I can't tell you how happy I am to have readers like you. Almost every, single lot of yarn has been snapped up. I've saved four lots for last. There may be a fire sale at the end for a couple lots that didn't ever sell, but before I do that, I'll bring them back to Nancy and ask what she wants me to do with them.
If you're interested in any of this, contact me at knitandtonic AT gmail DOT com and I will tell you next steps.
So, here we go:
From what I am told, this is the last cardigan that Nancy was working on. She has completed the back (in the 41-42" size; only one size is given in this particular book). She has also started on one of the fronts, which is still on the needles. Another 11 or so balls of the Katia Brisa, a viscose blend, are still waiting to be knit. The pattern, model 6 in the Katia No. 40 "Primavera Verano" book--it has 45 patterns in it and they're pretty classic--takes 13 balls, yet it looks like she bought a total of 15.
Nancy is a spectaular knitter so the back is really nicely knit. But whatever you decide, all the materials you see here are up for sale. Size US #4 needles (Inox), a needle holder, 15 balls' worth of Katia yarn and a Katia booklet that probably retailed for $20.00. She paid $5.50 for each ball of yarn, so that comes to $82.50 plus the $20.00 or so that she spent on the booklet.
If you're interested in what the cardi she was working on looks like, it is pictured here.
There are 137 yards in each ball of the red yarn, so there are well over 1,700 yards here. This is a beautiful color. I wonder if she already purchased the buttons for this. I think I will ask her.
I will sell the lot for $65.90 including Priority Mail shipping, to US addresses only. SOLD!
The next lot is also red:
Here are 7 balls of Sinfonie, a blend of mohair (of course) and 8 spools of Anny Blatt Victoria, a ribbon yarn made of nylon. You can see the entrelac sweater that Nancy wanted to make in this Threads magazine. The magazine will come with the yarn. It is the July, 1994 edition--but note that the pattern isn't actually in the magazine (it says you have to send for it). She also printed out a tutorial on knitting seamless entrelac, which I will, of course, include.
The Sinfonie is a mohair blend that knits up on US # 8 - 10.5 needles with about 13 sts to 4 inches. The Anny Blatt is about the same. She paid about $5.50 for each of the Sinfonie's and $12.80 for each spool of the Anny Blatt. That's about $140.00. I won't pass on the cost of the magazine because, heck, I'm mad that there isn't a pattern in there for the sweater!
I will sell the lot (including the magazine that has an extensive tutorial on entrelac, but not the pattern) for $60.90, including Priority Shipping. US addresses only. SOLD!
This is for cotton lovers. There are 17 skeins of this Classic Elite Newport, a mercerized pima cotton that has a gorgeous sheen. Three of the skeins have been balled up by Nancy. I'm not sure why she did that because the skeins are ready to go, but that's what she did. Who knows? Maybe she's one of those knitters who just like to ball the skeins by hand even though they don't really need it.
Each 50g skein has 70 yards and yeilds 18 sts to 4 inches on size US #9 needles.
This yarn screams baby blanket to me. Or poncho. But, I like ponchos. And baby blankets.
I don't know what she paid for this, but I'm assuming around $4.00 a skein. I will sell this for $40.00, including Priority Mail shipping. US addresses only. SOLD!
I know it is hard to see. But one thing you can totally tell is that this is a deep, deep, pine green. It is a truly jewel-toned dark evergreen.
Nancy never disappoints when it comes to Mohair. I can't believe that I have typed "mohair" this many times the past several months. But at any rate, that's what she liked so that's what I'm selling on her behalf. Agian, this is probably a purchase that brought her back to the pin-up sweater days. I don't blame her. Those times looked like fun times.
Five skeins of Katia Cuore. Mohair blend. Size 8 - 10.5 US needles, about 147 yards per skein. Enough for a medium short-sleeve sweater or vest, I think.
She paid $6.00 for each skein. I will sell it for 27.95, including Priority Shipping. US addresses only. SOLD!
Thank you to everyone who has participated in Nancy's de-stash. It has been a bit cathartic but happy, too. : )