Friday, March 28, 2008

Retail therapy

I've been feeling a bit down lately. I'm not sure what exactly it is - if it's the weather, work, or something else that I can't put my finger on. But whatever it is, I felt that I deserved a little pick me up, and went for some retail therapy. I have to say that I was very, very good, and didn't buy any more yarn. After my huge trip during Lettuce Knit's sale, I have told myself that I need to use up at least 2/3 of that yarn before I get more. I let myself pet new yarn, and yearn for some, but I didn't get any. Here's what I got for myself.


The wallet on the left wasn't bought at Lettuce Knit, but in another store in Kensington Market. It's not that I needed a new wallet; it was totally an impulse buy. But I still love it, and have already moved my stuff into it. The book is pretty self-explanatory. I suck at finishing, so I thought this would help me out a bit. And I always wanted one of those shawl/sweater pins, so I gave in and got one.

I know retail therapy isn't really a good solution, but man did I feel happier after buying all that!


Adrienne said...

Oh my gosh, it feels like the entire MONTH of March has been one long retail therapy-fest for me. I'm embarrassed at how much more yarn I have now (and yet, I still want more. I could also really use some new pants). Maybe it's the continued cold weather and lack of spring that's got you feeling blue?

That's a gorgeous wallet! Love the little flower clasp, I hope it's suitably sturdy. You are a paragon of self-control, to not buy more yarn.

I have that book too, because I also suck at finishing. I haven't used it much though, because I don't really do much stuff that requires finishing. Because, you know, I suck at it.

Adrienne said...

Oh, and I don't think retail therapy is always a bad thing. Here is a quote from a book (Coming Home by Rosamunde Pilcher, not exactly highbrow reading but it's something I read every time I go home for Christmas. Weird thing-that's-become-a-habit. I actually have several books that I only really read when I'm in Toronto) that I always think about when I'm feeling guilty after shopping:

"It seemed that shopping could provide consolation if one was unhappy; a buzz of excitement if one was bored; self-indulgence if one had been rejected. Extravagant and frivolous maybe, but better surely than self-pity, turning for comfort to casual lovers, or taking to the bottle."

See? So much healthier than other vices. =P

Karen said...

:D Oh gosh, that quote makes me feel much better! She's right! At least I'm not doing something completely self-destructive.

Nell said...

I'm sorry you're in a funk. I hope you feel better soon.

Anonymous said...

Ooh, I love your new wallet. I know it would make me smile everytime I saw it. Hope it does the same for you. =)