Actually, Hubby bought me yarn. He'd given me a gift certificate for the LYS in the new city, as a congratulation-type prezzie after the defense, but my birthday is in two weeks.
So, yarn at the LYS in the uni. city! Three balls of merino, in pinks and purples, and they were on sale.
I've already begun a narrow scarf a la Grumperina, and I'm hoping to finish it before I fly out at the end of the month. I bought plastic needles just in case, but that still makes me nervous - if anyone has had experience flying out of YHZ, or out of EWR, do let me know.
Pics later; I have the evening shift with Grammie.