The Shakes

14 Jan

2015-04-24 00.07.47This meme is funny, any yarn crafter KNOWS this is funny – because it’s impossible (or so I was sure). HOWEVER, for more than two years, I have not bought yarn. I can’t remember the date, can’t remember how long it took not suffering when I turned away from temptation – but it’s true. I decided I really did have enough yarn as I had to downsize apartments, it gets expensive buying more while going unused, and I wanted to do more travel. So, with resolve made, I stopped buying yarn. I kept what I had – and even had to downsize MORE this summer with another move (just ask SusannMarie, she SCORED in my purge). Don’t get me wrong, I still have a couple hundred (under a thousand, thank YOU!) dollars of yarn in my closet. I would like to keep it that way as I’m now a poor graduate student.

But today, I saw ONE little tweet from NobleKnits announcing a great sale on Spud & Chloe Outer yarn. I’ve made some lovely scarves from this yarn and one I famously lost. I love this yarn and I love this brand. Even going to the website to find links for this post, I’m looking at the sale going, “Ooooo, pretty! Mohair! Be Sweet Handspun! Free shipping?!” How is this struggle possible?! Is it because I gave up frivolous spending this year? Is it because I got into a grove with holiday shopping and holiday sale spending? Is it because I’ve picked back up my needles? Am I avoiding the stress of a new semester and huge life changes?! Who knows. All I know, is I could use a smoke (not that I ever have) to calm my shaking hands and bundle of nerves wanting scrumptious yarn. Mmmm, yarn. I can smell it.

This just goes to show, you can take the girl out of weekly visits to her LYS – but it always comes back like a heroin habit when least expected.

Looking for an AA meeting,
-Stacy C.

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4 Responses to “The Shakes”

  1. lyndadoesmyhair February 14, 2016 at 7:18 PM #

    Oh so very true. I recently decided I’d ‘crochet down my stash’ and discovered it’s not as big as I first thought! Especially after I purged all my blended yarns, I only wear single fiber clothing and it was time to do the same to my stash. All it took to bring on my “shakes” was a link to a pattern from a FB friend and I’m back like its crack.
    Where did you say that AA meeting is?

    • theyarnfix February 26, 2016 at 5:29 PM #

      We meet every Tuesdays, and have wine with our drug of choice (in fiber) and the meeting is wherever you may be. Raise a glass to us recovering/off-the-wagon addicts! 😉

      • lyndadoesmyhair February 26, 2016 at 8:58 PM #

        Sounds great! I also messaged you about the cute felted cloche with felted peacock “feathers”. I’m PRAYING you still have the pattern and would share it with me. Thus far I can’t find that edition of Crochet magazine containing pattern.

        • theyarnfix March 2, 2016 at 12:37 PM #

          Hello @lyndadoesmyhair. I replied to that a few days ago. I guess it didn’t post? I do not have the pattern. I went to some “black market” lengths to find what I could by taking pictures off of a screen from some pictures of the pattern. I don’t have any idea where they went as that was several devices ago 😦

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