Here're the yarns etc. that are still for sale. I've also added a couple
more yarns. All items are from a smoke-free home, and my pets aren't allowed
into the room in which the yarn containment zone is located.
1. Kit from Ram Wools. "Reflections." This is a pretty much one-size-fits-
all sweater in large, horizontal, curved stripes of dark charcoal,
reddish-brown, medium tobacco brown, light tobacco brown, an off-white. The
bottom stripes contains some intarsia, if you wish to put it in: two Inuits
surrounded by two friendly-looking polar bear and two inquisitive-looking
fish. Yarn used in the kit is Istex (Lopi Lett), Selkirk, and Ballybrae.
Needles uses are US 8/5mm, US 7 4.5mm. Gauge: 20 sts and 30 rows = 4" in US
8/rmm. The finished measurements are length: 27", width: 22.8", sleeve
length: 18". The stitches used are simple: ribbing and stockinette stitch.
Full instructions come with the yarn, and everything comes in its own
zippered plastic case. This is a lovely and comfortable-looking pullover; I
just don't know when I'll ever get to knitting it. ;-) I can't remember
what I paid for it, unfortunately. I was asking US $40 plus shipping. NEW
PRICE IS US $35 plus shipping.
2. 20 balls Coats Canada "Princess Multi." All in original put-up. 63%
wool/37% cotton. Suggested needle size US 7/4.5mm. Each ball 1.75 oz/50g.
Color KC101, dye lot 1. This is a really jolly ragg-type yarn. The wool is
red, and the cotton is white. It's nice and soft, too. I can't remember what
I paid for this, but I'm asking US $3 per ball plus shipping. NEW PRICE IS
US $2.50 per ball plus shipping.
3. 17 balls Cleckheaten Nature alpaca/wool 8 ply. Each ball (in original
put-up) is 50 g, 50% alpaca/50% wool. 22 sts and 30 rows equal 4"/10 cm on
US 6/4mm/UK 8. The color is o5, and the lot is 702711. The color is a lovely
pale green, sort of a very muted apple green but without yellow tones. Is
this yarn ever _soft_! I'm asking US $3 per ball plus shipping. NEW PRICE
IS US $2.50 per ball plus shipping.
4. NEW: 1 big ball of Brunswick Fleece, 96% wool/4% nylon, 100 g/3.5 oz/100
yd, 2.5 sts and 4 rows = 1" on US 10.5/6.5 mm needles, color Bar Harbor
53206. Boucle' yarn, variegated from cranberries and dark rose pinks to teal
blues to greys. Soft and fuzzy and would coordinate with many other yarns.
Original price: US $9.95. Asking US $5 plus postage. NEW PRICE IS US $4 plus
5. NEW: 2 balls Adriafil New Zealand Print Classic, 100 g/200 m, 75%
wool/25% acrylic, 3-4 mm needles. No gauge given. Variegated from dark
cranberries to medium cobalt blues to medium sea/pine greens to browns;
muted colors. Soft and easy to coordinate with many other yarns. Original
price: US $9.95 per ball. Asking $10 for both balls plus postage. NEW PRICE
IS US $9 plus shipping.
VINTAGE PATTERN BOOKS
I was offering these for US $3 each plus postage. NEW PRICE IS US $2 plus
shipping. All books contain some real classics that'd look great today. If
you decide to take all four books, the price would be US $6.50 plus
1. American Thread Co., Star Book no. 156, orig. price $.29, Sweaters,
Cardigans, Slipovers, and Accessories for Him and Her. I'm not finding a
date on this, but it came out before zip codes existed. I'd guess it's from
the 1950s. Published in New York City. This is a small, Reader's Digest
sized paperback book, packed with pattern. In excellent condition. Includes
women's boatneck vest, men's side-to-side knit and buttoned v-neck vest,
women's cabled cardigan with or without embroidery, women's knitted jacket
created by Vera Maxwell, men's v-neck pullover, women's rainbow pullover and
kerchief, rainbow ski socks, women's popcorn and embroidery cardigan,
slippers, fishermen knit pullovers for men and women, ribbed hat,
short-sleeved pullover designed by Pauline Trigere, men's fold0ver collar
cardigan, women's textured cardigan, women's crochet jacket with braid trim,
2. Bear Brand and Fleisher Yarns New Mohair Hand Knits, Vol. 82, orig. price
$.60, published in US and Canada by Bernhard Ulmann Co., 1964. Women's
v-neck pullover, women's roll-collar and cabled pullover, women's 3/4-length
sleeves coat, women's 3/4-length sleeve cardigan with pockets, women's
cabled pullover, two women's sleeveless turtlenecks, women's hooded top with
bobbles, women's and men's v-neck cardigans, women's checked coat, women's
cardigan with big diamonds, women's jacket with pockets, women's stole,
women's and men's bulky ski sweaters, women's summer striped top, women's
striped vest. Excellent condition. The word "Starry" has been written in ink
on the cover, but that's all the writing in the booklet.
3. Bear Brand and Fleisher Yarns Cable Knits for Men and Women, vol. 78,
orig. price $1. publishing info as in #2, but 1963. A quick, but maybe
inaccurate count: Six men's pullovers, six women's pullovers, three women's
jackets and coats, three variations of multicable sweater (regular neck,
v-neck, cardigan), eight women's cardigans, men's v-neck vest with pockets.
4. Bear Brand and Fleisher Yarns New Hand-Knits for Men and Women in New
Loop-Aire and alpaca-Mist, vol. 83, orig. price $.75, revised edition, same
publishing info as #2, published in 1964. 3 women's cardigans, 3 men's
cardigans, 2 women's vests, women's twinsets, 3 women's jackets, 3 women's
pullovers, 3 men's pullovers, women's dress/jumper. The center two pages
have come loose from the staples. The word "Starry" is written on the cover.
Otherwise, excellent condition.
Hazel Blumberg (hazelblumberg@...
), Tallahassee, Florida, USA
"Cat owner's lies: (1) She never scratches. (2) I don't usually allow him on
the furniture. (3) It means he likes you. (4) You must have frightened him.
(5) She always uses her litter tray. (6) It's just a hairball. (7) I knew
you wouldn't mind." (Jo Donnelly)