Another problem more seasoned knitters have that they might want to do something about at this time of year is an excessively large stash of yarn. (Last time I looked knitting more from stash was the most popular choice on my resolutions poll!) Of course "excessive" is a matter of opinion, but if your stash is causing you or family members anxiety, if you literally have more yarn than you can possibly store or thinking about cleaning up your yarn is just too much to bear, you probably could stand to do a little stash busting or, at least, knitting from your stash.
If you're on the cusp of action, read all about stash guilt and whether it's something you need to deal with in your life.
And if you're looking for projects that will help you use up small or large parts of your stash, check out my list of stash-busting projects and books. Of course there are tons of things you can do with little bits of yarn, from stripey scarves to striped armwarmers, funky throws and pillows. I'm thinking hard about working on some more projects like that this year, to help me and you cut back on some of those odd balls.
And like I do every year, I'm declaring a yarn fast for a while. I know I've got yarn for just about any project I might like to do right now, so there is no need to go shopping. I need to enjoy what I have first. As in knitting, so with the rest of life, I suppose. How about you? Are you stash busting this year? I'd love to hear about your efforts.