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Wed, Aug. 31st, 2005, 01:28 pm
I need to get rid of some yarns!

Updated Sept 7, 2005



YARNS TO TRADE:

-Prism Flash each skein is 125 yards. 1 skein with label and 2 skeins wound into a center pull ball (a couple knots, this yarn tangles easily since its soo soft and slippery). Pretty reds, purples, pinks. Has gold flecks/loops of shiny thread peaking through the yarn. The tag says it retails for $25/skein but Id trade for less in value since 2 are in center pull balls.

-Moda Dea Tutu in Cabana blue (1 skein, $7) (I used a skein of tutu and a skein of dream to make a funky mini shawl on big needles)
http://www.modadea.com/tutu.htm
-Moda Dea Tutu in Rasberry ($7, 1 skein)
http://www.modadea.com/tutu.htm

-Moda Dea Dream ($6) in Blush (it’s a bit darker than the picture, but not as dark as plum) 1 skein
http://www.modadea.com/dream.htm

-Moda Dea Dream in water lily (pink) ($6)
http://www.modadea.com/dream.htm

-Moda Dea Vixen in blue me away ($9)
http://www.modadea.com/vixen.htm

-patons Carmen in wine ($5)
http://www.yarn-and-threadbylisa.com/catalog/carmen_415393_products.htm


BOOKS, PATTERNS AND MAGAZINES

The Books are from the 1960’s and 1970’s *unless otherwise noted* and have a variety of crafts in them designed to showcase the fashion of the times- pretty funky too. The books aren’t perfect and may have slight stains on the covers (some have cloth covers) but they still have a good variety of projects and the instructions don’t look too hard.

-Creative Hands “The complete knitting, dressmaking, and needlecraft guide” yellow cover

- Shortcuts to Elegance- mostly sewing patterns. Cloth striped cover

-Traditional Favorites- mostly sewing, patchworks, etc. very 70’s. blue checked cover

-The family Creative workshop (fighing/craft themed cover) knitting, dyes, woodwork, variety of crafts.
-KNitters no 24 fall 91 (alpine knits)

-Vogue knitting book spring/summer 1964

-Vogue Knitting Winter 00/01 advertises, “ Great winter knits/fabulous fur/textural tweeds/express style/modern classics/designing for men

-Vogue knitting winter 94 “lots of easy patterns/winter whites/evening reds/dynamic sweater duos (him and her)/wintery woven stitches”

-Acorn street yarn shop basics collection- "summer shrug"- poncho from rectangles that can be made in a variety of sizes and materials.

-baby knitting pattern book- "bouncing baby knit wardrobe"

-vogue knitting 1989/90 winter edition- sweaters, gifts, accesories

- Get Crafty: Hip home ec

Here’s what Im looking for if you want to trade:
Books/patterns:
I love lace books, rowan magazines, most stuff that’s british. Ask me if I already have it though! Id love Rowan 38. Actually, Id love most Rowan, debbie bliss, etc mags/books. Back issues of spinning magazines. Id love a book on knitted animals.

Fibers:
Im always up for spinning related stuff (even spindles), and love novel and handyed fibers to play around with.

Yarns:
My all time love of yarns has to be lace and sock weight yarns, especially “luxury” and Handpainted stuff. I only really have a use for amounts enough to do something with (make a pair of socks, shawl, etc, though a single skein of sock yarn is fine), and I usually need at least 400 yards of a given yarn. I also work with a lot of dk weight yarns, but nothing really ever over that, some worsted weight yarns if its enough to do a larger project.

I prefer natural fibers to synthetic, and really like deep saturated colors, especially in blue, green, purple, and (especially right now) brown. Creams and more neutral colors I especially like for lace, anything bright and funky to muted colors is great for sock yarns.

I do have a rather strong preference for higher end yarns. Think debbie bliss, e. lavold (silky wool), rowan, kouigu, lornas laces, manos, Colinette, cherry tree hill, etc. I also love wood knitting needles, addis, wood circs w/ sharp tips (for lace) & am lookign for a set of denises. I can always use more wood dpns.





interested?
leave a comment here or email me at midnightsky1686 at yahoo dot com