Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Darling, you thrill me
Small balls of Angora, Silk, Mohair. Jewel tones, muted browns, spicy reds. It's more than the eye can behold, and each time I visit my LYS I know I'm in trouble and will not be leaving empty handed. Today, Jenna was there and she gets as excited about the yarn as I do, showing me new patterns, new yarns, always the expert on how to exchange one yarn for another and still get the same outcome. She's always understanding when I say "Oh, I can't possibly spend $30 on one skein of yarn", and she happily takes me to a more affordable option. Sometimes however, well, more often than not, I end up being drawn back over to that pricey skein of silk - I swear sometimes I can hear it calling me. Today was no exception. I had 6 balls of yarn in my arms before I even realized what I was doing. I always pick up more than I plan to buy, that way when I leave the store with less, I feel like I've sacrificed something and it seems to make the purchase more bearable. Now don't think for one minute that I begrudge spending the money on yarn. It's a hobby I thoroughly enjoy and it keeps me home, safe at night, snuggled in next to hubby and kitty. Another successful and well enjoyed trip completed with dreams of next time.
Now, should I start on something new with my new found loves or put them away for now and finish those other 'works in progress'. Who knows.