I hate spending money on myself. It appears to be a trait both me and my husband share :-) There is no problem with the kids; classes, instruments, school uniforms, shoes…..not even an issue. But if it’s not 100% necessary (think that new oven in the kitchen!) then we have problems. A swift fell into this category for me, I have a ball winder and with my son we happily wound our yarn cakes. A swift would be nice (so I didn’t have to wait for him to come home from school) but definitely not necessary. Don’t ask me what made me break down (maybe it was the prettiness of this swift!) but last week I went and ordered a sunflower swift.
Now interestingly I haven’t actually wound any yarn yet, the same son who did all the winding for me before appears to have claimed it for his own and is now harassing me for more skeins to wind, I appear to have created a monster.
Now I just need a kick to go replace my computer. The desktop I’ve got works just fine but it’s very slow and very prone to hanging so I seem to spend a lot of time for it to stop ‘not responding’. Again it falls into the ‘not necessary’ category but it would make life easier. (I did at least get a new backup drive…not that I’ve actually used it yet).
So I think I need to be a little less cheap with myself and allow myself great working tools…right?
At the moment I’m busy cooking up a little something with Hedgehog Fibres. She is the most amazing hand dyer that works within 15 miles of me. She produces truly amazing colours and if you haven’t tried them yet you should definitely indulge! So keep an eye out for our special surprise….