Today my friend Sam, my knitting buddy, sent me a text message telling me that Deramores (large online yarn emporium in the UK) had 20% off their DK yarns. This was cruel in various ways:
1. I am on a yarn buying ban (self imposed)
2. I am keeping up with my Christmas knitting (and avoiding any semblance of panic) by NOT getting derailed onto new projects
3. I can’t resist a bargain
4. I love buying yarn
After I had sent him a fairly jocular response (it’s a good thing we’re friends!) we then developed a yarn buying strategy that wouldn’t break either my self-imposed ban OR his partner’s desire that he should knit a little bit more of his stash before importing more into their delightful but tiny apartment: we would buy each other what we wanted as a present…
Yes I agree, slightly deceitful… well, possibly more than slightly! You will be pleased to hear that we didn’t do it.
In other news this Christmas jumper (size 1) is enormous. No I didn’t do a swatch so it probably serves me right. It’s going to fit my godson til he’s about 4.
As I type this my husband is on the carpet wearing only his pants (that’s underwear US folks) playing with Mollie. Great.