|Hand dyed yarn from ForestGreener on eBay|
I am guilty of lurking on eBay, usually in search of vintage knitting needles and slightly used books. I really was just a tad curious when I typed in Madelinetosh, Malabrigo and Manos in the search box. I was doing research, really. Just comparison shopping. I swear!
I fell into the rabbit hole of yarn purchases, really, really my foot just slipped. I know I saw Alice working a royal and white Fair Isle hat as I plummeted downwards. When I plunked down on the bottom, I found colors and prices that stunned and hypnotized me. I found myself scanning "just one more" page of images, and being lulled into the concept of getting mail, getting mail with fiber inside, fiber in glorious colors! You can see where this is going right?
|ForestGreener of eBay, five skeins purchased for 9.99 last year.|
After lurking on eBay and shopping from a few vendors, I decided to make the plunge with hopes of amassing an array of knitted items for our school's Christmas Fair. Last week I was pleasantly surprised with a number of mailers stuffed with yarn. Here is what I got.
|Lot of Morehouse Merino, 8 hanks/150 yards each, $10.50 plus shipping. (Starting price was $7.50). This was from another eBay vendor. Morehouse Yarn is from a small family business in Maine.|
Pure wool, Icelandic yarn, colors of rose, gold, teal and peach. Two hanks, 150 yards each.
|Pure worsted weight wool, five hanks, 100 yards each, colors of lavender, mauve and taupe, $9.99 plus shipping.|
|Cashmere wool blend laceweight, six balls of multiple strands, ball yardage totals 675 yards, if separated into solid single strands, yardage is 2700. Price, $9.99 plus shipping.|
|Pure wool, Icelandic yarn, two hanks, 150 yards, color brown, pink and peach. Price, $10.49 plus shipping.|
|Pure worsted weight wool, four hanks, 100 yards each, colors of brown and ocher. Price, $9.99 plus shipping.|
|Pure worsted weight wool, five hanks, 100 yards each, color grass green. Price $10.49, plus shipping.|
I want you to know about ForestGreener and eBay shopping for a couple of reasons. The value of her yarn is very good; most of my orders were for 500 yards, most were won for a price of 9.99 plus shipping. The quality of the yarn is not as silky soft as Malabrigo, but it is a sturdy workable yarn that softens with a soak in wool wash and blocking. Her color combinations are unique and whimsical. The saturation of color varies between skeins a bit, but I have been very happy so far with how the knitting has worked up.
I have been very pleased with each purchase from ForestGreener; she ships promptly, she will combine orders with reduced postal charge, and she includes washing instructions and a colorful cardstock ruler. So, venture forth if you dare. Let me know if you end up a winner???