Just like in the past, here are the particulars:
- I can only send yarn to U.S. addresses
- Paypal only
- All lots will be sent by Priority USPS Mail and postage is figured in the selling price
- All monies collected will be delivered to my friend, Nancy
- All yarn has been kept in Rubbermaid containers in a no-pet home. As you can see, I do have pets, so the few minutes the yarn spent on the stairs in their bags may have tainted the fibers. I figure it's all good but if you don't, then don't buy!
- This is all first-come, first-served. So, if you want the yarn, please send me an email to knitandtonic @ gmail DOT com and once I respond and you send Paypal funds, the yarn is yours. If you send a querie and I respond and you don't send funds within about 24 hours, I will move onto the next person who is interested. It is not uncommon for me to recieve four or five interested parties in each lot
- I am pricing this yarn so that it sells. In each case, there is a price tag attached so you can see how much she paid for each ball of yarn.
- Let's get this party started!
This is an INSANE amount of yarn. TWENTY TWO balls of Unger Misty, which is described as a "light and lofty cotton blend."
I have no idea what Nancy wanted to make out of these 22 balls, but it's a cotton and acrylic blend and in total, you'll have nearly 1,700 yards of yarn here. Based on that, I'm guessing she was thinking funky cardigan or maybe a "light and fluffy" pullover, but whatever way you cut it, boy, this stuff would make such a nice baby blanket that I nearly want to keep it for myself. No, I'm not going to have a baby, but Dooze just did a week ago today and Arlo may just like one. Seeing that my fingers are a bit too busy for such an endeavor, then, by all means, take this off of Nancy's hands.
This is a perfect cream color. It is basically a boucle, so maybe crochet may not be your first choice. But knit? YES! The label says that you can't dry clean, so whoa boy, sounds like a keeper! (Who likes to dry clean?)
Nancy paid $5.95 for each ball, and not including pesky taxes, she paid $130.90 bucks for this stuff. All I can think is that she must have had stars in her eyes when she bought it! I like it. It's springy. I's clean and it's light.
Suggested gauge is 14 sts and 19 rows on #10 US needles, so whatever you're knitting will work up quickly.
I will sell it for $72.50 including USPS Priority Mail Shipping once I recieve payment via Paypal.
Here are six balls of Katia Cotolan. In real life, the color is more of a terra cotta than in the picture with the black background. This is a blend of cotton and wool. Each ball has 110 yards, so we're looking at 660 yards of yarn, enough to make a kid's sweater or a women's small-ish tank or vest. The gauge is worsted and knits up on size six-ish needles (Even though I'm wearing my glasses, for the life of me I can't see the fine type on the ball band!).
In terms of how this yarn feels, it's nice and soft, I don't really feel a wooly sensation when I touch it, but I don't really sense "cotton," either. This seems like a lovely blend and I wonder why Katia either stopped making it or why there isn't anything like it anymore. It's really, really nice. A bit heathery, too. If you do cables or knits and purls combos with this yarn, the stitch pattern will really pop!
Nancy paid $5.50 for each ball. I will sell all six balls for $19.50, including USPS Priority Mail Shipping once I recieve payment via Paypal. SOLD!
Hmmm. This is nice stuff. Here are 12 skeins of Classic Elite Nature's Palette. It is double knitting cotton yarn that is completely certified organic. It is a light worsted weight (about 5.5 stitches per inch on US #6 needles) and each 50 gram skein has 115 yards.
Knowing Nancy, she purchased just over 1,300 yards so that she could make a short-sleeve pullover, but you could definitely use it for a generous baby blanket, a lap blanket, or a vest. The yarn itself isn't twisted. Instead, it is "linked," or "cabled." I wish my name were Clara Parkes because I would know exactly what to call it!
At any rate, this is lovely, lovely yarn and in pristene condition.
Fancy Nancy paid $4.95 for each skein, so she paid nearly $60 for the lot, not including taxes. I will sell this lot for $38.50, including USPS Priority Mail Shipping once I recive payment via Paypal. SOLD!
Now, this is not what I thought I would find in Nancy's stash! She has six balls of cotton yarn that I'd put in the DK weight classification. It's 100% cotton and the ball band suggests size #4 US needles with a gauge of 22 sts per 4 inches. There are two balls of each: yellow, spring green, and a light peach.
It appears to be mercerized cotton, so it has a bit of shine to it. It reminds me a bit of the Tahki Cotton Classic, but a bit lighter and it has a bit more shine, too. It is lovely and if it were mine, I'd make a snazzy striped poncho for a little girl or maybe a tank or skirt.
Each ball of this Grignasco California was $5.75. The total yardage is around 600 yards. I will sell all six balls for $18.75. This includes USPS Priority Mail Shipping. SOLD!
What surprises me most about going through Nancy's stash is that she was never afraid to buy a lot of yarn. You know: a LOT of yarn. I can't remember the last time I purchased more than a handful of skeins. I guess I'm a cheapskate, or something like that, but Nancy? Not a cheapskate.
Here are 10 skiens of Brushstrokes Cotton by Euro Yarns. This is 100% mercerized cotton and while I haven't separated any yarn from the ball band, it appears to have reasonably short color changes, so it won't stripe. There are 119 yards in each skein, so we are looking at 1,190 yards of worsted weight yarn. The ball band suggests a gauge of 3.75 stitches and 5 rows per inch on size #10 US needles.
Here's another perfect baby blanket for you, or a lap blanket, or some sort of a poncho. I probably wouldn't use this for sweater yarn, but it could definitely be used for a fun spring-summer wrap.The color is much lighter in person. Again, this black background isn't doing the yarn justice. It is cotton-y and the colors are slightly dusky. Almost like a sunset.
The price spent on each skein was . . . oops! I lied. I can't find a price tag! I'm guessing that she spent around $5.75 a skein based on her other purchases, but I will sell all 10 skeins for $32.50, including USPS shipping. SOLD!
Okay, that's it for today! Once this all goes, I have more to post. Stay tuned! I have a couple in-progress knits that will knock your socks off. She kept some books along with her in-progress projects, so showing it all off will be fun. There's even one still on the needles!