This year, I went with a list of projects I wanted to make and their yarn requirements. I'm not sure this saved me any money, but it did keep me from making too many impulse purchases. Before I left Keith suggested that I go look at my stash to discourage myself from buying anything, but I assure him that wouldn't have make any difference, not once I walked into the marketplace!
I didn't totally avoid impulse purchases. Isn't this yarn fun?
It is destined to be an Octoberfest Shawl.