...or else the fiber will take over the house!!! I get in my moods for eBay. Sometimes I can just browse, other times I gotta spend. I don't seem to have this problem with other on-line shops (even though I'm still trying to fight against the sale at Knit Picks), but its the thrill of the hunt for a good bargain that gets me.
I just got out of an eBay frenzy. Here's my haul.
Summer is the perfect time to look for leftover wool bits. It's warm and you have a few people cleaning out their stash for the new lighter weight yarns. So I got some nice wool yarn that I can't wait to try. AND I've been wanting a yarn winder for abt a month now and I was searching on line at a few places. This was the cheapest I found at $34.25 INCLUDING SHIPPING! Not bad, esp since it was new in the box!! I've been looking for a swift, but those are pricey. During a google search, I came across this. My order should be here by the beginning of next week!
Last month I got this.
2.2lbs of Lopi and Cascade and some alpaca for only $18, again INCLUDING SHIPPING! I canNOT wait to start working on this stuff either. What's nice abt this is that I can work on some nice yarn and decide if its something that I like or don't like before I pay alot of money for it. And with my new winder I can make them into pretty cakes! I'm thinking of using some of that Lopi to make my nephew a sweater for this winter. He'll be 3 so he's still little enough that I should have enough to make him a sweater. And living in NY means he'll get lots of use out of it.
Last night I was gifted this....
Now that's a LOT of acrylic!! A friend of mine found out that I knit and said she had some yarn to give me. I never say no to a gift so there you have it. I like the colors so I will make some charity squares and baby items out of it. Needless to say, I don't need any more acrylic!!
I've been throwing these bags into my closet and I'm starting to lose sight of what I have. I need to go thru it and get some plastic tubs to store it in. Just when I think I'm making a dent in the yarn, more comes to live with me. And I specifically avoided the summer sale that my LYS was having because I already have so much. Oh well, it could be worse. Now where's that winder.....