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Does this happen to anyone else?<br>
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! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">: 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. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/Sheepish.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Sheepish">: Anyone else?
 

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That would be me!!! Joanns.com did it to me. They were having a Buy 5 get 1 free, all the yarn was on sale and I had a 20% off coupon.
 

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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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Oh yes! And my LYS is having a 20% off everything in the store sale on 31 December and there are yarns that I have been coveting.<br><br>
The fabric store is not better.
 

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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.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">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.</div>
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That sounds just like the voice in MY head! :LOL
 

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The Craft Store is Evil<br>
The Fabric Store is Evil<br>
The Plant Store is Evil<br>
The Scrapbooking Store is Evil<br>
The internet Wool Roving/Felting Supply store is Evil<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/FIREdevil.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="devil"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/demon.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="demon"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/FIREdevil.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="devil"><br><br>
And I'm just hopeless <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">:<br>
Hi, I'm Carrie, and I'm a craftaholic <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wave.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wave"> . 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 <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">. This piles up pretty fast. Where to put it all? It so cheap you can't NOT buy it.<br><br>
My LYSs are all run by <span style="text-decoration:underline;">really</span> 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... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug"><br><br>
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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<div style="font-style:italic;">The Craft Store is Evil<br>
The Fabric Store is Evil<br>
The Plant Store is Evil<br>
The Scrapbooking Store is Evil<br>
The internet Wool Roving/Felting Supply store is Evil</div>
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You forgot the bookstore, for craft reasons as well as regular reading reasons <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br>
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. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hide.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hide"><br><br>
gardenmom... What would the name of that internet Wool Roving/Felt Supply store be? :LOL:
 

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I hear you...I don't even <i>like</i> my LYS (too many novelty & chunky yarns and not enough serious yarn...) and I have never walked out without spending at least $200.<br><br>
I also have a major problem with bookstores <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">.<br><br>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">The internet Wool Roving/Felting Supply store is Evil<br></div>
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Ummm...which store would this be? Could you supply the website addy...just so I could better avoid it, of course....
 

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OK--you asked for it!!!<br><br>
I am <i>not responsible</i> 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! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> Enjoy:<br><br>
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.<br><br>
Very basic roving and needle felting kits/supplies--I got my first needle felting stuff from them:<br><a href="http://www.gnomesweetgnome.com" target="_blank">http://www.gnomesweetgnome.com</a><br>
and more needles and a nice 'felt people' kit from this company:<br><a href="http://www.feltcrafts.com/" target="_blank">http://www.feltcrafts.com/</a><br><br>
I bought a repair kit for my spinning wheel from this co. Very limited roving but they have yarn and spinning/weaving supplies:<br><a href="http://www.redbarnfarm.net/" target="_blank">http://www.redbarnfarm.net/</a><br><br>
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!!!<br><a href="http://woolspinner.home.att.net/" target="_blank">http://woolspinner.home.att.net/</a><br><br>
I also keep looking, but haven't (yet) bought from:<br><a href="http://www.mielkesfarm.com/index.html" target="_blank">http://www.mielkesfarm.com/index.html</a><br><br>
That ought to keep everyone busy for a while <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mischievous.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="mischief"> .
 

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Thanks gardenmom... I just placed an order at Gnome Sweet Gnome. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Yep, within about 5 minutes of hitting that link I found something that I really really really need.</div>
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I am not to blame....<br>
I am not to blame...<br>
I am not to blame...<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="innocent">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I also have a major problem with bookstores <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">.</div>
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Me, too! I only use the library now due to my "book problem"<br><br>
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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