I suppose there are all sorts of yarn loonies. You have the kind who walk into the shop, pick up a ball of yarn and rub it on their sebum-y cheek and say, "oooh, I wonder if it is soft..." and then you have the ones who squeeze it while no one is looking. Me? I tend to obsess over a particular yarn for days, sight unseen, and then wait for the worst day of all to purchase it: The day after Super Bowl Sunday. (And when I do buy it, the last thing I do is handle it. My bout with that particular obsession pretty much took care of any real curiosity about how it feels.)
Someone tell me that I'm not crazy. Or, does just about every yarn store that's open on a Sunday have a Super Bowl sale? And why oh why was I the last one to take advantage of such a sale? Do I watch the Big Game? (No.) Do I like football? (No.) Does my husband like football? (No.) Was I invited to a party? (Yes; but we didn't go.)
Do I need more yarn? (No.) Did I know that such sales exist? (Yes.)
You'd think the owner of this particular shop I visited today was doing back flips when I walked back to my car after purchasing all the yarn and other items I do not need. Just think: Yesterday, she watched half her stock fling off the shelves at a 20 - 50 percent discount. Today, schmuck Wendy walked in and her financial outlook was restored.
Aye aye aye aye. At least I like what I purchased. At least I supported the not particularly local yarn store. At least the stuff doesn't disappoint. At least I don't smoke expensive cigars, wear a toupee or drive a two-seater car (or have more than
three seven hairs on my chin).
I tell the truth, friends. And speaking of Truth: Here is a pic of the Swing-ish coat sans fake fur collar. I haven't yet decided what to name it and I'll be honest: That is why the pattern isn't ready. And, I am not going to take a poll to decide what to call it. The last time I did that, the Quicko-Cheapo became "Drive-Thru" and I just can't get the Quicko-Cheapo name out of my head. And it's not that I don't like the Drive-Thru name, either.
It's just that, any thing that happens to be both Quick and Cheap rates pretty highly in my mind.
(Unless we're talking about yarn.)