When The Man and I went to Alaska in October 2008 we (of course) visited a couple of LYS. At the Far North Co. yarn shop I picked up a variegated, fuzzy, sparkly, pricey ball of acrylic and mohair called Broadway by Artful Yarns. It's a beautiful mixture of teal, purple, green, with a strand of glitzy, sparkly nubs. It was my souvenir from Anchorage.
In 2009, I added 5 more balls to my stash from a Ravelry destasher. Why? Same color and lot number? Less than half of what I paid? I do not know but it seemed like a good idea at the time.
Now, three years later, while organizing the Craft Room yesterday I started knitting up the stuff. I'll plan on gifting the diagonal scar(f/ves) because someone will (hopefully) love it.