I love reading your answers!!!
Thanks for sharing!!
Chris: If you join Ravelry, you can use it just for the patterns if you want to! It has a great pattern search, and often shows photos of other's versions of a particular pattern, using different yarns, with modifications, etc.
If you join, just wade in a little at a time. You may not feel up to filling a notebook with your own projects and stash, but you can snoop through others notebooks (they are public, its ok!) and get ideas for yourself!
That's what I love to do! Snoop!