Have I fallen off the wagon? Nope. Even though you see before you a box of kid-friendly cotton yarn in Oakland Raiders and Oakland A’s colors, I am NOT in violation. According to the rule about buying yarn for specifically-requested gifts, this is OK. Now, you may ask who has actually requested this gift. Well, you see, baby cousins have their birthday coming up at the end of March, so this is for them. How did a couple of 22-month-old boys request handknit sweaters for their birthdays? Well, see, I’m their auntie, so they requested them pretty much by just existing. Since, even with shipping, the cost of all this came out the same as what I would normally spend on them for their birthday, it’s OK.