I have a friend getting married. A friend who is close enough to merit an extra-special blanket. I had to buy yarn for that blanket. Past blankets have needed 2 - 3 miles of yarn and this one is not an exception!
I feel there is a definite trend this year. Amazingly, I finished a project that required a mile of yarn this month too! My job hasn't left a lot of time for knitting and has fewer meetings that allow for knitting than I anticipated. Hopefully my yarn acquisitions settle to the new level of yarn usage soon!