Yarn everywhere! My spoils from a fantastic de-stash bash and a proposed trade?

My friend and knitting guru Suzanne had a birthday party recently that carried the theme of "Share Your Craft", and she teamed up with another Stitch 'n Bitch member to also make it a de-stash party. I brought a bag of fabric and miscellaneous crafting goodies to give, but I had no idea how much other people were bringing! Needless to say, I came home with a LOT of yarn, fabric, and knitting needles! I don't have any plans for the ones above, but I'd love some one-skein project ideas from you guys!

The big pile of Fjord is going to become a lap blanket for Johnny, and I'm not sure what I'll do with the white and cream yarns yet.

I also came home with these cute fabrics and colorful needles! But, I cleaned out my own needles and realized I have an extra pair of 11's and 3's, and I was wondering if anyone out in internet-land would fancy a trade?

I really need a needle gauge, any kind will do! Since I have all these vintage plastic and aluminum double-pointed needles and I can't really be sure what size they are, does anyone have an extra gauge they want to trade for the needles above? You can comment here or email me at ohthecuteness@hotmail.com if you do!

I also snatched up this little beauty at the party! I think it's from the 70's, it's in great shape, and it had all these goodies inside! I'm not sure what the hook thingy in the very front of the photo is, anyone have any ideas? Maybe for a latch-hook rug?

And this was also inside! It's the most beautiful packaging for needles I've ever seen! It's very old, and from Germany, and the bottom of the lion label is gilt and so lovely. I took the needles out and glued the tabs shut, and now it lives on the shelf above my desk! 
Many thanks to everyone who brought yarn and other goodies, I'm so happy to have some new stuff to work with this year!


  1. what a great idea for a party!
    and you got some great things.
    those old needle cases are awesome.
    sorry I don't have anything to trade. :(

    1. Thanks! No worries, I ended up buying an awesome needle gauge at the local yarn convention today. Guess I'll just save the needles for the next swap!