I have to tell you: I have had so many kind messages about this de-stash I've been doing for Nancy. At first, I was so overwhelmed by all the yarn and all the emotions Nancy felt or told me about. She told me of her plans for all the yarn. It was as if, with every container she opened, she had a story to tell about how she acquired the yarn and her dreams. I don't need to go on and on about all this because I totally know that you know what I'm talking about.
Any rate, I'm getting down to the last several lots. There's one that will be in the next lot that weighs heavy on my mind. I'm not sure how to present it because Nancy's already knit part of it. It's still on the needles (I'll give the needles to whomever purchases the yarn), and the pattern book will be with it, too. I wouldn't dream of unraveling what she knit, so I'll just let whomever wants it to decide if they want to continue knitting, or unwind it and start over.
So, to keep the de-stash going, here's a doozy:
When she bought this, she meant business; that's all I can say. There are 12 whopping balls of Schachenmayr Nomotta GIGOLO in a dove gray. This is a mohair/wool/nylon blend that knits up to about 3.5 stitches per inch on size 8 needles or so (The label doesn't specify US or metric, so I'm assuming that it's metric and they're saying a US 8 or 9 will do). There are just under 100 yards per skein of the Gigolo (sorry for yelling GIGOLO before, but I couldn't help myself). And there's more! There are also three nice balls of Austermann Flamingo. This is also a mohair blend, but this is what I'd describe as a fancy yarn and it has tufts of white, teal, and silver with black thread running through it. Each of these three 50g skeins have about 60 yards a piece.
Two of the balls of the GIGOLO are missing labels, but balls of mohair tend to spit out their labels. All of it is in great shape. The colors are gorgeous, so if you love this type of yarn, it's for you. Again, the mohair lends itself to a nice pin-up sweater or something of that nature. What you do with the Flamingo would be just guilding the lilly, if you ask me, but knowing Nancy, she wanted to add some trim. Therefore, it'll all be sold together as she had it in her bin. I wouldn't ever want to second-guess her.
Nancy paid $7.95 for each of the GIGOLO balls ($95.40) and she paid $11.75 ($35.25) for each of the Flamingo balls, or a total of just over $130.
I will let this amazing duo of Gigolo/Flamingo go for $67.95, including Priority Shipping. Again, US addresses only. SOLD!
Heh. Talk about gorgeous yarn: This Sinfonie is mohair, of course--because, as I've been going through her stash, I've decided that Nancy must have had some sort of penchant for mohair. I will probably talk to her next week and I'll be sure to ask her about it. Is it a Sandra Dee thing?
Mohair speaks to Nancy, is all I can say. Her stash tells us everything: Mohair. Fancy. Beautiful jewel colors. Lots of life. Yeah, black doesn't exactly yell "Life"! but what it tells me is that she dreamt of beautiful sweaters when she purchased her yarn. I know knitting with black or dark yarn can be hard without the proper light, but I can so see another cute shaped sweater with this. There are 8 skeins, so enough for a medium to large short-sleeve sweater or definitely some sort of cute shell in a larger size. Like the other Sinfonie in her stash, you can use pretty large needles--up to about a 10.5 US--and get a nice fabric.
Just over 100 yards in each of the 8 skeins. There are no price tags on these balls of yarn but my guess is she paid about $7.95 for each.
I will sell all 8 balls for $31.95, including Priority Shipping. US addresses only. SOLD!
Here's the motherlode of Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Super Wash before they changed the labels. She has 11 balls of this gorgeous Rose Blush. Each ball is pure wool and has about 100 yards, worsted weight. As a bonus . . . you guessed it: There are 3 balls of . . . a mohair blend called "Moonshine" by Larnartus, which is a company out of Frankfurt, Germany. This is a bit sparkly and has little magenta metallic threads running through it and bits of lighter pink and teal as well. There are silver bits in there, too, now that I look at it closer.
I can, without hesitation say that she was going to knit a sweater for herself in this and add the mohair for some flair. If I were a weaver, (well, I sort of am), I'd make a regular sweater out of the Lamb's Pride and then save the fancy stuff for a weaving project, but since I'm passing on Nancy's dreams, pretend you're buying this lot for a sweater with a bit of mohair flair and then, once you get it in the mail, do whatever you like with it.
Pretty, pretty colors. This is a happy lot of yarn. Oh, and the Moonshine has 137 yards in each ball.
The only stuff that has price tags is the Moonshine, which was $11.50 back in the day. I'm guessing she paid about $5.00 for the Lamb's Pride.
Eleven skeins of Lamb's Pride Superwash and 3 skeins of Moonshine: I'll sell the lot on behalf of Nancy for $47.50, including Priority Shipping. US Addresses only. SOLD!
Again, thank you dear readers for all of your support.