Friday, September 21, 2012

Multi-disciplinary Destash, Part 1: Handspun Yarn

I'm sure I've mentioned that I moved a lot of my knitting, spinning and sewing stuff out of my guest room when our family was here.  As I started putting things back after they left, I decided that it would be a good time to reorganize.  And as I reorganized, I decided that maybe I should destash some of the things I've been holding on to that I don't love so much any more, to make room for things I do love.

I came up with the idea to do a Multi-disciplinary Destash, because I have things for sewing, spinning and knitting.   As I was updating my stash on Ravelry and putting things back in their places in the guest room, I pulled the things I'm ready to let go of.  But I've been procrastinating about actually doing it, because it seems like such a big job!

So today as I was taking pictures of some of it, I decided that I'll do it in increments.  Most of what I'm destashing is yarn, and I'll list those for sale on Ravelry as well, along with spinning fibers.  I have a little bit of quilting cotton, and when I post those, they will only be for sale here.  I probably won't be able to do these posts all in a row, because they really do require a significant amount of time.  But I'm going to try to get them all done over the next week or two, and as a post becomes a few days old, I'll move unsold items to a page which can be found under the header.

So here's how it will work: 

*The prices I've listed for each item include shipping within the US.  If any of you International Friends would like an item, I'll get an estimate of the shipping and split the cost with you. 

*I prefer payment through PayPal, but if you would like to buy an item and wish to pay by check, I will ship the item after the check clears.

*If you wish to buy an item, please send me an email at the address above in the Contact tab.  I will respond to requests on a first-come/first-served basis.  Once I hear from someone wishing to buy an item, I will mark the item as pending.  Once the sale has been completed, I will remove it from the post or page.

*Most items are new and unused, but if any part of it has been used, I will explain this in the description.

OK?  So now on to the fun stuff!  Today's installment is Handspun Yarns.  (All spun by me, of course!)

Fall - $25

These skeins of 100% Merino hanspun were dyed and spun by me.  The fiber was left over from yarn I made for a friend as a birthday gift a few years ago - these colors were her choice, not mine!  The yarn is magenta, orange and mustard.  These three skeins total 675 yards of 12 WPI 2-ply yarn, approximately a DK weight.  You can see another photo in my Ravelry stash here.

Pansies - $50

Pansies - close up

Pansies is 100% Merino, dyed and spun by me.  It's pretty, but since the colors didn't come out the way I was expecting, I've never really loved it!  This is approximately 1125 yards of 12 WPI 2-ply yarn (DK weight), enough for a sweater.  Two of the hanks have been wound into skeins, and one has been swatched from and then frogged (just the first few yards).  The Ravelry page is here.

Ponderosa - $12

Ponderosa is the yarn I posted about a few weeks ago.   This one is superwash Merino, again a 2-ply at 12 WPI (I'd say it's a light DK weight).  This skein is approximately 230 yards.  It's pretty enough, but a little masculine and drab for me.  I swatched with it and then frogged it back - it's just too muted for me to want to make a whole project from!  This one doesn't have a Ravelry page yet.

Demi purse - $10

This is a felted purse I designed and knit several years ago.  The yarn was spun by me.  The bag measures about 11" wide by 6" tall, and has a hobo-style flap with magnetic closure.  I think it's cute, and I had a fun time making it, but it's not very practical for me - much too small!

OK folks, that's it for today.  Thanks for reading!


1 comment:

  1. Such a great idea! You sure do have some treasures tucked away. I'll see if I can help you out when it comes to spinning things ; )

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