Okay, so this is actually SOCK yarn - one of the allowables on the yarn-diet. I may or may not use this for socks, tho - I'm thinking another one of these, so this purchase may have actually been illegal. The jury is still out on this one.
Hmmmm, try as I might, this is definitley NOT sock yarn, and 100% illegal. In my defense, I think I was hypnotized by the dazzling deep purple color of this. Plus, it's Misti Alpaca. C'mon - a girl can only be so strong when faced with that kind of softness! Guilty as charged.
This is 100% an allowable purchase. Not only is it sock yarn, but it was purchased as a gift. I plan to send this to my former MIL. This yarn shop has this yarn specially made for them. I think it's even officially called "Knit Happens." The real point is, it's pink and green, the official AKA colors, which Joyce is still very active in, and loves. I hope she has fun finding a use for this yarn. I think of her every time I see those colors, and since she's a knitter/crocheter too, I know she'll like it.
Oh, and on a last note - Winter has finally arrived in the DC area. Last week it snowed and, as usually happens around here lately when there's snow, we were visited by a tiny angel:
I love it when that happens!