I have several more lots to sell for Nancy. I have saved the fuzzier stuff for this time of year since the weather is cooling and mohair and wool and silk will sound and feel more palatable, if you get my drift.
We've had a particularly dry year. Our summer hasn't been so bad, it's just that it hasn't ended in more than 18 months! (Or, at least it feels like it). Tomorrow, we will head to the beach and soak up the best of what we have. I look at others' pictures of porches, green trees, blueberry bushes (give me a break if I get that one wrong; all I know is that there are berries on bushes somewhere and it is not here), and a whole load of pictures of people already wearing stuff.
So here is the next installment of Fancy Nancy's Stash For Sale. Again:
- I will only accept Paypal and send to U.S. addresses
- If you send me an email at knitandtonic @ gmail DOT com and I respond with an address to which you can send Paypal funds and you don't get back to me within about 24 hours, I will offer the yarn to the next person in line. Many times, more than two or three people want the same yarn.
- Priority Mail only. It is a bit expensive, but I price all yarn to include Priority Mail and in some cases, much of the money will be going to postage, which is a bit of a shame.
- All of Nancy's yarn has been kept in a pet-free and smoke-free home. All of it without acception was kept in a Rubbermaid container. The only time that it has been exposed to pets is in my home and that was brief. Not to mention, neither Rocko, nor Loretta have a penchant for yarn. They'd rather eat grubs.
So here we go:
Six hanks of Noro Cash Iroha in a deep denim blue. The picture shows it as more of a brighter blue, but it is definitely more musted and a bit heathered. The Cash Iroha is made of silk, lambswool, cashmere and nylon. Each skein has 91 meters, or just under 100 yards. One skien has already been made into a cake. The label doesn't state gauge. I'm thinking you could easily use size 6 - 8 needles with this.
My guess is that Nancy wanted to make a tank or a shell or maybe a vest. If I were her, I'd make a gorgeous oversized cowl or maybe a fab scarf for myself or someone special, male or female. It is soft and although I haven't used this yarn before, I have a feeling it will bloom beautfiully and show off a nice stitch pattern or two.
Nancy paid $12.50 per skein, or $75.00 total. I will sell this lot for $43.50, including shipping. SOLD!
10 skeins of Berroco Juliet, a "luxury Mohair Tweed."
This is a medium magenta with bits of tweedy goodness. Like other mohairs, the balls are flattened, yet fluffy. I've knit a sweater or two out of this type of yarn and it transforms into a fantastic knit. You'd think it would be quite bulky, but it is not. It's very iconic, this type of mohair, and it'll make a gorgeous pinup short-sleeve sweater or a cozy wrap. There's a lot of yardage here: well over 900 yards, so you can do a lot with this. I'm even wondering if weaving with this sort of fiber will work.
This reminds me of Kidsilk Haze by Rowan, but with a kick.
At any rate, there are no price tags on this yarn. Based on the label style, I believe that she purchased this awhile back because the Berroco labels now look different. My guess is, she paid around $6.00 a skein. Label state 4 sts = 1 inch on size US #9 needles.
I will sell this 10-skein lot for $38.95, including Priority Shipping. SOLD!
This is Classic Elite La Gran Mohair. I remember, when I first started knitting, that this was quite popular. I kind of wonder if this was the precursor to Rowan Kidsilk Haze (but not by Classic Elite). If that is true, then this is a boon because Kidsilk Haze doesn't seem to have this kind of yardage or heft.
This contains mohair, wool and nylon and knits up to 4 sts to 1 inch on size US #9 needles. There are 4 balls, and each ball contains 90 yards.
I can only guess that Nancy was going to knit something for her daughter who is petite. Or, knowing her, she was thinking of blending with another lot of yarn and forgot to tell me about it.
At any rate, it's yours for $18.95, including shipping. (She paid $5.95 a ball.) SOLD!
I kind of wish we chose to photograph the yarn with a white background because it is sort of difficult to see the heathered hue here. This is Sirdar Highlands & Islands Balmoral Double Knitting with Pure Silk yarn. It is quite nice and rather soft. Manufactured in England, this is the real deal.
There are five skeins of this dark grey heather wool/alpaca/silk blend and the label says it knits up to 22 stitches to 4 inches with size US #4 knitting needles. There are well over 600 yards here.
I imagine that it would be gorgeous in a cabled scarf or cowl. Even a fantastic cabled vest for a little person, meaning someone who'd fit in a kids' size about 6-8 or below. If you knit it plain Jane, then you could make a small vest for an adult.
Nancy paid $5.50 for each skein. I will sell this for $17.99, including Priority Shipping. SOLD!