So what say we challenge ourselves to make something fun for the joy of creating and not as some sort of "punishment" for buying supplies!
Does anyone else feel that way? If so, let's post one item that we WANT to make and we ALREADY have the yarn or fabric in our stash!
For me, the purpose of destashing is to actually use the yarn I have instead of buying more yarn that will go straight into the stash. Most of the yarn in my stash was for projects that I had in mind when I bought the yarn, but for whatever reason, never got around to working on. Then time passes and I fall out of love with the intended project but I still have the yarn left over with no project to use it on! THEN I buy new yarn for a shiny new project I like (but never get around to starting). The new yarn gets piled into the stash. It's a vicious cycle.
This year, I've learned to work with my stash rather than find an excuse to buy copious amounts of yarn. There are many projects that I'd love to knit, but I'm starting with the ones that I can knit from stash first. (I've been working on a lacy cropped cardi from stash for a few weeks now.) I figure if I really
love a project but don't have any suitable yarn for it, I can wait for a few months to see if I still want to knit the item. If I am, then maybe I can justify the purchase (and cast on right away!) If I fall out of love with it by then, I'll know it wasn't meant to be and will count it as another stash-inflating event avoided. There aren't enough hours in the day to spend crafting, so I figure I should spend the time I do have making things I like. Knitting is a hobby, not a chore.