For this issue, we asked our contributors, “What in your life do you consider worth a splurge?” Click on the pictures below for their answers, and for links to their individual websites.


Kristen Rengren

After years of diligently scouring estate sales and church bazaars every weekend, I now just take the plunge and snap up the stuff that really makes my heart go pitter-pat, because I’ve learned the hard way that I might not ever see that particular thing again. (That’s how my house ended up stuffed with mid-century furniture, vintage trinkets, and obscure stitch dictionaries.) It’s also my policy to ALWAYS pop for vintage knitting patterns when I encounter them out in the wild. I feel like it’s my duty to rescue them from the dustbin!