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Old 09-24-2005, 07:53 PM   #11
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DH: Did you buy more yarn today?

Me: Yarn? What yarn?....oh, THAT yarn...nah, babe, I've been having that yarn just sitting around, silly. Why would I buy MORE yarn, especially when I have tons spilling out of the closet? C'mon now, gimme a little more credit, sheesh.

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Old 09-24-2005, 10:02 PM   #12
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Good grief that sounds like me

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Old 09-24-2005, 11:59 PM   #13
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Replying to my husbaand.
Usually, he'll forget about the loan I made to my friends, or loans that he has made to his. I'll bring it up if he does, and say that she paid me back in cash. He's such a "friend", he usually won't remind me to remind them.

And I also love the way aprildavis99 described the yarn....And I also say... since you put it that way..... :D

And yes, I did buy more yarn today. The husband was having a great day and allowed me to visit a yarn shop while he visited the booksotre up the street. He came to get me and even asked me if I wanted to buy anything. And of course, I jumped on that. I purchased the new colors from Rowen ribbon twist..... and he paid for them. What a great husband....he even said to me "... I can't wait to see the jacket you're going to make... I'm sure it'll look great."

Now that made me feel bad. NOTE TO SELF: DON'T LIE TO HUSBAND.
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Old 09-25-2005, 10:06 AM   #14
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I am a very, very lucky wife in that my husband surprises me with knitting things all of the time and has no problem whatsoever about anything that I buy :D ! I do have the best husband in the world that is constantly surprising me with gifts, too! He very much encourages my knitting bc it makes me happy and he knows that I truly enjoy doing it :D! Yep, bestest man in the world !!
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Old 09-26-2005, 12:22 AM   #15
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There are worse things to spend $200 on. Like crack.
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Old 09-26-2005, 12:32 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by feministmama
There are worse things to spend $200 on. Like crack.

umm...and red heart!

but just as a point of interest....isn't yarn almost the same as crack to most of us?
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Old 09-26-2005, 12:33 AM   #17
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I guess I'm in a different position in that I'm the husband and am the one buying knitting stuff. We've always taken the position that we're both adults and contribute in one way or another to the household. We don't withold info about stuff we've bought. I bet he would be more concerned about the lie than he would about the yarn. My guess is that if you were to amortize the amount of entertainment and/or value you got out of the yarn it would come way under what you would spend on paperbacks etc. (thats how I rationalize my yarn binges anyway :D )
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Old 09-26-2005, 04:19 AM   #18
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I take care of the money, and I have a hard time buying anything for myself ... I spent $15 on yarn and bought my Boye interchangeables in the same week, and spent the next two obsessing on how that would have bought groceries for a week... DH would probably be amazed if I spent 200.00 on anything (besides bills) at one time... and take me to the doctors to make sure I hadn't lost it!
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Old 09-26-2005, 09:34 AM   #19
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I wish I could just forward this entire thread to my DH. He would see that I'm not alone in my behavior. I'm actually very lucky in that he understands my addiction. In fact, he spent hours on our recent vacation looking for new yarn shops for us to visit in Savannah, GA and Pawley's Island, SC. He did MapQuests for them and then drove all around and found them for me and would go into the shops and hang around (sometimes for over an hour) while I touched and purred over all the new yarns. I know he lives in fear that I'm going to knit him some outrageous hat from all the novelty yarns I bought!

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Old 09-26-2005, 10:20 AM   #20
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I'm sure CV *reeeeeaally* wants to tell me to cool it with yarn spending and knitting book spending, but he bugged me for years to get myself a hobby, and now is happy that I'm doing this, and that I have a nice therapeutic "Jodi Time" activity just for me and only me.

it also helps me that our bank accounts and credit cards are separate. this wasn't intentional. out of laziness, we just never put them together. he doesn't see my statements. I don't hide my purchases from him, but I'm not exactly showing them to him either.

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