after 8 months of not buying a single skein of yarn, i am off the wagon. and i'm okay with that. i knit up a bunch of my stash yarn, and will continue to use up stash yarn first whenever possible.
but i had reached the point where i didn't have the yarn i needed for some new projects.
when your 7 year-old daughter reads all seven harry potter books in one summer and then asks for a gryffindor scarf, you make her one. that's a pretty amazing feat for anyone, regardless of age. and i'll tell you, she's been a gryffindor since she was a baby, so it's high time she had a scarf!
i found this awesome coat at the thrift for my nephew isaac, and i couldn't resist buying it. then i couldn't resist buying some yarn to make him a hat and some mitts.
i have a friend who defeated breast cancer two years ago and is in need of some cancer-hating handknits for a fundraiser. you know me - i love combining knitting and cancer-hating, so i was in!
i'm loving all the new color combos sugar n' cream is coming out with! these were on super sale when i was in omaha, so i couldn't help but pick a couple up. don't worry, i'll put them to good use!