I've done a lot of soul searching lately concerning my inability to knit or spin. My joints are not getting better and I have really now begun to associate these activities with pain.
So, what does this mean? It means that I am going to go ahead and just give it up. Not put it aside for a time when things might get better, but actually draw a line in the sand and say, "enough". Surrounding myself with knitting books and my wheel and my needles just makes me sad.
Now, if you're from around these parts, you might be aware that the group I run, Charitable Crafters, has a fundraising garage sale every spring. Normally, I would just save my stuff for this event and "donate" the profits.
Well, not this time...
This time, I have a mission. I have a goal.
I want to set this hobby down and pick up beekeeping.
So, I am going to list the books I have for sale as well as my wheel. Hopefully I can sell most of the things without having to go onto ebay.
Please check it out, let me know if you want something, and if you are from out of the area, I will ship it to you media mail. I don't plan on shipping my wheel though so you'd have to pick that up.
Beading on Fabric - $10 SOLD
Confessions of a Knitting Heretic (autographed)-$5
The Mitten Book (hardcover)-$20 SOLD
Knitting Without Tears (hardcover from 1971) $25 SOLD
The Opinionated Knitter $25 SOLD
Knitted Babes $10
Dream Toys $9
Knitting With Bits and Pieces $10 SOLD
Folk Mittens-softcover with a crease in the corner of the cover $13
Folk Socks (softcover with some wear) $10 SOLD
Mason Dixon Knitting (like new) $16
Knitted Flowers $14 SOLD
Doodle Stitching $10
Sublime Stitching (new) $13 SOLD
A-Z of Embroidered Motifs $12(Can't find the exact match online but this is a new book and a great embroidery reference book)
Exploring Textile Arts $10
Viking Patterns for Knitting $12 (hardcover with one page in back that has notes written in ink, nothing distracting)SOLD
Fair Isle Sweaters Simplified $16
Mosaic Knitting $30 SOLD
Twisted Sisters Sock Workbook (small thumb sized smudge of dye on inside cover) $10
Kids, Kids, Kids$11
Easy To Make Knitted Toys $5 SOLD
Knitted Toys $11
Knitting Over The Edge $14 SOLD
Knitting In America $8 SOLD
The Yarn Stash Workbook $16 SOLD
Anatolian Knitting Designs $20 SOLD
Homespun Handknit $9
Unexpected Knitting $30 SOLD
New Patchwork Knitting Fashion for Children $23 SOLD
Freeformations $13 SOLD
Never Too Many Handbags $10 SOLD
Freeform Knitting and Crochet $12 SOLD
Style Your Own Kids'Knits $7
Enchanted Knitting $40
Spinning Designer Yarns $7 SOLD
I also have a Louet S10 spinning wheel for $350 which is in great shape and comes with 3 large bobbins. You can literally spin for hours without changing the bobbin on this wheel. If you're interested, get in touch with me to arrange a time to check it out. I will not ship this wheel.
And on second thought, I believe I will throw in my Bernina Bernette sewing machine which is only 6 months old, in great condition, and is my "second" sewing machine which I seem to never use. Bought it for $249, I'll sell it for $150.
So, there it is for now. I'll put up my collection of knitting needles later...
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested in anything.