Heck, I've even started quite a stash collection!
I started knitting one project at a time and purchasing yarn as I needed it for that project. I've been doing it that way for a couple of years, with a couple yarn splurges when I found yarn i loved or a great deal. Much like the chicken and the egg, I'm not sure if I started stashing first or multiple projects. All I know is I decided this weekend that weekends are great for casting on multiple projects to work on throughout the week. It's easier to think creatively in batches or something. Of course the couple of grab bags from DBNY certainly helped!!! Then again, the past couple of months have been good for yarn shopping now that I think about it. I've had the chance to visit my LYS a couple times, found yarn at the thrift store (great deals), and got a gift card to Joann's for my bday. And the couple of times I went out shopping for project yarn, I'd pick up any good looking skeins on sale.
So, here I am, a normal knitter, finally!