Thursday, June 19, 2014

Three Bags Full

Dear Mom,
With your help, the yarn stash went through an Epic Purge a couple of weeks ago.
All those partial skeins of yarn that I thought could some day be….. something…… and all those yarns for projects I started and did not like, supplies for project ideas that IwillNeverInMyLifetimeIfILiveToBe103HaveTimeToDo- all of that- went in to Three- yes. THREE! Contractor- sized garbage bags, into the back of my car, and donated to Goodwill.
EDITING is my new mindset. Edit out those projects that I do not Love. Life is too short and free time is too precious to do anything but the Really Good Stuff. And just because I Have An Idea, doesn't mean I have to act on it. (Until I find a way to stop the clock, or function on 45 minutes of sleep.)
I have to say that some parts of the purge were painful, but not many, and mostly it was liberating to rid myself of the burden of those "this could be ….. something…." projects and to have all that under-the-bed and closet space cleared out.

Some of those projects and yarns were just too good to donate to the Goodwill, even though they are things I don't want to knit anymore, or yarns I can't decide what they should be, and I've decided to offer them here for any blog readers who are interested. Free. I'll even cover the shipping ( US, please). Such is my desire to see this stuff in good homes and not in the bottom of a craft bin at the Goodwill.

First thing up for grabs:

 A Spillyjane Cupcakes Mitten pattern and the KnitPicks Pallette yarn to knit them.

Spillyjane's Heather's Mittens pattern and KnitPicks Pallette yarn to knit them- FYI- I swapped out white for the brown thinking  I would make a Shamrock Mitten for St Patrick's day.

And then there's:
Spillyjane's Carrots and Beets Mitten pattern (why, yes, I did lose my mind one day and went Spillyjane crazy) and the KnitPicks Pallette yarn for knitting them.

And there's this too:
6 skeins of Blue Sky Alpaca's Alpaca Silk. (50 grams, 146 yards per skein) 2 skeins of Blueberry,  color #140; 2 skeins of Slate, color #100; 1 skein of Iron, color #134 and one skein of a light lime green color, tag missing.

And finally:
2 skeins of Misti Alpaca Handpainted Baby Suri Silk  (80% baby Suri Alpaca 20% silk Color #21/ 100 g, 218 yards per skein) AND this handy Circular Solution Port-a-Pocket.

IF anyone out there is interested in any of these. please leave a comment and tell me which thing you want. IF there are more than one interested knitter, I'll draw a name out of one of the Young Lady's North Porch hats. Is a week long enough for any/every one to get their dibs in? Let's see how things look next Thursday. Tell your friends -unless they might want what you want and then we'll just keep it a secret, okay?



Reneelynn said...

I would love to try the cupcake mittens! So VERY nice of you to offer!! I also made a small bag of
my stash last winter to give to my niece for some beginner knitting :)

Elaine said...

I would really like the carrot mittens and Pallette yarn. I've done my first Fair Isle project (hat) and am hooked on Fair Isle.
Thanks so much fir the offer.

thecrazysheeplady said...

I'm going to try to take your inspiration instead of yarn :-).

Pam B said...

Hiya Kim!!! I'm just learning to knit, so anything would be wonderful. But if I had to choose, I think the Blue Sky Alpaca would be my pic. Thanks so much for this opportunity. Have a great weekend, blessed be, hugs!!!

Anonymous said...

Jeez, what a nice offer! I also would like the blue sky alpaca and hope there is enough to make a color affection shawl. But I'll take whatever is left over. Thanks,

NCmountainwoman said...

Great idea to pass on the "know I won't do it" projects. So that's what I'm going to do as well. So while I do appreciate the kindness of your offer, I've got lots to yarn to purge myself.

Elaine said...

I really like the Suri/Silk too.
Just had a brainstorm for it.
Thanks for being so thoughtful.
I will send you postage for anything I receive (biscuits for Olive!

Mary Lee said...

I'm biting my tongue and my fingers to keep from asking for any of the silks, now that dermatologist has told me I can't wear wool any more. BUT, until I get rid of all the said wool that now I know I'll never use, no, no, no. (I'm slapping my fingers now. :)

As I am now knitting a booby baby hat for a toddler who is still being breastfed (this is the third hat!) you can tell that my projects aren't exactly silk-worthy at the moment anyhow.

I do admire your guts. WOW! I'm inspired. Well, too late tonight. I hope it lasts until morning. :)