I'll Trade You This Sheep for Those Cacao Beans ~ Mountain Mama

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,


  1. Yep, that's a pretty good trade. Chocolate—especially unique chocolate—is always a good win in my opinion.

    On a side note—we donated so much this summer prior to moving. I still have more to go through, but now I can more at my leisure.

  2. I beg to differ. I'm THRILLED with the lovely Icelandic yarn you generously sent me. (But I'm glad you like the goodies better!)

    Thanks again-


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