Monday, April 9, 2012

2012 Yarn Yard Sale

I've settled on a date.

The Yarn Yard Sale of 2012 will take place on May 5th, from 9 am to 12 noon. Short and sweet. If it rains it will be inside our enclosed front porch.

I've started to sort yarn, little by little, as I am able. So I will give you updates periodically until May 5th arrives.

Please note that I have no acrylics, and almost no cotton (in case you are wondering whether to come or not). I have only wool and wool blends, as in wool blended with alpaca or mohair.

Generally speaking, there will be yarn in every price category, from free to barely marked down for the really nice fibers.
I also have some all natural dk weight alpaca from a farm that is gorgeous and cream colored...I could dye that for you in a custom color if you'd like.

That's all I got for today. ;)

Thursday, April 5, 2012

FO: Afternoon Tea

Pattern is HERE  .

Yarn: Periwinkle Sheep WINK, used just under 400 yards.
Colorway: I can't remember. :( 
If this colorway looks familiar to anyone, please let me know! If I am able to reproduce it, I will gladly send the first person that can name this colorway a skein of WINK.

Monday, April 2, 2012

stash ruminations

I'm thinking about it.

I may just go for it.

Another Yarn Yard Sale.

First Saturday in May (raindate second Saturday in May).

Should I?

April 1st was Flash your Stash day on Ravelry, and I have been thinking. I love having yarn around, that's not news. I have always loved picking out yarn, imagining what I will do with it, I've designed with it, I've dyed it. And yes I enjoy buying yarn, especially at Local Yarn Shops.

Since the beginning of the year, I have not bought any yarn at all. I am Cold Sheeping (like going cold turkey, but related to knitting it is a sheep), in an effort to use up what I have. I have never come out and said this, because I love my LYSs a lot and I want them to stay in business and I want to keep supporting them. The Stash I have is a personal thing, the one aside from the Professional Stash. So far they've kind of lived side by side. Now I am coming out of my private sphere and saying that I think I have come to a point where the Personal Stash is becoming a burden to me.

I don't like that it takes up so much room in my house.
I don't like that it takes up so much room in my head.
I am tired of having to think about that I will do with it all.
I need to knit with Periwinkle Sheep yarns much more than I have been.
I am at a different phase in my life than I was when I first bought a lot of these yarns.

It is time to find, sort, set up, and move it out. First there will be a Yarn Yard Sale, and whatever won't go then will be donated or sold on ravelry.

Yes I will keep some of it, of course. I am keeping the yarn that is the most precious to me for various reasons.
The rest is going to be set free. 'cause I have a feeling it's tired of being cooped up in all those bins.