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Old 12-08-2006, 03:39 PM   #1
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YARN FREE DIET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOO
My DH has put me on a yarn free diet and it's killing me. I have to use or somehow get rid of at least 5 or 6 skeins from my stash before I can get more. My LYS is having a sale on some really great yarn and I've had to turn up buying some Moda Dea Dream (one of the few acrylics that I really like) from Cherinec5. Oh the pain, Oh the humanity. What ever will I do? He just doesn't understand that just beause he thinks I have too much yarn doesn't mean that I do. I mean my stash only takes up 1 1/2 plastic storage containers and Molos del Uruguay is on sale and so what I don't have anything planned for it that doesn't mean I won't find something to make with it. Any way I promised I wouldn't get anymore yarn for a while. Oh well, sorry for whining.

Has anyone else had to do this? How'd you get through it?

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Old 12-08-2006, 03:58 PM   #2
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Lie, cheat and steal.

When it comes to yarn, I am very BAD BAD person. I find ways to pay for yarn out of the account instead of my allowance. I'm horrible. Yarn is my crack. And when my husband complains I tell him to relax, at least it isn't shoes, drugs or other men!
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Old 12-08-2006, 04:05 PM   #3
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Oh, the sadness!

I have learned to pay cash at my LYS so DH doesn't notice the expense and cant criticize me for it.

He never looks at what I have so as long as I keep my big mouth shut!
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Old 12-08-2006, 04:13 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by CarmenIbanez
when my husband complains I tell him to relax, at least it isn't shoes, drugs or other men!


I say that too...but I leave out the "other men" part
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Old 12-08-2006, 04:15 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by Andrea

I say that too...
That's because great Andrea's think alike!
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Old 12-08-2006, 04:20 PM   #6
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When I first started knitting, dh did not understand the concept of stash. Not at all. "You don't need yarn. You have some. Knit ____ and then get more."

Now, a year later, he's learned to live with stash because it makes living with me much more pleasant for him (I'm not a raving ! ).
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Old 12-08-2006, 04:31 PM   #7
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hrmm....well i suppose you COULD tell him that since he is cutting off your S.E.X. supply line that you could cut off his...*ahem*
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Old 12-08-2006, 04:38 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by CarmenIbanez
Originally Posted by Andrea

I say that too...
That's because great Andrea's think alike!
You're right!!!!
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Old 12-08-2006, 04:39 PM   #9
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I married an "enabler"! If I see yarn and say "oh look how pretty!!!" he'll say buy it. He actually was touching some expensive cashmere at a yarn store on vacation one time when I first started knitting and said to me "I like this, you should buy it". I have to tell him I don't need stuff. He's pretty darn cool about the knitting habit. Of course, he's got his models trains, antique cars, mountain bike stuff, etc. and all I have is my knitting so it's not that big of a deal compared to his expensive hobbies.
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Old 12-08-2006, 05:50 PM   #10
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Re: YARN FREE DIET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NOOOOOOOOO
Originally Posted by nadja la claire
My DH has put me on a yarn free diet and it's killing me. I have to use or somehow get rid of at least 5 or 6 skeins from my stash before I can get more.
Let's see... how to use up 5 or 6 skeins really fast? You could knit with several strands together to do a really chunky scarf or something. Then again, you could just send them my way...
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