Hollis is such an enabler 😉 — when I was knitting at her store on Monday I asked about this gorgeous Cherry Tree Hill Twister yarn and whether it would be around when I finally got to the discount she gives — after you spend $200 at Full Thread Ahead you get a coupon for $10 off your next purchase. She did tell me I’m not at the discount (phew …), but that I’d better grab the Cherry Tree Hill now because they are their biggest distributor on the West Coast, and the creator is dyeing yarn just for their store now, so it might not be there when I got around to buying it (long story short …)

This reminded me of another story. When I used to take banjo lessons at Fifth String, I was eyeing a black electric banjo. I told Phyl, my teacher, that I was interested in it, but I would just buy the next one they got. Of course she told me that “someone else was interested” and they wouldn’t get another one in, and I was hooked. So about 10 years ago I became the proud owner of a black electric banjo. I’ve never played it, because I don’t have an amp!

I am very anti-hype, so when a lot of people do things I am against doing it on principle, but tell me something is “rare” and I jump at it. Case in point the 10 skeins of Lion Brand Cotton Ease in Pineapple that I had no real use for, and am currently hoping to finish up by knitting Sitcom Chic for my MIL.

Anyway, I went down to FTA today and picked up the Cherry Tree Hill. And of course while I was there I had to pick up some Dale of Norway Helio that they had on sale – they somewhat match, even. Isn’t this CTH gorgeous?! Definitely worth sitting in my stash until I can find a use for it — I just hope it doesn’t get filed with my electric banjo …

(Damned Blogger)


2 Responses to “114377563916009396”

  1. March 31, 2006 at 7:01 am

    Oh man… I have to avoid going to my LYS for similar reasons. I love my LYS owner, but talking to her is so bad for the budget.

  2. March 31, 2006 at 3:18 pm

    Great blog, I see you have found another use for blogs. If you want to check out mine, go to http://freemarcon.blogspot.com/ and leave a comment if you find anything interesting. Would love to hear from y’all.

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