To stash or not to stash, that is the question. With all due apologies to Willy S., the question of acquiring a stash is always the issue. There are those who do and those who don’t. Those who don’t prefer to buy yarn only as the need arises, thereby having a clean weaving area and places to put things that don’t involve hiding them under beds or in unused suitcases.
I, as you might imagine, am of the buy-as-much-yarn-as-you-can-find-room-to-store school. As I have been weaving since the 70’s, my stash is the stuff of legends. (Victoria tells me repeatedly that I am not allowed to die. That is said with love and a lot of fear.) My reason for so much yarn is that I have a fantasy that I awaken in the early dawn with a killer idea for something I want to make that can’t wait. Because of the size of my stash, I have exactly the right yarn, size, color, etc., hence the reason for the accumulation.
Now in all these years, my muse has never struck early in the morning, and if she did, I would tell her to come back at a more reasonable hour. Should this ever happen, however, I am ready! All of this musing brings me to the real reason for this article, our latest yarn sale.
We have been asked by a friend and longtime guild member who is no longer weaving to sell her stash. She was a representative from the guild to Silk City Yarns. Silk City does not deal directly with the public, only through a dealer. As you might imagine, there is a lot of yarn. Silk City has all kinds of fibers and yarns and they are all first rate. While I am sure there is some silk, there is much other as well.
Victoria and I moved over 20 black garbage bass and 9 boxes full of yarn. It took us two cars and two trips to get it all to my house. We have not yet seen the yarn as it was packaged before we arrived. There will also be a lot of weaving books, a table top tapestry loom, a Quill penguin spinning wheel, and a Japanese braiding stand. Other things my turn up as we go through the bags and boxes.
All of this and probably much more will be for sale on Saturday, May 31st from 9 am to 4 pm. After 1:30 pm I will do my usual bag for a buck on the yarn only. Get what you want early and come back to get what is left. My house is at 2980 Washington Blvd. Cleveland Hts., 44118. Telephone is 216-932-3730.
Although the people who help me price the yarn do get first choice on the yarn, nothing else will be sold before the day of the sale. If there is equipment you are interested in, show up on sale day.
Hope to see many of you on May 31st!