My birthday is less than two months away, so surely it is OK to start celebrating. I bought myself a knit based gift. This way, because it is for the special day, it does not count against the monthly yarn & supplies budget.
Actually, supplies do not count against the yarn budget. As I think about it, supplies don't have a budget. Supplies come under the general 'household tools' line item. Plant stake or chop stick or knitting needle. Is there really a difference? Not in my book.
And while I am at it, yarn intended to one day be a gift does not reduce the yarn budget either. That comes under 'gifts given - eventually.'
See, any way you look at it, my new cable needles from Lantern Moon did not put even a tiny dint in the yarn budget.
Happy Early Birthday to Moi!