Something I am still trying to wrap my head around - spending money on anything still counts as spending money. Like, whether I spent $60 on a top, a scarf, two lipsticks, groceries, organic healthy groceries, or craft supplies -- it still counts as spending money. And I still need to think about it.
So, following this train of thought brings me back to my Shopping List for Toronto (shimmer thing and black dress). And I had it all well under control, until it was mentioned to me that Toronto is the Canadian hub for knitting awesomeness. And that it is, in fact, the home of a blogger called The Yarn Harlot and that one of her favourite knitting stores will be within the radius of where my visit will take place.
"But I can't fit lots of yarn in my small bag of luggage," I said, slightly tempted by the idea.
"You can put the yarn in a bag from the store and make it a second carry-on," suggested my knitting friend.
"But I don't want to just buy random yarn without a pattern to knit," I said, even more persuaded.
"You can buy a pattern there!"
And I was sold. Mostly sold. Possibly sold. Quasi-sold on the idea of buying some cool yarn from the fancypants yarn store frequented by a famous Canadian blogger. I at least will try and go see what it looks like. Maybe I will buy one or two balls of cool yarn and make something small and cute and frugal with it.
|Look how frugal yarn is! She is wearing a bonnet! Probably a bonnet she knit herself!|
And yet, buying yarn seems somehow more virtuous than buying tights or makeup. So, this will be a test.