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On Not Shopping For a Hat

  • November 28, 2016
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Black Friday just passed and today is Cyber Monday. I barely bought anything, although a good friend scored some fabulous—and needed—items.

And there’s the important word. Needed.

Fortunately for me, I got hit with the decluttering bug last week. It’s made me aware that I didn’t want to bring anything new into the house (not even the DVD marked down from $13.99 to $4) unless I loved or needed it.

But I need a hat. And, given the shopping holiday, I could probably score a good deal on one I like.

Instead, last night I pulled one of my circle looms out of the closet. With many YouTube videos waiting for me, instead of the quick fix of buying, I decided to take the slow route. I’m going to loom knit a hat.

I’m sure there are many people who could whip one out in a few hours. I’m not one of them and that’s fine. I find looping yarn over the pegs to be meditative and soothing. It frees my mind to think. Or not think. And best of all, it’s good to finally start using some of the yarn I stocked up on last winter in a frenzy.

There’s no major point I’m trying to make here. Shopping is fine. Not shopping is fine too. But the feel of yarn running through my fingers as I hold the loom feels really good.

 

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