Thursday, May 6, 2010
Breaking the rules
"We're on vacation. It's a souvenir."
"I've been soooo good so far."
"All profits go to llama rescue efforts."
"I'm supporting small-scale, local businesses."
These were at least four of my thoughts when I was standing in front of the cash register.
In January I set a goal for myself: no new yarn purchases for 12 months. I should have seen my own downfall on the horizon after trading and selling for new yarns in March.
Rationalize it any-number-of-ways-to-Sunday, I fell off the wagon and bought myself some yarn.
We were out west on vacation last month and made a quick stop at a Flagstaff yarn store that carried locally-raised, hand-spun llama and llama/wool blend yarns from Azimuth Ranch. I picked up one skein (I didn't completely lose my senses) of this amazing local llama down/wool blend. Not sure what this yarn is destined to be, but I've added it to the stash and will enjoy looking at it for awhile.
In admitting my transgression I am reminded of this quote, "There is much to be said for failure. It is much more interesting than success."