I did not go to all 19 shops. I went to 12. In one day. And Ryan came with me to all of them. I know. I am a bad girlfriend and he is an excellent boyfriend. I did not buy something at every store, but I did walk away with quite a loot.
I seem to have focused either on blue/green or pink/purple. Not surprising really as most of my stash fits one of those two categories. Almost all of the yarns I got are yarns I've never tried before and don't already have in my stash. (I may have gotten a skein of Madeline Tosh Tosh Merino Light. I don't think I can be blamed for that, you try NOT buying TML, it's hard!)
In one store we ran into a Spectra that had been knit up using Zauberball and a black yarn for the border. Ryan was extremely taken with it and questioned my ability to duplicate it. Confident in my knitter-fu I boasted that I could absolutely duplicate the scarf if I had the same color of Zauberball. Ryan snatched up the last ball of the same color and bought it for me. The gauntlet has been thrown down.
That multi-colored ball (that's a "Zauberball") and the black are being transformed into Spectra as we speak. I don't know how I'm going to keep up with shawl club, Spectra, and For Yarns Sake knit-a-longs. At this point keeping up is probably impossible, I'll just have to try not to fall too far behind.