There was a SALE

In CategoryKnitting, Navel Gazing

I have finished most of the Christmas shopping, and am now trying to put the finishing touches on some knitting. Stupid Optimistic Deb thinks she can knit two cowls and six or eight hats in the next month. This stupidity optimism caused me to have an accident at the yarn shop on Saturday –

Jim, move this table over here. No, over here, by this rock. What do you mean, what am I doing? I’m posing my yarn. No, not posing WITH the yarn. Look, just move the table.

What am I going to do with over a thousand yards of laceweight denim-colored yarn, you ask? Well, if you don’t know, I’m not going to tell you. Hopefully the purple will somehow turn into this, so I have a gift for my mother-in-law, should she decide to show up.

I was only going to get those two skeins when I happened by a sign that said 30% off.

People can’t just pass by a sign that says 30% off. Amiright or amiright? And anyway, it’s llama. Llama! How often do you see that? So soft, so cozy, so tweedy. Yum. And it was only $5 a skein! Name one person who wouldn’t buy $5 llama yarn.

Jim. Help me move the table over by this fern. JIM. The table! I want to move it again. Isn’t this fern gorgeous? Yes, I am still taking pictures of yarn.

It’s hard knitting surprises for people when they’re up in your grill asking you to make lunch all the time.

What? No, this isn’t new, I’ve had it for a long time. What do you mean, why did I buy more yarn when I already have yarn? Because I didn’t have THAT kind, OBVIOUSLY. Listen, you don’t need to worry about it. Just hush up and help me move the table again.

10 Responses to “There was a SALE”

  1. Lisa Rose Says:

    At least you can knit! Not like some pillock who keeps buying wool when all she can make are scarves and more scarves … I keep meaning to learn something new, but who has the time? When the kids leave home I can use up all my stock … if it doesn’t decompose before then … sigh
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  2. Kristy Says:

    Your captions are classic.
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  3. Happy Elf Mom Says:

    Your yarn is so weird… in a cool way. I thought it came in those longer packs with the label in the middle…
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  4. Deb Says:

    Some yarn comes that way. This yarn came in what’s called a hank and I had to have it wound into these “cakes” at the shop. Yarn at a yarn shop is very, very different (read: fancy and expensive) than the acrylic stuff you see at Walmart or Hobby Lobby.

  5. Nan | Says:

    I don’t even knit and I would’ve totally bought those skeins.
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  6. Diane Says:

    Yarn on sale is just something you do not pass up. I actually bought some yarn this weekend for the first time in a long time to make some Christmas presents.
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  7. Connie Weiss Says:

    Come on JIM! Get with the program.

    I’m really good with not buying things…until they are 40% off. Then I can’t resist!
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  8. Emma Says:

    So…if I’m a beginner knitter trying to learn how to do more than dishrags…do you have any good sites for good patterns?
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  9. Lily Says:

    I love knitting; dish rags and scarves are my favourite. And I would definitely buy $5 llama wool to make them too.

  10. Applie Says:

    Wow, $5.00 for Llama! Great buy.

    Love the cowl.
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