And as always, my strategy of "I'll just look" failed miserably. I got a skein of Colinette JitterBug in the Velvet Olive colorway. I kept seeing the name of that yarn pop up, and I'd never tried it out. I also purchased a skein of Malabrigo Arroyo in the Archangel colorway because it was pretty. Then I had to get the new Knit Traditions magazine. You know how it goes. But the real highlight was the basket.
I'd been on the lookout for a basket to put yarn in, but I could never get over the idea of a basket snagging my yarn. This basket, by Lantern Moon, is lined! And it even has a drawstring closure. Everything that is in the loot picture is still in the basket.
This is the medium sized basket.
I moved all the yarn that had been in a banker box on my floor over into the basket. Mum passed by my room and said "That basket really does look good." So I'd say that it was a successful purchase.