Thursday, November 15, 2007

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    George Washington had a vision for this country.
    Was it three days of uninterrupted shopping?

    -Jeff Melvoin, Northern Exposure


    So I, uh, had a little yarn accident. There I was after work, innocently going to the post office to mail the prizes for last week's contest; there I was, getting rid of yarn from the house. And I happened to see on someone's blog that Michael's was having a sale on Paton's Classic Merino. And since I have a list of hats and mittens to knit (Hat's On and Folk Mittens) a mile long, I thought I'd go get some colors.
    Oops. Turns out all the yarn was on sale. (My husband isn't reading this, is he?) I picked up some Soy Wool Stripes, since so many people have seemed to enjoy that so much, and a couple of balls of Sugar and Cream cotton. You can never have too much dishcloth cotton lying around. And good basic yarns rarely go on sale. So tell me this - you would have done the same thing, right?

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    22 Comments:

    Blogger Valerie said...

    Oooh! is the sale still on? I am sooo there! Don't feel bad, Teresa, any logical person, regardless of stash size, would have done the same thing.

    11/15/2007 6:01 AM  
    Blogger Valerie said...

    darn, i forgot the "h" in your name. i really have to start previewing comments before posting...

    11/15/2007 6:03 AM  
    Blogger Valerie said...

    BTW, i loved your Veterans' Day post. It made me cry.

    11/15/2007 6:04 AM  
    Blogger loribird said...

    Ah yes, I too am weak. Luckily (unluckily?) I don't have a Michael's nearby, so I had to settle for Spunky Eclectic's grand opening sale over the internet...
    I love the SWS, the colors are wonderful.

    11/15/2007 6:16 AM  
    Anonymous theflitgirl said...

    Hey, I have a question: would that Sugar n Cream cotton make a nice "everyday" baby blanket? What cotton would you recommend?

    11/15/2007 7:20 AM  
    Anonymous nova said...

    Oh, nice. I love how your de-stashing contest was a fruitless endeavor! Folk Mittens, I love that book!!

    11/15/2007 7:42 AM  
    Blogger TeresaB said...

    I so totally would do the same thing and if I can find time today or tomorrow to get to Michael's I too might find some items to bring home!

    11/15/2007 9:32 AM  
    Blogger hannah said...

    You said Michael's is having a sale? on SWS no less... must. have. more. that yarn is so yummy... I'm heading over there right.now.

    11/15/2007 10:37 AM  
    Blogger Liz said...

    Of COURSE I would have done the same thing. In fact, do you happen to know when the sale ends? Is it going on in the stores here on the east coast as well? I have a good friend whom I have introduced to the joys of knitting, and it turns out she is allergic to wool. For non-wool yarns, there's almost no place as reliable as a big-box craft store like Michael's. I think I have a moral obligation . . . (right?)

    11/15/2007 11:16 AM  
    Blogger Mary Lou said...

    I work in a yarn store where i get a discount and I bought some of the SWS on sale at Michaels. How could you not?

    11/15/2007 12:34 PM  
    Blogger evergreenknits said...

    That's hilarious! I love how you describe it as a "yarn accident"! Hopefully, you can get it some of it out of the house (Christmas knitting) before your husband even realizes it was there....

    11/15/2007 1:29 PM  
    Blogger Nonnahs said...

    Oh, you needn't justify to us. This is completely understandable. Anyone in your position would have done the same thing. ;)

    11/15/2007 3:23 PM  
    Blogger Angelika said...

    It's hard to pass up a sale on yarn, specially when you know what it's going to turn into already.

    11/15/2007 4:33 PM  
    Blogger Jenn said...

    Totally.

    11/15/2007 6:49 PM  
    Blogger Jaymi said...

    I would have and did on Sunday. *red faced*

    11/15/2007 8:33 PM  
    Blogger Rebecca said...

    Oh drat! I was trying to avoid Michaels this week because of that sale and now I must go!

    11/16/2007 7:23 AM  
    Anonymous Suzanne said...

    Ha! I did do the same thing on a smaller scale and I may have to go back before the sale is over!! One never needs to justify getting more yarn.

    11/16/2007 7:55 AM  
    Anonymous Suzanne said...

    I am bummed though that the Michaels here in Canada doesn't carry Sugar n' Cream anymore. Darn!

    11/16/2007 7:56 AM  
    Blogger Turtle said...

    Sale?? I would be trying to figure out how to pay for it so hubby didn't see the total. (lol, feeling slightly guilty as i may be out of work for a month or so as i switch salons) But yes...i'd have done the same thing!! *smile* Beautiful colors!

    Lol, we are chaperoning a trip with the french club into the city this afternoon and i am so trying to figure out how i could sneak into the yarn store just down the bloack from where we will be!

    11/16/2007 7:58 AM  
    Anonymous tiennie said...

    Yep, you had too!

    BTW - Jeff Melvoin is my BIL's uncle!

    11/16/2007 9:34 PM  
    Blogger JayJay said...

    I definitely HAVE done just that. I try to hide such things from the hubby for as long as possible. It's not the money really, just the fact that I don't really need any more yarn yet still find excuses to buy it.

    11/18/2007 7:26 PM  
    Anonymous Carrie K said...

    Absolutely would have done the same thing. How could you not?

    11/21/2007 7:18 PM  

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