Despite being broke, I immediately resolved to spend the "found money" on a few Twist Collective patterns. Crazy Piggy!
But then the voice of Piggy's sensible side spoke up: I really should just transfer the funds back into my bank account, and use for more important things, such as food.
So I put it to my tweeps and plurkpals. Most of them took Sensible Piggy's side of the argument. So of course I decided to postpone any decision until I could discuss the issue with my yarnies at the regular Sunday meetup of the Terminal City Yarn Wranglers.
I'm not sure, but I think the turnout might have been something of a record:
Thirteen of us took over the coffee shop. It was also memorable because money was flung at Piggy. Ok, not flung, exactly; Lauren and Jen both paid me for the stash yarn I'd sold to them two weeks ago. I'd completely forgotten about it: more "found money". And then crazy, irresponsible Piggy made a decision to spend some of it. And I knew exactly where I wanted to spend it.
After a couple of hours of knitting, nattering and noshing, we made our traditional pilgrimage to Three Bags Full. Where, we all knew, a great big shipment of longed-for yarn had arrived: Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks That Rock. Into which we flung ourselves with abandon.
I'll admit, I did have second thoughts. And third, fourth and fifth ones, too. There were just too many pretties available to make the choice easy, you see. Because even Crazy Piggy has a teeny bit of sense about her: I was determined to allow myself but a single skein. Unlike some people I won't name, as it wouldn't be seemly*.
I did, in fact, manage to stick to just the one, after debating at length between several beauties. I might have been there for hours, had beentsy not told me that one of the favourites was a colourway going on an indefinite "hiatus":
Bleeding Hearts. Nom, nom, nom! It was a popular choice, as you can see from the previous photo: no fewer than four of us picked up a skein of it.
So...Piggy was a bit naughty today, it's true. But not unforgivably so, surely?
*Those would be MrsQuimby, beentsy, Plae, moon-brain, Damselfly and Alyria.