It’s not my birthday but it felt like it this morning. There were lots of parcels left on my doorstep.
Now for the good stuff:
The last of my Ravelry trade parcels came. I’ve been swapping some unwanted books for yarn & fibre. The first was from Susie who sent me Pink. I’m taking part in 2 pink projects at the moment. The concepts are basically the same. Knit/crochet pink coloured scrumbles to be later assembled into garments/bags/something that will be auctioned to raise money for Breast Cancer Research. One is organised on Ravelry by Prudence Mapstone & the other is through Jenny Dowde’s Yahoo group (but there is mention of it on her Ravelry group).
I don’t have a lot of pink in my stash…I found a couple of oddments & a couple more at the op shop so Susie’s contribution is awesome.
And there was also a ball of something (Moda Vera Bamboo/cotton) & a cute card just for me. Thanks Susie!
Next was a box full of pencil roving from Sarah. No excuses for not trying out that spindle now. There is heaps here, should keep me busy for quite a while. Thanks Sarah!
The last parcel is actually some yarn that I purchased. But I “had” to. I have the project for it, just couldn’t find the right yarn. Also this was on special, so close to half price, so how could I let that pass me by. Thanks Tapestry Craft!
In my defence for spending on yarn (even if it was half price) is the increase in income from ebay selling. I did list 2 books & both have sold. One was a quilting book and the other was a little gem I found at a second hand book sale, a vintage dressmaking book that I bought for 25 cents. This 25 cent investment just returned over $70. I was so pleased. I just had a feeling when I saw that book that it was worth something and for 25 cents I had nothing to lose.
I also have some more crafty type books that I will be listing in the next week or so. I feel the urge to have a big clean out (need room for more yarn!)