The dollar store sometimes has some amazing finds. I found some Lion Brand Suede yarn in two shades of brown at the 99 Cent store near me. There was this cute pattern for a really simple shawl on the packaging. I thought, "For a dollar a package I could make this." Especially since a package would normally cost 4 or 5 times as much. If you register with Lion Brand Yarn, you can access their free patterns (I haven't done it so I don't know how much spam wrath you will incur). So here's a picture above of the shawl they made and of the one I made below.