Friday, August 29, 2014

Autumn is in the air... Time to get my stash organised¬

This morning, on my drive to work, there was fog over the hills. This is the first time in months that this has happened. This morning I was also contemplating for the first time in months whether I should wear tights and boots.  It really looks as if the summer is over quite early this year.

One thing that this means is that I am contemplating cozy knitwear. With that in mind I thought I'd make  good on my plan of selling / swapping some of the yarn that I'm unlikely to use any time soon in order to enable more useful yarn purchases. I have pledged that this year I will knit from stash, but if I swap wool that's not strictly speaking a purchase, is it? I think I'm prepared to bend the rules a little for that one so I can make room for yarn I'm actually going to use.

The deal is that the yarn can either be bought or else swapped for yarn I may like. Currently I'm looking for:

1) yarn (non-acrylic) for a jumper / cardigan - ideally some fingering/4-ply for Hitofude. I'd like either a berry colour or alternatively dark brown or dark blue would work I think. The pattern asks for Tosh Merino Light by Madelinetosh and I'd need 2-3 skeins or 760 m/840 yards. Some other fingering weight yarn would work too of course, as long as it drapes well.

2) 100% cotton yarn for various crochet projects. I prefer solid colours and dk or aran weight.  

I'll post this in a number of Ravelry swap groups too, so it's first come first get, OK?

I'll accept money (paypal) or alternatively, for some of the yarns I'd be happy to swap. Postage is extra on top (I'll let you know once I've been to the post office).

So here we go:

1 skein of Noro (label lost). I'd like £5 for it or alternatively I'd swap. 

2 balls of Freedom Wool by Twilleys of Stamford. 100% wool, 50g balls with approx. 50 m per ball. This is bulky.  £4 for both, or swap. 

1 50g ball of Jaeger Baby Merino DK in light blue. 100% Merino wool. £1.50 or swap. 

3 balls of Jaeger Baby Merino 4-ply in a greenish blue (Sh 0118). 2 balls are complete, the third is without label and in two pieces (I had started knitting something with this that I've since ripped).  £5 for the lot, or swap.  RESERVED

1 100g ball of San Franccisco Wisom Yarns sock yarn. 75% wool, 25% polyamide. Approx 400 m / 437 Yards. Super Wash.  £2 or swap. 

9 balls of Rowan Cotton Glace. 50g balls, 100% cotton. approx 115 m (125 yards) per ball. This is lovely stuff, but it's pink and I'm just unlikely to EVER knit anything in that colour. :( . These retail at between £4-5.50 per ball. I'd like £35 for the lot.

1 skein of Fyberspates handpainted yarn, lace-weight. Comes with a pattern for a scarf using this skein. This is 100% silk, 45g and with approx. 405 m per skein. This is beautiful, shimmery and so so soft, but I'm not that crazy about variegated yarns anymore. While I love the look of it just on the skein, I just can't think of a project for it that would do it justice and that I'd actually wear. I think it needs to be appreciated by someone else. £6 or swap.  RESERVED

7 balls of Schachenmayr nomotta Two in One. Chunky, 50g and approx 80 m per ball. Colour 98. These look a bit tangled but it's all there and I've never knitted anything with it. It was a spontaneous purchase and I've never found the right project. £14 for all 7

5 balls of Rowan All Seasons Cotton in dark blue. This is aran weight and each 50g ball has approximately 90 m (98 yards) of yarn. 60% cotton, 40 % Acrylic. I'm looking for £17 for all 5.

4 balls of Bambu Novita bamboo yarn. 50 g balls = 135 m. 68% bamboo, 32% cotton. This is a Finnish yarn and to me looks not plied but made with a kind of corking process? £5 or swap.

1 skein of Sari Silk. £3 or swap. 

1 skein of Hipknits hand-dyed 100% super chunky woo.. Approx. 55 m to 100g. £3 or swap. 

4 skeins / balls of Cascade 220 in grey. 2 of the skeins were wound into balls for a project but were not used. Only one of the labels remains but it tells me that this is a 100% wool yarn. 100g per skein and approx. 220 yards. The colour is 8401. This retails for around £5 per skein. I'd like £12 for all 4, or swap.  SOLD

1 skein of Zitron Trekking wool sock yarn. Sock weight. 75% new wool, 25% nylon. 100g = 420 m. £2 or swap.   SOLD

There is probably more to come as I am slowly working my way through my stash...

Also posted to the UK Classifieds group and the Yarn Swap Sell and Trade Community on Ravelry.

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