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    Default knitting equivalent to drugs? (not serious)

    Madhen had me chuckling about the similarities between high-quality yarn and high-purity drugs:

    • Addictive qualities
    • Higher 'purity' = higher cost.


    Both are sold by the gram.

    Anything else?

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    The more you knit, the harder it is to achieve that "high."

    Low-cost yarn is a gateway to more "serious" yarn.
    Last edited by madhen; 03-02-2009 at 10:47 AM.
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    That is too funny! As I try to find a 'source' for cheaper sock yarn!

    And don't we all have a 'stash'??

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    i have always had a stash of yarn but last week i went nuts when a discount store in my area must have bought out a yarn store and had everything on for 1dollar a ball i have bought about 100 dollars so far should be good for a couple o years now lol it was all really high end yarn too

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    Quote Originally Posted by groundhog View Post
    i have always had a stash of yarn but last week i went nuts when a discount store in my area must have bought out a yarn store and had everything on for 1dollar a ball i have bought about 100 dollars so far should be good for a couple o years now lol it was all really high end yarn too

    OH, MAN!

    I'll bet you're on a high!

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    Ooooohh....yarn...pretty yarn...lovely yarn...feel nice yarn...I can relate to being addicted to yarn...and fabric...and things pretty that I can touch... I found Ram Wools when I was in Winnipeg last year...with a 30% or more off sale. I thought I'd died and gone to heaven! I have enough yarn for a few years of knitting! (none of it green, btw, madhen!)

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    I am on a yarn-detox program.

    I haven't bought any yarn this year, although, yesterday I went to JoAnn Fabrics and was sorely tempted. I walked out with just the blocking pins I actually needed!

    Recovery is possible?

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    Quote Originally Posted by peanut View Post
    I have enough yarn....
    I am unfamiliar with this phrase. What does it mean?
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    Quote Originally Posted by madhen View Post
    I am unfamiliar with this phrase. What does it mean?
    ROTFLOL!

    I must admit, I bought some yarn at the local yarn shop to bind the edge of my rugs...sometime in January. It's been a whole month. I'm starting to have withdrawal symptoms...

    Let's not forget...both yarn and drugs involve needles...I need a fix...

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    You always need more needles...
    You're going to get hooked...
    You can never do just one line...
    I can't be out of money... I still have checks left!

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    Thanks, peanut and LadyV. I enjoyed the laugh!

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    Quote Originally Posted by madhen View Post

    Low-cost yarn is a gateway to more "serious" yarn.
    That is beyond funny! Mind if I use that quote?

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