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Oct 11 2017
October 11, 2017 at 10:14 am
Ha! I agree, buy the yarn!
October 11, 2017 at 10:21 am
Life is short,,, buy the yarn 😊
October 11, 2017 at 10:17 am
Bahahahah! So true!
You are buying a house. Save money
Buy the yarn.
October 11, 2017 at 10:20 am
Us crafty people need to make sure our stash is properly stocked. Buy the yarn. 😉
Haha totally! I’m a “buy the yarn” girl, in my case too much fabric for sewing.
Buy the yarn.
If Gordon complains? Show him the list of all the yarn you DIDN’T buy.
Problem solved 😉
Mary Beth says
October 11, 2017 at 10:59 am
Oooooo, I’m guilty of this one. Don’t do anything I wouldn’t.
Chris T. says
October 11, 2017 at 10:27 am
Wait unto after the move, then buy the yarn! One less thing to move. Or buy the yarn and time it to be delivered to the new house . . .
October 11, 2017 at 1:58 pm
Just what I was thinking. One less box to pack.
Speaking as someone who moved last year.
October 11, 2017 at 10:30 am
Maybe your besties should SEND you a gift card to buy the fabulous yarn? Lol
October 11, 2017 at 10:32 am
Yes! Yarn as a house-warming gift.
October 11, 2017 at 3:56 pm
That’s a fantastic idea. I now have visions of Ilona receiving box after box of luxurious yarn for her house warming and Gordon scratching his head wondering where in the hell it will end up.
October 11, 2017 at 3:57 pm
You know…..like that Star Trek ‘Trouble with Tribbles’ episode. 😀
Patricia Schlorke says
October 11, 2017 at 7:40 pm
Especially when the storage hatch is opened by Kirk, and out comes all the tribbles! Replace Kirk with either Ilona or Gordon, the storage hatch with a closet, and yarn for tribbles and voila! A new authorlord story. 😄
I am always available to receive boxes of scrap yarn and destash in CO. I’ll even pay for shipping :p
Also it’s so cool that you’re friends with Thea Harrison. I like her books!
October 11, 2017 at 2:36 pm
I like Thea Harrison’s books too.
Thea gives good advice. Buy the yarn. The expensive yarns are worth it : )
October 11, 2017 at 10:33 am
You are strong!!! Slay those yarn monsters! Avoid buying the yarn 🙂 There will always be lots of pretty yarn to buy once you move in. Getting close to the holidays – it is something Gordon could buy for you then.
My father is very hard to buy for – I can’t tell you how many times I had a gift picked out for a special occasion for him and then he goes and buys it for himself just before birthday / Christmas etc. Arggghhh!!
October 11, 2017 at 11:48 am
I agree 💜
October 11, 2017 at 2:00 pm
My dad did the same thing. Hence why he had two golf bags one year.
October 11, 2017 at 10:36 am
Buy the yarn once you close the house and make it yours 🙂
In fact you should make a trip to both yarn locations~!~
Buy the yarn. It will give you comfort in a stressful time.
October 11, 2017 at 10:41 am
With things the way they are in the world I say buy the yarn! #nothelpful #sorry
Betsy Copeland says
October 11, 2017 at 10:46 am
You have to move the yarn if you buy it…just sayin’……
October 11, 2017 at 10:49 am
OMg the angel and the devil :))))
Barbara erwin says
Buy the yarn. Life is short. And buying yarn will not prevent house purchase!
Helenmary Cody says
October 11, 2017 at 10:51 am
I thought you were buying the house to have more room for yarn? 🙂
Bridget Munch says
October 11, 2017 at 10:52 am
After you purchase, move,and unpack your house buy the yarn!
October 11, 2017 at 10:55 am
Yarn is therapy. Buying a house is stressful. Buy the yarn for your sanity’s sake…
October 11, 2017 at 10:58 am
Lol, the best kind of friends to have – no matter what you decide, one of them will think you’ve done the right thing!
yarn, stress, yarn=stress relief. small project…. You have a lot of things going on, a little stress relief may help.
October 11, 2017 at 11:42 am
October 11, 2017 at 11:02 am
This is so my friends!
October 11, 2017 at 11:08 am
Use up some of your stash of yarn before it gets wrecked by moths or silverfish or spiders. (I had problem finishing a project because two balls of the wool had been attacked and were ‘cut’ in multiple places.)
October 11, 2017 at 11:16 am
Love it! I say order it so it arrives at the new house as your own house warming gift!
October 11, 2017 at 1:11 pm
Nice compromise!! and I agree. Celebratory yarn purchase leaves no guilt!!
October 11, 2017 at 11:22 am
Buy the yarn! Leave it out in a glorious pile so all those colours dazzle and inspire you – until the cats discover it 🙂
My passion is embroidery thread. I’ve had to get a glass topped coffee table to put it all in so I could enjoy the colours together and not have the cats take off with it.
October 12, 2017 at 12:15 pm
That is soooo clever!
October 11, 2017 at 11:26 am
How will your new house be a home without lots and lots of yarn?
October 11, 2017 at 11:33 am
Now, see, you just have to be creative. You’re not buying the yarn to make stuff; you’re buying the yarn the secure the moving boxes. You’re just going to be thrifty afterwards and re-use the yarn to make stuff.
See, it’s all in how you spin the purchase.
October 11, 2017 at 1:30 pm
Yarn as packing material! Genius!
Sidney Shaola says
October 11, 2017 at 11:34 am
I say, buy the yarn. You’ve had a pretty hard year deadline wise and now house hunting. Treat yourself. Get the yarn!
October 11, 2017 at 11:57 am
LOL. 3rd option: Looking and enjoying the yarn, while making a list of the ones you will get after the move, aaand only after the move. It will all be worth it. Dream house is found. There will be plenty of time to fill it with more yarn.
Karen Everett says
October 11, 2017 at 12:00 pm
You proved in your book, that wool yarn knitted into a sweater even when wet kept your heroine warm and alive. Ergo, your baste yarn knowledge = business expense! So buy the yarn. Plus I just wanted to use the word ergo.
October 11, 2017 at 2:42 pm
In another book a blow torch was almost used on a tangled yarn project. So, it’s all in perspective.
October 11, 2017 at 12:07 pm
Truth! I’m fortunate enough to have a healthy mix of both kinds. <3
October 11, 2017 at 12:08 pm
Did you know that there is yarn in the Orkney Islands of Scotland made from the wool of sheep that eat seaweed? It’s natural color is very unique! Not to put temptation in your way or anything . . . .
October 11, 2017 at 12:09 pm
um, so I listened to my “buy the yarn” friend, and now I have a 55gal tub full of yarn…and still no scarves. Sometimes I’ll open the tub, pull out a skein, rub it on my face and say “you are so soft, i wish you were a scarf”
October 11, 2017 at 3:11 pm
Lollolololol ….I’m sorry- this totally cracked me up
October 11, 2017 at 12:13 pm
But the damn yarn. It’ll give you something constructive to do instead of worrying how to pay for the house. Plus, if you make wonderful handcrafted gifts you’ll save money on Christmas presents. And the amount you save on yarn really won’t impact the mortgage. Won’t even make a dent on any of the inspections. Buy the yarn.
A good friend will come bail you out in the middle of the night. Your best friend is sitting right next to you in the same cell
I was always in the latter camp.
October 11, 2017 at 1:48 pm
It’s sad to realize that for, like, a whole social circle, I was always the person they figured would come and bail them out in the middle of the night. (Mind you, their idea of trouble was a patch on the trouble *I* like to get into. So boring. So much is about finding the right compatriots.)
October 11, 2017 at 2:27 pm
Heh. I didn’t clue into the title of the post until just now.
So as someone else above implied, Elizabeth is the angel on the shoulder and Thea is the devil on the other shoulder. Or as in AndrewC’s example, Elizabeth is the friend paying your bail, and Thea is the one sitting next to you in jail saying, “Damn, that was fun. Let’s do it again!” (I’ve read her books and get her newsletter; I can see Thea saying exactly that!)
October 11, 2017 at 12:19 pm
There will always be beautiful yarn available to buy. Take care of business first (buying the house), then reward yourself later with the new yarn.
October 11, 2017 at 12:28 pm
Buy the Yarn! You can never have enough yarn, what if you need just That Color, Texture, Weight to finish and yet to be started project?!? O_O
Buy the Yarn.
K Cheree Hulsman says
October 11, 2017 at 12:39 pm
But you need a new knitted scarf for the portrait in front of your house.
Make the kids buy you yarn for being a great mother. 😀
October 11, 2017 at 12:41 pm
Think of thenice things you can make with the nice yarn for the new house. Save money? Somebody else will get it. Enjoy it
October 11, 2017 at 12:56 pm
Buy the yarn. You may feel guilty for two seconds, but the happiness the new yarn will bring will last forever. Not to mention the joy of creating something with it. Don’t listen to the posts that Gordon will buy it for you. There will always be beautiful yarn. He can still buy some for you.
October 11, 2017 at 1:17 pm
Buy the yarn, you will regret it if you don’t, then make something fabulous for the new house! SCORE!
Dawn Marie Page says
October 11, 2017 at 1:20 pm
Buy the Yarn! Even if you just pet it and whisper to it. What a pretty yarn!
October 11, 2017 at 1:50 pm
Resist, because then even if you buy some of the yarn, you will enjoy it all the more. And be glad you don’t have my sister’s cat, who only likes the expensive yarn, and will dig down to the bottom of the basket to pull it out and play with.
Pat Crouch says
October 11, 2017 at 1:54 pm
Moving stuff sucks. Wait till after.
haha see you are loved 🙂
Jocelyn Malone says
October 11, 2017 at 2:12 pm
What’s funny is I read all three authors’ works, and those three attitudes/viewpoints right there are definitely reflected in the authorial underpinnings of the different books and series :-D. Some things shine true in your work or your play!
October 11, 2017 at 2:14 pm
Buy HALF the yarn and put half toward the house money…. I bought the quilt that way….LOL
Nena C. says
October 11, 2017 at 2:15 pm
I have to repeat that mantra to myself everytime new books from my favorite authors are released. Needless to say my TBR queue of ebooks is at 100+. Look at it this way, a yarn addiction (or a book addiction) is much better for you than a drug or alcohol addiction.
October 11, 2017 at 7:46 pm
That’s what my mom always use to say. She got me to be a bookaholic too. 😀
October 11, 2017 at 2:19 pm
If the yarn makes you happy then go ahead and buy it, the world won’t stop and the house sale will proceed!
Happy Ilona results in happy Gordon results in more writing! 😉
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