I need some advice here, as usual! My husband and I are going to Athens next week. I'm pretty excited because we are going to stay over for a few days after his business is completed and just sightsee a little. Of course, the big thing I want to do is hit some yarn stores in the BIG CITY. How obsessed is that, to want to go to yarn stores
while in Athens, Greece?
But the truth is, we live in a smallish town with horrible shopping so I hope to pick up some things while there. And my husband is always so busy we might not get to go back to Athens for months, so I want this trip to count.
I have some patterns on standby, but nothing I've absolutely decided to make. I have a sweater on the needles and I have Christmas presents planned, and the yarn for them, but nothing planned past that. So it isn't like I can say, I need ten skeins of a heathery DK weight wool...etc, whatever.
Anyway! Could you please help me with a preliminary shopping list? Is there a standard list of stuff everyone should have in their stash, like you do with cooking spices?
(I already know I definitely want to get some cotton yarn, because I can't get that locally.)
Thanks for reading this far, and finally here's the question: Let's say, you have nothing in your stash (like me). What would you want to be available? And if I find something I really like, how do I decide how much to buy if I have no pattern set aside for it?