I put a small dent in my stash yesterday. My oldest DD recently discovered knitting and she's addicted. She just moved to a new home after Thanksgiving and now has her next door neighbor (who was already a friend) addicted as well. I met them at one of our LYS yesterday and knew they'd suffer sticker shock. But hey, ya gotta start somewhere right? LOL I remember the first time I walked into a LYS. It does take some getting used the higher prices with the nicer yarns. They didn't buy anything but I did! Bought some Cascade Pima Tencel that was 50% off - couldn't resist it with all the new babies popping up around me. Also bought another ball of the James C. Brett Marble ... but before meeting them, I pulled out two kitchen trash bags about 2/3 full to help them start their yarn stash.
Some was given to me that I'm simply not going to use; some leftover from previous projects; some I've already used for a project and probably won't use again, etc. Needless to say, they were doing the happy dance when they got home and dumped those bags on the floor. LOL I'm looking foward to seeing what they do with it.