I lost my hat. No idea where it went. For all I know the IChewEverything Husky ate it. I did what most people would do: I went to the store to buy a new one.
This is a problem in my mindset. Expenses (for some reason my mind type “Expenises – just thought I’d share) are going up. I’m supposed to be saving money and becoming more self-sufficient, yet here I am in the store staring at these over-priced knit hats. Seriously, I couldn’t find one cheaper than $10. Well, $9.99. Close enough.
I have yarn. I don’t mean I have a few skeins. I HAVE YARN. And crochet hooks. And knitting needles. I occasionally make things, sell them or give them away. Things like:
And so much more…
I’m currently working on two projects: a crocheted Chocobo (Final Fantasy video games) and Emma’s knitted blanket from Once Upon a Story (with the actual pattern and yarn from the person who made the show’s blanket – very expensive yarn. x.X). My daughter commissioned it for my granddaughter.
Yet this genius went to the store to buy a winter hat. Until I saw the prices, then I gave myself a mental V-8 slap to the forehead, went home and made myself a hat out of yarn that I didn’t have much of. Since it was to be mainly a “barn” hat, I really didn’t care what color it was. The goats were going to nibble on it every time I bent over anyhow.
It took less than a day, working it around other things, and cost me less than half the price of the store one.
I get frustrated with myself when I do things like this. Tons of yarn, the ability to whip it up rather quickly, yet I waste time, gas and almost money going to the store. One of these days, I will get my mindset back to where it used to be.