Tuesday, May 23, 2006

So I went to the yarn shop.



*deep breaths*

It was beautiful. But so expensive.

I really shouldn't have been so surprised. There's a high end and a low end to everything, right? The clothing store I work at sells twelve dollar pairs of sunglasses and the Sunglass Hut (or whatever it's called) by the food court sells one thousand dollar pairs of sunglasses. The shock was maybe more related to the sudden realization that I have developed a potentially very expensive habit that can only receive dubious, sporadic support from my bank account.

I did buy something. Three somethings, actually. One skein of Debbie Bliss pure silk in a very exciting pink colour (it doesn't have a name, just a number, and I don't feel like looking it up online), one ball of Jo Sharp kid mohair (it was fifty percent off, and actually it might have been Rowan, I don't remember now and it doesn't have a ball band), and one secret skein for my one skein secret pal, which I won't specifiy in case she stumbles unwittingly across my blog.

The yarn shop is not going to be a place I visit often. I just don't need to be tempting myself that way.


Jae said...

So what skein was it that has you so floored?
The most I've spent is $42 for a skein of Optic (I can't remember the manufacturer now). In hindsight, I was caught up in the high that was the yarn. If I'd counted to ten (or a hundred), I doubt I would have bought it.

webber the webulous webhead said...

Alas, I really can't remember any specifics. I'm one of those people that checks the price tag before seriously considering anything, so I just kind of moved by all the really expensive stuff in a sort of dazed stupor.