ebay auction $4.01 (+$3.75 shipping)
i collect old zimmermann publications. i was introduced to the wool gathering series by carolyn of stitches, who kindly lent me her entire collection. i really enjoyed reading them. i didn't care for the newer ones. i had to have the older ones.
so i set out looking for them. and by pure luck, there was a collection up for bid on ebay. the seller had splitted it into two auctions. the day the auctions ended happened to be a day i had to be on the road. so i had g watch the bidding for me. i left her careful instructions: win at any cost. the stress of aggressive bidding on back to back auctions just about killed her. but she did it.
my $250 collection happens to miss this very issue, the one i wanted most. so i set a permanent search for it on ebay. it had been on auction many times over the years but i could never manage to win. until last week. and for pocket change.
i also got this next item last week but at a thrift store in town.
2 oz 100% acrylic $.99
i bought it for the label. i love the colors and the hand illustration. i wonder how old it is. there isn't much information on the band other than: super yarn mart! los angeles, ca 90015.
i wish more yarn labels were as charming.