I might have gotten carried away with the swap thing. I should have quit after Autumn Skeins and the Funky Scarf Swap. I mean, Autumn Skeins was my first, FSS was what I was really looking for, so what more did I need? Apparently a fair bit, because I also joined Knitting Pattern Swap, Knitting & Crocheting Books, and Hot Socks! Someone stop me now, please!
Here's the yarn I received from Autumn Skeins:
It's lovely, good quality Canadian wool, that has traveled the long way around to my door step. For the Knitting Pattern swap, I received an old Paton's pattern for Shetland lace shawls. The instructions for the lace are written out.
So here's my issue. I'm really joining these swaps so that I can get presents in the mail because I'm seriously considering a yarn budget for the first time because I want to buy furniture and I really do have enough yarn, but that doesn't stop me from wanting more.
I know you all know what I'm going through. I also know that I'm very fortunate that I'm trying to exercise self-control because I want to, not because I have to. But still. Do you know what's coming up in two weeks? The Kitchener-Waterloo Knitter's Fair.
I have to go of course. But I must limit my spending. I had absolutely no intention whatsoever of spending more than $40 at the tent sale and look how that worked out. Not so well. You know who wasn't surprised? My husband. Bugger.
Okay! Enough whining! I will set myself goals, I will work out the steps to attain those goals and I will put my feet on the path to my destination.
Onward ho! To the couches!
For those who are interested, here's my plan for self control when faced with irresistible temptation. I will place cash money in my pocket that represents my budget and I will leave the plastic money behind. Preferably at home in London.