The Keystone State
It's been a long long road
Feels like I've never left, that's how the story goes
It doesn't matter where you are, doesn't matter where you go
If it's a million miles aways or just a mile up the road
Take it in, take it with you when you go
Who says you can't go home?
-"Who Says You Can't Go Home?" Jon Bon Jovi and Jennifer Nettles
As you may or may not be aware, military personnel can maintain their state of residence no matter where they are stationed. For a combination of sentimental and practical reasons, I am a Pennsylvania resident (and so is Felix).
(Some) Advantages of Being a Pennsylvania Resident:
- My grandparents, parents, and parent's dog are all in Pennsylvania.
- I grew up in Pennsylvania.
- The Jersey Shore. It really belongs to Pennsylvania. And it's a wonderful place.
- Ask me anything about Quakers. Or Ben Franklin.
- My parents have a reliable address for my voter registration card, the National Bone Marrow Donor Registry, and my college's requests for money.
- Voting in a swing state.
- Nice looking license plate for Felix on the back, and room for the Swedish plate on the front.
- And speaking of the DMV, no excise tax on cars and no inspections when I'm active duty out of state.
- Plenty of other tax advantages, including no sales tax on yarn. It's considered clothing.
- On a related note, Rosie's Yarn Cellar and Loop and the trip downtown that Felix and I took last week where
- We met Wendy and were interviewed for her podcast, KnittyD and the City to talk about The Amazing Lace (so go check it out) and
- We bought yarn.
- Koigu. Because it's hard to find. And do I really need to justify Koigu?
- Linen. Because I was feeling nautical. This might turn into handtowels (magically?).
- Suri Alpaca. (That would be the slate blue soft-looking stuff on the left of the photo above.) It was on sale. And it's so soft.
While I appreciate JennyRaye's suggestion to bring all the stash in Felix with me when we go next week, it won't all fit. Not even close. And that's all I'm going to say about that.
Consider this a warm-up to the post about my trip to the WEBS tent sale. Too much yarn at once is overwhelming.