I don't like clutter. I regularly give or throw away things I no longer need. I rarely buy things on impulse. Including yarn. But somehow I have accumulated a good sized yarn stash. I know how it happened. I intend to make a scarf (or hat or blanket). I find a great pattern and the perfect yarn. Then the scarf (or whatever) doesn't get made. Maybe the pattern is more complicated than thought, or I run short of time, or I decide to make something else. And sometimes I just buy far more yarn than the project calls for. Whatever.
So a few months ago I decided to work on knitting through my stash. I made some pretty nice pieces. And those bags and boxes of extra yarn were no longer overflowing.
Then one morning an email from my local yarn stop appeared in my inbox. "Clearance Sale! Up to 60% Off!" Well (I reasoned) I should just go take a look. I was going to be in the area anyway. (Not really.) If it was clearance stuff it probably wasn't very nice. (Um hum, right.) I'm sure you know where this is going. I came home with bag over-stuffed with beautiful yarn and only the vaguest idea of what I was going to do with it.
But that was about a month ago, and I've already worked up 3 scarves from the Tahki Stacy Charles cotton Ripple yarn.
And I'm currently working on a scarf from the Debbie Bliss Luxury Silk. I have actual plans and patterns for the rest too.
Maybe impulse buying isn't always a bad idea.