My 2009 GOAL is: buy no yarn whatsoever. I really could knit all year long and not run out of yarn. Maybe two years.
The LYS isn't my weakness. It's WEBS.
Quality yarns at incredibly affordable prices. They encourage bulk buying by giving greater discounts for $120+ orders, or bags of 10. Ebay can also be a huge yarn trap for me!
I began my January Seamless Stashghan (Log Cabin style) yesterday...I may run out acrylic yarn...but I will knit until the chosen colors run out...then I may dig up some off-color acrylic odds 'n' ends and orphaned partial skeins....and finish it with them...just to use the Stash and to get the blanket done!
But I won't be buying any yarn for it.
It's going to be a movie nights blankie for a 10 yr old granddaughter, so really the colors don't matter that much. The bulk of it will be in her favorite colors, pinks, teals, blues, creams, purples.