I admit, I am truly both amazed and a bit disturbed by just how out of hand a stash can get. Anyone who hasn't done knitting (and so probably finds my blog title offensive... Sorry. Unless you find it offensive because of something about "those people" if so, go away) or crocheting or other yarn arts may not know what a stash is. Basically, it's a collection of yarn that you'll use to knit/crochet/etc. Some day. Hopefully.
I have a pretty sorry stash right now. Half of it is stuff that my dad found at a Salvation Army and the other half is cheap yarn that I use to practice patterns/stitches I'm not sure I understand before trying it on the real stuff. I think if I had more money my stash would reach Topazgirl's proportions, though.
Instead of a stash of yarn- I have a stash of half-finished projects. No, really, it's very "impressive" how many things I've started, only to "take a break" halfway through. Although, with the socks, in my defense it is damn tiring to try to knit with tiny yarn and tinier needles. I'm used to knitting with size 10 needles and medium weight yarn...
I don't really have much of a defense with pretty much anything else, though, beyond getting distracted. I have to get a LOT better at this.