So I think I’m addicted to either yarn or shopping or both. My reasoning behind this is as follows, I really can’t afford to go out and buy up the entire yarn store, or much less any more yarn, I have all the yarn I need, I’m good in the yarn dept. But when I go into an LYS…I really can’t help myself. It’s like I see all the different shades, colours and weights of the yarn and I come up with a reason to have it. Not just yarn, but various items, trinkets, souvenirs, electronics, clothes, knitting books. Today I was on my lunch break at work, walked by my LYS and just had to go in. Why did I need to go in? I don’t know, I have plenty of yarn and supplies at home for my sweater, I don’t NEED any of this stuff. Nonetheless I bought some wool wash, blocking pins, and stitch markers. I have two of those three things already and I really only “needed” the wool wash. Before yesterday I was in Berlin, and I went into a yarn store and bought two skeins of some bulky weight yarn and a German book on Norwegian style knitting. Why? I don’t know, I remember when I bought it I thought I would have a use for it but now I haven’t the slightest idea why I would need it. On Saturday I was in Prague and ended up buying a hank of sock yarn and some 2.5mm dpns (how I managed that I have no idea, because I don’t speak a word of Czech) I’m not even planning on knitting socks, but now I suppose I should in order to make use of the yarn. I mean I know I’ve always been a bit of an compulsive shopper but since I started knitting its gotten worse. I blow through projects in a few days and move on to the next one, and I dont know if its just that Im a fast knitter or subconciously I just cant wait to go yarn shopping again. Also, since I have lost 60 pounds and I can fit into nicer clothes now, it’s REALLY bad when I go into a department store. After going crazy in the souvenir shop in Prague, the yarn shop in Prague and a bar in Prague and just going all sorts of crazy in Berlin. As a result, I’m officially poor until my return to the states in July. Is anyone else this addicted (to yarn and knitting supplies, not the clothes), because I feel I need someone to come and cut up my bank card, and sedate me because I’m afraid I’ll walk past a store on the way home tonight after work and decide I need to pick something up…you know…for that, cat sweater that I plan on making….someday.