Of course, that didn't work. I bought a big spool of cotton, several crochet hooks, some zippers, two stitch holders, fabric to line some bags, some bag handles, and some other things I can't even remember now. It didn't add up to much.
To get over the guilt of buying more yarn, I decided I must start a project with the new stuff right away, not even letting it mingle with my stash. So, I started a cabled bag and I even crocheted a small clutch that I just have to line and add a button to.
Here is the progress. I hope to get more done tonight.