(Adapted, in part, from an earlier Ravelry post.)
I have a lot of yarn.
For the last few years, whenever anyone asks me what I want for a gift, I’ve said, “Yarn or fiber, please.” People have taken me seriously.
In addition, I spin, so I have some handspun that was created for the joy of trying something new- with no knitting plans. I also have a small handpainted yarn business, so there is a lot of general shop stock
kicking around that I occasionally dip into.
I have a fair amount of really nice yarn- more than I can use, some of it in quantities/ colors that just don’t work for me. I’m not interested in swapping, because I don’t want to replace the stuff— I don’t like
having excess stuff. I also don’t want to sell it- nickel and diming it away seems like more of a PITA than I want to get into, especially at some of the smaller lots. I just want it gone.
So- I’m giving away yarn!
Some of it is going to go to the knitting/ crochet class at my daughter’s school, but I feel like having a little fun and sharing the wealth. Here’s how it works: for the next few however- long- I’m – still- home/ yarn- lasts, I’m going to be randomly posting yarns. Some of these will be mine, from the (temporarily closed) Serendipity Fibers- some will be from other yarn companies. I will ask questions, make up digital treasure hunts, or hey, even just ask for comments and use the Random Number Generator to select a winner. I’ll contact the lucky recipient, get an address, and send it out.
No catch, although if I’m sending you some of my yarn/ fiber (the Serendipity Fibers yarns!) I would really love it if you sent me a picture or a link to what you made with it, please! I have a Flickr group set up especially for this sort of thing, and that works too.
To the meat of the thing: today I’m looking to give away some Serendipity Fibers hand dyed yarn. I have 4 skeins available. Sorry for the iffy photo- it’s all I had on hand. The colors towards the bottom of the photo are most accurate. Lovely soft sweet stuff; I’m using a different colorway to make myself a smoke ring.
This is fingering weight yarn, dip dyed a series of steely blues. It is 1.9 ounces and approx 400 yards of two- ply 45% cashmere, 55% silk.
Interested? Comment below, and Friday, 29 Feb 2008 (happy Leap Year!) at 1200 eastern I’ll use the Random Number Generator to select 4 winners, each of whom will receive a single skein. Good luck!
(PS- How does a photo treasure hunt sound, for next time?)