Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Enjoyment per Hour

Night at the Movies


Be Sweet Mohair

With all of the new yarns coming into the shop, I feel like a kid in a candy store! The Be Sweet Loopy Mohair Wrap is calling my name. So is the Malabrigo Everyday Wrap. And the Sublime Wooly Merino Russian-looking Hat. Argh! How to decide?

I was on the phone today with TJ and we came up with a unique new way of justifying our yarn habit. It's based on enjoyment per hour. Here's how it works. If you go to the movies, you get roughly two hours, maybe two and a half hours of enjoyment pleasure for the ticket cost ($8.00) plus popcorn and a drink ($6.75) equals $14.75 or roughly $6.00/hr. One skein of $6.00 yarn will yield an evening or two of knitting pleasure or let's say 4 hours of pleasure or $1.50/hr. Its a no brainer-buy the yarn! You can't knit in the theater!

A $60.00 hank of "the most beautiful silk lace-weight yarn that you've ever seen" might sound expensive at the get go. But with our new cost per enjoyment ratio, $60 for 6 months of lace knitting is downright cheap! That's $10/mo. or $2.50 per week. Skip the Starbucks, Baby! It's that simple.

Young Steve from Pandora came over today to discuss our website or the lack of up-to-dateness of our current website. God Bless Him. Neither Janet nor I could find our notes and the office was such a mess that we had to move over to his office.

From his office next door, he gets to see all of the strange goings on at the shop. Last week he witnessed an impromptu haircut on the front porch. Today, he witnessed Big Steve (Maintenance Steve) delivering Hot Fudge Sundaes. I know he was thinking, "What kind of racket do they have going on over there?" Well Young Steve, it goes back to the enjoyment ratio. The laughs and coffee are free! Haircuts and refreshments are always appreciated but not required.

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1 comment:

  1. I like this way of thinking. I just bought some noro yarn to make a scarf. $48 yikes. Suddenly it doesn't seem so bad.