I normally avoid day-after-Thanksgiving shopping like the plague.
It's crowded, it's loud, the deals usually aren't deals on anything I need or want, if they're deals at all ... the lists go on.
So when Lorna in Tuesday night knitting group mentioned that Peggy's, a yarn shop in Plainfield, a good 25 minutes from my house, was having a Friday sale, I was inclined to dismiss it. Forty percent off everything in the store from 7 to 9 a.m.
It will be crowded, the roads will be filled with lunatics racing to WalMart, it is early, I have yarn.
I thought for a bit, on Wednesday and Thursday and realized, I have two Viking hats to knit for two young Vikings and no brown yarn left.
I have a baby sweater for a coworker that needs knitting by March and if I'm buying yarn for that, I may as well buy it at 40 percent off.
So I set forth with two objectives. A skein of brown Viking hat yarn in Cascade 220 or similar, and yarn for a baby sweater. Both at 40 percent off.
Lorna was in the back room when I got there, as were some of the other women I knit with, and we all encouraged each other to buy yarn.
To disastrous, 40 percent off ends.
See that purple stuff? It's Rowan felted tweed. More to the point, it's enough Rowan felted tweed for a sweater ... and no real pattern in mind. I do not buy yarn like that.
Also, some sock yarn. (The Fool should maybe avert his eyes now if he doesn't want to ruin Christmas.)
So that does it. I'm done buying yarn for the rest of the year.