Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Mind on Minneapolis

I am moving!! I will be leaving Lawrence on June 17th to start a new job in Minneapolis. I've got housing (mostly) figured out and am already checking out the local scene for knitting groups and yoga classes.

So, before I can go, I have some yarn to unload... Everything I own (and am moving) has to fit in my car. It seems like the perfect time to let go of some yarn that has travelled with me a few times, but never fulfilled itself in the project I originally envisioned for it. I have included pictures with descriptions below. Email me or leave comments below if you are interested in purchasing anything.

Buyer pays actual shipping costs. I prefer payment by PayPal but can discuss other options if needed.

Victorian Brushed Mohair, Halcyon Yarns

70% Mohair, 25% wool, 6% nylon

Worsted Weight, 1025 yards


1 - $30.00

I bought this to use for a first hand-painting project, but "never got around to it". I think I am just too intimidated by the dying process. I want it to be perfect -- so I'm better off buying someone else's handpainted items.


Laika, Bouton d’Or

100% Superwash Wool

Bulky weight, 54 yards

$4.00 each or $160 for the whole lot

14 skeins - Pink

18 skeins - Blue

13 skeins - Gray

I bought these three colors of yarn BEFORE I knew how to knit with the intention of learning and then making a BLANKET as a wedding gift for my best friend and her husband. They will be celebrating their third anniversary this month so I figure I should probably consider an alternate plan :) The yarn is from France. I purchased it during a trip to Marseille in the south of France. All of the balls are wound in to center pull "cakes" because I wanted them to travel back to the US easily.


Lush, Classic Elite Yarns

50% Angora, 50% Wool

Worsted weight, 125 yards

$7.00 /skein

5 skeins – Green

This is gorgeously soft angora/wool yarn. I have used this brand of yarn for baby hats and just love it.

1 cone of linen/rayon blend

I have no idea how much is on the cone but there is A LOT.


I used some of this to make a purse and am not sure what else I would do with it. It is a sportweight yarn that works great double-stranded. The color is more of a light-pink instead of the cream color it appears to be in the picture.


I can wind any of these yarns into center-pull cakes if you like and will ship using whatever method you prefer. Happy Knitting!