I am not a shopper. In fact, I loathe shopping. I am also frugal — some might say cheap — so for the most part I get little pleasure from buying things. “Retail therapy” is not a concept that applies to me. Yarn or knitting therapy — well, that’s another story.
Lately, I’ve been consumed by some family mishegas* and I’ve also been laid up with a nasty cold that’s left me cranky and with little energy. But a few knitting-related purchases have made me feel a tad better about it all.
That’s part of my loot from the WEBS anniversary sale: Cascade 220 and 220 Superwash in lime green, yellow, brown, navy and pink. (I’d been so good at working through leftovers that I realized I had no yarn in basic colors to devise more hat designs.) The other part of my purchase is backordered: some Valley Yarns Northfield to make a scarf and Malabrigo Silky Wool to make another scarf.
Another purchase: The Topped for a Year booklet from Tot Toppers. I have long been interested in authors who self-publish and I bought it as much for that angle as I did for the patterns themselves (which, of course, are quite cute!). I’ll let you know when it arrives.
After reading the Blue Blog’s post about the book Sweater Quest, I knew I had to read it. I had just finished The Help (a book I highly recommend!) and so the timing of the Sweater Quest recommendation was perfect. I’ve read the first few chapters and I’m enjoying it a lot.
Good purchases, all in all. Now if only I could kick this darn cold!
* Mishegas is Yiddish for insanity, craziness.