Saturday, September 15, 2007

Patterns for Sale.

Finally, some of my patterns are available for direct purchase!

Right now, I can only accept Cash Funded PayPal, but I'm working on alternatives.

Though I haven't figured out how to tell the shopping cart this, each of these is ALSO available to purchase in hard copy. The hard copies are more expensive (what with the cost of printing and purchasing the little sleeves etc), and will also incur shipping charges (which depend on your zip code). If you'd like to buy one in hard copy, please email me, and I'll send you a PayPal invoice...

I'm also working on creating a shopping cart, but for now, click the Buy Now button to order each one:

Danish Seaman's Scarf

This scarf was designed for OFA's Red Scarf Project in conjunction with the Blog Tour for Donna Druchunas' book Ethnic Knitting: Discovery: The Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, and The Andes

It uses a provisional cast on (for which I recommend Judy's Magic Cast On), and simple knit/purl textures.

Please use it to make a scarf for OFA (and for yourself or family and friends, of course!)

Dowload this here it's free!

JOYful Lace Socks - FD-0701

These were originally designed for Just Our Yarns, and were on display at a variety of shows including Stitches Midwest in 2007! They use a variant of one of Cat Bordhi's new Sockitectures, and a lovely but simple to memorize lace pattern.

$5.00 for pdf download


Mendocino Clock Socks - FD-0601

These socks include instructions for optional "arch darts" -- to help those with high arches make socks that fit comfortably snugly. The cable pattern was inspired by the Mendocino Sweater from Pacific Coast Highway.

$5.00 for pdf download

Babette - FD-0702

I designed this blanket for a co-worker's daughter. It was inspired by a simple pattern described in one of Debbie Macomber's books, but soon sprang into a more involved knit when the ruffled edge got involved. Though the ruffled edge make a big difference in the look of the shawl, it is not difficult to knit time consuming perhaps, as each round gets noticably longer than the preceding round, but not difficult.


Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Yarn Destashing - update MAy 2

For my anniversary gift to DH, I'm offering up a bunch of yarns for sale. Ain't I the sweetest? As with books and such, I prefer cash funded pay pal, but will negotiate for other modes of payment. In all cases, you get to pay actual shipping costs (which shouldn't include the box very often, because I hoard them). Contact me with the list of what you're wanting, and your zip code, and I'll get back to you with shipping information.

Here's what's available on my first pass through the stash (I'll be updating the pictures as I can).

10 skeins Adriafil Charme in pale gray (color 62 lot 8720) chunky weight, 47n, 50g, 40% wool, 50% Dralon 10% cashmere
List price $6.95 / sekin; Asking $40.00 for the bag

Lana Borgosesia Naptime 100% Acrylic 7/in 3.5 skeins pale lavender,
color 16002, lot 29520 50g, 250 yds
Asking $7.50

3 skeins Berroco Kid Fur (2 natural cream, 1 dark gray, 6st/in, 135
yds/150m, 50g/1.75 oz, 50% wool, 50% kid mohair

Asking $15.00 for all three

Gedifra Technohair, 100% nylon, 50g, 90 m, 5.75 st/in.
3 skeins white

List Price $12.50/skein. Asking $20.00 for all three

Lion Brand Homespun, 98% Acrylic, 2% polyester, 170g, 6 oz, 185 yds, 2.5
st/in 2.3 skeins Colonial Blue, color 802, lot 90404.01.
List Price $4.95 per skein Asking $7.50 for all

Wendy Aran Boucle, 100g, 75% acrylic, 25% wool, 3 skeins burgundy boucle yarn, color 707 lot 6725 gauge: 19st/4"

Asking $15.00 for all three.

Reynolds Lopi set:
1 skein Charcoal, 100 g 110 yds, 100% wool
2 skeins Lopi Light, 100% wool, 50 g, 109 yds, color 86, lot 5766 (light naturally beige)

Asking $10.00 for all three (obo)

Melody ladder yarn, 100% nylon, 825 yds, 6 oz, hand painted exclusively for Have Ewe Any Wool, color Intersity: light teal blue and lavender.

List Price $30.00, Asking $20

Hayfield Traditional Wool 100% Superwash wool, 50g, 120 yds, knits at 5.5 st/1 inch.
5 skeins French Navy
Asking $20.00 for all five

Coned Yarns:

Both cones for $25.00

WEBS Greylock wool, 1.33 lbs 2240 ypp, blue asking $15.00

Forselle Shalimar, 80% Acrylic 20% wool Color 32 "seamist" pale blue heather, The cone weighs about 3/4 pound, and the yarn is fingering weight or less. Asking $15.00

Sock Yarns: SOLD
I will sell entire set for $25.00 -which represents a discount on the already discounted prices), However, if requests for individual offerings come in first, I will take them out of the set, and reduce the set price accordingly - (and yes, the price went UP because I added new yarns to the pile)

Jakobdals Fidji, 55% cotton, 45% acrylic,, 50 g, 117yd, (I've been told this makes great socks),
1 skein red, (color 70, lot 7143)
2 skeins lavender (color 96, lot 47445)
List price $4.29, Asking: $11.00 for allthree.
(photo in needledncr's offerings at

Schoeller EsslingerFortissima Cotton Colori 75% cotton, 25% nylon 50g,
210 yds, 6.5 st/in, 2 skeins mint pastel multi (color 6, lot 34445, 1
skein pink multi (color 08, lot 343090). (photo in needledncr's
offerings at
Asking $15.00 for all three

Lion Brand Magic Stripes, 75% superwash wool, 25% nylon, 100g, 330 yds, color 203 (Purple pattern), lot 69, one ball, less about 5 yards. List $6.36 asking $4.75

Please Note: for Oddball boxes, the list price for the box includes all the yarns therein. IF you want to purchase something from an oddball box, I will sell it to you separately as long as no one has asked for the whole box. If I sell anything from the oddball box, I will post an updated content list, and will adjust the price of the box accordingly. The contents lists are NOT complete. I add balls to the box as I find them, and have only listed whole balls of yarns that are likely to be particularly interesting.

Fancy Odd Ball Box:

This box contains fancier odd balls whose list price adds up to more than $75.00, and some partial balls, including,but not limited to:
... Adriafil Cuba, 52% cotton, 48% viscose, 50 g, 110 m, Electric Blue
(Color 77, Lot 1)
... Baruffa Maratona, 100% extrra fine merino, 5 st/ in 50g, 121 yds
(110 m) black, color 85013 lot77816, List Price $7.80
.... Friends, Inc Mustachio, 100% acrylic furlike yarn, 50g, 1 skein
purple, 1 very partial skein bright pink. List Price $10.00/ skein
.... Madil Rumba, 65% acrylic, 25% cototon, 10% nylon, 50g, 104 yds, 5
st/in, Bright red w/ multicolor wrap, Color 387, lot 23181
......Trendsetter Picadilly, 91% Acrylic, 6% viscose, 3% polyester, 50
gr, 102 yes, dark green with multi suedey and shiney wrap
.... Berroco Chinchilli, 1 skein honey beige (wound into a ball), 1
skein dk brown.100% rayon, 77 tds, 50g, list price $7.50.
...1 skein mohair, not sure who made it,
-- 1 skein Babylon (list price $7.50)
-- Hand dyed wool, large cake
-- Additional cake of Wool
-- Patons Cotton Perle 2 skeins in pale yellow
Also currently included in this box are the following yarns, which I will sell separately if a request comes in before the box is sold. Should any of these sell before the box goes, I'll update the price of the box accordingly.
- One Cone of Tamm 3ply, 100% acrylic coned yarn, 1 lb, ~2500 yds,(will sell separately for $10.00, and will adjust the box price accordingly.
--Yarn Country Fancy Eyelash Yarn .23 lbs of eyelash yarn, List Price $23.00 will sell separately for $12.00
---Aarlan Silk 50% silk, 50% wool, 20g, 75m, 3 skeins lavender c 1828 lot 81365, 2 sk lilac color 1809 lot 80992 - will sell separately for $15.00
-- 2 skeins Granita 100% nylon 50g, 82 ys 4.5 st/in List $12.99, will sell separately for $8.50 for the pair
... Le Fibre Nobili Geisha Microfibra, 100% microber, 50g, 70 yds, 2
skeins pale blue, color 1952, lot 18842, List Price $9.95, will sell for $7.50 for the pair

Asking $50.00 for the entire box.

I do have individual photos of many of the yarns in the oddball boxes if
you want to see them more clearly.

Buyer to pay actual shipping costs (including packaging if I have to buy something in which to ship your order).

I strongly recommend insuring your package, as I will not be responsible for any loss or damage once I deliver it to the post office.

Discounts will be given for large orders.
I'm always open to swap offers

Books Sales - Septembers List

My regular blog is Knitting in the Shadows. This one will be used, for now anyway, for my steady stream of de-stashing efforts, and likely for pattern sales. This morning, I have books and magazines for sale from my non-smoking but pet friendly home.

If you see something you want, send me a comment w/ your zip code, and I'll email you back with things like Postage options.

I prefer cash funded paypal, but can negotiate for checks, money orders, chashier's checks or swaps. I'm working on a credit card option.

So... here's what's up this week:


Maine Island Classics by Chellie Pingree and Debbie Anderson
20 Knitting patterns, softback, SIGNED BY Chellie Pingree
Original List $15.95, asking $12.00

Family Album, by Kaffe Fassett and Zoe Hunt, hardback List: $24.95, asking $15.00

The Sweater Book, edited by Amy Carroll
50 original hand knits by top designers including Sasha Kagan, Maggie White, Zoe Hunt, Sue Black and others, hard back, Originally $22.95, Asking $11.50

Knit, Purl, and Design by Annette Feldman
The how and why of knitting and designing
hard back, Asking $12.50

Jo Sharp Knitted Sweater Style, hardback, originally $27.95, asking $20.00
Jo Sharp Knitting Emporium, softback, originally $27.95, asking $17.50
I'll sell both Jo Sharp Books together for $35.00

Vogue Knitting Quick Knits, hardback, Originally $29.95, asking $17.50

Vogue Knitting Very Easy Knits, hardback, originally $29.95, asking $17.50

Vogue Knitting Vintage Collection, hardback, originally $29.95 asking$17.50

I'll sell all three Vogue Knitting hardbacks together for $50.00

Elle Knits, 50 Exclusive Designs from France, hardback, originally $22.50, asking $15.00

Melanie Falick Weekend Knitting (hardback) List $24.95, asking $15.00 SOLD

Great Crocheted Sweaters in a Weekend by Nola Theiss ad Chris Rankin, hardback. Oringinally $24.95, Asking $15.00
Glorious Crocheted Sweates, by Nola Theiss, softback originally $14.95, Asking $10,00
Will sell both Crochet books for $22.00


Individually, these knitting pattern books and booklets total $100.00
I will sell the entire set of knitting pattern books and booklets for $75.00 obo.

- Lang Fatto a Mano, Nr 141 - $7.00

- Thorobred Scheepjeswol Summer Jorunal Number Four $7.00

- Phildar Creations No 250 - $4.50

Pattern Booklets $4.00 each

- Fiber Trends Baby Poncho
- Double Trouble Cardigan for Kids (Celeste Pinheiro)
- Stahl Nr. 18 24 Patterns including a few for kids $4.00
- Wendy, Pampas Linen Look, 12 patterns for sport weight yarn $4.00

Pattern Booklets - 2.00 each

- Lana Borgosesia B.206 Collection KNITALY and KNITUSA
- Leisure Arts 475 - Diamond and Roses 2 designs by Evie Rosen
- Leisure Arts 609 Pullover Perfection 4 designs by Joan Beebe
- Leisure Arts 660 For Him & Her - basket weave and chevron stripe sweaters
- Leisure Arts No. 697 Classic Cardigans to Knit in Sizes 32- 50
- Leisure Arts 2042 Lace Yoke Pullovers book 2
- Wendy Chunky 4136 - chunky shawl collar cardigan
- Pierre Cardin 97900 and 690900
- Froelich Wolle Jeans & Country
- Janice Straker - Jamie Pullover (sports weight)
- Reynolds Naturgarn - 4 sweater patterns -
- Susan Bates No. 17773 - Nautical Knits - cotton short sleeved tops
- Classic Stitches Primer for Duplicate Stitch (includes alphabets)
- Hayfield Mohair 00264 batwing cardigan
- Beehive Family Sock Book (421)
- Vogue Knitting Collection The Bubble pattern, originally $4.00, asking $2.00
- Vogue Knitting Collection A Touch of Lace pattern, originally $4.00, asking $2.00
- Vogue Knitting Collection FLoral Tapestry (DKNY), list $4.00, asking $2.00

Pattern Booklets - $1.00 each

- Bernat: Six for Toddlers
- Duplicate Stitch charts of a Cabbage Rose w/ variations for sleeves,
and a butterfly
- Leisure Arts 556 Knit Collars Book 2
- Leisure Arts 708 Eyelet Shells to Knit $1.00
- Reynolds Lopi Colorful Casual Fair Isle
- Reynolds Naturgarn - Rustic Placket sweater (no. 753)

Patterns $2.50 each unless otherwise noted

- Bernat No 1433 vol 3 textured Henley pullover and cardigan for DK
and Worsted weight

- Sweater Machine Pattern Book for Beginners (includes afghans, baby, home, family sweaters)


- Doreen Baby Fashions, No. 720 Crochet and Knitted Baby Garments (pages
coming apart, anc cover falling/fallen off, but no tears in any pages). $2.00


I'll sell this whole crochet bundle for $17.00

Pattern Books

- McCalls Step by Step Crochet Lessons for Beginners, book 2 (1968) - $4.00
- Leisure Arts 2752 Trendy Trio (3 sweaters)$3.00
- Leisure Arts # 2328 Back to Basics: Crocheted Drop Shoulder Sizes 6 mos to 4 years $3.00
- Leisure Arts # 2077 Dishcloths$2.50
Red Heart Quilts to Crochet $1.00

Patterns $1.50 each

- Prize Winning Baby Layette
- Leisure Arts 2260 Rainbow Baby Afghans (cover torn, but taped)
- Leisure Arts 66 - Crochet Basics - 8 patterns for Beginners
- Red Heart Afghans to Crochet (Book 339)

Afghan Patterns $0.50 each all 9 for $3.50

- Dotted Squares
- Field of Sunflowers Afghan
- Floral Daybed Set (actually a daybed cover and pillow patterns
- Nine Patch Granny
- Pastel Puffs
- Diamonds & Stripes
- Southwest Stripes
- Flowers & Ferns
- Friendship Quilt

NEEDLEPOINT and Embroidery

A New Look at Needlepoint by Carol Cheney Rome and Georgia French
425 Illustrations, 12 color plates, 80 different stitches

Counted Cross Stitch Designs for Christmas - Danish Handcraft Guild
List $10.95, asking $5.00

Counted Cross Stitch Patterns $2.00 each or all 4 for $7.00)

Beatrix Potter Christmas Tree (Green Apple Co 611, design adapted by Jeanne Bowers
Childhood Memories (Ginnie Thompson Originals
Coca Cola Around the World (Trademark in Seven Languages)
Oriental Expressions (Designed by George Crouch for Graphique Needle Arts)


Aromatherapy Workbook, by Marcel Lavabre, softback, List $12.95 Asking $7.50

Buyer to pay actual shipping costs. I recommend insurance as I abdicate all responsibility for the health and well-being of your books and patterns once I hand them over to the Postal Employee.