Judy is a friend but I think for her sake and mine (and Vince’s) it is a very very good thing that she lives in Texas and I live in Wisconsin.
Yes, you know this is another blog post where I MUST blame Judy for my behavior. She of course will deny anything to do with it but I believe I have a very rational explanation.
I had ordered the yarn I wanted from ESK’s black Friday sale. Just one kind for a specific pattern. It was a bargain between my $15 gift certificate and the 15% off I won for the sale. That was it; I was done yarn shopping.
Then Judy sends me this email this morning after I was feeling quite good about not going yarn shopping crazy:
“Just waiting to see if I can grab a few skeins of Wollmeise DK when that goes up.”
Wollmeise??? I didn’t remember seeing anything about Wollmeise in TLE update/email. So I went back to reread it and sure enough – some time today there would be a restock put up. If you know anything about Wollmeise – it doesn’t last long. I’m not partial to the sock yarn but the DK works so nice in other things and shows the stitch definition so well and it comes in larger than the norm hanks than most DK weights. So I just happened to click on the Wollmeise tab and lo and behold it was there! I believe the gray sky opened up and a beam of light from the heavens came shining down upon me. Yes – I was meant to buy some Wollmeise!!
Now – I know you have to be FAST! or it would be gone before you even got to check out. So I put a couple of one color in my cart and checked out. Success!!! Whew! that was fun. And being the good friend I am – I emailed Judy quickly saying “Wollmeise up!” just in case she wasn’t madly refreshing her screen every 10 minutes to see if it was up yet.
Then I looked and I was so distracted by the fact that there was actually Wollmeise on the site that I could get, I didn’t notice that I had some “loopy dollars” just waiting in my account to be used. Free yarn – who could pass that up.
So dare I try I again. Sure — go back to the Wollmeise page — many colors are gone already but I get some lovely green — check out, remember to apply loopy dollars this time — success again!!!!
But then — yes I should have walked away from the computer — but I didn’t and I’m looking at my Loopy Ewe rewards account and I’m so close to the next rewards level — at that level, one of the rewards is you become a “Loopy Legend” and get to have a yarn color designed for you (remember that bad influence Judy became a Loopy Legend earlier this year with her “Judy’s Favorite Quilt” yarn color — of which I had to buy some previously and of course that was her fault too!). I plan to never be that close to Legend status again, and it starts over at the end of each year, so you know what happened……..
Yes – I might as well place that last order to reach that level. Back to the Wollmeise page…. much slimmer pickings but I had success this time too – getting some single colors – I’m thinking maybe colorwork cowls and mittens.
Yes – I think it’s much safer that Judy is in Texas and I’m in Wisconsin. Can you imagine if we lived near each other and there was a yarn sale — we would both lose our “I hate shopping ways” and be headed down the road to do some serious yarn shopping and you know that if you are with a friend shopping you do far more damage than if you were by yourself. And if we both happened to live near the Loopy Ewe — Let’s not even think about that!!! Oh the horror! LOL
Then there was Lil’ Loopy looking quite smug, spinning around on the
yearn yarn swift, clutching that credit card dreaming of all the Wollmeise he could be diving into when it starts to arrive. I finally wrestled the card away from him and hid it so he could not place any orders on his own!
I can’t wait until next week when the Boxes of Fun start arriving. Merry Christmas to me!
So I need to organize my Ravelry que and library one of these days – matching up yarn to projects I want to make since 2014 will be the year of “Knit from the Stash”.