Can you play hookey if you're on sabbatical? If not, what do you call it when you take off a day of work to go yarn shopping? My haul from yesterday's visit to The Knit Knack with Cauchy09 included multiple skeins of Malabrigo (GK this is at least partly your fault) and a couple balls of Rowan Scottish Tweed Aran (hey, it was 40% off). Malabrigo colors are Alpine Pearl and Vaa (which everyone at the store was saying like Va-a-a-a-ah, and it's true, you look at this yarn and think Ah-a-a-a-a-a-ah, Va-a-a-a-a-a-ah). I think these will all be used for Christmas gifts. If I can resist the urge to knit them into things for me.