Attack of the stash

hi there!! so here’s my problem: i buy my yarn before i have pattern in mind… sometimes you just can’t resist. and then i’m stuck searching for something that i both like and fits what i already have. endless gauge problems and coming up short on yarn are making me crazy! does anyone else do this, or do you just have to learn to curb your enthusiasm in the yarn aisle until you have a pattern? i’ve found there is no way to search for a shrugl pattern that requires less than 8 oz. and no circular needles… and it’s just sad to try.
desperate with her stash of yarn and nothing to do with it…