A few posts back I wrote that I don't keep a yarn stash except for sock yarn. I must confess, last week I bought some yarn without specific patterns in mind. My excuse? I had a Living Social coupon for 1/2 price yarn, and a friend and I went and splurged. It was lovely. The yarn shop was lovely, the yarn was luscious, and my friend and I had a great time. No regrets!
The Firefly Fringe Scarf pattern was in a book with other patterns, but I didn't want to spend $15.00 for a book of patterns when I only wanted one of the included patterns. (Why don't companies make PDF patterns for sale of single patterns?!!) After scrounging around on Ravelry, I came across a similar pattern for a fraction of the cost. So with the Green Apple Firefly, I plan on making "The Slink" scarf. :)
The second yarn I bought was Liberty Wool in the "Berry Bramble" colorway. I bought approximately 610 yards which is too much yardage for accessories and too little for a sweater. (What can I say, I wasn't thinking properly surrounded by all that lovely yarn, and really, I couldn't afford to buy more yardage anyway).
So....I think I may make Emily (who is now 7 years old!!!) a cardigan. I haven't decided on a pattern yet, but I may use the Pure and Simple Cardigan that I made 5 years ago. (Wow! I can't believe it's been that long).