|Litchfield by Elizabeth Doherty|
photo via Twist Collective Fall 2011
I was scrolling through my regular blog roll when I came across this fabulous pattern in Twist Collective's Fall 2011 collection. The minute I saw it, I fell in love. One of those little fan girl squeals escaped from me - Pokey giggled and I was floored. I never knew that one skein of yarn could make something so utterly, breathtakingly gorgeous. I wanted it and I wanted it now! I also knew that I would make this item at least 4 times over - making my quick calculations at *roughly $0.75 earned back at that point.
This was bad... oh so very bad. My universe was crumbling down around me. I can't be that frivolous, I just can't. Pokey and I are rubbish at managing money and I have made it my goal this month to start to get things moving in the right direction. I had already, in the past three days, squished 4 different shopping dreams because in the big scheme of things, they weren't of value. So with that kind of track record, what was I doing coveting such a pattern? Well, it is two patterns for that price but I digress.
I don't know what to do - I'm lost. I've spent so much time evaluating the practicality of the single pattern cost (and this is two patterns) versus the pattern book. Is this is the future of knitting? Should I just take this baby step and come to terms that every article I want to create is going to cost me $6 if it isn't free on Ravelry? I don't know what to think about that.. I feel a Scarlet O'Hara moment coming on.
What do y'all think - is it frivolous or is it fine?
*$6/2=$3... 4 recipients/$3=$0.75