Well, I'll let you in on a secret. Last year I bought some fiber. It remained stashed until just before the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival because well, I was busy. The reason my fiber was pulled out of the stash and put to use was manifold and complex.
1) I got a new job and had to convince the little 4-year-old that I was cool. 'Cause you know, Spinning is super cool.
2) I've spent forever on the lace edging of the shawl and want to scream when I go near it. That would result in odd looks and kids ushered hurriedly away. Not a good thing when I am a nanny. So it lies in the bottom of my bag and I hope that some knitting gremlins will finish it someday.
3) I needed to justify the purchase of MORE fiber by using some of the fiber I already have. Alpha is always watching... Not really, but since I am in charge of the budget, it's so much easier to explain to myself that I am already using stuff, so I deserve MORE!
And all of these reasons coalesced into 560 yards of 2-ply yarn. Now I need to find a project for it.