Wednesday, November 29, 2006

A Christmas Story

The names and other identifying details in this story have been omitted to protect the innocent.

Once there was a woman who loved yarn. Every year, she asked all her friends and family to get her yarn shop certificates for Christmas. They usually did. Then one year, misguided relatives bought her a Bed, Bath & Beyond gift certificate. The card that it came in read: "We got this because we thought it might be possible to have too much yarn."

She bought yarn storage bins with it and sent them a nice note thanking them and explaining what she used the bins for.

Next year, they got her a yarn shop certificate.

20 comments:

Carol said...

Hee hee hee hee! Now if MY family would just listen....

Kathy Merrick said...

What a heartwarming holiday tale!

Dave Daniels said...

Ah, the sign of a TRUE yarnaholic- it ALL comes back to the yarn.
Smart woman!

Mel said...

Heavens, but I got a good chuckle out of that.

Carol said...

What a clever and resourceful woman. We can all take note from this great story!

kathy in juneau said...

:-)

Anonymous said...

Brilliant tactical maneuver.

Bridget said...

Certainly better than receiving chains that fit onto your shoes for when it snows ...

anne marie in philly said...

and they lived happily ever after.

thus endeth the lesson.

Barb B. said...

Gotta love a family that can learn.

Barb B.

Pam said...

Non knitters just don't understand.

Anonymous said...

Mu husband adamantly refuses to buy me yarn. He thinks I have way more then any person should. He'll buy me books to use the yarn and bags to hold it, but he will never give me anything that would lead to more yarn (like a gift certificate). (but he obviously is unaware that books lead to more yarn!!!)

when will the non-knitting public realize that there's no such thing as too much yarn!

mindy said...

They just don't get it. I've tried putting it in terms they will understand- for my mother I compared it to her collecting those little Limoge boxes, and I explained that sometimes just the COLLECTING (if you say "stashing" that sometimes makes them worry more) makes me happy. They all still think I'm nuts. Sigh.

Lisa said...

I wish my relatives would listen to my helpful suggestions like yours do! Maybe I just need to be more obvious...

patty bolgiano said...

I give relatives names, address, phone numbers. Yes, there was the comment of "You have enough yarn" when it exploded out of the back of the moving van when they opened the doors, and quiet whispers of "you can give this away...to local schools" I still get gift certificates and I love them dearly.

Patty

Cortster said...

Beautiful! I'm going to send a link to your blog and tell my family et al to read that entry. Perhaps they will understand that it's not just me, there really is no such thing as too much yarn!

It just might work!

Michelene said...

Awwwww. Who's playing you in the Hallmark Channel special?

the hanged man said...

That reminds me, Carol - what do you want for Christmas?

Anonymous said...

very cute!!! my family always stuns me when they ask what i want for christmas or a birthday... as if Rosie's or Loop or Tangled Web weren't always an option!!!

Carol said...

It may shock you, and you may accuse me of protesting too much, but this story actually did not happen to me, but to one of my blogreaders. She graciously gave me permission to use it.