Monday, June 09, 2008

Online Stash Trunk Show - 3 Days Only

As I've mentioned in my previous post about destashing, I've been trying to organize my Yarn Room and figure out which projects I really want to do etc. and which ones will likely never get around to. My theme word this year, "Awareness" is making me keenly AWARE that I have too much in the way of yarn - not in terms of quantity, because I'm not yet buried in a huge stash heap, but in terms of just having MORE than what I will reasonably knit in the way of certain yarns purchased for certain projects that I've since decided not to do.

After culling through my stash, there are a few things I'd like to gift to anyone else who might actually use the yarn. I'm giving it away for free - with the only string attached being that I'd ask you to please try to knit it within an approximate one-year period of time, or else please give it away to another knitter/crocheter of your own choosing.

What I'd do is just start with a few items as an experiment to see how this works as a destashing method. I'll start by posting 3 different yarns I'm offering for free, and you can just comment here with a link to your blog/email address if you are interested in having it. If more than one person requests it, I will put your name in the hat for that given yarn and will draw out the "winner." I will offer these 3 items up for giveaway for 3 days and 3 days only. The Online Trunk Show starts today (Tuesday) and ends Friday morning at 7:00 a.m. Winners will be posted by Saturday morning. After that, if I have no takers, I'll find another way to gift them away.

As far as shipping goes, if you are a local knitter, I will meet you and give it to you in person or by mail if you prefer. If you're outside the KC area, I can ship to you if you are in the U.S., but if outside the U.S., we'll have to figure out a way for you to pay for shipping. If that comes up, I'll let you know.

One more thing, you can put your name in the hat for one, two, or all three of the selections. But if I pick your name out as the winner in two different selections, I'll contact you and let you select the ONE you'd rather have. In other words, you can't win two prizes in one week.

How does that sound?

Here goes on the three items currently in the trunk:

Trunk Yarn Selection #1. First we have a fairly RECENT acquisition. We have 3 big hanks purchased from Webs during a Webs Sale of Plymouth Outback Wool (100% wool). Each hank has 374 yards, for a total of 1122 yards. I was originally going to use this for a big shawl, but didn't think the yarn was good for a shawl once I received it. This would make a sweater or a vest, as well as a really good BIG feltable bag. Any takers on this one?

Trunk Yarn Selection #2. 4 balls of Kramemer Yarns Mauch Chunky 60% New Zealand Wool; 40% Domestic Wool. Color is called "Carrot cake." 120 yards X 4 = 480 yards. This is feltable wool and would make a good felted bag - that was my original intention but never got around to working it up.

Trunk Yarn Selection #3. Lily Chin Chelsea (sport weight) yarn in Color 5806 - this is a very pretty apple green color 191 yards X 9 =1719, enough to make a spring cardigan. Yarn content is 30% Merino Wool; 35% Cotton; and 35% acrylic. I originally was planning on making the Ungranny Smith from the Spring 2006 Knitty but never did it.


Tracy said...

WOW what kind and generous thing to do....I knew there was a reason I liked you so much! :o)

I'm pretty partial to that Lilly Chin green stuff. Give me green and I'll follow you anywhere. lol but seriously, if you don't have any takers for the green stuff I'll be happy to give it a new home. Not likely, but just in case. :o)

Steph said...

Love the pay it forward idea-what a kind & thoughtful thing to do.

I too love the Lilly Chin green that would go perfect with most of my wardrobe. So...put me in the line.


The Corner Muffin Stop said...

Celle, what a wonderful idea to destash.

Like everyone else, I'm partial to the Lilly Chin, it being green and all, but the three hanks of Plymouth also look yummy. I'd love to give those a new home.

Thanks for the fantabulous idea.

pamM said...

I like the green too...BUT I also love OUTBACK!!

ChelleC said...

PamM I need your email addy so I can contact you if you win. You can email it to me at ChelleC100 at yahoo dot com. I have everyone else's email addy's so far.

Kay said...

You really don't want that pretty brown Kraemer? I'd love it! You're right, it'll make a great bag.

Elysbeth said...

Hmmph. This was not a good week for my Bloglines to drop you.

Glad you are not swimming in Cedar Rapids.

Anonymous said...

I love the pink Plymouth yarn. It would make a nice wrap.

auntgerry said...

I love the pink Plymouth.