That’s right. The title says Crocheting Addiction…and Window Shopping. Now, anyone who has a true crocheting addiction knows, you can never “just” window shop. It doesn’t work. No matter how hard you try, no matter how much willpower you have, it just DOES NOT WORK.
But, we still try, don’t we? We still go into that craft store, whether it be Michaels or JoAnn’s or even the craft department of Walmart (which seems to be shrinking sadly) and we attempt to just window shop.
“I just want to see if they have any new colors.”
“I just want to see if they got in that one yarn again” (then said in a very low whisper) “Just don’t ask which one, cuz I don’t remember…”
“I just want to see what sales are coming up.”
“I just want to flip through the pattern books.”
“I just want to compare regular prices so I know when there is a good sale.”
“I just want to touch the soft yarn.”
“I just want…”
“I just want…”
Yep, you know the drill. I…Just…Want!
If we’re well-behaved (HAH!), we manage to get away from the temptation with only a skein or ten. Hopefully ones that were on sale or that we had a coupon for.
My best-behaved window shopping trip ended up with only two skeins following me to my car. My worst-behaved window shopping trip ended up with about twelve skeins of yarn, scrapbooking supplies, a cross-stitch pattern, two yards of fabric, and a crochet book.
What did you pick up on YOUR worst-behaved window shopping trip?