Two words: Knitter's Frolic. At last! The marketplace portion of the weekend was on Saturday, and I had a wonderful time spending money, the more so because this year's Frolic was the carrot that got me through the last four months.
There were several things I particularly wanted to buy there, but up at the top of the list - for both priority and the order in which I compiled said list - was more hand dyed mohair/romney blend yarn from Stoddart Family Farms, which you may remember from such finished objects as Sailor's Delight, Ady's Socks, and my lighter weight Watercolour Socks.
I could have ordered some online or I could have dropped in to the farmer's market in town one weekend (which was desperately tempting), but I decided to be strong and wait till the Frolic to stock up with more of this amazingly soft, warm, hardwearing yarn.
and a little skein of grey for a pair of textured socks.
The only hitch is that yesterday I took a class to learn a technique I've been trying to figure out for the last year, and now I wish I had two skeins of grey so I can make use of it, but I'll tell you more about that another day. By which time I may or may not have acquired a second skein of grey, ahem.