Rationalizing my life

I have started to exert more efforts to rationalize my life.  One of the steps has been to hire a sample knitter — it really doesn’t get any better than this.  I keep telling people because I am pleased as punch with myself, but I think they all think I am cheating.

I just find that I end up knitting two of everything as the sample always needs to be in different yarn from the original.  I can’t produce more than I am now, but I have more ideas than I know what to do with.  In my head I am always about five projects ahead of the one I am knitting.

It is wonderfully freeing, but I had the hardest time passing over the yarn for the first project.  It takes a big leap of faith.

Overall I am tremendously proud of myself; I feel I am enriching the fibre economy by ploughing some money back in.


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I too was in Vancouver about 3 weeks ago and saw the Urban Yarns from the bus window. I dragged my daughter off the bus and went in to discover their fantastic sale. I only wish yarn shops in France knew what a sale was – here if you get 2% off you’re lucky

I’m am glad you got to go. I would like to say in defense of other yarn stores that I don’t think I have ever in my life seen such a good sale on yarn, though Urban Yarns always has a very good clearance and sale section that is always worth checking out.