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Old 09-24-2005, 06:10 PM   #1
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I lied to my husband!!!
Hi everyone. I'm a new member here. I usually just read through the posts and see what everyone is talking about. I find it very useful and I can usually fine the answer.

But, I have something on my mind and I can't help feeling guilty!!!

My mom taught me how to knit when I was 12 years old. But I picked it up a few years ago when I started working near a yarn shop!! And you all should know what that would be like... to make it worse. The owner would give me 20% of my yarn. (SO IT"S ALL HER FAULT THAT I"M ADDICTED TO KNITTING NOW!!!)

My confession is... I lied to my husband the other night. I visited a yarn shop close to our house... and I purchased over $200 worth of yarn. I was so worried that he'd see it, that I asked the owner of that yarn shop if I can write the check in her name. Than if my husband sees it, I can just say it was a loan to a friend. And of course he saw it today online, and asked me. I told him it was a loan to my friend and she'll pay me back later.

GOSH..... I FEEL REALLY BAD. I don't have to hide my yarn because he's such a guy, and he can't tell if there's anything new in my big trunk anyway. He's such a good husband... he's usually very gracious about letting my buy yarn. But I'm not sure what he's reaction will be knowing that I spent $200 at one time!!!

I wanted to see if there are other women out there hiding secrets like this.... or am I the only quilty one??!!

Thanks for listening(reading).
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Old 09-24-2005, 06:15 PM   #2
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I know that I have bought more yarn than anyone in the house really realizes, but I have a credit card in my name so nobody else sees the statement. I'm always relieved when a package comes and I'm the only one home--not so much that I feel guilty, but because I don't want to hear the teasing.

And to be honest, $200 at one time is just the same as $20 ten times, right?
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Old 09-24-2005, 06:34 PM   #3
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If it weren't about the yarn, wouldn't it be something else? Shoes or books or some other hobby? At least you don't have a gambling habit. I feel guilty about money all the time. I'm the one who does all the bookwork, DH can probably only give a ballpark figure of how much he makes a year. He used to make me feel guilty about money, but we have reached an understanding. I threatened to make him handle all the bills and taxes, and he backed off immediately. :rollseyes:
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Old 09-24-2005, 06:36 PM   #4
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My DH would be MUCH more upset that I loaned someone 200 bucks!
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Old 09-24-2005, 07:01 PM   #5
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You know Kelly, I think that would be the case here, too.
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Old 09-24-2005, 07:08 PM   #6
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I feel SO MUCH BETTER NOW!
Thank you for your quick reply. I'm truly feeling much much better now. As far as what I told my husband... he's the type that doesn't think twice when it comes to helping a friend. So when I mentioned it was a loan, he didn't even think twice about it!!! But I promise (as the forum as my witness) I will not lie to him about money again. I'm not the one that keeps the books, so it's very hard to keep things on the DL.

I'll just have to visit my other yarn shop (where my friend gives me 20% off) and work out a payment plan with her!!!
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Old 09-24-2005, 07:33 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by Ingrid
I'm always relieved when a package comes and I'm the only one home--

I know exactly what u mean. I love packages..Like Christimas when the mailman or UPS guy shows up. I just don't want to have to explain why I needed more yarn or another book to put on my "To Read" list . I shouldn't feel bad b/c he smokes and I don't whine about how much that costs :rollseyes: , and he's never complained either, but I can't help feeling funny.

But as I may have said before, all that yarn has a destiny to fulfill and it needs me (and u other knitters) to help fulfill that destiny.
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Old 09-24-2005, 07:36 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by aprildavis99
But as I may have said before, all that yarn has a destiny to fulfill and it needs me (and u other knitters) to help fulfill that destiny.
Well when you put it THAT way... :thinking:
*where did I put that credit card

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I always have the recourse of "Well, I knit EVERY DAY, and I wear what I knit" or "I wear shoes EVERY DAY."

He knows its in reference to the basement full of tools, and the ham radio he just had to have which has never been hooked up. And the spare computer parts, and the models, etc. etc.

I always win that argument.
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Old 09-24-2005, 07:47 PM   #10
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what are u going 2 do when he asks if your friend paid u back yet!?

thats one thing i don't worry about... i debate if i should buy it, but once i do i usually show him anyway. or he sees it and i play dumb! :D huh what yarn? the yarn fairy must have dropped by...
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