Weekend plans means trips to Jo-Ann’s

I’m getting very excited for fall, and never thought I would be saying that.

I usually love the summer heat and hate the cold. Our 3rd floor apartment is partially to blame, which lacks central air and proper insulation that can maintain a livable temperature, so relief from a 95+ degree day was hard to come by.

This summer’s heatwaves were exceptional. After work hours were spent laying on the couch like a slug from 6:30pm to 11pm, before retreating to the bedroom which was slightly more comfortable thanks to our window unit.

There were a couple weeks where I even woke up early to go to work and stayed late, simply to avoid melting (and to be productive, of course). #HereForTheAC

The heat also made it impossible to make any knitty things with my sweaty, clammy hands, and it was sad.  I took a mini maker hiatus.

But I’m BACK!

It’s time for Fall, or weather with sub-75 degree temps. I’m ready to make more hats that I can gift to my family/friends. I love making hats, it’s ridiculous and unnecessary how many I have stashed away – (if anyone needs one, lmk – I’m drowning in them).

I’m also ready to get back into my routine of weekly trips to Jo-Ann Fabrics. This may not seem like a big deal, but I don’t have a car in the city and the hubs drives a manual. So I have to count on him to drive me on these impromptu yarn runs, and he does it with a smile. Mostly because I leverage it with a free lunch. Taco Bell is conveniently located next to my store, so I’m more than happy for lunch to be my treat.  I dream of the *Double Decker* with nacho cheese and will never stop.

Ah, I just love standing in the yarn aisles and brainstorming what can be made next. I often buy spontaneously, which isn’t wise. The three overflowing storage bins in the guest room are perfect examples of that strategy.

But I just LOVE to browse…

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“Ooooh, look at these!”
“Do you like this color?”
“Do you want me to make you something with this?”
“Do you think XYZ would like this if I make them that?”

You know, the typical Q’s to keep him involved, and from nodding off. I usually get a “sure” or “mmmhmm”, but that’s cool. He doesn’t get the obsession, and that’s okay. He doesn’t rush me out of there, and that’s what really matters.

I’m surely one of many buying without a project in mind. I just can’t resist.  I’ll buy yarn, and then figure out what to make later – which again explains the storage bins.  They make me feel like a hoarder, so I recently promised myself I wouldn’t buy anything unnecessarily until I can make things from what I already have.

That is, until the next kit or pattern comes out that I MUST try.

In that event, I cannot be held accountable for anything I just wrote.

~Bailey

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