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Oct 11 2017
October 11, 2017 at 2:20 pm
I’m wearing a shirt today that reads “Not buying yarn is like not breathing!”
Fan in California says
October 11, 2017 at 4:53 pm
Ooooh, here’s another reason. You’re buying a new house and you’re going to repaint parts of it, which means you need to buy yarn so you can make cozies (sp?) and other doodads that coordinate with the paint color you’re going with. So you’re pre-decorating the new house. 😛
October 11, 2017 at 2:53 pm
There’s a knitting meme that says something along the lines of, “If someone tells you you don’t need to buy any more yarn, unfriend them immediately. You don’t need that kind of negativity in your life.” 🙂
October 11, 2017 at 3:08 pm
Do you want some yarn? I have reached that point where I’m never going to be able to use the yarn I have purchased. Would love to destash for a good cause to my favorite author!
October 11, 2017 at 3:09 pm
Buy the yarn AFTER the move. One less thing to unpack, misplace or forgot what box it was in.
My husband is the Buy it now friend. I never express interest for anything in front of him. If I dont buy it for myself he will get it. To save us from going broke I stay really quiet.
October 12, 2017 at 3:23 am
Bahahaha your husband is the real MVP
October 11, 2017 at 3:22 pm
I am with Thea. Buy the yarn and have it delayed for shipping to your new home.
October 11, 2017 at 3:26 pm
If you buy yarn now then you will not get to buy the really cool yarn coming out for Christmas. Wait for cool yarn.
I guess you can tell that I do not knit. I admire people who do.
October 11, 2017 at 3:48 pm
Buy the yarn. Now or later, buy the yarn.
Because yarn has to be knit or woven or in general used, it’s a really excellent purchase, containing in and of itself both immediate (yay yarn!!) and delayed (knit/woven/crocheted item!!) gratification. Buy the yarn.
October 11, 2017 at 4:44 pm
Great purchase if you have an immediate need for it. Buy cool yarn now if you have a project; wait until after move to buy cool yard to hoard for “some day”.
October 11, 2017 at 4:24 pm
Hahahah! I’m totally more the Thea Harrison type.
Karen B says
October 11, 2017 at 4:30 pm
Buy the yarn. You need the stress release with all the hoops you are jumping through to get your dream home.
October 11, 2017 at 4:54 pm
And both are great!!!! 😊
October 11, 2017 at 6:24 pm
Three kinds of friends. The third gives you a gift certificate to the yarn store. 🙂
October 11, 2017 at 6:42 pm
Susan B says
October 11, 2017 at 6:55 pm
This is why all of your friends are my favorite authors. Y’all are awesome. Good luck with the being responsible; it sucks sometimes, lol.
October 11, 2017 at 7:00 pm
I say buy the yarn… you need a way to relax and nothing relaxes like good fiber.
October 11, 2017 at 7:20 pm
Buy the yarn. Life always happens so make sure to give yourself joy in moments.
October 11, 2017 at 7:30 pm
People line up to spend your money for you. You kids, your spouse, charities, utilities, the bank, the list goes on. I’m with Thea, buy the wool.
October 11, 2017 at 7:43 pm
At first glance I wondered what kind of fancy yams you have down in the States…
October 11, 2017 at 9:26 pm
That’s a good one. Loved it.
October 11, 2017 at 9:52 pm
Depends on how much Whole Foods thinks they can get away with.
Patricia Schlorke says
October 11, 2017 at 7:56 pm
To get the yarn or not to get the yarn, that is the question (channeling a little Shakespeare right now).
Pros of getting yarn now: look at it, pet it, be happy you got it before winter sets in.
Cons of getting yarn now: moving yarn from one place to another, not using it right away, Gordon possibly running out the back door saying “yarn is a four letter word!”
Did you know yarn can be a swear word? It was in my family since my mom would buy so much of it she gave it away to a friend.
October 11, 2017 at 7:58 pm
Hmm, depends on the options. Is there an equal urge to eat chocolate, drink margaritas, and buy expensive chandeliers for the new bathroom? In that case, buying yarn would definitely be the healthier choice. Just sayin’.
October 11, 2017 at 8:15 pm
Thea rocks , love her books, love her advice buy the yarn and made Thea a scarf!!
Rhyn Gabriel says
October 12, 2017 at 1:16 am
LOL – oh that’s good! But make that 3 kinds of friends. “Expensive yarn? Hmmm – define expensive…”
Peregrine Watkins-Field says
October 12, 2017 at 1:31 am
As somebody onece said: “With great power comes great responsibility”! Having your own home/inn would give you the great power but responsibility? – That is learned not bought.
Having said that, just remember that with great responsibility can come great boredom unless you occasionally throw responsibility to the winds and indulge yourself in your cravings!
I’m sure you will make the right choice in the end. Hey! – You can always knit the wall coverings for that extra room!
October 12, 2017 at 3:40 am
Or…you could ask Santa.
October 12, 2017 at 4:13 am
We really need both kinds of friends in or lives – the kind sitting in the jail cell with us, and the kind who comes and bails us out – don’t we?!
If buying the yarn will make you happy & help you distress, then buy it!
If buying the yarn will make you momentarily happy, then be a source of guilt and added stress later, wait to but it until you close.
Either way, buy it!!!!! Just depends on when. 😁
October 12, 2017 at 4:15 am
Okay – correction here. I meant de-stress, not “distress”. HATE autocorrect!!!
October 12, 2017 at 4:25 am
Life is short, buy the yarn!
Maçı hangi kanalda says
October 12, 2017 at 4:45 am
October 12, 2017 at 6:25 am
Well I’d be the “buy the yarn” friend, especially since my thought is if the yarn is on sale for less then $2 then it doesn’t count (in terms of what I’m buying). Which means when I go to my yarn store with a coupon for 20% off everything, I leave with at least 2 large bags of yarn….
October 12, 2017 at 6:45 am
Dang girl, how much yarn do you buy?
October 12, 2017 at 1:17 pm
Umm “a lot.” I crochet blankets for Moffitt’s cancer center and at Christmas for nursing homes, so that accounts for quite a bit of my “sale” yarn. So about 24+ blankets a year (they are only 42″ by 42″ approx). I make dresses for my great niece. I also keep the “ends” and will do a scrap blanket once a year because it takes forever to make the “ball.” (You cut the scrap into 1-2.5 foot pieces and tie them together randomly and make a ball to crochet from. Then you crochet so that all the loose ends are on one side, so you have a fuzzy and a smooth side. Looks awesome and no ends to sew in, which I love).
October 12, 2017 at 6:58 am
My daughter “de-stashed” before she moved. She posted a picture of her new room when she got settled. It has a armoir full of yarn. So, even de-stashing doesn’t help a yarn addict. However, it is a “relatively” harmless addiction, compared to some. Buy the yarn. Running your fingers over it and squishing it in your hands is supposedly as de-stressing as petting a cat or dog.
October 12, 2017 at 6:59 am
I used to go broke buying books. I could never deny myself. Lucky for me I discovered the library or I’d be eating mac ‘n cheese everyday.
October 12, 2017 at 7:40 am
Once you become part of the Writer’s knitting Mafia you can never leave. If you try they leave a sheep’s head knitted out of horseshoe in your bed 🙂
October 12, 2017 at 7:42 am
Sorry should be horse hair darn auto correct.
October 12, 2017 at 8:40 am
You have to leave something for your house warming. Your friends will want to celebrate your wonderful new palace just as much as you want to show them your favorite features. (ie The shiny new toaster over the bath,…)
Buy the house, throw a party, still get the yarn! Win, Win, Win!
October 12, 2017 at 9:08 am
Well, to play devil’s advocate and just ridiculously logical. You could potentially be moving soon- and if you do, you will be SO busy you will not have time to knit whatever item you are thinking that expensive yarn will be perfect for. By the time you get unpacked, organized, etc…. you will have a new item you will be hot to make, and have your eye on a different yarn(also probably expensive cause it’s so much nicer than crappy yarn). The confusion and guilt ferrets will chew you up and not allow you to enjoy the new project as much as you want to because the stuff you want to buy now will be sitting there, taunting you. Just let this expensive yarn go…..if you want it after the move, it will still be there. And you will enjoy it even more. That’s my theory, and I’m sticking to it. 🙂
SUZANNE ROTHCHILD says
October 12, 2017 at 9:14 am
Solution: Buy the yarn after you move into the house, that way you won’y have to pack & unpack it.
Katie S says
October 12, 2017 at 9:31 am
Being “responsible” is highly overrated. Buy the yarn NOW…for it may be sold out tomorrow! Besides, it is lightweight so it won’t add much to the move.
October 12, 2017 at 9:40 am
Totally funny! People crack me up!!
30 book a month reader says
October 12, 2017 at 11:06 am
Buy the yarn!!! YOLO!!!
Silver Drallion says
October 12, 2017 at 12:06 pm
In your new house, have 1 room for yarn. Just 1 room. 5henbyou can see it, touch it, FIND it whenever you need a yarn fix. And stash all your new yarn fixes, um, I mean purchses……. 🙃😊💜😁
October 12, 2017 at 1:33 pm
Go Thea! Now that’s my kinda friend.
October 12, 2017 at 5:18 pm
I third the comment to buy the yarn after the move. I do not know which is more stressful, buying a home or moving, but I suspect the latter. Minimize the amount of stuff you have to move. Then, when you getting tired packing or unpacking the nth box, you can triumphantly think “At least we don’t have to pack the extra yarn!”
Then, when the move is mostly complete, you can celebrate by buying yarn.
October 13, 2017 at 6:54 am
Go Thea Harrison!
Not moving yarn has its advantages, but didn’t you say there were two cool yarn stores close to the new house? You can give yourself treats each time you go to take care of something.
There is also the option of using Amazon’s handy Universal Wish List button to mark the yarn you would like to have so you can pick it now but get it for Xmas or other gift-giving occasion.
October 13, 2017 at 8:05 am
Life is too short. Buy the Yarn!
October 13, 2017 at 1:26 pm
I’m the second kind, I don’t even have to know a person to enable them to buy yarn. I convinced a lady to buy a fleece she was waffling on at the recent fiber festival.
October 13, 2017 at 10:38 pm
If you use the yarn for research purposes – Kate’s new hobby while pregnant. After all, Conlan will need a baby blanket – the yarn becomes a tax deduction.
October 14, 2017 at 3:18 pm
The best kind of friend would buy the yarn for you. #LoveEnablers
October 14, 2017 at 10:50 pm
Buy yarn after the move so you know just how much you need to fill up all the closets, nooks and cranies.
In the mean time look at yarn porn to get your fix.
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