Case in point - This weekend I went shopping with my Mom. I found a shop that had two sweaters that I found intriguing. Simple construction, fingering weight yarn and a decent price. Now instead of buying them like a sane person, I took them to the dressing room and took about a thousand pics of it. If I had had my measuring tape with me, I would have spent even more time in there taking measurements.
I really liked this stitch pattern that I found on one of them:
Does anyone know what this stitch pattern is anyway?
So there I was snapping pics like a nut. It would have cost maybe $20 bucks to buy the whole thing then and there. Did I? Nope.
Here's where the extra nutty part comes in. Yarn ain't cheap. Let's say I went into my local yarn shop and started grabbing skeins of yarn. If I purchased enough yarn to make the particular item that I was photographing, I'd probably spend upwards of $60 bucks. Worth it? Only for the crafty challenge satisfaction.
Will I do it anyway? Probably, since I'm crazy like that, but I'll make some major modifications first. I'm also one of those types that can't leave well enough alone.