Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Yarn as furniture?

I think when you start saying things like "just throw it on top of that pile of yarn over there," you have, well, too much yarn.

It's not something I like to say, but I have to face facts.

If I lived in a 12 room mansion, perhaps things would be different--my yarn collection would look laughable in such an immense palace.

But I don't live in a mansion--yet.

And the yarn does seem to be taking over. Just a smidge.

So, I recently re-sorted my stash and pulled out some stuff I know I'm never going to use. A whole bag full of it.

And you know what I'm going to do?

I'm going to give it away.

Yes, for free. FREE!

Now, don't get too excited. I'm not that generous. Really. I'm not going to be giving away Skinny Bugga! or Madelinetosh, here.

But I do have some yarn that's, well, not so nice.

No, that's not the right way to put it. Really, there's nothing wrong with this yarn, but it's not my style. It's more "big box craft store" than "local yarn shop." I suppose I have become a bit of a yarn snob. (I'll deal with that issue later.)

But I know someone might get some use out of it, so it seems a waste to leave it wallowing unloved in a bin.

So, let's have a little contest, shall we? Post a comment here by, let's say, September 1, and I'll draw a few winners, each of whom will receive a FREE yarn grab bag. You won't know what you're getting. You might love it. You might hate it. But it's FREE, so what the hey? (Or is that "hay"?)

So leave a comment, go tell your friends to leave a comment, and then daydream about how nice it would be to get a free bag of yarn in the mail.

ETA: Just to give you an idea, my bag-o-yarn includes Patons, Elann, and Cascade, among others!

59 comments :

betty said...

Okay -- Count me in. I figure maybe I could use the yarn for some yarn bombing or something.

Thanks for giving it away.

JoyceAnna said...

Hi! fiber is good no matter it's origins!

SovereignCrux said...

What a cute idea. It's like the Webs mystery bag, only smaller and free. ;) Sign me up.
Sheri
unhallowedashes@comcast.net

PS
Good luck with your future mansion.
"And this is the yarn wing.."

Jennifer said...

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kristyh1981 said...

I love all yarn! It would find a happy home with me :D

Rav ID: kristyh1981

RoamingKnitter said...

I can always use more yarn, especially if it is free. I use it for gifts or charity and I'm not a yarn snob anyway.

purlverde said...

Hey, great giveaway! I have room for it here! I'm PurlVerde on Ravelry. This is awesome!

kdyorkie said...

so, who cant use more yarn!!! please sign me up..

kdyorkie said...

ok so how couldnt use more yarn. sign me up please!!

pacasha said...

This could be exciting! And now I'm finally adding your blog to reader!

Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

I always like to get yarn in the mail. Thanks for giving the yarn to fellow knitters.

Jenny May (mayjennyl@yahoo.com) said...

I would love to have your yarn! I teach a knitting and crocheting class to homeschoolers and they could definitely use it!

Thank you for entering me!
(renewedmind on Ravelry)

Jessica said...

Free yarn?? ;) I would never turn it down!

Sarah said...

hey, all yarn has a use for SOMETHING in my house! count me in!

sadiekate2001 at yahoo.com

acwmaiden said...

Whoa! :-O Cascade could be in there???? 8-O That's some cool stuff! (says the girl who's never seen/touched/been around it)

acwmaiden of Hufflepuff commenting ;-D

Heather J said...

With two knitters/crocheters in the house more yarn is always usable in some way. Thanks for the giveaway.

lotsofhermies on Ravelry

mornnen said...

I have a small stash and would be happy to take some of yours to increase mine.

MamaMay said...

OHHHHH free yarn! Thank you!

MamaMay on Ravelry.

Sara said...

I love all of those yarns that you mentioned...and I love FREE yarn - it helps with my charity projects.

I'm going to be on vacation until September 4th - so, if you pick me (and I hope you will) I'll have to get back to you on the 5th...

Hope that is okay

suzanneoswald said...

suzanneoswald from Ravelry, I could sure put some of that yarn to use with the Girl Scouts who keep coming back to me for more and different yarn to use.

Monica said...

>WOW< n thank you ~
would love some new goodies~

InJuneau said...

Oh, this is an awesome way to get rid of extra yarns. I'm always on the hunt for stuff to send out to my friends in Rural AK who are thousands of air miles from the nearest yarn store, so it would prob. head out to them if I won. Thanks for a cool contest.

(Rav ID: InJuneau)

Steph said...

Very cool!

~NNS

Joannie said...

Sounds fun...thanks for offering it!

oonagh said...

sounds like a plan!!! if i can't use it, i can foist it off on the monkey, she's 11......or at least use it to make prezzies!!!

-oonaghfibersmyth on ravelry

Alexander the Great said...

No fiber is really all that bad, you just have to find the right use for it. =) Good luck on getting yourself decluttered, even if it's just a little bit!

Kristen said...

Please enter me! :)

Samantha said...

Please count me in. I'm teaching a colleague/friend to knit and would love to gift her with some yarn.

Marlitharn said...

Count me in! I love yarn, and can always think of something fun to make!

Marlitharn on Ravelry

syeda said...

Hi,
I like to use all kind of yarn. hope for win :)
just link this post to my blog.
ravelry id: syeda
blog: www.syedaiffat.blogspot.com

Mujercita said...

Sign me up, too!

ohgrumpy57 said...

I would love some random yarn. With 12 grandkids there is always something on the needles for one of them and I'm not using $20.00 skeins. Thanks for the opportunity.
Melanie

wickedsharp said...

I'd love some free yarn! Count me in :D

(wickedsharp on Ravelry)

KJo said...

I have a love for all yarn! Thanks for the chance,
KJo on Ravelry

StaceyKnitsIt said...

This would be fun to win and I'm sure I'd find projects in my queue for it! Nice idea. Take care. :)

CraftyShanna said...

I love yarn, and I especially love FREE yarn! I hope I win and I hope I get pretty colors!!! :D

specialkc said...

Free yarn...count me in. I am sure I can use it for something. I love the mystery bag idea...hope I win!
Ravelry ID: specialkc

Knittymuggins said...

Hee hee. I know exactly what you mean. My stash is a bit out of control too! I'm not quite ready to give it away yet, but I might be heading there :)

Thanks for a fun contest! I'll try to post about it too and maybe drive some new readers your way if possible :) Hope you're having a great summer!

knittymuggins

Amy said...

Oh, lovely. Always looking for yarn for my charity projects!

ikkinlala said...

Count me in, please - I love Cascade, and if there are yarns I don't like I'm sure I can find somebody who will.

CrocheterFrmCA said...

Did you say yarn...?
Count me in.
Happy Blogging!

patsy said...

I love surprises. patsycoats@bellsouth.net

Jaguarrior said...

Its always fun to get a bunch of mystery yarn! I love digging through patterns to find something to make, and single skein projects are awesome and quick too!

Lauren said...

Ooo! Yes please.

I have just found that one of my groups will be doing a knit charity, and maybe some of the goodness you have can go toward that!

Karen said...

Always like a surprise so count me in!

Rav ID: KAMAOR

papercraftgirl said...

I am can give your yarn a happy comfortable home! I am papercraftgirl on ravelry.

Laura said...

Sounds like fun to me!

Laura said...

Sounds like fun!

Jessica said...

Well, hey or hay, I'd love to win some free yarn, no matter what kind! (:

livin4fishin said...

I'm in. I love all yarn and things fiber! Thanks for offering it up for giveaway!

Connie said...

Thanks for the chance to win. Free yarn to play with!

greyowl (rav id)

Rayna said...

woooo hoooo free yarn!!!!
i would love to win some yarn ^_^
pick me!!!

Lara said...

Free yarn? Cool!

-bookwormdjibouti on Rav

Katy said...

Thanks for hosting this giveaway. Count me in!

Jen said...

I'm all about the free yarn. Thanks for the giveaway!

Jen (zgma on Ravelry)

vickie said...

how wonderful what an awesome giveaway morgaine1 on ravelry

vbarton24 at gmail dot com

kelly said...

Fantastic idea. Count me in. Ksidwell on Ravelry

Catherine said...

Can I knit muzzles for the dogs across the street that bark all night long and keep most of the neighborhood up? My name on Ravelry is kittycatknit.

deanokat@sbcglobal.net said...

Wow! This sounds like great yarn to use for charity knitting. What a generous thing to do with your stash.