She's absolutely right. Some I've bought with a specific project in mind, some I've bought because it was a bargain and some I've just bought because I love the yarn. I don't need to know what I'm going to use it for - as all you knitters know, one day it will tell me what it wants to be! And the bargain yarn can always be knitted into something useful to be given away to a worthwhile charity.
Anyway, I'm an artist - I don't ask why I need the colour before I buy a pastel (or six), I just know I need more darks, or reds, or whatever. So it is with my yarn collection!
So why am I participating in Stashalong? Because my projects are often big, like my wraps (afghans) for Wrap with Love. While I'm knitting them, I think of a new project and I get so excited I just have to cast on. Soon I find I have so many projects on the needles that I'm getting nowhere fast! So I've committed to not casting on any more projects till I've finished at least five on my list (see sidebar).
Worse than that, I
Being a member of both of these KALs is both a blessing and a curse. :-) It's a blessing to be connected with like-minded people; it's a curse because I have never been interested in knitting either socks or lace, but seeing what other people knit has made me want to try both! Of course, having never knitted either, I have no lace yarn or sock yarn, so I will have to buy some! But, first I have to finish the projects on that list.