Strickerin pointed out that if you limit your yarn purchases, the yarn you buy is more special because you have to make sure it is just what you want - true! I agree with Mary Jo that new yarn cheers up and keeps one sane on some days... But then again, huge stash might just push you over the edge.
Maybe you want to do like Annie and allow yourself only one day per month when you can buy more yarn. Or do like Diane and sell all the extra yarn and then only buy yarn for a project and not buy more before the project is finished. Heather said that there are some stash-alongs out there where you focus on projects using stash yarn only.
Cindy told that she had lost a dear friend some time ago and was blessed with a part of her very large stash and finds it soothing to be knitting with her yarn. So if one can't control the stash, it just might end up being a blessing to someone else. What a comforting thought!
Have you seen the lovely shawl Anne knit? It is beautiful.
I have admired it more than once. And it rang a bell. I have knit some mohair about a year ago...
It never got finished because I run out of yarn (ha ha.. can you believe it?). The pattern is this...and the yarn Kidsilk Haze from Rowan. I bought three skeins but it was not enough, so the shawl has patiently waited for the final touch... and she is still waiting because I need to buy one skein of yarn to be able to finish her... I just knew this. Somehow I think that the other me who hates all kinds of restrictions just dug up this shawl to show to me that rules are not my thing...
Anyway the shawl pattern seemed so beautiful I cast on with this red for it.This yarn is Garnstudio's Vivaldi which is not nearly as luxurious as Kidsilk Haze, Vivaldi is mohair/acrylic/polyester mixture where Kidsilk is mohair and silk. Also Vivaldi is a lot thicker but just now it has to do. I'm determined to use some stash here. The pattern is enjoyable and the color is good, so there aren't any complaints really.
(Last night was overcast and for a short time around midnight it got a lot darker than has been lately, and I must confess, I sort of liked it a lot. I did not turn on any lights, I enjoyed the quiet dusk.)
PS. About the Nordic Knitting Symposium, it is quite small symposium mainly I think for the Nordic knitters. You can find some information of the coming symposiums by visiting the pages of the Danish magazine Gavstrik maybe sometime after Christmas.