Today's prompt asks to write about the last thing that you bought because you were convinced by someone/some form of advertising.
Well, I don't know about anyone convincing me, it was the product itself.
You see, not only am I irrevocably in love with yarn, I'm head over heels with patterns, too. This can get rather expensive, so I always look for free patterns online instead of buying them.
I also love going to the library and guess what they have there? Knitting books! Lots of them, with more patterns than I could ever knit in a lifetime. I like to "test-drive" books before buying them. Oftentimes, I am satisfied with flipping through one, and then realize that there isn't anything I "really" want to make in there. So back to the library it goes, often saving me $20-$30.
Over the summer. I checked out a book called "60 Baby Knits" and brought it home to look at the cute baby stuff. By the end of the evening I had cast on a lovely baby hat, which is one of the first three patterns of the book. I was a goner before the hat was finished; not only did I order "60 Baby Knits,", I got the second one, which is "60 Baby Blankets." I didn't so much fall off the wagon, I JUMPED. In my defense, I make a LOT of baby stuff, for charity and for friends/family.
Three months later, I'm still not sorry that I bought them, and I can't wait til after the holidays to make something out of the blanket book.
Oh, and here's the finished hat! It looks kind of weird lying flat on a table, the shape is much better when it's on an actual baby's head. Theirs was green, I chose "Sunshine Yellow" for my hat.