Then I saw the small big with four barely-used balls of that dishcloth cotton, which my roommate has recently said she would hate using for dishcloths, but they'd be great as facecloths. So I picked them up, since the bag of all four of them was only $2.
Then I saw the monstrously huge cone of singles, in a colour that reminds me of that grey-green colour of the sea. Judging by the burn test, it's synthetic, which is a shame since I was hoping for a nice natural fibre I could make a lace shawl from, but meh, for $2, I suppose I can't really be too upset. (However, I now have wasted $2 on yarn I can't think of a single use for. : It isn't even that soft . . .)
Does, er, anyone have any suggestions as to what I can do with this very large cone of synthetic singles?
But aside from the cone, I got myself a nice haul. The log cabin blanket should now be able to be completed without using too many colour repeats, which was what I was getting worried about (I was down to about 5 balls of yarn that I could use for the thing, and using them over and over again wasn't going to look very good with the middle of it being in so many different colours.) I sort of wasted my Get Out of Jail Free card, but at least I did get a few facecloths-in-the-making out of it, so again, not complaining too loudly. (I'm quite surprised I lasted this long without buying yarn, and at the same time, I'm disappointed in myself because I'd hoped I'd get through the whole challenge without using it at all.)