I can explain.
You see, one can't hit Gulf Coast Florida without checking out Stitchworm, and bargain baskets are a very good thing.
And in Pennsylvania, where yarn is tax-free and when the Canadian dollar is at crazy highs, it's downright irresponsible not to shop.
Take Trekking as an example. At home, I've seen it for upwards of $21 per skein, plus sales tax of 14%.
At Loop in Philly?
14 bucks. US. No tax.
Do the math, oh jolly one. That brings it to about half the price. Seriously.
[Delish. Worth making the bad girl list.]
Also from Loop, the new Araucania sock yarn. Maybe for a gift, maybe not.
And at the delightful Rosie's Yarn Cellar, I scooped again.
Zitron Skacel Life Style, in a colourway that reminds me of Blue Moon's Lucy.
Just one colourway of the Regia Kaffe Fassett line that I've been eyeballing forever.
Koigu, just because it was pretty and less expensive than at home.
Some Black Bunny Fibers, continuing on the blue-purple theme that I clearly couldn't shake on this trip.
And just one skein of Schaeffer Anne, my first. Really lovely, and I'm pondering a shawl with it. Major yardage to this baby, and such a pretty shade of purple.
I should mention that the above stash enhancements were achieved on a 90 minute lunch break while on course in Philly. I'm just that
The Stitchworm stash will be photographed on its return from Florida, where it's still vacationing with my Dad and
enabler Mom. It includes another skein of Trekking, some Socka, another sock yarn whose name I can't recall, some off-white DK for a kid's sweater, and a small pile of Cascade 220.
Santa, if you can look me in the eye and tell me you wouldn't have done exactly as I did in the presence of such great deals, I'll take sled duty from you for the next 50 years.
I thought not.
With fond and yarny thoughts,
PS - If you really sympathize with my plight, you'll do the right thing and leave me some self-control under the tree this year.
Or a spinning wheel. (Can't blame a girl for trying.)