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26 March 2008 @ 04:40 pm
I need money way more than I need two laundry baskets of yarn.

***EDITED 03-29-08 to remove purchased yarn!***

So, welcome to THE GREAT DE-STASHING of 2008!!!


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






RASPBERRY LEAF (really 1.5)

One "oopses":
EDEN (heavy on the green) -

Buy them all for $100!

4-ply Ardara (Irish) Wool
light worsted
One Skein = 110grams/4 ounces, appx 250yards
One skein = $13
Two to Ten skeins = $12 each
Ten or over = $11 each



Buy all four for $40!

Peace Fleece
30% Mohair 70% Russian Wool worsted
One Skein = 100 grams/4 ounces, appx 200 yards
One to Ten skeins = $11
Ten and up = $10 each




SAHLKAN SALMON (redder than usual, nearly ukranian red)

PUREWOOL BULKY - Purewool is NO LONGER MAKING THIS!!! This is the last of it!
Chunky Corredale Wool with a slight thick/thin variation.
1 skein = 50yds/100grams
One or Two skeins: $14
Three or More Skeins: $13





Buy them all for $60!

PAYPAL is maialaia @ yahoo .com


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)

CANADIAN (with customs number)
up to 50 skeins - $1.50/skein
51 and up skeins - $1.00/skein

If you live somewhere else I'm happy to ship to you - just let me know whereabouts you are and what you want and I'll let you know your various shipping options.

CANADIANS PLEASE NOTE: Shipping to Canada is very inconsistant. Sometimes things take 3 days, sometimes 6 weeks. I wish I could tell you why, but I don't know.

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.)
13 March 2008 @ 01:11 pm
My name is Mila!
I am redonkulously cute and I approved this hat!

donkle hat in SUNSET with purple butterfly buttons.
click images for bigger versions.
26 January 2008 @ 09:39 pm
I played with sticks and string and something came out...

20 January 2008 @ 09:54 am
I was looking around on Ravelry and saw that Lime & Violet used the website 'Chore Wars' to create 'Knit Wars'.  It turns knitting into a game by creating a character sheet, going on adventures, and earning gold/xp.

I thought it was cute and wanted to share. You can read more here.
18 January 2008 @ 04:49 pm
some knitting humor for a Friday afternoon....


(Scroll about halfway down!)
10 January 2008 @ 10:42 pm
How do you knit? Left-handed? Right-handed? English? Continental? Combined? Standard? Some-way-you-invented?

What's your favorite fiber? Favorite yarn brand? Favorite colors?

What's your favorite thing to knit? Hats, sweaters, socks, bags, etc?

Are you a process knitter or a product knitter - i.e., which do you enjoy more: the act of knitting or the knit thing itself?

The community has been pretty quiet lately. Let's mix it up some.
07 January 2008 @ 09:47 pm
Now what do I DO with it??Collapse )

Whatcha think? It's 100% silk and aran weight. The pink one is called "Kiss" and the ... other... one is called "Tandem." They're gorgeous and SO SOFT.

But I have just under 200 yds (180 m) of each. I'm thinking a smallish Clapotis for the Kiss, but what do I do with the other?

Suggestions? Drooling? More stash pics to come - I'm (slowly) putting my stash on Ravelry - now that I don't have to use Flickr anymore! *parties*


I GOT this lovely, lovely silk from Woolgirl. And can I just say that Jennifer is fabulous? FABULOUS. I noticed a minute flaw in the Kiss yarn (some random color smudge). Anyway, it's not a big deal and will barely show in what I intend to knit with it. But I knew that might not be the case for others, so I wanted her to know. She's was so absolutely sweet - offered to just send me out another hank to replace it. And she's answered all of my e-mails politely, promptly, professionally - and some other p-word for "awesome."

Anyway, yes: Woolgirl is made of win.
Current Mood: amusedamused
Current Music: 04 Eddie Izzard (Circle) - Eddie Izzard
06 January 2008 @ 02:11 am
What sorts of needles do you like?

I don't even own straights anymore. I do everything on circs. And I've got 2 sets of interchangeables that I <3 so hard. I thought I'd do mini-reviews of the 3 interchangeable sets I've tried.

First off, I'll start with the Boye NeedleMaster.

Okay, I prefer metal needles, so that part is a plus. AND they have sizes stamped on the needles and a sensible, if ugly, carrying case, and they have a wider range of needle tips than any other set I know of. I think they go from US 2 - US 15? Something like that. However: I hated working with them. The cords kinked up like whoa and even the "soak in hot water" treatment didn't help. They were a pain to screw in tightly enough and basically not my thing. I took them back 2 days after I got them. 2/5

Next, Denise Needles.

I love the Denise needles. They're resin, so they're not as slick as metal, but they're not as grippy as wood. They're light and warm in your hands and the cords are flexible as anything I've ever tried. The connectors are a simple snap operation and the join is smooth and tight. They are fabulous needles and the customer service is amazing. Minuses: they only come in sizes 5 - 17 (though you have to buy 15 - 17 separately and there's no place for them in the storage case.) Also, the reason there's no tip smaller than a 5 (and the reason there never will be) is because the cord is rather thick - as thick as a US 5 needle, in fact. So that's not particularly cool, but it's definitely not a dealbreaker. Overall, I'd give them 4.5/5 If you have these, you love them. Period.

And finally, the Knit Picks Options.

Oh. My. Lord.

I got these for Christmas. Previously, I'd been a diehard Addi Turbo lover. LOVED them. Then I got my options. They are every bit as fast (nickel plated), the cord has absolutely no memory (fabulous!) and they're sharper than my beloved Addis (which is, at times, a very real bonus). You only get sizes US 4 - US 11 in the kit, but those are pretty common sizes and larger sizes can be bought. I don't think smaller sizes can be bought in the interchangeable style yet, but they do have fixed circulars that are the same wonderful cable and fabulous nickel plating, so the tools are there to be had. Major downsides? Functionally, I can't think of any, but organizationally, they bug me. The case is a binder with pockets (at least it was when I got them - they've changed it now to a slotted pocket/pouch thing). It's a nice little binder but the needles don't have needle sizes stamped on them ANYWHERE. Not at all. So if you don't have a needle gauge, it's not optional unless you have a nice set of calipers. ^_~ Anyway, so I don't like the binder much and I don't like that they're not labeled. And I don't like that you only get 4 cords included in the set - both Denise and Boye include far, far more. But bits are pretty cheap for this set and customer service is really good. So 4.75/5. ^_^

All in all, I'm very happy with the two sets I have (Options and Denise) and it will be hard to get me to give up either one. ^_^

Though I'm still lusting after the birchwood Knit Picks Harmony needle set... They're gorgeous, but I hate knitting with wooden needles. (But hey, if that's your thing, go you! ^_^)
Current Mood: sleepyyawning here...
06 January 2008 @ 01:42 am
So what's YOUR handle?

I'm Quiara and I'll give you 3 guesses who hillarygayle is....