Monday, September 10, 2007

On the Wagon...

I have owned the same watch for the last, um, decade or so and it was a gift from a very ex-boyfriend and was quite possibly stolen by said ex. I like it well enough, but lately, it occurred to me that it might be time to get a new watch. So, with that intention in mind, I went out watch shopping. Nothing caught my eye. I tried on a hundred or so watches and nothing caught my eye. Until... I lured Hubby into a small jewelers in a small mall which is quite close to our house and found this. I love this watch. Love it. But, as the one in the store is slightly different and almost twice the price, Hubby had a heart attack (as he rightly should) and (only somewhat) jokingly said that if I agree to forego any yarn buying until the end of February (that is 6 months people), I could have the watch. So, I am officially on a self imposed yarn hiatus (I refuse to call it a diet), yarn moratorium, a yarn fast, if you will for the next six months.
This will be tough. So, here are the official rules (in case you are keeping score):


1. Any yarn I trade does not count
2. Any yarn I have already pre-ordered (and thus committed to buy) does not count
3. Anything that I make from teaching classes/ designing patterns does not count and may be used to purchase yarn
4. Gift certificates to yarn stores may be spent on yarn

Now, I did expect challenges along the way and my first one came tonight. My LYS received their much anticipated shipment of Claudia's Laces. But, I managed to hold out. I know I can do this. I just need some willpower. I am hoping that less buying translates into more knitting. Of course, there will still be some yarn coming in; like this Artyarns Supermerino that I received last week:
Trish's Ravelry Pictures - September 5, 2007 008
and this Seacoast Yarn which was also received last week:

Trish's Ravelry Pictures - September 5, 2007 011


On a brighter note, the shower this weekend for Monkey (well, really for me) was a hit! The Tuesday night drinkers (er, I mean knitters) showed up, spread out and promptly pulled out their knitting. I think it may have shocked a family member or two, but all in all much fun was had and sock progress was made by all. I even got the last skein of yarn I wanted (pictures to come) and Sara recorded the day. Check out her blog for some amazing photos!!
Thanks all for showing up and helping me celebrate!!

17 comments:

aunty tink said...

Boy, am I ever happy that I bought a cheap watch! See you tonight in the temptation zone!

knittinggrammy said...

So who made these official rules, you or hubby? Cause I just gotta tell ya that there is no rule about your friends and fellow yarn enablers putting something aside for you until that date in February, is there - huh, huh, huh?

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I just like to know all the "gray areas" prior to negotiating a new contract because you know how those union reps can be LOL!!!

See you tonight and I'll try to keep you on your diet but perhaps you should stop at Walmart and pick up some reallllly dark glasses before you head down SMILE!

Knitting Bandit said...

Thank goodness a gift giving season falls smack dab in the middle of your hiatus! the .

Angela said...

How 'bout if you bought yourself gift certificates, then spent them on yarn?

(gotta love a good loophole)

~A

Angela said...

How rude of me not to have introduced myself.

When my friend, Connie (from Pick Up Sticks) told me you'd picked up some of my yarn (Osmosis), I decided to track you down (read: cyber-stalk) and see if you'd received it yet and what you thought.

(There are far too many parenthesises in this comment)

Have a great day and happy knitting.

~A

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