Wednesday, September 22, 2010

I'll Trade You This Sheep for Those Cacao Beans

I'm a knitter.  I acquire yarn at lightning speed.  I try to knit through it all but it's just not possible.  Especially when the project for which you bought the yarn overestimated the yardage (which is far better than running out of yarn but still).

Four years go I finished up a coat and had LOTS of the yarn left.  It's a unique yarn--fun to use for this project, but I wasn't itching to knit with it again.  Honestly, it wasn't ranking too high among the 30 miles of other yarn I have.

But I had too much leftover to toss, or donate:

Unspun Icelandic (100% wool)

I plopped it into my stash and ignored it for four years.  Recently, I got a simple request via Ravelry: Do you still have this yarn?  Can I buy it from you?

Buy it from me?  Heck, I'd be happy to not have to move it across the country.

I sent it to her at a price that covered shipping and breathed a sigh of relief.  Because I always feel good when I can help another knitter out and because I no longer have to pack it or inventory it during my annual Airing of the Stash.

She thanked me in chocolate.

Honestly, I think I got the better end of the deal.

I can't wait to see what she knits,

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

At Least I Didn't Include An Invoice

Buttons really pull it together.

Weaving the ends in really finishes it.

Stuffing it in a box and sealing it before I can add a nice little note...

...really adds to the professionalism.

Dear MW,
Can't wait to meet you.
Love, MM

Monday, September 13, 2010

More Things Nice

I've found my go-to pattern for baby girls.

The pattern is well-written. It's fast, a little technical, and so stinkin' sweet I think I have a cavity from knitting two of them in a row.

This one is still waiting for buttons.  It will also be much nicer with all those choking hazards ends woven in.  I still have time, the baby isn't here yet.

Debbie Bliss Smock Jacket from Celtic Knits
Lambspun Prism in Pomegranate Torte (50%wool/50%silk)
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