Thursday, April 02, 2009

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  • To Buy or Not to Buy . . .

    I generally avoid temptation unless I can avoid it.
    -Mae West

    Yes, I did disappear to be completely engulfed in the Internal Medicine wards for 2 weeks. Why do you ask? The good news is legion, however.

    1. I am done being the duty ward resident. Done. Wow!
    2. No more tire blow-outs.
    3. Flowers are blooming everywhere.
    4. I am immune to typhoid. Again. It never fails that every time I open my medical record, I am somehow due for one more vaccine. Love those shots!

    Also in the good news category filed under "knitting" is a great deal of progress on several sweaters, and some upcoming sleeve surgery on my almost-done Fair Isle Yoke Sweater. Photos to follow, now that my busy Radiology schedule will allow me to take some daytime shots.

    So, now I'm torn. Deeply torn. Wrestling with my inner angels and devils as well as any number of other miscellaneous demons. You all know that I have a bit of yarn at home. As of April 1, we're at approximately 504 skeins comprising 87,500+ yards of yarn. This is a significant reduction from prior, and the goal is still to get the stash a bit smaller, say to the 60,000 yd range.

    But (there's always a but . . .) it's the Webs tent sale. On sale at very very good prices are Cascade 220, Jo Sharp Soho Summer DK Cotton as I recently used to very good effect in the cotton anniversary sweater, and Berocco Peruvia.

    Let's ponder.

    On the one hand . . . I have a queue full of projects for which I already have the yarn.
    On the other hand . . . That same queue has many projects requiring yarns I do not have, that are on sale.
    On the one hand . . . I'd like the stash to fit into a smaller space.
    On the other hand . . . Yarn is squishy.
    On the one hand . . . I could knit for a year without spending any more money.
    On the other hand . . . I can get these yarns at close to 1/2 price, and I'll use them eventually.
    On the one hand . . . These are great yarns.
    On the other hand . . . Yup, definitely great yarns at a great price.
    On the one hand . . . They'll probably go on sale again at some point.
    On the other hand . . . That's never when I feel the urge to start the project.
    On the one hand . . . I really do need a grey sweater. Cassidy, maybe? And the husband is thinking he wants a burgundy sweater, or maybe charcoal gray, and one in cotton, and one in wool . . . gosh he's demanding!
    On the other hand . . . I've forgotten which hand is which . . .

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    Blogger Laritza said...

    The question to ask: are you going to be done with ALL the projects you have yarn for and in the queue BEFORE the next Webs tent sale? If you are, go ahead and buy more, if not there will be another sale sooner than you think!

    4/02/2009 6:09 PM  
    Blogger Pam said...

    Go for it -- grey & burgundy yarn, if the colors are good.

    Enablingly yours

    4/02/2009 6:31 PM  
    Blogger Donna said...

    They'll have another tent sale...but you do knit like the wind, so it's not like you wouldn't use it up. I'd wait, but I'm a slower knitter :)

    4/03/2009 12:29 PM  
    Blogger JayJay said...

    Hmm, this is a tough one. Perhaps weigh the joy of new yarn against the stress of having a larger stash. This might just be the psychologist in me talking. ;)

    On another topic, any chance we can convince you to visit sometime during this lovely spring?

    4/08/2009 3:45 PM  
    Blogger Knitting Up North said...

    You even need to debate it?? NEW YARN, chickie! Easy choice. (Hmm, I'm sensing this may be why I myself have a bit of a yarn problem.)

    Thinking of the fun that was had by all a year ago this weekend. Love SC

    4/08/2009 5:45 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Hi T! Happy Anniversary! I know the lure of new projects and just the right color BUT weren't you trying to de-stash? AH- the decision is yours. May all of your choices be so happy! Love, Mom

    4/12/2009 5:18 PM  
    Blogger Kate Diamond said...


    We're having a little wedding anniversary celebration on your behalf... yes, our blog is rehosting the Name That Navy Book contest! check it out:

    4/20/2009 8:40 AM  
    Blogger Yarnhog said...

    I've given up on stash reduction. About all I can hope for is keeping it from overtaking the house.

    5/05/2009 8:30 PM  
    Blogger Abigail said...

    did you ever recieve the WTS that I sent you?

    5/10/2009 4:49 PM  
    Blogger Joan said...

    Hi Theresa, I hope everything is okay and that you aren't trapped in your stash...

    5/12/2009 2:19 PM  
    Blogger Mia said...

    I miss your posts. Are you okay?

    5/12/2009 4:26 PM  
    Anonymous Judith said...

    where are you? hope all is well with you.

    5/20/2009 5:22 PM  
    Anonymous Meg McG said...

    Did you join your husband overseas? Your 3/21 post mentioned something like that. Hope you're safe.

    5/26/2009 6:49 PM  
    Blogger Susanne said...

    Hope all is ok, miss your posts!! pleeease be ok..

    6/19/2009 8:17 AM  
    Blogger Nikki said...

    Are you ok? It's been ages and I'm worrying....

    6/26/2009 1:15 PM  
    Blogger Marsha said...

    Starting to look like someone has been deployed. Stay safe for us Theresa....our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    7/08/2009 9:28 AM  

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