With stocks slipping down faster than our knee-highs in grade school, you'll want to find a safe place to put your money. May we recommend a yarn store?
Think of buying yarn as a little like buying futures: you're investing time, skill and yarn, and you're betting that two sticks and some string are going to turn into the most fabulous (insert name of garment here) that anyone has ever seen. But unlike the stock market, you never get less out of it than you put in.
Yarn is an investment that saves you money. We heard you; you just said, "Get out!"
No, really! When you've put those needles to good use and are dressed in wool from head to toe, you can turn the thermostat down to "arctic". Even in its unknit state, your stash of yarn strewn over the attic floor could step in as an insulation substitute, keeping those electricity dollars in the house and not flying out your roof.
Yarn is also an investment in your friends and family. Grandma teaches Mom, Mom teaches Son, Son teaches Pal, and so on and so on. And how many of us feel we can hang out with our friends without justifying it with a purpose? Hello, knitting night! Think of all that togetherness! Priceless!
Best of all, an investment in yarn is an investment in creativity and fun. And we're thinking we're ALL gonna need more of that!