I'll tell you who would do that. I would.
It starts out small. I buy a couple skeins of yarn that I can use for a baby blanket because it's on sale and, hey, there will always be baby showers. This is just savvy shopping.
Then maybe there's an annual sale, and I buy enough yarn to make a few pairs of socks. I like to knit socks. I knit them a lot. This yarn is on sale and, really, I'm being responsible by purchasing yarn on sale that I would eventually purchase anyway.
Then I'm hit by something unexpected. There's a local yarn shop going out of business. How many times does this happen in one's knitting life? (Twice, so far, and I've only been knitting for five years.) I have to buy a bunch of yarn then. I need to help these lovely people liquidate their inventory, and holymarymotherofgod the prices are delightful.
Before I know it, I'm driving two hours one way to go to a yarn shop's liquidation sale. And at this sale, there are grab bags that are $5 each or 4 for $20, needles and books 80% off, and balls of cashmere 50% off.
I was able to justify all of this until last night. I was sitting on the couch flipping through a Knitpicks catalogue and admiring their new yarn. I saw this...
Knitpicks yarn in new Thunderhead colorway
Gray is my favorite color.* This new colorway is available in several different types of yarn. I want them all.
That's when I had to admit that I have a problem. I am hoping it is not too late to save myself. I am going to admire this color on my computer screen, but I am not going to buy any. I don't need any yarn. I have lots of beautiful yarn already. I don't need any yarn. I have lots of beautiful yarn already. I don't need any yarn....
I did put it on my wishlist though. It doesn't count if someone buys it for me, right?
*a) Don't make fun of me because I like gray. b) Did that sentence make anyone else start singing, "I felt so symbolic yesterday."?