I went sort of crazy! Some Misti alpaca sock yarn, some heather colored Cascade 220 Superwash, some Madeline Tosh bulky to finish a cowl that I started, and 3 skeins of Koigu KPPPM fingering. Also, kids, I did order 2 kinds of yarn from Willow!
I LOVE the sock yarn in "Peacock" colorway, and I ordered 5 balls of worsted in a pale green color so I can try and make a full sized sweater. I will let you know what the yarn is like when it comes!
How did I afford this? With my bonus, which was about $8,000.
Now, you might feel envious of me, a bit, but, boy do I work my asteroid off for it! You may recall that I'm a physician at the VA hospital in Reno. Many of my veteran patients are lovely people, but we also see a lot of drug addicts. We've been trying lately to figure out how to cut way down on the narcotic use (even before Congress started breathing down our necks). I told one fellow several months ago that I wouldn't keep giving him oxycodone after he had cocaine and methamphetamine in his urine drug screen. He came to the emergency room later that week screaming that he was going to come in with his M16 and "blow that Dr. Nyhan (that's me) away!" That prompted the folks in administration to put up bullet-proof glass doors in the front of our clinic. So, the job can be sort of stressful. Thank God for knitting! And, if DH grumbles about me buying too much yarn, I just remind him, "But, Mr. Peebles (not his real name) might shoot me tomorrow!" Ha!