This weekend saw the second (annual?) Yarn Crawl on the Red Line. Three yarn stores, Mind's Eye Yarns, Windsor Button Shop, and Stitch House have a crawl, where, upon buying yarn at any one of the stores, you get a stamp on your passport. Collect one stamp, and at a future date you get 5% off yarn, if you get two stamps, you'll get 10% off, and if you collect all three stamps, you get 15% off. Last year I took the day off from studying and scored some excellent yarn, spending my entire discretionary fund for that month and the next. This year, I decided to miss the yarn crawl. Not that I don't love these stores. Not that I don't love adding more yarn to my already out-of-control stash. Not that I didn't want to visit with everyone and admire the goodies. I even have a double knitting blocking question to ask. But the grouch bag was empty, and my tax refund hadn't come through yet. No tax refund, no yarn.
Of course this morning, when I checked my balance, the refund was sitting there, looking all smug and sassy. Sticking its tongue out at me, as it were. The Yarn Crawl is over. And I didn't get any yarn. That makes me sad. On the other hand, I still have lots of yarn in my stash, and that makes me happy. On the gripping hand, I still have to catalogue my yarn, and that makes me terrified.
I think I'll go work on my dragon scarf.