How far in the future can you plan your stash? I have plenty of projects to think about right now, so I am planning for next winter. As a mostly patient person, I get a lot of satisfaction from the anticipation of a sweet treat for myself.
I made myself two new hat and mittens sets last year, and they are still great and work nicely with my fall and winter coats. I have a big, comfy mohair scarf that I love. I have beautiful yarn to knit myself a new neck-warmer. So I really can't justify a new hat and mitten set this year... but next year! I think I may have to go with this yarn, in a colour-way that co-ordinates with my neck-warmer. Or something completely random that I love, because I was never one of those matchy-matchy people. I saw it blogged by the Harlot, and I love my Socks that Rock yarn, so what could be better then snuggly, thick mittens and tuque in hand-painted merino?