, or the new Norah book with that awesome shawl (and many other awesome things as well), or the yarn to make said shawl, or the cotton denim yarn that's been on my list forever to make this, or yet again the Koigu I fell in love with when I was going to knit those sachets for my nieces, or even the "just one skein" (evil store display) that will make these? Well, clearly the answer is "not very stinkin' well"!

Then, I came home and thought of what I wanted to start first, and realized that was a list of about 10 things...and that's just in the yarn category. Forget about the needlework stash and the beading stash.... So I decided: Any time I feel the need to shop, I'll just start something new! Yeah, this should work fine.

Immediately after I made the decision, I found out about this. Oh. my. gosh. I already have the Lady Scarlett box (which I have not done!), and, you know, I love the bees. Maybe I can get a special dispensation from Michael for my birthday....

Wish me luck as I try to stay on the wagon....


Jill said...

Wow. I am impressed - and holding an ice pack to my head from hitting the floor. I was thinking about going just a quarter without new're my hero!

Anonymous said...

I love that sweater on the cover of the Vogue Knitting magazine. If I was about 50 pounds lighter, it might look nice on me!

Good luck with your resolutions! :)

TeresaB said...

Wow, on the wagon for a whole year? Ok, I'll be here to cheer you on, but don't expect me to join you for this (although I'm sort of on the wagon.)

Anonymous said...

Good luck with that! No, really, I mean it! Seriously! I made it for about 8 months before I caved.

Jean in Georgia said...

But dude.... that Norah Gaughan shawl was just so....."Heather". Your picture might as well have been on the cover. Seriously. And yeah, I already ordered the bee thingie. I never claimed to have any self control. :)

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