Yes, I’ve decided that February is de-stash month. It seems appropriate to use to a brief month to help abbreviate my stash. I love all of these skeins, but I’m not going to knit with them in the foreseeable future. Either my tastes have changed, my goals have changed, or the yarn fumes have faded enough for reality to creep in… I’m offering them to you, dear reader; email me at kourtney (at) dollybirdworkshop (dot) com ; I accept paypal and I’m willing to mail anywhere. Or meet up in Calgary. I’m guessing for the cheapest shipping; if you want it tracked or something fancy, the extra will be, uh, extra. I’ll update as things sell. Oh, and all prices Canadian :) Right, and the house has one cat and two kids, but no smoking and I’m quite zealous about keeping everything in plastic bags in bins in cupboards. Except for my pet skeins. Which I look at in the office, and will never destash…
1. First up – the glorious Madelintosh Vintage in Tomato. I adore this luminous colour. It’s a brilliant red-orange; it’s more orange than red, although this photo is making it look fairly red. I took this in bright natural indirect light with the flash. Mostly because I couldn’t figure out how to turn off the flash. Sigh. There are seven skeins of Madelinetosh Vintage (100% merino, 200yd/183m per skein). Original price $183.38. Yours for $140; shipping to anywhere in Canada or the US will be another $15. (It’s likely going to be more, but whatevs.) (Also, these are definitely orange. A bright, intense, reddish orange. Not a true red, like item#3 below.)
2. This is an Italian version of kid-silk haze – I got it in Florence, as I recall, and while it’s lovely, I’ve learned my lesson about mohair. (It does not agree with my knitting desires.) Will it agree with yours? I have no idea how many euro this cost… There are two skeins of “Soft Dream” by BBB Filati; 70% kid mohair, 30% silk. 220m/25g ball. I’m going to say… $10 for the two skeins, plus $4 shipping to anywhere in Canada or the US.
3. More Italian kid-silk haze – again from Florence. I am never knitting a mohair sweater. There are four skeins of “Soft Dream” by BBB Filati; 70% kid mohair, 30% silk. 220m/25g ball. I’m going to say… $20 for the two skeins, plus $6 shipping to anywhere in Canada or the US. (Colour is a true, intense red, maybe slightly more blue that orange – it’s like a firetruck.)
4. I don’t know what to say about these. Actually, I do: my love of grellow overcame my awareness of my knitting preferences (wool, baby, wool). That, and a juicy sale price must be how I ended up with thirteen skeins of Cascade’s Pima Tencel (50%peruvian cotton, 50% tencel; 109yds/50g ball – they are now a slightly smaller put-up). The sale was somewhere along the lines of $4.50/ball; which means that my price was $58.50. Yours for $40.00, with shipping of $10.00.
5. Continuing the alternate reality of knits, this is really a lovely striped sweater – probably Tempest, by Ann Weaver. Get this – this is even the yarn that Ann used when she published Tempest in Knitty! So. Two skeins of Fleece Artist’s Blue Faced Leicester 2/8 – one in Stone, one in Earth. Each skein is an enormous 500m; 100% wool (I had to split each skein into two cakes). I believe it’s calling itself a fingering, although it’s a light fingering to my mind. New, they were $72 + tax. Yours for $55, plus shipping of $12 to the US and Canada. Act fast – I’m half tempted to knit that darn sweater after all.. (And yes, these are already caked. Trust me, with about a thousand meters of almost-lacecweight, I’ve done you a favour :) I guess I could reswift them if you really want..)
6. Another sweater; more fantastic yardages. This is Cascade’s Eco; I know of a number of coats that were knit from this and then fulled (felted). It might pill a bit if you knit it at a loose gauge, but for an original price of $19.95 for a skein that has 437m/478yds per 250g skein, come on! Knit it big and felt it. It has been called a bulky, but I think it’s closer to an aran. Still. Originally cost me $39.90, both can be yours for $30.00. I’m not going to split them up – worst case scenario they can go back into my stash and perhaps become a lovely natural coloured granny square afghan. SHipping will be $12 – these are BIG.
7. And this, this was going to be a baby sweater. My babies are no longer so small, and need more than just five skeins of Malabrigo’s Silky Merino to cover them. Silky Merino is a single ply, dk yarn that is 51%silk, 49% merino. Three skeins of purple, one of green, one of acqua. All caked up. Probably they originally cost me around $50-60; I *think* they were maybe $12 a skein. (Each skein is 150yd/137m in a 50g ball.) They can be yours for $25, plus shipping of $10; please give them a good home. I feel so guilty that they are still waiting to become… anything…
And I’m going to say that that’s the last of this post! Next up: For My Spinnahs!