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Hello and thanks for visiting my blog. I have been knitting on and off for 50 years and I recently learned to crochet. I love looking for wool bargains and making them into something useful. I mainly knit for charity. I occasionally knit for myself and family members if I find a really good pattern or if they ask nicely!!

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Time to say goodbye....

No, not to blogging; I love it too much.  But this is about knowing when you are never going to use certain wool or yarn and being strong enough to say goodbye to it.

When I returned to knitting about 15 months ago I discovered fancy yarns for the first time.  I was amazed by them and bought a few whenever I saw them going cheap.  I even used them on a few projects.  

Little hedgehog

Angel memory squares
Angel gowns
But since then they have sat in a bag at home.  I love the end results, but don't really enjoy knitting with this type of yarn.  I hate waste and I am an avid declutterer so I put them up for auction last week.  Here they are:

Off to pastures new
This morning I posted them off to their new owner who, it turns out, really loves this type of yarn.  She is happy with her bargain and I'm happy to have a couple of pounds to spend on wool that I will actually use.  That's what I call a "win win" situation.

8 comments:

  1. The dresses are lovely! And you are right, knitting with these yarns can be annoying, even if they look beautiful in the end.

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  2. It is so hard to accept that a certain yarn/fabric is never going to get used as long as it's in my possession. I think you did the right thing sending these off to a new home. And, now you have room for more yarn! :-D

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  3. Yesterday i saw a notice on the window of my granddaughter's classroom asking for wool.What a great way for me to clear some of my stash and for it to be used in school.Some of those "funny" yarns will be going too1

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  4. I'm with you! My new love is self patterning yarn, I'm trying to get rid of what I have left of fancy yarns!

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  5. Enjoy selecting and buying new yarn!

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  6. I have some of that eyelash yarn in my stash too, I don't think I will ever use it, but the worst is bright lime green mohair! I didn't buy it I acquired it with one of those lucky dip things Kemps do. So... if you know anyone who would like it just give me a shout haha

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  7. Good idea - but I must say all your fancy-yarn projects were very successful. I was given a skein of glittery ribbon yarn for Christmas and I can't for the life of me figure out a use for it. :)

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    1. I've kept hold of some glittery yarn as it might make a nice edging for something.

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