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Old 03-01-2006, 05:05 AM   #1
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Giving up spending on knitting for Lent
No yarn, no patterns, no needles.

It's amazing how anxious I suddenly feel, even though I have more than enough stash to see me through 40 days!
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Old 03-01-2006, 07:01 AM   #2
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What?!?!

Last year, it was diet coke - that was tough! This year - french fries. I really love french fries. :( Knitting stuff? I'm just not sure that I could do it. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Good luck!

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Old 03-01-2006, 07:48 AM   #3
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Oh man. for you! That really is a sacrifice!
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Old 03-01-2006, 08:25 AM   #4
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You're taking Lent seriously, aren't you?! Wow...
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While not a Catholic (or a Christian for that matter) I had a priest friend tell me once that Lent is not about giving something up but about taking on a discipline. You aren't losing something you are gaining something. So rather than think of this as giving up spending on knitting, think of it as knitting that which you already have. Find the joy in reducing your stash.

Michelle - who gave up lent for lent one year
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Old 03-01-2006, 10:22 AM   #6
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I am not giving up anything persay, I am going to limit my sweets intake and eat healthier.
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I sort of did that last year -- I gave up all spending except consumables (groceries, soap, etc). This was right after I learned to knit The first purchase I made on Holy Saturday was an order from Knitpicks.

Good luck! :D
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Originally Posted by knitncook
While not a Catholic (or a Christian for that matter) I had a priest friend tell me once that Lent is not about giving something up but about taking on a discipline. You aren't losing something you are gaining something. So rather than think of this as giving up spending on knitting, think of it as knitting that which you already have. Find the joy in reducing your stash.
How nicely put. This is the first time I've Lenten traditions explained with a positive spin.
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Lana, here's a great explanation.
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Instead of giving up, you might try knitting for charity. There's a listing on the Lionbrand.com site and knitpicks is highlighting organizations. This month it was OK Orphan Knitting (sock to be specific).

Prayer shawls or afghan squares are also good projects.

A Sacrafice of your time and talents for others (no pats on the head) would definitely be good.
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