There are some very legitimate reasons for adding to your yarn stock during a moratorium:
- If you find 100% wool in beautiful heathered colors that is 50% off, you may buy it during a moratorium. In fact, any yarn that is on sale can be bought at any time. Do not give a second thought to the moratorium.
- If you have just learned how to knit on double-pointed needles, then you may buy yarn for your very first sock project.
- I presume that if it is your birthday, you can buy yarn.