Saturday, February 4, 2023

No Spend Fail - for a good reason, I think.

 As I think I mentioned in my last post, I got a bonus from work as a thank you for working in healthcare thru the pandemic.  It's also coming up on my birthday, February 13th.  Last year I made Dan pay for yarn to make 2 sweaters, All the Love and Worsted Boxy, both patterns designed by Joji Locatelli.  This year, I decided to splurge on myself and buy yarn to make not 1, not 2, but 3 sweaters and 3 pairs of socks.  No, I absolutely didn't need to buy more sock yarn, but the way I probably misunderstood the sale to work, you got 10% off the yarn if you bought 10 skeins of the same type, so those were added in so that I could take advantage of the sale. I picked out my next sweater project to be Flax Lite by Tin Can Knits.  It takes about 8 balls of fingering weight to make it in my size, leaving me 2 balls short of the sale.  I added 2 more.  Then I decided I also wanted it in another yarn with tweed flecks, and again, 8+2, another pair of socks.  Or maybe some hats or gloves, who knows.  That was last night.  I couldn't sleep.  I also hopped onto Amazon and bought new Chiaogoo 40" circulars to knit this with.  I thought the splurge was over.  I mean, that's months of knitting I just added to my calendar.  Then on the way to skiing today, I found myself looking up crochet patterns for sweaters.  I found a pattern I fell in love with, Emerald Isle Cabled Sweater by 8 balls Stroll Dove Heather
I'm trying to update my Ravelry account for this stash.  At some point I need to go thru and clean out all the crap yarn I've gotten rid of. 

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