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:
and this Seacoast Yarn which was also received last week:
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!!
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