This is a gluttonous time of year for me. November holds Black Friday sales, December has Christmas, and January is my birthday month. Things are purchased. Yarn is stashed. Chaos reigns.

I thought I'd show off the latest arrivals, to help myself keep accountable and slow my roll a bit on the shopping.

On Black Friday I made a Knit Picks order. They have a ridiculous sale every year, and I couldn't resist. I got a lovely sweater lot of Stroll Tweed in Garnet Heather (at 2300 yards, I can make ANYTHING!) and some Felici in Rustic Cabin. I have knit many things in Felici, but nothing for me. These are MINE.

Then there was the Jo Ann's trip while I was visiting my in-laws. To be fair, this was gift-card-fare. I got some Patons Kroy in Bramble Stripes, because I live for purple and green. I also picked up two sweaters worth of fabric; one a cozy cheetah print and the other a drapey cream Hacci sweater knit. Look at the cheetah! It's the animal print of my dreams, and so soft. Deep clearance discounts also had both fabrics at $3.50/yard, which was very fun indeed.

Then there was my knitting group's after-Christmas party... (Oh Crazy Zauberball, I love you so)

And that, my friends, is that! I'm feeling very well insulated with all this wool, which is nice. 

Oh wait... also the makeup stash. The birthday samples at Sephora this year are from NARS - Oh. Em. Gee with the red lip pencil. The colour is Cruella, which suits half of my hair. I'm in love.