I have this little yarn closet (I've posted pics before) and in it there are two big baskets of yarn, a smaller one with sock yarn lots of books, a couple of project bags and a plastic container with some more yarn.
I've mentionned it before, I don't have a huge stash, but I don't want one. I don't want yarn everywhere in my appartment (now if I had the space for a yarn room, things would be different). The problem is that while I don't WANT too much yarn, I still itch for new yarn. I love to shop for it, I love to buy it, I love to bring it back home or to get it in the mail. And with the strong Canadian dollar, I'm even more tempted to buy the whole Knitpicks inventory. Currently in my cart are some Essential sock yarn in Ash and African Violet, enough Swish Superwash in Camel Heather to make a Central Park Hoodie, as well as some Knitpicks Harmony DPNs (2.25 mm) and the book Fitted Knits.
*sigh* Why can't I be happy with what I have? I'll try to be. My goal is to not buy any new yarn (for me, Secret Pal does't count) until I finish:
a) Two projects currently on the needles (Endpaper Mitts and boyfriend scarf)
b) Kate Gilbert's Fireside Stocking (but only if I feel I have the time to finish it before Christmas, after I finish the above projects)
c) A pair of mittens
d)the Streakers shrug
e) A hat
Sock yarn is not included in the above BUT I can't buy any new yarn until I finish FOUR pairs using yarn that I have.
That's a lot of knitting for me and if I succeed, I probably won't buy new yarn for MONTHS!
(Now that I think of it, I'm sure I'll want to go yarn shopping to celebrate my 30th birthday next month... oh well...)