Tonight was the Tigard Knitting Guild's annual yarn silent auction. Imagine two rooms full of scrumptious yarn, all for the taking. I love silent auctions anyway, I think they're a blast, and when it involves nothing but knitting, well, I wouldn't miss it! Participants were told to package up the yarns they wanted to sell in clear bags and set their price. What a great, guilt-free way to rid your stash of yarn you KNOW you will never knit, and to possibly supplement it with something that you will. Chrissy, Amanda, and I had a ball. Here are my finds:
First up is a bag of 6+ skeins of Elann Den-M-Nit Indigo Cotton. I've been eyeing the pattern for Baby's Drawstring Denim Pants from Joelle Hoverson's book Last Minute Knitted Gifts. Now I'll be able to knit them up, guilt-free. This yarn sells for $3.25 per skein. I paid $5 for the lot.
Next, speaking of Chrissy, I snagged a bag of yarn that she brought to sell. I've been wanting to knit Tater's Cotton Cardi for Girlie ever since I saw what a great job mamma did for her girls' birthdays. I got this lot of Knit Picks Shine for $11, roughly half of the retail price. Thanks, Chrissy, I'll make sure it has a good home!
Next, Chrissy and I went halfsies on a bag of Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks That Rock. The price tag on the label said $9 each. We each got 3 skeins for $17. It'll be for socks, of course.
And finally, I could not resist this last item. It was a bag of 8 skeins of Classic Elite Miracle (50% alpaca, 50% tencel). It is unbelievably soft to the touch, and reminds me of silk. This yarn sells for $8 per skein. I got the whole lot for $16.
On top of finding such wonderful deals, I was able to find new homes for some Lion Brand Homespun that I knew I would never find the time to knit. The buyers were very nice and even thanked me for bringing it, because one said it was exactly what she was looking for to make slippers with, and the other was going to make baby blankets. So sweet.
Too bad this is only a once-a-year sale. I wanna do it again!!
The next movie line up for consideration is:
"You sound a little like Dr. Seuss when you're drunk."
Good luck to all.