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June 20th, 2007 at 01:18 am

Today was knit group. I walked in and behold! - a sale. If I had been armed with a credit card I could have run amok snatching up bagsful of gorgeous mohair for only nz$4 a ball. However I controlled myself and sat down to work on the project I had brought with me, firmly telling myself I had plenty in my stash. Even at the table I was not immune from temptation - of a different sort. There were chocolate coated cookies most ruinous to slim figures.

So I made myself some Catch 22 rules:
1. If I resist buying yarn, I am allowed to have a cookie.
2. If I resist eating a cookie, I am allowed to buy some yarn.
3. see rule 1.

My salvation came in the stash box. Our group keeps a box for people to donate their odds and ends, so I dug through and found enough to knit a couple hats for charity (we knit from the stash box for the Women's Shelter). That will satisfy my new project urge for a while.

So I made it through the morning without succumbing to the mohair siren call. On the way home I passed the freebie box outside the Sally Army - and Hallelujah! A whole stack of McCalls magazines, dating from the 50s, 60s and 70s, just chocka with vintage patterns. They are too tattered to sell, but I am having great fun going thru them. I had a sort of cross between a giggle and a sigh when I got to 1972 - I was at high school then, and all the girls were crocheting fringed granny square vests, batik dying skirts and all the rest of it. We thought we were so trendy - if you ever wanted to be assured fashion is a waste of time and money, look back to the clothes you had to have when you were young.

So another no spend day. So long as the freebies keep flowing, the going is easy.

4 Responses to “Crafty”

  1. shiela Says:

    I like you rules. lol

  2. pretty cheap jewelry Says:

    Love freebies myself! Maybe we can trade sometime? I have some little shells (with hole for stringing) that I don't really want to use. They would make great fringe on a scarf!

    I am not a knitter, a jewelry design and card maker,
    Text is http://www.prettycheapjewelry.com and Link is
    http://www.prettycheapjewelry.com or you can send me a private message Smile

  3. daybyday Says:

    Nice rules. Big Grin Congratulations on the no spend day.

  4. Linda Says:

    You have some good rules, I don't know if I could pass up the yarn though, not just for a cookie-maybe for chocolate.

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