Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Growing on the destashing thing

I did a destashing a few years ago, and wound up giving the Knitting Connection about 7 boxes of odds and ends of stuff.

My problem is, if I figure that I can live without it anymore, well, why would anyone else want it? I can't get my imagination around people wanting to pay money for something I don't want anymore.

On the other hand, I definitely have a case of having eyes bigger than my hands. I buy much more yarn than I can possibly knit up myself. Some of it in colors that really don't flatter me. Some of it for projects that I lose interest in before I get them started. Should I realize some cash if there's someone else out there looking to buy?

How does one figure out what price for 2nd hand, first quality yarn? Lynne in the comments pointed me to the Destash blog, which looks handy. My other big issue is coming to terms with Paypal. At the moment I can tell what's spam, because I don't have a Paypal account and therefore anything purporting to be about such an account (lots) is fake. I'm not sure how Paypal works, but I suppose I'd best investigate.

Anyone want to comment on their experiences buying or selling stash? How do you go about it?

I've always been interested in swapping stash. Maybe people at knitting group would be interested, too? There are a few sweater's worth of yarn marinating in moth cookies in my stash that I have plans for, but that leaves a lot of other things...
If you are leery of using Paypal, what about Black-Dog Knits' "Give Yarn for Good Karma" on Blogspot? I was able to exchange some lighter season pattern magazines for a winter one.
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