I bought yarn this week.
It was totally legal, thanks to the clause.
And, I quote: “1. If, when planning Christmas gifts, I cannot find the right yarn for the gift in my stash, I may buy the yarn required.”
Okay, okay. It isn’t for a Christmas gift. But, it is for a gift. And I honestly and truly did not have the yarn for this gift.
That, my friends, is a pile of Palette from Knit Picks (bark, lipstick, almond, salsa heather and forest heather).
And, here is the story….
When I was making that cute little elephant top for the new baby, my dad was here visiting. He was somewhat impressed with my colorwork skills and quickly put in a request for a hat for his birthday. He described what he wanted – earflaps, pointy crown, lots of colorwork, some deer – and so after he left, I hit Ravelry, looking for the perfect pattern.
It isn’t there. But I found one that should work with some tweaking.
I have until his birthday in July, but when I realized that I was going to have to buy yarn, well…