Con Or Bust: Helping Fans of Color Attend SFF Cons


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Offer: Hand spun yarn
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gaudysalamander wrote in con_or_bust
Edited to add: To sweeten the deal, I will throw in a random set of stitch markers from my stash of handmade stitchmarkers for any lot that goes above $25. I've also added in more weight information for each lot.

Item Name & Description:
Four lots of hand spun yarn.

Lot 1: Goblin Market

Three skeins, totaling four ounces, of handspun targhee wool from combed top. Targhee is a relatively new breed of sheep, and targhee wool is often described as bouncy, sproingy, and squooshy. Yes these are technical terms :) This yarn won't make cables "pop" and probably won't show up lace patterns well, but the yarn itself has plenty of texture and personality on its own.The colorway is from Spirit-Trail fibers and is composed of light browns, deep oranges, and the occasional spot of surprisingly bright red.

Approx 7-10 wpi. Roughly a worsted to bulky.




US nickel for scale

Starting Bid:: $10

Lot 2: The Forest Has Eyes

Three skeins, totaling four ounces, of handspun camels wool and silk from combed top. This yarn is incredibly softly spun, so I do not recommend it for anything hard-wearing like socks or gloves. It's great for things that go against sensitive skin, like scarves or wristwarmers. The colorway is from Spirit-Trail fibers and is semi-solid medium to dark green.

Approx 8 wpi. Heavy worsted to bulky.


US penny for scale

Starting Bid:: $10

Lot 3: The Skies are Full of Snow

Two skeins, totaling four ounces, of handspun merino wool and silk spun from combed top. This is both thinner and more tightly spun than the previous two lots, and I would recommend it for gloves or lace shawls. I'm not sure who dyed the fiber, but the colors are silver grey with blue undertones.

Approx. 14 wpi. Fingering to sport weight.


US penny for scale

Starting Bid:: $10

Lot 4: Grab bag

Used to making small projects? New to handspun yarn and want to experiment? This lot is for you. At least four skeinlets, weighing between .5oz and 1oz each, in at least three colorways. You'll get what you see in the photo below plus samples of any other novelty yarns that come off my wheel or spindles between now and March 6. The skeinlets pictured below are sheeps wool (blue and purple) and a blend of sheepswool, alpaca, mohair and bamboo-derived rayon (red and white candycane stripe)




Starting Bid:: $5

Notes: I am willing to ship anywhere in the world. My home is animal free and smoke free, but I do wear perfume oils. None of the yarn in this auction has a noticeable smell, but I can't guarantee that they are completely scent free for those with sensitivities. I also store all my yarn and fiber together, so there may be stray mohair, wool, or other fibers mixed in with your yarn.

E-mail: freshgreenpepper at gmail

Bidding starts Monday, February 21, 2011, at 12:01 a.m. EST (GMT -5) and ends Sunday, March 6, 2011, at 11:59 p.m. EST.

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Bidding for Lot 1: Goblin Market will begin here.

Re: Lot #1: Goblin Market

$10

Re: Lot #1: Goblin Market

$15

Re: Lot #1: Goblin Market

$20

Re: Lot #1: Goblin Market

$25

Re: Lot #1: Goblin Market

$30

Re: Lot #1: Goblin Market

Hi! You've won the auction for Goblin Market handspun yarn. Please send me your address so I can ship you your yarn and stich markers :)

Re: Lot #1: Goblin Market

Your package has been mailed via USPS. Your tracking number is 0310 2640 0002 1991 8462

Re: Lot #1: Goblin Market

yay! thank you, am looking forward to it's arrival :)

Lot #2: The Forest Has Eyes

Bidding for Lot 2: The Forest Has Eyes will begin here.

Edited at 2011-02-04 05:31 pm (UTC)

Re: Lot #2: The Forest Has Eyes

$10.

Re: Lot #2: The Forest Has Eyes

$12

Re: Lot #2: The Forest Has Eyes

$15

Re: Lot #2: The Forest Has Eyes

$17

Re: Lot #2: The Forest Has Eyes

$20

Re: Lot #2: The Forest Has Eyes

$25

Re: Lot #2: The Forest Has Eyes

$27

Re: Lot #2: The Forest Has Eyes

Your package has been mailed via USPS. Your tracking number is 03102640000219918523

Re: Lot #2: The Forest Has Eyes

Received! I am fondling them squeefully even now. Thank you!

Lot #3: The Skies are Full of Snow

Bidding for Lot 3: The Skies are Full of Snow will begin here.

Re: Lot #3: The Skies are Full of Snow

$10

Re: Lot #3: The Skies are Full of Snow

$15

Re: Lot #3: The Skies are Full of Snow

$20

Re: Lot #3: The Skies are Full of Snow

$25

Re: Lot #3: The Skies are Full of Snow

Your package has been mailed via USPS. See above comment for tracking number :)

Bidding for Lot 4: Grab Bag will begin here.

Re: Lot #4: Grab Bag

$20

Re: Lot #4: Grab Bag

$25

Hi! You've won the auction for a grab bag of handspun yarn. Please email me your address so I can send you your yarn and stitch markers:)

Your package has been mailed. Your tracking number is 03102640000219918493

These all look really tempting; I'd love some more information. You give total ounces for each lot, but could you give a little more detail about weight (bulky vs. worsted vs. sport, wraps per inch, or whatever; wpi is probably the easiest for you to measure)? Thanks!

Forgot to add: info about approximate yardage would also be very helpful.

Edited with info -- I'm very sorry for the delay getting back to you. I didn't own a niddy noddy when I skeined these, so I just wrapped them around my forearm, which makes estimating yardage difficult, but I did give the WPI and the nearest category I think they fall into.

Thank you -- this yarn is absolutely lovely.

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