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Add these supplies to the huge box of un cut vintage patterns I just brought home, and the shop is going to be stuffed full by July! Rescuing sewing & knitting supplies is almost as fun as sewing & knitting!
Available in my shop for $21.00. Great gift idea for Mothers Day, if you have a grandma or mom who delights in making crafts, doll clothes or other small projects! I ship these inside the US and will be happy to include a message from you!
Some of my vintage yarn is included in this great collection. See more of my yarn ‘finds’ listed here in my Etsy shop.
Which are you? Do you ponder the yarn and wonder what to do with it……………..
Or, do you have a pattern or idea in mind and then start the search for appropriate yarn?
I’m in the first category. I have the yarn and the ideas just start simmering away. The more I look at the yarn, and start touching it…………the clearer the design becomes.
Just listed here, this one isn’t talking to me yet. It would make a good choice for certain flesh tones if one was making dolls or toys. Maybe the Baby Albert jacket from The Knit Stitch book? What would you make with this?
This one is on my desk today, just listed here…..
Haven’t played with this one yet. Very slinky, very lightweight. I’m calling it a rust color, but that doesn’t seem to describe it well. Listed as color #4205 on the label, so that doesn’t help at all. What color does this bring to mind?Salmon? Pumpkin? Sometimes it looks a bit like copper to me…..
Any project ideas for this bit of vintage yarn? Wondering about fiber jewelry…………..
I have always loved acquiring yarn in ways other than the typical. Yesterday was no different! I had inquired about some yarn for sale on Craigslist a long time ago, and had totally forgotten about it. I got an email asking if I was still interested…………Well, what knitter isn’t interested in more yarn? I’ve never met one!
Short story: The yarn is now in my studio! Favorite spool? The white one on the top of the lavender. It is a wool, silk blend that has a twist that looks shiny in certain light. Love the feel of this one. Then, there is that luscious lavender and some workhorse basic colors too. Most are wool blends which will keep me in winter scarf/hat yarns for a couple seasons!
The rest of the story? The woman selling the yarn asked if I was interested in fabric? Well……..that led to a very cool connection. Her mother has been sewing professionally for decades & lives here in the same county. She & I have now been “introduced” on line, and I see great things down the road! I have wanted to find someone to refer clients to, when my schedule was over-full (as it is now). This woman has been wanting to transition from larger commercial orders to smaller/quicker jobs for individuals. We’re both happy. The daughter who sold the yarn is happy. Win, win, win. Love it when things just come together!
Here’s the van with the goodies from yesterdays Estate Sale visit! I’ve taken a couple boxes out, so it shows how far the boxes go! I’ve got space for them inside already, but I’m waiting for the 80+ temps to subside first!
I brought some of the vintage items in from the first row of boxes, and plan to get some pictures of them tomorrow. There will be some things I didn’t plan on bringing home, as people kept going through “my” boxes before they got moved to the van…….but, I’m thrilled with what I see on the top layer of this collection!
Buying yarn or supplies this way is one of my favorites. Not knowing exactly what I have to work with is part of the fun. Getting items I wouldn’t normally choose……….seeing color combinations I wouldn’t typically put together……..is so much more fun than ordering on line. I certainly didn’t get the “shopping” gene!
The crew at the sale didn’t really believe me when I said I’d take a van full of yarn! 🙂