Breast Cancer Stash Sale

In November, I will be walking the Breast Cancer 3-Day in San Diego. This is the 3rd year I’ll be participating. In 2005, I walked 60 miles in Tampa, Florida. In 2006, I volunteered to work the walker camp in Boston and spent four days setting up and taking down camp, collecting trash at meals, and keeping walkers from passing out in hot tents after they finished walking for the day. It’s a big commitment. Not only of time and physical endurance, but also in fundraising. One of the ways I’m raising funds this year is by having a stash sale, so you can help!

The Rules:

If you want something listed below, send me an e-mail message telling me which lot number(s) you want and your zip code so I can estimate shipping costs (I plan to ship Priority from 02474). If you are the first person to respond for a lot/item, it’s yours!

I’ll reply telling you if it’s yours and giving you a total including shipping costs. Then you will go to my Donation Page and make a tax-deductible for that amount. The donation page accepts credit cards, debit cards, or electronic checks from U.S. checking accounts. When you get the confirmation e-mail for your donation, forward it to me. Then I will mail your package!

That’s right, you don’t send me money, you just make donations! And no one will be upset if you donate extra!

Please note that I have a non-smoking home with a resident feline.

There’s a lot of gems, keep scrolling down!

The Goods:

Lot 1: Intro to Dyeing, part 1: $20


Get started dyeing safely with these food dyes.

  • Kool-Aid packets in many colors, er, flavors: Lemon-Lime (25), Arctic Apple Green (10), Blue Moon Berry (10), plus others.
  • Easter Egg dye (more than 150 grams of pellets)
  • Plastic food containers for use in microwaving dyed yarn to set it (should only ever be used for dye)
  • Plastic collanders to rinse dyed yarn (should only ever be used for dye)

See below for dyeable yarn offerings.

Lot 5: Stylish Knitting: $50

Jordana Paige Knitter’s Messenger Bag

Navy and Black. Bought at Stitches West 2006, lightly used. It’s a gorgeous bag, I just found it wasn’t working for me. Has a bunch of pockets, special snap rings for feeding yarn out the side, and a clear pocket inside the main flap for holding a pattern.

Claimed! Lot 6: Modern Vogue Knitting $5

  • Winter 2004/2005
  • Spring/Summer 2006

Claimed! Lot 7: Less Modern Vogue Knitting $10

  • Holiday 1986
  • Holiday 1987
  • Spring/Summer 1994 (missing cover)
  • Fall 1999

Claimed! Lot 8: Knitters Magazines $10

  • Winter 1999
  • Summer 2003
  • Fall 2004
  • Spring 2005

Claimed Lot 9: Interweave Magazines $5

  • Knits Fall 2003
  • Knits Summer 2003

Lot 10: Misc Magazines $7

  • Knit It! Fall 2006
  • Simply Knitting Issue #15 May 2006

Lot 11: Misc Knitting Tools $15

  • Point protectors
  • Large and small yarn bobbins
  • Yarn “bras” (6)
  • Misc needles (size 8 straights, size 8 circulars)
  • Mini Loopa (from Simply Knitting, makes loopy scarves)
  • Bucilla Doodle-Loom pom-pom maker - 3 sizes up to 4-inches, handy zipper case
  • Susan Bates split-lock stitch markers

Lot 12: Fuzzy Fuzzy $10

  • 2 skeins of Lion Brand Polarspun in Polar Purple
  • 2 skeins of unidentified white chenille-like yarn

Claimed! Lot 39: Purple Shetland $10

100% Shetland wool, 2 ply (50g approx 225 meters). Left over from my Mermaid jacket.

  • Light purple: 22 grams
  • Med purple: 50g, 24g
  • Dark purple: 24g, 16g, 2g

Lot 13: Squiggle $10

4 balls of Skacel Evo in color 1178 - reds/pinks

Lot 15: Fuzzy 2 $5

2 balls of Bernat Boa in purples

Claimed! Lot 24: Alpaca 5 $7

2 skeins of Blue Sky Alpacas 100% Alpaca sport weight, oatmeal (100% Alpaca, sport weight, 2oz/120 yds).

Claimed! Lot 29: Socks! 4 $10

1 skein of Opal Elemente in 1075 (blues and greys) (75% Superwash Wool/25% Polyamide, 100g/425m).

Claimed! Lot 30: Socks! 4 $10

1 skein of Opal Elemente in 1078 (lime green, orange, dark blue) (75% Superwash Wool/25% Polyamide, 100g/425m).

Claimed! Lot 31: Socks! 4 $10

1 skein of Opal Mosaik in 1111 (blacks or really dark blues) (75% Superwash Wool/25% Polyamide, 100g/425m).

Lot 35: Novelty 2 $10


10 balls of Bernat Matix ladder yarn, #2110 silver (62% Nylon/38% Polyester, 50g/140yd). Slippery yarn wound into cakes and stored in ziplocks. I started a project and then something else became more appropriate.

Lot 37: Acrylic Wonderland White $10

  • 1 partial skein Caron Perfect match, white (100% Acrylic, worsted weight, 5oz)
  • 2 skeins, 1 partial (1 oz) Caron Cuddle Soft, white (100% Acrylic, sport weight, 1.75oz)
  • 1 skein, Lion Brand Jamie, white (100% Acrylic, sport weight, 1.75oz/196yd)
  • 1 partial skein, Lion Brand Baby Soft, white (60% Acrylic/40% Polyamide, sport weight, 4oz)
  • 1 skein Caron Winkuk, white (100% Acrylic, worsted weight, 3oz/150yds)
  • 1 skein Reynolds Utopia Sport, white (100% Courtelle Acrylic, sport weight, 50g/180yd)

Lot 38: Acrylic Wonderland Colors $15

  • 1 skein Red Heart Multicolor, #317 Reef Stripe - yellow, orange, dark blue, light blue, green (100% Acrylic, worsted weight, 6oz)
  • 1 skein Caron Wintuk, #3251 Holiday Green (100% Acrylic, worsted weight, 3oz/150yds)
  • partial ball of mystery dark green worsted acrylic, 62g
  • 1 skein Red Heart Sport, #230 Yellow (100% Acrylic, sport weight, 2.5oz)
  • partial skein Caron Wintuck, #3009 Black (100% Acrylic, worsted weight, 68g)
  • 1 skein Red Heart Classic, #633 Dark Sage (100% Acrylic, worsted weight, 3.5 oz)
  • 1 skein Reynolds Utopia Sport, #2104 Black (100% Courtelle Acrylic, sport weight, 50g/180yd)
  • partial skein Reynolds Utopia Sport, #2188 Red (100% Courtelle Acrylic, sport weight, 12g)