It is January 2013 now.
My yarn stash is all over the guest room, and has been for several months now. I would like to have less yarn around, but when I go to thin out the stash, I end up loving it again. Even the bright yellow worsted.
I have found that I prefer working in the smaller gauges. I have also found that working outside of my likes increases my feeling of creativity. If reducing volume is my goal, then this is the year of worsted weight.