Excuses, excuses!

August 23, 2011

<strong>The question:</strong> Do you really need MORE yarn?

Some possible answers:

• The color works perfectly with some yarn I already have.
• I wasn’t sure which colors would work with the yarn I already have, so I bought some of all of them.
• This yarn is perfect for this new pattern I just bought/a pattern I already have.
• I was worried about not having enough yarn for this project and I figured since I was in the neighborhood of the yarn store I should stop in and get a little extra.
• I don’t have anything in my stash in this color/fiber.
• I’ve never been to that shop before and I didn’t want to just leave without buying something.
• I reorganized my stash and found I had more room than I thought.
• It’s alpaca, and there’s no such thing as too much alpaca.
• It was on sale!

I’m sure at some point in our lives we’ve all been asked that question and we’ve all come up with various reasons to justify buying more yarn when we already have plenty at home. Some might call them excuses, but I think that’s kind of a harsh word. Reasons, that’s a much nicer word!

I’ve used all of the reasons above at least once myself. The most recent was the first in the list when I couldn’t resist coming home with this wonderful yellow New England Shetland by Harrisville Designs.

Two great colors that go great together.

It’s perfect with the beautiful blue version of the same yarn that I’ve had in my stash for a while now. I even know what pattern I want to make with it so my primary reason for the purchase was reinforced by number three on the list. Of course, I’ve promised myself no new projects until I finish up at least two of my current WIPs.
Any bets on how long it will take me to come up with a perfectly good excuse ahem, REASON to toss that new project restriction aside?

What are some of the clever reasons you’ve come up with to justify buying more yarn?
Happy spinning and knitting!


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