Knitters : get your needles ready

April 15th, 2009

When I put out a request for guest cluttercasters,   I didn’t expect door to door service.  But almost immediately, my friend Lynne showed up for an overnight visit, and  arrived on my doorstep with a huge bag of yarn.   She’s commiserated with me over clutter and made good on her promise to clear out some of hers.   

A few years ago, Lynne  became a manic knitter— she turns out the most incredibly gorgeous blankets like a knitting machine, even starting a business.   Her output has slowed down and maybe even a machine couldn’t finish knitting the yarn waiting in her house.    So she’s sharing a big batch of it:   22 balls of yarn in a mix of colors—- some of it pictured here.  Lots of hours are represented by this bag— the possibilities are limited only by the imagination. (And don’t even get me started on how much yarn is sitting in my own house.)

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How to win:    Since this item is a gift shared by a friend,  you can win this bag if you share Cluttercast with a friend.    Have your friend  subscribe to Cluttercast and then leave me your comment and let me know you would like the yarn.  

This item will close at noon PST Saturday April 18.

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  1. April 15th, 2009 at 06:18 | #1

    My grandmother lives in a Leisure World community and her knitting group knits hats and sweaters for under-priviledged kids in neighboring communities. I’m sure there are other similar groups who would love a yarn donation. Just an idea for anyone who has extra unused yarn laying around.

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  2. April 15th, 2009 at 16:32 | #2

    I just learned to knit within the last few months. I have knitted myself a scarf and I would like to try a few more and give them as gifts. Then try a blanket and who knows what else. Our family has a huge reunion every 3 years and this summer we are having a silent auction. It would be cool to make some scarfs and auction them off to put more money into our “reunion fund”! Thanks so much!
    Staciele(at)netins(dot)net

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  3. Elisabet Vigeant
    April 15th, 2009 at 17:19 | #3

    I shared with my friend VG who is a knitter. She knits mittens and socks for needy children. Last year she made 75 pairs of mittens and gave them all away. She is always looking for yarn. We also sell some and give the money to charity.
    Elisabet

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  4. April 16th, 2009 at 08:30 | #4

    I started knitting and crocheting a little while ago and I love it! I would love to have some different colors of yarn to try out. I subscribed my sister!

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  5. April 16th, 2009 at 08:37 | #5

    I’ve shared your web site with several friends including my daughter. You have a fabulous blog here and will go a long way toward helping others de-clutter. I even twittered the yarn give away to my 1800++ followers. I would love to win the giveaway myself, as I am a prolific knitter. I knit things for my website for sale, and I also knit for Charities. I just love to knit!! Thanks for such a fabulous give-away!

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  6. April 16th, 2009 at 16:57 | #6

    I am sending this site to many of my knitting friends. I am a new knitter and I’m having fun making pretty purses, scarves, hats and looking forward to trying other things.

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  7. April 16th, 2009 at 17:40 | #7

    I actually want to nominate my friend who crochets for the organization Project Linus. They make blankets for those in need, children at shelters, folks in retirment homes who have no families, and such. Its a great organization,and this would be a blessing for them!!

    I twittered and added it to Facebook!

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  8. April 17th, 2009 at 09:54 | #8

    I come from a family full of crocheters, also a couple of knitters thrown in to the bunch. I am sure we could make great use of all of this great yarn. I am new to cluttercast. I will be nominating my Sis In Law who loves to gift others with things she makes. Thanks!

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  9. Gini McLaughlin
    April 17th, 2009 at 11:45 | #9

    I was one of the knitters who were told about Cluttercast by Loretta Carstensen. We have a group of dedicated knitters (and crocheters too) who meet weekly and make baby items for the local hospital and helmet liners and lap robes for the USO. We are always looking for donations of yarn, needles, etc. to use for them. Thanks for the opportunity to win this yarn. I will be sharing Cluttercast with other knitting friends too!

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  10. Martha Aparicio
    April 17th, 2009 at 13:00 | #10

    In usual fashion of women being great networkers, I learned of Cluttercast and your yarn-opportunity-drawing from Gini McLaughlin, who learned it from Loretta Carstensen. I am a member of the Knitting Circle, a group of women who meet weekly to knit and chat. I am also a USO volunteer, and several of the members of our group are knitting (or crocheting) lap robes for service men and women who are wheelchair bound from amputee procedure. We also knit/crochet head caps that fit under their helmets. In addition another lady has started us creating baby caps for the neo-natal unit at one of the local hospitals. Winning a basket of yarn would give us supplies to use for the above noted projects. I, too, will share Cluttercast with friends and family who are knitters. Thanks!

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  11. April 18th, 2009 at 11:21 | #11

    Loretta Cartstensen has just started making gorgeous knit purses! I told her and she told other friends, who I see also commented here. She is a good soul and always volunteering :-) Loretta would definitely turn this yarn into works of art!

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  12. April 18th, 2009 at 12:00 | #12

    I will be posting tomorrow about the yarn–but I’ve just been reading comments and thinking what a fantastic group of people are finding Cluttercast and joining this already wonderful community. Thank you all.

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  13. Gini McLaughlin
    April 19th, 2009 at 09:55 | #13

    @Darryle Pollack
    Just to clarify how we all know each other: Martha, Loretta and I (Gini) all belong to the same Knitting Circle at our local senior center. Martha also does other volunteer work for the USO, and Loretta volunteers at one of the local hospitals. We are all avid knitters and would love to share the yarn with all the members of our Knitting Circle to use for charity projects. Thanks!

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  14. April 23rd, 2009 at 16:59 | #14

    I would ove some of the yarn. Now in May I have an activity called Wings for Hope for Lupus Awareness and I’m making hats for patients with Lupus that have lost their hair and decorating it with butterflies.

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