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« on: March 19, 2007 03:53:16 AM »

Ok, on the weekend I collected some wool from a lady clearing her loft (I was given it all for free) I got 2 knitting machines and a Hague linker as well. (I am feeling very grateful for it too, and she was lovely, shes going to keep in touch and see how I get on, so I gained a mate too- bonus!)  Smiley

She said there were 'some' bags of wool- Some?? *15* BIN LINER SACKS FULL!!!  Shocked

Some of the cones are Rowan wool too   Cool

OMG!! what on earth do I do with 15 sacks of yarn??  Grin I don't have space normally, with the kids stuff and all my handknitting wool too!! We have had to stash it in my daughters room for now (shes not living here atm) and it has FILLED the room!!  Roll Eyes

I've started to sort some of it, I'm going to keep what I want/would use then give lots to some charity knitters locally, and some to my friend who has a knitting machine too.

BTW, the machines are fully functioning, so when my RSI kicks in, I can still knit!!  Grin

(I'm going to put all the cones out in the lounge and take a pic at some point, thats if they will fit!!)  Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2007 05:02:45 AM »

OMG!! what on earth do I do with 15 sacks of yarn?? 

You give some to us, duh:)

Amazing haul there, though!  Maybe once you get rid of the yuck stuff it will be a little more manageable?

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« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2007 05:46:30 AM »

i've seen people selling yarn on e-bay.  i bet that can be profitable if you have whole sacks.

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« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2007 06:28:34 AM »

you're a lucky lady!

« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2007 07:06:01 AM »

Why can't this happen to me?  Oh well, where the heck would I put it anyway?
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« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2007 07:12:28 AM »

Lucky! I would love for that to happen to me also! I would be in the same boat though - I would have to sell some of it or give some away because I wouldn't have any place to put it.

My manager gave me a shopping bag full of yarn from the store that customers took the labels off of and stuff like that - I had a hard enough time finding out what to do with that! ~_~
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2007 07:40:06 AM »

Wow, how exciting!  You did really well!  Good for you!   Grin

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« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2007 09:51:46 AM »

Wow, you are so lucky!  Have fun with all that yarn. Smiley

« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2007 09:58:56 AM »

Wow you are so lucky!

You know you could also donate some of it to a local school for craft projects. 

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« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2007 06:00:32 AM »

With the help of the lys where I work we recently donated a HUGE ammt of yarn to a local women's shelter, Interim House, that teaches the women how to knit and crochet as part of their therapy:  http://www.sanctuaryweb.com/Projects/interim_house.htm

If you don't live in the US, maybe there is something like this in your area? 

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