It’s that time of year where I need to raise money for more inventory — having dyed all that I have available, I am now without yarn AND without sufficient money to get more.
I have an order prepared already with my supplier; I just need to click the final “submit order” button, to get 9 cones of Phydlbitz Sock and 9 cones of Primo Lace. But it will take nearly $2,000 to make it happen — yarn, plus shipping and new dye supplies because I’m nearly out of a few certain essential colors. If I can raise the whole $2,000 for these 18 skeins it will provide me with enough yarn to survive the summer, since much of it can be sold to buy even more yarn. 🙂
One of the nicest ways to raise funds is with the Buy-a-Cone method — where you pay for a cone for me and you get 3 (or 4) skeins off the top for yourself — it works out roughly the same price as individual skeins for you, PLUS your shipping is already included. 🙂
Those skeins can be set aside for you to request custom dyes later, OR held as credit where you can claim future Blog Reader Specials as they come available, OR you can even designate your skeins as a gift for someone else to get a custom dye or claim some BRS. You can get more information on the Building Inventory page. The yarns listed there are the regular ones I use all the time, so it is easy to calculate how many of those I need.
I have recently been informed that my supplier just added some other new Merino yarns (one a sport wt, the other a DK wt.), but they don’t appear to have been added to their regular shopping cart pages yet; and they also added other yarns earlier this year that I’d like to try when I have extra money to try new things. If you’d like to help out toward some other type of yarn, feel free to use the Building Inventory page and select Lovely Sock and just write “get what is needed” and you’ll still get free skeins of whatever new yarns I can get. 🙂
I’d like to place the order by Friday for as much as I can get, and I can do another order on Monday or Tuesday if more money comes available.
Of course, Paypal’s “Send Money” option works, but taking hand-outs isn’t as much fun for me as being able to give something back for your help.