Perhaps it's a bit self-congratulatory, but I feel as though I've done a bang-up job of shopping from my stash in the past year. My once-overflowing bins of sock and worsted-weight yarn are trim and slim...which means it's ok to go on a small yarn-buying binge this month, right?
Justification #1: Much of this yarn was really on sale, and I bought it with a specific holiday-gift-knitting agenda in mind.
Justification #2: In the case of the Malabrigo Finito, it's only available for a limited time, so I have to get mine while the getting is good.
Justification #3: I wanted to. Let's not sugar-coat it!
The downside of my job (if you can call it that) is that I frequently enable myself into yarn purchases. Besides that, I have the yarn-world equivalent of insider trading: I'm more or less one of the first people to find out that something is available or going on sale. Which is why I was able to snag these two skeins of Finito in Paloma (below, top), which I believe sold out in the first day it was live on the Doodlebug Yarns website (the two skeins of Mares (below, below) were added for good measure...I think there are still a few left for those who are interested!).
Doodlebug Cascade Clearance? Yep, I'm all over that. $5 skeins of 220 and $6 skeins of Heritage Sock (full disclosure: only 2 of the 3 skeins purchased are pictured below)....I can't resist a good deal! However, I think I deserve a little credit for exercising self-restraint here, because I was quite tempted by the half-off Baby Alpaca Chunky and Pure Alpaca.