I just ordered the 25 bags to knit book yesterday. I hope it helps!
Ok, here goes... here's a pic of my stash taken out of its drawer bin (you can see my obvious color preferences from the pic alone):
Total ball/skein count: 176.
Mostly cottons I got recently (within the last few months), to make the issue sadder still. Some of it acrylic that's 6 years old left over from my afghan days. A lot of it is some Bernat handicrafter cotton that is so stiff it is only suitable for dishcloths (which we do not use). Basically, a lot of blind Internet bargain shopping back when I first took up knitting (approx. 1 year ago). My only consolation is that it was all on sale, and all great bargains [$1- $3/skein/ball is my usual max, except for gifts for other people on which I splurge and get cashmere or merino].
The thing is, I am also quite prolific with the needles and hooks (see blog). I am literally going as fast as I can. It's just that I keep buying. HENCE....I, Keridiana, have a yarn addiction problem. I hereby pledge to not buy any more yarn NO MATTER WHAT until I use up at least 75% (or 132 balls/skeins) of my Yarn Stash. (Even if it means April 2007.)
(I can see that some aren't taking me seriously at all. And maybe some of you will simply pat yourselves in the back because you don't have as much as me, and "stay the course." Oh, well. I'll be a support group of one.)