…..to go into a yarn store unsupervised ever again. Yesterday we did a surprise trip to the in-laws. Since we were going, I wanted to pick up some yarn and circular needles so I could start knitting a simple crewneck sweater. At Barnes & Noble last night I didn’t find a single knitting book that caught my interest (okay, didn’t catch my interest at $25+). So I decided to just buy yarn and a needle and have a go at it. Fate decided that wasn’t to be so today. 😦
I ended up choosing this gorgeous green yarn (I really wanted the buttercup yellow, but had a few reservations about me wearing that particular color) and picked up a pair of size 7 needles. The ladies asked if I had a pattern and I said no. They seemed shocked and said “Oh, well you will need a pattern, it will help you determine what you need!” I was too nice to say “No thank you, I’m just going to hammer it out on my own” and ended up spending $70 on a book, my yarn and size 10 needles. Not only that, but my son and husband spent a wonderful hour hanging out in the car while I did so.
Despite my mega spending there, I love all the sweaters in the book. So it wasn’t a complete waste. I picked a sweater that is labeled as medium difficulty and am excited to c/o for it. 🙂 My hubby told me that he is going to accompany me the next time I go in so I’m not gone for hours on end. Plus, he said that when I go to Mpls, I’m going to need $1000 to dedicate to my yarn addiction. I told him in rebuttal that at least I buy yarn that I plan on using, not just to have pretty yarn.