Actually, this would've made a really cute picture but since I never got to open my knitting bag, well, the camera never made it out. But I do have these to show you...
The perfect buttons for Flair:
The perfect yarn for Tuscany... possibly... I only bought one ball to swatch but it is a cotton/silk blend that I can really imagine wrapping myself up in. (I would really love to knit this in a deep red but since that would drastically limit my Old Navy t-shirt options, I figure I should stick to a more practical brown.)
And Garnstudio Safran for the perfect summer top... Bonita from the Summer 2006 issue of Interweave Knits:
I have wanted to knit this top for almost a whole year... can you even believe my restraint?!? I would love to challenge Lynda to a race since she just started hers but I don't like to lose... and Lynda actually finishes the things she starts in a respectable amount of time.
Food for thought... If you buy new yarn and cast on within a week, it's technically not stash. Therefore, you are not stashing yarn, just simply ignoring the stash that you have which is clearly a much lesser offense than shamefully splurging on unnecessary new yarn. If it's on the needles, clearly you needed it.