It's an illness many crafty people can related to. That uncontrollable urge to purchase more of the supplies for your particular hobby - despite the fact that you have more than enough to keep you busy for
For me - it's yarn.
It's easy to deny there's a problem here. You justify picking up a few skeins on this day because it's a perfect color and you may not find it again. Or it's on clearance which means it's being discontinued and you may not find it again. Or you have the perfect thing in mind to make with it.
Or... or... or... Give me a sec - I'll think of something.
Let's face it -It's hard to think clearly with visions of all the possible creations you can make with this gem which you simply must have. Which, of course, might never come to fruition, but still.
Then the moment comes when you find yourself at the checkout at Michael's. With 20 skeins of yarn in your little basket. And the clerk says to you "What are you making?" Your mind panics. Spiraling out of control as you stare blankly at the lady behind the cash register.
What am I making? What am I making?? I can't tell her I'm not making anything in particular but rather buying all this just because it's on sale and I have a coupon which makes it a great deal. Give me a sec - I'll think of something.
"Oh, just some tote bags and stuff"
Whew... nice cover up there. Veeery smooth. Embarrassing disaster avoided.
It's easy to lie to yourself like that in the middle of a yarn collecting spree. I finish my transaction and happily depart with my overflowing shopping bag.
While daydreaming of turning said shopping bag into recycled material I can use to make reusable shopping bags - see, it's all part of the addiction.
So, what AM I going to make with all that yarn? Or the bins full of yarn hiding under the crafting table right now?
Give me a sec - I'll think of something.