I am the furthest thing from a yarn snob. In fact, the few skeins of pricier yarns in my stash have never actually made it into a project. I can never find anything worthy of them.
Lame I know.
Red Heart gets much love in my life.
Anywho, I have been obsessing over trying some Noro. I'm probably the last person in the blog-o-sphere to jump on the bandwagon. I really wanted some Kueryon but the LYS only had Silk Garden. I also really want to learn entrelac. (Another party I'm late to join.) So I'm planning on making the Quant headband/head wrap with it. I definitely overpayed by internest standards, but when you figure in shipping it made sense for one skein. Still within my budget for fun money this week and quite a nice treat for me.
The irony of it all is that I'm not sure I have the right sized needles. I can remedy that tonight at AC Moore with a 40% off coupon. This is one reason why I prefer crochet. Buy a couple packs of hooks and you are good for any project. With the circulars, double pointed needles, straights, etc you could spend a fortune before you even get to the yarn!