Sunday, June 10, 2007

For Giveness

I don't know if it's the late Spring that seems to be hitting me like a ton of bricks or all the extraneous (non-knitting-related) things happening in my life, but I have a sudden urge to decrap. Not saying that my stuff is crap in and of itself, but the fact that I have too much of it makes it crap. How many more times can I say crap? Hmmm, crap.

For example, I recently received the Knitting Nature/Last Minute Knitted Gifts bundle that I practically stole for under $11 (you can now pre-order for $54.90) thanks to the quick thinking of Aija. It was a fabulous deal and I do not regret it in the slightest, but it left me with two copies of Knitting Nature. Well, I went online and checked: I had two copies and my public library didn't have any. I am happy to report that this has been rectified.

I even gave them the brand-new copy with the cover on it. I hope it hits the shelves soon.

Ronni of is looking for leftover sock yarn to use for lightweight caps for chemotherapy patients. I had plenty, and I bet you do too!

Stinker helped me fit all that yarn into the tiny envelope. It was a heroic effort to say the least.

I finally gave up and subscribed to IK Knits figuring I buy almost every issue anyway. Well, I received my first issue through the mail; Spring 2007. Now I hate to be a pain, but I had to send them a little note pointing out that, when I sent in my subscription request, Summer 2007 had already been out for a while. Not to mention that I'm already halfway through two of the projects in Spring 2007 (the $1.50 Cardigan and the shawl-who-shall-not-be-named).

I'll wait to see what they say before I pass judgement, but in the meantime I have an extra Spring 2007 issue of IK knits, as well as duplicate issues of Summer and Fall 2006 I picked up at a swap meet when I could not remember which issue Stinker had expressed her displeasure with me on. Anyone want them? They are the subscriber issues, complete with secret passwords even. I would like to trade, seeing as I'm not buying anything for the rest of the year, so let me know if you have a loose skein you'd like to send my way.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sorry, I subscribe to IK myself, but your wanting people's extra yarn for your extra mags made me smile. Great minds think alike! ;-)I just recenty got a whole bunch of wonderful wool from a lady from Knitters Review for some magazines that were just taking up space at my home. Now we're both happy!