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Does this happen to anyone else?
I went into the yarn store today to find a simple ball of yarn to finish a project...but then I got looking and found this beautiful alpaca blend and thought oh, that would make such a warm sweater for baby...and then I spotted a little wooden spool knitter that I thought would be an awesome christmas present for the toddler (he keeps asking me to teach him to knit)...and so I walk out of the store $45 later, and I didn't even find a match for the yarn I had initially intended to buy!
: It's the same thing when I go into the fabric store; my imagination runs wild and I always end up spending more than I intend to. So, I'm feeling guilty now.
: Anyone else?
 

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Joanns gets me every time. With thread, fabric, notions, ANYTHING. Esp the remnants bin, I am such a sucker for remnants. I figure I could try any fabric for $1, right? And then end up with 20+ bundles of remnants to take home.
 

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Originally Posted by grnmtnmama
yup. and everytime I'm in the yarn store I justify my purchases because $24 for yarn for another pair of longies for ds is much cheaper than if I had to pay $60+ to have a wahm knit the longies.
That sounds just like the voice in MY head! :LOL
 

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The Craft Store is Evil
The Fabric Store is Evil
The Plant Store is Evil
The Scrapbooking Store is Evil
The internet Wool Roving/Felting Supply store is Evil



And I'm just hopeless
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Hi, I'm Carrie, and I'm a craftaholic
. There, I said it.
 

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Our LFS is having buy a 1 get 2 free sale on great drapery fabric which you can use for clothes, upholstry, bedding - oh, and drapes
. This piles up pretty fast. Where to put it all? It so cheap you can't NOT buy it.

My LYSs are all run by really rude people. Is it a yarn thing?? I want to start my own just so people don't have to put up with this.
 

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The people who run my LYS's are really nice and helpful. The majority or the people who frequent them however...


I'm a beginner and mentioned to the owner that I was looking for wool for diaper soakers...I got some nasty down the nose looks.
 

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Originally Posted by gardenmom
The Craft Store is Evil
The Fabric Store is Evil
The Plant Store is Evil
The Scrapbooking Store is Evil
The internet Wool Roving/Felting Supply store is Evil
You forgot the bookstore, for craft reasons as well as regular reading reasons


Oh, and I have local stores for roving. They sucker you in by letting you touch the angora...
 

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This would be me yesterday. Though I went for roving, and came out $80 poorer.


gardenmom... What would the name of that internet Wool Roving/Felt Supply store be? :LOL:
 

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OK--you asked for it!!!

I am not responsible for any $ you spend because of these--I have to add that it's not one store, but several that I've emptied my paypal account into over the past year!
Enjoy:

I bought some lovely 'felters candy' type assortment of corriedale wool in multi-colors, direct from New Zealand, from a woman on ebay. Search by her user name, Kiwicrafter I just checked and her ebay store is closed right now, but will re-open 12/17. I also sampled a tiny bit of very expensive, teal colored silk roving from her--it's beautiful but I'm not sure what to do with it yet. Expect shipping to be $$ due to the distance--in the summer it took about a week to arrive, I think.

Very basic roving and needle felting kits/supplies--I got my first needle felting stuff from them:
http://www.gnomesweetgnome.com
and more needles and a nice 'felt people' kit from this company:
http://www.feltcrafts.com/

I bought a repair kit for my spinning wheel from this co. Very limited roving but they have yarn and spinning/weaving supplies:
http://www.redbarnfarm.net/

Here's the one you're all waiting for, though--Blue Goose Glen. I bought very basic gray and white coopworth from them, but I'm aching to buy some multicolored colonial blends...just stunning...I've spent a lot of time looking at this web site!!!
http://woolspinner.home.att.net/

I also keep looking, but haven't (yet) bought from:
http://www.mielkesfarm.com/index.html

That ought to keep everyone busy for a while
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Originally Posted by alliwenk
I also have a major problem with bookstores
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Me, too! I only use the library now due to my "book problem"

I also have a serious yarn problem and the only good thing is that at my LYS it's hard to find anyone to help you so I tend to not buy much
 
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