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draymer
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Posted - 08/29/2003 :  11:48:15 AM  Show Profile Send draymer a Private Message
I have not purchased anything online for weeks. I no longer feel the need to spend hours on the internet checking for patterns and yarn. Of course, I went a little bonkers at Stitches Midwest and at my LYS yesterday (it was 15% off during the trunk show). But I have finished most of my WIP's, and I think I have discovered the difference between stashing and purchasing.

I'm looking forward to starting the projects I have recently purchased, but I'm no longer anxious about my stash. I don't need to cataloge everything, because I am not buying just to possess. And, the wonderful thing is, the boxes don't come to my husband's office when I buy in person!

Online, at work, was what I couldn't control. I feel much more in control, and thank all of you that participated in these 2 discussions. I now feel I can both fast (and I feel another one coming up) and enjoy buying yarn without guilt!

Thanks again.

Debra

momrnc
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USA
443 Posts

Posted - 08/29/2003 :  1:49:31 PM  Show Profile Send momrnc a Private Message
Good for you Debra! I know what you mean about a "fast". I have in the past month bought lovely yarn for 4 new projects (without a twinge of guilt) and am now looking forward to working on those projects. I'm in a "knitting with yarn" mode instead of "shopping for yarn". Of course that could change at any time!!

Isn't it great to have a place to go for support when you need it.

Kathy

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thevalkyry
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USA
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Posted - 08/29/2003 :  7:28:19 PM  Show Profile Send thevalkyry a Private Message
Good for you Debra!! Doesnt it feel good to wittle down that WIP list??

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Marg in Mirror
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Canada
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Posted - 08/29/2003 :  8:41:07 PM  Show Profile  Visit Marg in Mirror's Homepage  Send Marg in Mirror a Yahoo! Message Send Marg in Mirror a Private Message
Ditto, Debra. I feel pretty good too. This 'fasting' thing has spread to my quilting, and I am trying to make things with my fabric stash. I haven't bought 'new' for over a month, except the odd bit of background fabric in order to make something specific. It feels good!

I came close to breaking down on the yarn purchases today, though. I found "Sharon's Hand Made" shop (aka 'Sharon's Hobby Haven') -- a shop to which I'd never been before, as it is quite far from me though still within the city -- and I saw my first Berocco Cotton Twist, as well as my first Denim Silk. The CT was so *gorgeous* -- but I resisted!!

So let's keep it up, eh, Deb?

-- Marg (onward and upward) in Calgary

TLWKOTB
http://knitsonthebus.blogspot.com
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happyneedles
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USA
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Posted - 08/30/2003 :  03:44:59 AM  Show Profile Send happyneedles a Private Message
I think, Debra, that it gets easier the longer you knit. You realize that yarn is always in style, it's not going anywhere which makes it easier to hold off on that "must have" purchase! Sue

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Luann
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Posted - 08/31/2003 :  09:14:21 AM  Show Profile  Visit Luann's Homepage Send Luann a Private Message
I too feel like the monkey is finally off my back. My husband and I just bought the home theatre system we have been talking about for years (HDTV is finally coming to our neck of the woods) and believe me, the money I DIDN'T spend on yarn this summer is going right to Sears for this system (along with a lot more money for yarn I'm not going to buy this fall!) I would not have felt good about this major purchase three months ago - but now I do. And I know I'm going to really enjoy knitting in front of the new TV. I really do feel so much more in control. When I do buy yarn, it's with intention and purpose, not just to fill some unbridled need to acquire. No more guilt, just love and yarn.

Luann

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momrnc
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Posted - 08/31/2003 :  1:59:39 PM  Show Profile Send momrnc a Private Message
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When I do buy yarn, it's with intention and purpose, not to just to fill some unbridled need to acquire. No more guilt, just love and yarn.


Amen and well said, Luann.

Kathy

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Jane
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USA
4395 Posts

Posted - 08/31/2003 :  3:30:06 PM  Show Profile  Visit Jane's Homepage Send Jane a Private Message
quote:
No more guilt, just love and yarn.


What a beautiful thought, Luann! Thank you.

Jane
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