Thursday, February 08, 2007

Desperate to Destash

Crazy, but true. I had grand ideas of sifting my excess stash through ebay and meetups with Sit n' Knit. But I am feeling the crunch of time. MUST MAKE ROOM FOR BABY. At this point, I'm only willing to haul this yarn to the post office! So borrowing from Mary's brilliant destashing plan, I am willing to send YOU some yarn FOR FREE.

What's above is a glimpse of what I have. There is a whole throw kit (in the plastic bag thingy), a couple skeins of this, a couple skeins of that. I have bright colors, muted colors. I also have a bunch of straight needles, the old metal kind. Perhaps you are a beginner looking for more needles, or volunteer to teach knitting and need supplies. Let me know if you are game for a little surprise box of yarn. I don't have tons of any one thing, but I've got stuff! I believe knitters are good people (it's been proven time and time again) so I'm hoping this spreads a little of the karma.

Leave me a message in the comments section and an email address. Let me know your favorite color(s), and/or what you need yarn/needles for and if I have something that I think will work well for you, I will email you! My goal is to have this done through the weekend and off to the post office on Monday.

Yep, on to section 6 on the Curlicue. I missed a day of knitting yesterday, but hope to catch up tonight.

I'm hoping that puckering will work itself out with some blocking. (Gauge? Say what?)



Blogger gleek said...

if your destashing doesn't work via the blog, i had great success with posting in the FREE section on craigslist (in fact, LOTS of people wanted the yarn and it was tough turning people down.) i gave away a huge bag of starter yarns that way, and didn't even have to pay for postage.

3:45 PM  
Blogger Faerynuff said...

WOW, you're ever so kind.

I'm due a clear out soon and think I will do the same :)

If you have any yarns which are difficult for us to get hold of in uk, maybe you'd send me a ball? If you're happy with the shipping that is? I could send you something in exchange.

I'm definitely going to do this soon!

3:46 PM  
Blogger Liz K. said...

Annie, I actually just signed up to teach a beginning knitters class at the local public library for kids ages 8 and up. We could certainly use the yarn and especially the needles. Whatever doesn't get picked up there I would donate to an adult-home that teaches the residents knitting.

If someone comments and is needier, then please gift it to them. I was hoping to have spares in case people came without.

4:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a local knitting group that I started last summer. Although I started it through my church it is open to anyone, and most of the people are rather new to knitting. I could really use the knitting needles if they are available, and maybe some wool like the dark green that has no label or the Patons blue. My address is 'renee541 AT charter DOT net'. Thank you for your generosity.

4:02 PM  
Blogger Diana said...

I would love the Throw kit. My Mom is going thru some health trouble and I would love to make her something but I don't have a lot of money right now. My e-mail is

4:08 PM  
Blogger Wannabe said...

OMG! How nice.
I would take any needles and worsted yarn. My gf at knit club volunteers at a school for homeless children here in Phoenix. They are looking for needles and yarn so they can teach the kiddos to knit.

4:11 PM  
Anonymous knittypants said...

Wow! you are really motoring through the curlique! you'll be done in no time.

4:12 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

A lady just posted via my Freecycle group that she wanted to learn how to knit but didn't have a whole lot of money. I'd love to help her out.

4:14 PM  
Blogger Lucy said...

I haven't commented here before (just enjoyed reading), but if you are wanting to de-stash a bit, I am more than willing to help you out. I'd be interested in the throw kit (although i usually use that chinchilla yarn for knit teddy bears as baby shower presents) or any random muted colors. I don't really have any pressing need (other than lack of extra money and a need to keep my hands busy) so feel free to send to others - but it would be fun to get a little something in the mail :)

4:30 PM  
Blogger mf said...

I knit with a couple local groups, been teaching a school teacher for a group at her school. I make lots of socks for CIC link on my blog and recently am working on hats & penguin sweaters as well as dabbling into designing. I'm on social security so don't usually make large purchases

Your an angel! Good Luck! love your
Curlicue looks great! Nice color & yarn choice! ;o)

5:03 PM  
Anonymous Amy F. said...

Hey Annie,
If yr Hubby is willing to bring some in to work for me, I'll take some... I'm thinking warm: red, pink, orange, etc.... (actually, I am thinking I want to knit a hat for my friend's birthday)
amy f.

5:35 PM  
Blogger Harlem Purl said...

Did I read that correctly? You did say "free" and "yarn" in the same sentence right? Well I'll take any leftovers you may have. Any color, doesn't matter. I luv free yarn. And of course I'll meet you anywhere in the city to pick it up. You betta not spend a diem on postage:-)

That curlicue is coming along nicely by the way. I'd like to think that blocking fixes all minor blemishes also. Ta-ta.

6:37 PM  
Blogger schrodinger said...

Wow, I had to read that twice. I'm thinking, "Free yarn? Isn't that the best kind?" at the same time as "is she totally off her rocker?" If you still need to find a home for any yarn, I love earthy tones, reds, browns, oranges, taupes, greens etc, etc :)

Curlicue is really coming along now, I'm sure blocking will sort out that puckering - it is magic after all.

7:41 PM  
Blogger merlinthecat said...

Hi I'd be happy to take some of the yarn off you hands:) I trying to get yarn together for a large fair Isle blanket and I'm tying not to buy any yarn I've been very good this year so far....I'd love any worsted wt wool or natural blends in any colors. I love brights or greens, blues, browns pretty much anything. Thank you merlinthecat at gmail dot com

8:00 PM  
Blogger Carol said...

I'm always looking for cottons! I can trade you some cotton fabric if you need any...

carollovesyarn at gmail dot com

9:08 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

You are the best!! I knit alot for my little cousins...ok, the children of my cousins...and I would like to work in a little fair isle or intarsia. So any little (or big) scraps of Plymouth Encore, Cascade 220, Patons Merino, or any other wooly worsted weight would be much appriceated by my and the little ones.


9:39 PM  
Anonymous Nancy said...

I'm expecting a baby, too, and it would be nice to knit something small for the new arrival. I'm not picky about "boy colors" or "girl colors" (and I don't know which s/he is anyway).

You are so sweet to give out free yarn! My email is stahl_nancy at hotmail dot com

Thank you!

10:53 PM  
Blogger z's momma said...

Free yarn? oh, yes, please.

as for curlicue, I also have that pattern but haven't worked it yet, and you must go check out Grumperina's trials and tribulations before you continue. She had the puckering issue, and she ended up reworking the pattern, if I remember correctly.

Best of luck to you and thanks!

3:01 AM  

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