Before I left I bought yarn for another Christmas stocking order. I've started the fourth and last stocking, and I WAY over bought. Good news is, I have another order that I can use it for, though I'll still have lots left probably. I needed red and white. The original stocking is not white-white though, more of a soft cream. I found a comparable yarn but as I was checking out, I thought "I wonder if she did want it white-white though?". When I got home I emailed her and sure enough, "white-white" was her preferred choice. So back to the store! I ended up with 7 balls of "Impeccable".
I noticed yesterday that the yarn label doesn't have a suggest gauge! It just says "Medium 4" and the free project needs 6mm needles. This is a real disservice to knitters. There is too much variability with the "Medium" classification. And if you're trying to substitute for a yarn that you do know the gauge of, you can't just rely on the label! I know rarely do we knit to the suggested gauge, but it's a starting point to find out how the yarn wants to be worked for best results.
Anyway. Onwards, especially since I have to go buy more yarn.
Yarn In: 1586gr + 892gr =2478grYarn Out: 4914gr
Balance: 2436gr more USED than bought
Costs: $30.58 + $74.87= $105.45/258 days = $0.41/day