When it comes right down to brass tacks I tend to be a bargain hound, I find it very hard to resist a good deal. This, of course, gets me into a bit of trouble, but who needs groceries some weeks when I’ve got yarn? It isn’t quite as bad as that, but I do stock on freezer meals when they are on sale so I don’t have to worry about getting something for dinner some days. Part of that is the fact that between my 3 jobs I work 6 days a week therefore cooking is a luxury not an every day thing. Enough of my digressions, the point of this is that I subscribe to a lot of different crafting sites mailing lists so that I can take advantage of bargains when I come across them. Some are well worth my time, some I can do without. My weaknesses come in the form of under $10 bargains, especially those touted as half-off.
If something is under $10 and I can use it, I will probably pick it up. With under $20 I tend to take some time to think about it, will I actually use it, do I have enough of this already, etc. then I buy it or not. Anything over $20 has to be something that I have been thinking about/craving for at least 2 weeks before I even consider it. This causes me some problems with the independent knitting patterns for sale on Ravelry. I know that it took you quite some time to come up with your pattern and you are trying to make a living off of it, but at $7.50 it is a bit expensive for me, especially if it is novelty and not like a sock or a sweater. This brings me to the new quagmire I have gotten myself into, Happily Hooked, a digital magazine I subscribe to, is having a 26 week course called the Stitch Mastery Program starting tomorrow, and guess what? It was under $10.
This course, for non members, is $20. It comes with 26 weeks of learning a new stitch every week complete with videos and 2 projects for each stitch. So my bargain hound soul is singing with the idea of 52 projects in 26 stitches, and six months of learning for $1O. Those of you thinking about the hooks, yarn, etc. I have a ton of that from Mom.
While I did not need another project/set of projects, I am very happy to be learning yet another new skill. I think that 2019 is going to be a year of learning. When I get working on the projects I will let you know more.