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boo1
11-17-2007, 02:06 PM
I'm buying soooo much faster than I'll ever finish! But I LOVE to go to the LYS and fondle stuff. And once I've fondled enough, I HAVE to bring something home. So much more satisfying. I was reading one of the Yarn Harlot books about 'stash'. I am soooo there!

I suppose there are worse things I could spend my money on....:knitting:

Indygirl
11-17-2007, 02:16 PM
Hello Boo1, I read your post and I really can't see the problem.:teehee:
No, really it's a sickness we all have on here. The only thing that would stop me from buying yarn every time I get a chance is running out of money. I do think I have enough to last the rest of my life but I keep finding yarns that I feel I can't live without.:woot:
Enjoy!

BinkyKat
11-17-2007, 02:25 PM
I often ask myself the same question. But then I think, "why should I?"
It's a good addiction I guess, could be a gambler, at least I have yarn to show for it! And eventually some FO...but that doesn't happen as fast as the finding of yarn in the first place :teehee:

flyingfingers
11-17-2007, 08:07 PM
Oh yeah I am soooo with you on that one ! I cannot stop buying yarn, and as soon as I get home with it, I just have to knit a little bit of it, just because I am so excited about it. It definately is an addiction,but as you all say, a good one.
My only problem (besides the money I spend on it lol) is that I don't know where to put it all, I have it all in bags stuffed in my closet. I really need to organise it somehow, any ideas on how to store it all?

starburst
11-17-2007, 08:13 PM
I went to my LYS the other day because I wanted to buy some needles, but I walked out with two hanks that I really didn't need. I probably shouldn't have bought it because the woman behind the counter was really rude to me and another two customers. I had half a mind to throw around some choice words.

GinnyG
11-17-2007, 09:14 PM
Does anyone else find they buy more yarn when they are stressed? I suddenly realized that I use yarn buying like some people do eating candy, smoking or drinking:aww: . When I am really stressed I hop on the internet and buy me some yarn!!!!!!

My stash has grown to a ridiculous size ,I could knit non stop for the next 10 years and not run out. But I'm always in search of the perfect yarn.

E-Bay is my total and complete downfall. I have several searches that I check DAILY and almost always have something in the bidding que.

I have been having some long talks with myself to learn another method of stress management. On a positive note, I always get really good deals and never "charge" yarn.

Untill recently I had my stash stored out of sight but recently I decided to organized my stash so I could see what I had. I moved alot of it into my office where I see it every day. I am hoping that seeing that I have accumulated so much yarn will help me to resist all but the MOST perfect deals;)

boo1
11-17-2007, 10:14 PM
But any excuse will do-I had a great day, I had a bad day, it's raining, it's hot, it's cold, I need to put air in my tires, any event or thought is dangerously close to automatic purchase!

$:knitting: :heart:

lelvsdgs
11-17-2007, 11:37 PM
Does anyone else find they buy more yarn when they are stressed? I suddenly realized that I use yarn buying like some people do eating candy, smoking or drinking:aww: . When I am really stressed I hop on the internet and buy me some yarn!!!!!!

My stash has grown to a ridiculous size ,I could knit non stop for the next 10 years and not run out. But I'm always in search of the perfect yarn.

E-Bay is my total and complete downfall. I have several searches that I check DAILY and almost always have something in the bidding que.

I have been having some long talks with myself to learn another method of stress management. On a positive note, I always get really good deals and never "charge" yarn.

Untill recently I had my stash stored out of sight but recently I decided to organized my stash so I could see what I had. I moved alot of it into my office where I see it every day. I am hoping that seeing that I have accumulated so much yarn will help me to resist all but the MOST perfect deals;)
I completely buy more when I'm stressed. I've bought so much in the last few weeks it's scary. It's only one or skeins but they add up. I haven't even gone on E-Bay because of this very thing!:aww:
I am beginning to feel I need to look at my stress level and figure out how I can lower it.... nah, just keep buying more yarn. I too only pay cash...

BinkyKat
11-18-2007, 12:37 AM
But any excuse will do-I had a great day, I had a bad day, it's raining, it's hot, it's cold, I need to put air in my tires, any event or thought is dangerously close to automatic purchase!

$:knitting: :heart:
"I put air in my tires..." :roflhard: Hillarious!
About the stress, but when you "over do" you can still drive.
I feel it too sometimes. But I don't have a VISA anymore since I paid it off...luckily before I finally became a knitter...thank goodness! What stresses me out is if I give in to a whim and splurge on some expensive yarn and I screw it up by trying to wind it by hand because I'm too impatient to have it wound thinking I won't knit with it right away..yeah right. That makes me feel very stressed and guilty.

Lisa_H-Town
11-18-2007, 12:48 AM
Loved seeing this post becuz, I am addicted to buying all the "extras" we need.... I love buying the peripheral items... markers, counters, blocking items, needles (some that I will never use), patterns (some I will never do), books, but yes, I do manage to get some yarn in there somewhere...;) But, I do make sure it something I can put on my DEBIT card, not CHARGE card....

boo1
11-18-2007, 09:53 AM
But, I do make sure it something I can put on my DEBIT card, not CHARGE card....


Oh, yes, I'm DEFINITELY not paying interest on my addiction! But I could probably invest in some mutual funds with the money I spend on yarn!

But my husband spends a lot on golf, so I guess we're even.

;)

losnana
11-18-2007, 10:02 AM
Just think of all the other reallyBAD ways you could deal with stress: drinking, drugs, over-eating, beating the kids or dogs, etc. Buying yarn is really a good thing, so long as we aren't paying for it with the mortgage or grocery money. Look at it as being cheaper than therapy and as the money you would otherwise spend on other entertainment.

Lisa R.
11-18-2007, 11:42 AM
My husband would like to know the answer to that one! (And I'm pretty tame compared to some of you!!)

dmknits
11-18-2007, 05:48 PM
I was at a store last week and saw some yarn and crochet thread. I grabbed a bunch but then ended up putting it all back as I thought of the yarn I already had at home waiting to be used and about more important things the money could be going toward, like my son's braces and our retirement savings. The last time I bought yarn was ten months ago. I'm a slow knitter, so what I have will last awhile.

Indygirl
11-18-2007, 06:43 PM
I was at a store last week and saw some yarn and crochet thread. I grabbed a bunch but then ended up putting it all back as I thought of the yarn I already had at home waiting to be used and about more important things the money could be going toward, like my son's braces and our retirement savings. The last time I bought yarn was ten months ago. I'm a slow knitter, so what I have will last awhile.
What a good girl you are!!! I guess if I still had children to care for I would be a little more carefull with my money too.

mare-nitt
11-18-2007, 06:49 PM
This is a good thread. My husband told me today, that he told the lady at the yarn store that she turned me into a Yarn-aholic.

Even so, he still bought me some yarn for my birthday present.:inlove:

Indygirl
11-18-2007, 06:58 PM
What a great guy mare-nitt!

boo1
11-18-2007, 07:17 PM
What a great guy mare-nitt!

I agree! He's a keeper! :heart:

Sanibelle
11-18-2007, 07:28 PM
Funny that you posted here - we are all a bunch of enablers! I have more yarn that I can imagine. But I still go shopping for it and buy more.
I try and talk myself out of a new yarn purchase and sometimes I can but it is really the only thing I spend money on and most times I knit for gifts for others.
So I guess I could do a lot worse things with my money....

AngMac
11-18-2007, 07:45 PM
I am totally addicted to buying yarn and joining sock clubs. I have enough yarn to last quite a while and I even know exactly what project I have bought it for. So, so bad. I just started spinning so now I know my stash is going to start accumulating spinning fiber too. But, it makes me feel like I'm on cloud9. After caring for my 3 young boys (ages 3.5, 2 and 1) I need to go out and spoil myself a little with some yummy yarn or fiber. :)

sorantes123
11-18-2007, 08:38 PM
Last year I was bitten by the EBAY yarn bug. I have rubbermaid type plastic baskets with lids FULL. I didnt stop though, I DID CHARGE IT. My son suggest that I sell a lot of it back on ebay. But I do keep it in bags (a lot are in original bags of 10 skeins) and in the sealed baskets. I can see what I have and also know that is will stay nice. I dont smoke or have an indoor animal but if I do decide to sell part anyone can be assured that is is smoke and dander free yarn. I love Sirdar yarn and have a LOT of it. I really like the brand. But I do love to buy European yarns from a lot of other countries. I find a lot of them on http://elann.com and http://smileysyarns.com.

gatorjade
11-18-2007, 11:05 PM
I just got a mystery bag of yarn from www.discountyarnsale.com, probably because I am so embarrassed to buy yarn in stores! Not only do I end up leaving with heaping bags and handfuls of yarn, but I'm in the store for a good two hours, browsing every last bit of yarn they have in stock. I am pretty excited about the arrival of my mystery bag ($50 worth for only $20!). I can't wait to pick through the goodies! :woot:

boo1
11-18-2007, 11:18 PM
I just got a mystery bag of yarn from www.discountyarnsale.com, probably because I am so embarrassed to buy yarn in stores! Not only do I end up leaving with heaping bags and handfuls of yarn, but I'm in the store for a good two hours, browsing every last bit of yarn they have in stock. I am pretty excited about the arrival of my mystery bag ($50 worth for only $20!). I can't wait to pick through the goodies! :woot:

Ooh, we need to know what kind of goodies you got! Please post as soon as you can. And yarn porn is always good......

jenlee
11-19-2007, 10:56 AM
I have a whole wicker dresser thing full of yarn. Last week Micheals had thier yarn on sale I think I stopped in there at least three times
last week I 'd buy some yarn ,put some back then decide that I needed the yarn I had put back & go back again.So know I'm gonna
try to just knit from the stash unless someone gets me gift cards to lys which I hint for every year at this time.

vaknitter
11-19-2007, 01:27 PM
I was recently harassing my hubby about all the motorcycle parts he buys and he took me into the spare room to point out my 4 containers of yarn.....:aww: I tried to say that it all had a purpose (I really do have projects planned for all of it) and then he pointed out the bag in the basement that I bought a year ago and it really has no planned project - but was an incredible deal !! oh well

samm
11-19-2007, 05:33 PM
I believe whole heartedly that this is a genetic fault. :O) We're all in possession of an extra knitter's gene that predisposes us to purchase yarn, purchase patterns, purchase needles, hoard all three, and knit whenever possible! samm