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05 April 2011 @ 10:26 am
I'm having a Japan Fundraiser for friends of mine in Sendai over on my ebay account:

http://shop.ebay.com/thescorchcake/m.html?_trksid=p4340.l2562

All the starting bids on yarn are BELOW MY COST!

Please pass this on!
 
 
26 October 2009 @ 10:38 am
I have a new personal record for the smallest amount of yarn leftover after a project!

Check it out:

 
 
30 April 2009 @ 10:58 pm
It's your last chance to get free raffle tickets when you buy icons!
http://community.livejournal.com/yarny_bits/191621.html
After tomorrow you can still get the icons, but the raffle will be over!

And remember - if you mention the sale or raffle somewhere - you get a free ticket!
 
 
14 April 2009 @ 02:13 pm
We haven't had a YARN RAFFLE in quite some time, so here we go!!!

YARN BOX RAFFLE!!!

This raffle starts NOW and ends at midnight on Thursday the 23rd! On Friday the 24th I'll draw a name and by Saturday the 25th that person will have a box of yarn in the mail to them!

This will be a drawing for a "Wool Box."

You will get FULL SKEINS (in assorted colourways) of different types of the wools I sell!

May include Any of the following:
Ardara, Merino 1-ply, Merino 3-ply, Aran, Licorice Twist, Mikado Boucle, Peace Fleece, Merino Boucle Worsted!

This box will be in assorted colourways and will be worth AT LEAST $100.

Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5.
Paypal is maialaia @ yahoo .com

If more than 50 tickets get sold, I'll add a second box.

Come on guys - take a chance, have some fun and WIN SOME YARN!

Postage to the USA is included, if you live elsewhere, you can still win, you'll just have to pay the extra postage (ie: postage to your country minus the cost of US postage.)
 
 
06 December 2008 @ 05:13 pm
If you like to order yarns online, try this site. It's commercially available yarn, a fairly good selection, and their prices are pretty good even when you take shipping into account. Personally, I hate going to Michael's - I always come out with a bunch of crap I don't need - so when shopping for yarn for specific projects or stashbuilders, I tend to go for online stores. This one, the shipping is from Canada, so it's less than shipping the equivalent amount across the border.

x-posted to yay_yarn.
 
 
 
14 November 2008 @ 11:13 am
Okay, so I've never knit with wool before today. Do any of you lovely people have advice about what I should do about my beginning end trying to unravel as I knit? Is there a way to keep it all wound up nicely like it was when I started?
 
 
Current Mood: curiouscurious
 
 
04 September 2008 @ 10:24 pm
I'm having a raffle for a big-ass box of hand-painted yarn!

http://community.livejournal.com/yarny_bits/168278.html
 
 
20 August 2008 @ 06:09 pm
THIS IS ALL FOR NOW!!!!!

We're about to go camping for a week and then I'll be starting a new, non-temp, regular-hours JOB on September 4th, so I will not be dyeing again until mid-October at the very earliest!

If you want yarn before Halloween, get it now!


$1 off for every two skeins you buy!

BULKY/CHUNKY

MIKADO
(94% with a 6% nylon thread running through it to create a lucious NUBBLY thick/thin twist.)
One Skein = 4 ounces, 70 yards
Two skeins is enough for a hat & scarf set!!!
One or Two skeins: $16 each
Three or more skeins: $15 each

TWO EACH:
RETRO -


CORREDALE
Chunky Corredale Wool with a slight thick/thin variation.
FEELS LIKE MERINO!
1 skein = 50yds/100grams
One or Two skeins: $14
Three or More Skeins: $13

TWO EACH:
SAGEBRUSH -

THREE EACH:
CTHULHU -

WORSTEDS:

PUREWOOL single-ply OR 3-ply:
One Skein = 100grams/3.85 ounces, 215-220 yards
Gauge: Worsted - 18 stitches & 25 rows per 4 inches on size 8 needles.
One skein = $15
Two to Ten skeins = $14 each
Ten or more skeins = $13 each

SINGLE PLY
ONE EACH:
CLEVER -
FARALLON -
BEAZLE -
LEPRECHAUN -
HYDRANGEA -

PURPLE/LAVENDAR - Matches the HYDRANGEA and LEMWART

SITA -
SAKURA -
SUSAN -

TWO EACH:
WHARF -
MISTY MOUNTAINS -

THREE EACH:
LEMWART -


3-PLY

ONE EACH:
MOD SQUAD -


PUREWOOL BOUCLE
Heavy Worsted, 2-ply - one fluffy, one thin for a nubbly look and feel.
One skein = 100grams/215 yards
One skein = $15
Two to Ten skeins = $14 each
Ten or more skeins = $13 each

ONE EACH:
HYDRANGEA -
KIRA -
SAPWOOD -
SUNSET -
FARALLON -

TWO EACH:
SUMMER STORM -
PRICKLY PEAR -


LICORICE TWIST
Superwash 100% Merino 4-ply
One skein = 4ounces/275-285yards
One skein - $16
Two to ten skeins - $15
over ten skeins - $14

TWO EACH:
BLUE -


PAYMENTS

PAYPAL is maialaia @ yahoo .com


SHIPPING:

USA (with delivery confirmation)

1-5 skeins - $5
5-15 skeins - $10
16-30 skeins - $18
Above $30 skeins - email and we'll work it out. (estimate about $10 per every 12-15skeins)


INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS (Including Canadians): When I ship I will give you a CUSTOMS NUMBER. This is NOT a tracking or delivery confirmation number, it will only tell you if the parcel has cleared customs in your country. If you want tracking & delivery confirmation it will cost extra (between $12 and $45 depending on the country.)
 
 
06 June 2008 @ 09:11 am
For details on pricing and yarn and how to order go here:
http://community.livejournal.com/yarny_bits/149410.html


Here are where things stand now:

COOP #1 - COTTON, ALPACA & SOCK YARN!!!
In order for this coop to work I need orders for at least 36-skeins total.
Currently needs 8 more skeins to go.


COOP #2 - PEACE FLEECE
In order for this coop to work I need orders for at least 25-skeins total.
Currently needs 10 more skeins to go.


COOP #3 - MIKADO & ARDARA - CANCELLED.


COOP #4 - PUREWOOL
In order to make this coop work I need to order at least 100 skeins total.
Currently needs 16 more skeins to go.


Slight Change: AS LONG AS YOU HAVE YOUR PAYMENT IN BY 7PM on June 10th, you can order up until 5pm June 10th, rather than having to get your order in by 7pm on the 7th. Make Sense?

And again, no there is no "co-op fee" for these.
 
 
05 May 2008 @ 02:40 pm
On Sunday evenings at church, I attend what is lovingly known as the "old people class." I, at 28 years old, am the youngest by at least 40 years. As is the case with many people-significantly-older-than-I-am, they get there early and they want to start on time. Anyhow, I've learned to get there early as well, otherwise I a) don't get my seat and b) don't get a song book.

Last night, I got there early and brought my knitting. (I'm an introvert; I need something to stare at so I don't have to expend undue social energy. ^_~)

I was the favoritest person of all the ladies that night. They oohed and ahh-ed over my goofy little sock as though it were the best thing in the world. Thing is, I know these women: all of them could kick my butt in churching out anything they like. Their socks would not have split yarn. Their heels would turn of their own accord. Socks fly from their needles like butterflies in the spring. These women, in other words, are far my yarny superiors. But they were so cute and encouraging, saying (repeatedly) "I didn't know any of you young girls still DID anything like this!"

It was so neat because we connected over sticks and string. They typically used double points for their socks and doilies and such. I explained my deep love of circulars and taught a couple of women how to do magic loop.

It was also interesting because the lesson revolved around inter-generational bonding and mentoring. We'd found our common ground, at least for now.