this is a little harder than i thought


It's time for a bit of de-stashing here on Mad Knitting. Emphasis on "a bit" because while I know I have more yarn than I can use up in the next two years, and while I know it would be a relief if I could pare it down now...I have found that it's hard to part with this stuff! I'll pick up a ball (or four) of something I bought two years ago thinking it would be a sweater for Daniel, realize it's never gonna happen, then think "Oh! This would make a lovely scarf for so-and-so someday. I can't get rid of it yet!" So I'm starting small.

Yes, I could put this in my Ravelry stash in the sell/trade section, but I don't want to deal with selling and trading. I just want it gone. Plus, not everyone's on Ravelry, and this makes it fair.

Here's the deal. I've got three small things to give away. It's first come, first serve. Leave me a comment saying you want it, and it's yours! If you comment and I already have your email address, I'll be in touch about how to get it to you. If I don't have your email address, leave it in the comment (you can make it cryptic, not using the "@" symbol and so on) and I'll email you. There's not a lot of traffic on this blog, so your chances are pretty good!

First up:

Just kidding. You don't get the baby. She was just posing so adorably while I was snapping shots of the yarn, I couldn't resist.

Okay, okay. For real now:

3 skeins of Patons Beehive DK. It's an acrylic/nylon/wool blend. No yardage listed, but I used just under 3 skeins for a 26" circumference pullover for my nephew, so there's plenty for a baby set or toddler sweater.


1 skein of Bristol Gallery Buckingham (80% alpaca, 20% silk) in fingering weight. About 220 yards. It's luciously soft. I used almost 2 skeins for a sizable scarf. You can have this plus what's left of the second skein and it would be enough for a light lacy scarf or a pair of delicate handwarmers or a couple of baby hats.
ETA: Claimed by Katie!

Last, but not least:

4 skeins of RYC cashsoft DK. 3 are a dark herby green, 1 is a much lighter green-tinted cream that coordinates nicely. I bought this when Daniel was a baby, thinking I'd make him a sweater and a hat to go with it. Then when he got too big for a 3-skein sweater, I thought I'd turn it into a baby gift for one of the parade of babies being born in my circle of friends and relatives. Obviously, I haven't gotten around to either one, and I think I'd just feel better if someone else had it.
ETA: Claimed by Jen!

Any takers?


jen said…
i'll take the ryc, if you still have it.

katie said…
ooo, i'd take the alpaca.

i think you know how to find me!

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