I also treated myself to a knitters notebook. This notebook with a knitterly picture on the front has blank pages and will become my new sketch book once my current one is full.
I've got a huge selection of knitting project bags and really didn't need any more. But when I saw Sarah's new knitting bags I had to try them. They're made of slightly 'quilted' fabric and have a bit main compartment which will easily fit a shawl project or socks or any other small projects especially if you use circular needles (or dpns). On the front there is a smaller zipped pocket. I'm using this bag for a beaded shawl, it's actually the small version of the 2012 YarnAddict Mystery Shawl and I quite often find that beads, crochet hooks and stitch counters get tangled up in the yarn or knitting so I'm keeping them all in this front pocket. Very useful. It can also hold your folded pattern. The bags come in 4 different designs right now. See them all here.
If you can't quite justify treating yourself right now, then don't forget Christmas is coming soon - yes, I know, I don't like talking about Christmas in September either but it'll be here quicker than we think. Pointing friends or family in the direction of Sarah's shop is a good idea or perhaps, like me, you are looking for a present for a knitting friend? Two of my knitting friends will be getting some treats from Sarah this Christmas.