Thursday, 3 March 2016

Guilt

I carry a lot of guilt with me, unnecessary guilt I'm sure but it always seems to hang over me.  I have a sense of guilt over my children Robbie has had such wonderful luck lately & he has worked hard for it but I do feel slightly guilty that he has had such good fortune where as other people struggle. 
I also feel guilt over forcing Harry to revise but I will never admit that to him.

I felt a huge amount of guilt last month over 4 balls of yarn. 

I received an email from Blacksheep wools informing me that they had Debbie Bliss Rialto chunky in a range of colours at a vastly reduced price. I checked out the offer & persuaded myself it was an offer I couldn't miss. I do actually on my 'to make one day list' a chunky crochet blanket. I ordered enough yarn to get the free delivery offer.

I mentioned my good fortune to my deeply superstitious husband who enquired just how many balls had I ordered. Thirteen I replied. 

Mike forced me to order more as in his eyes it was bad luck to order 13. 

I'm not quite sure why I am feeling so guilty - perhaps it was the missed opportunity with having free reign with Mikes debit card!!


Thank you so so much for your kind words over Rob. It certainly is quite the opportunity for him & we still can't quite believe it xx 

19 comments:

  1. Don't feel guilty, your son has worked hard and got the job on merit he deserves the good fortune, good for him I say. I did laugh over the yarn, you should have doubles up while the going was good.

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  2. I'm glad I'm not the only with silly guilty thoughts over things we really have no control over, but I try and be thankful for the good things that happen.
    Now, that wool looks lovely and a bargain is a 'bargain', whatever anyone thinks. I bought some net curtains today to replace the old ones in the study and bedroom and was told by the sales lady, those ones aren't on special, till she rang them up and they were. Woohoo. Will look foward to your yarny project. Take care.

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  3. I am sorry you feel guilty. Your son has worked hard and deserves the rewards for that.

    Your yarn story made me chuckle! Have fun crocheting it :)

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  4. No doubt the chunky yarn will come in handy soon enough. It is lovely. You shouldn't feel guilty about buying yarn or forcing Harry to revise. He'll be grateful when his grades are good, even though he might not show it. Being eternally guilt ridden about all sorts of things I am not really the one to preach here :-) Have a great week. x

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  5. Try not to feel guilty, it takes the fun out of things. Rob deserves the job, he's worked hard for it and don't feel guilty about making Harry revise, we only want the best for them. That yarn is gorgous, I've used the DK version in the past and it's so squishy and soft, it'll make a fab blanket.

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  6. Happy, and guilt-free, crocheting! Flighty xx

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  7. Feeling guilty is not allowed just enjoy your new yarn you deserve it and you certainly shouldn't feel guilty about your sons success because he deserves it too. :) xx

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  8. I absolve you of your guilt :-)

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  9. it's your hobby so ditch the guilt. Beautiful colours almost want to make me pick up knitting needles.

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  10. Yarn is something that other people seem to think we should be guilty about - but we shouldn't. Not taking full advantage of your husband's debit card, well now, shame on you, you should feel very ashamed at missing such an opportunity.

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  11. I could feel guilty over everything if I let myself. Not enough veg eaten this week, not enough housework done, too much money spent, white bread in Thomas' lunch box, the list could be endless and has been in the past. But I don't let it be any more. Life is far too short to be feeling guilty and worrying about little things especially the things that we enjoy doing. Love the colours you've chosen and yes, what a missed opportunity with the card! xx

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  12. A lot of us are feeling guilty about various things I think, but you really shouldn't, just enjoy the ride! I love that Mike got you to buy some extra yarn so that you didn't end up with 13, how sweet. It looks like gorgeous yarn, and a thick crochet blanket will be wonderful. CJ xx

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  13. I wouldn't feel guilty about your son my goodness why on earth should you he is working hard for everything he is achieving and that's great thing :-) Bless your husband that was so sweet of him. You enjoy your lovely new wool and please don't feel guilty for anything you have no reason just enjoy, dee x

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  14. No guilt over yarn, plain and simple it is not allowed. No guilt over your children succeeding, that is something to be proud of. I have Mother's guilt all the time so I understand, have I said the right thing? Did I do too much for them or not enough? Why did I raise my voice when I was just tired and it was warranted? See I could go on and on, but no guilt about yarn, there that is settled.
    Meredith

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  15. There are lots of things to feel guilty about in life - yarn isn't one of them! Just enjoy. I've just been catching up with your posts - you made me laugh about the extra broccoli at dinner! L did a Law degree and they really don't mind about subject choices as long as they're 'good' ones, if you get my drift. Happy crafting. xx

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  16. Guilt is such a wasted emotion Jo.....be proud of your son, he has direction and a passion to succeed in his chosen career when many young people are falling by the wayside, be proud of yourself too, the yarn you purchased will become something wonderful and will give you pleasure and contentment in the making and joy to yourself or the recipient in the wearing. It's a wonderful skill to have, this knitting thing.

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  17. I'm sure you work hard at being the person you are, as do your sons. Much better to celebrate that.
    Amalia
    xo

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  18. I have bought yarn online twice now, once last week and once this week And I stopped at wal-mart today to get colors I HAD to have...I still don't feel guily...Shame on me?

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  19. I too feel guilty for too many things, but we need to learn to let it go. Enjoy the yarn xxxx

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