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Yarn hogs

Post by lizzie » Fri May 18, 2012 7:21 pm

Does anyone else get pissed off with people who list HUGE stashes of top quality wool on TM - when some of us (i.e. me :roll: ) can't ever buy vintage purls because it obviously gets sold to the 'yarn hogs' within 1 minute of it being listed?

Seriously someone on Ravelry just listed almost 40 skeins of VP! I would dearly love to purchase the odd skein of VP but I never ever get onto their site on time, yet obviously some people are buying up enormous stashes that they clearly have no way of ever knitting up. I feel cheated :rant:

I feel like my 3 yo stamping my foot and yelling that "its not fair" :gaah:
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Re: Yarn hogs

Post by Emma » Fri May 18, 2012 7:27 pm

Yeah! And to make it worse Featherbrush and Olive and Emma both list their yarns when I have other things on and can't use the computer - darn you both being so popular :smt044
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Re: Yarn hogs

Post by Petals » Fri May 18, 2012 8:08 pm

I'm wondering if that TM seller is just selling off the residual stock from Joy of Yarn? They used to stock Vintage Purls. And the seller is based in Carterton.
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Re: Yarn hogs

Post by Khai » Fri May 18, 2012 8:20 pm

There are some seriously addicted people out there. I have seen some pretty huge stashes on Ravelry.

JOY when out of VP yarn a couple of years ago. I'd say that's just a garden variety addict.

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Re: Yarn hogs

Post by lizzie » Fri May 18, 2012 8:31 pm

Khai wrote: I'd say that's just a garden variety addict.
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Re: Yarn hogs

Post by Khai » Fri May 18, 2012 8:38 pm

This is a lady I know, but there are many others - http://www.ravelry.com/people/cnrstone/stash

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Post by lizzie » Fri May 18, 2012 8:45 pm

Khai wrote:This is a lady I know, but there are many others - http://www.ravelry.com/people/cnrstone/stash
OMG! Issues much? Like how many thousands of dollars would that lot cost? Its just not cricket! Meanwhile the rest of us can't get hold of a skein for love nor money :(
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Post by HCsMum » Fri May 18, 2012 9:02 pm

You know you can search peoples stashes for VP up for sale on Rav right?

ETA http://www.ravelry.com/stash/search#cou ... iew=thumbs
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Post by shortly » Fri May 18, 2012 9:16 pm

lizzie wrote:
Khai wrote:This is a lady I know, but there are many others - http://www.ravelry.com/people/cnrstone/stash
OMG! Issues much? Like how many thousands of dollars would that lot cost? Its just not cricket! Meanwhile the rest of us can't get hold of a skein for love nor money :(
Remind me to neither
a) invite you to my craft room
b) list my stash on Ravelry.

In my defence, I've been buying VP for at least 4 years now...
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Post by RachaelD » Fri May 18, 2012 9:21 pm

I had about a dozen skeins that I destashed last week, and I advertised on here.

Morag normally gives a time that the yarn will go up for sale, it is always a Friday now.
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Re: Yarn hogs

Post by Khai » Fri May 18, 2012 9:24 pm

Am feeling practically angelic. :rotfl:

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Re: Yarn hogs

Post by lizzie » Fri May 18, 2012 9:34 pm

RachaelD wrote:
Morag normally gives a time that the yarn will go up for sale, it is always a Friday now.
Yes she does, and to be fair I don't always remember to check, but even when I do remember I still miss out. I'm not sure what time she listed today, but I was on VP at 6.50pm and it was all gone.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not all seriously mad/angry/on the war path, just feeling like I always miss out when there are some who 'get lucky' all the time :lol:
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Re: Yarn hogs

Post by annie » Fri May 18, 2012 11:16 pm

i have 2 skeins of vintage purls sock yarn, one i bought and one was a gift.
i doubt i will ever knit them...or at least not in the next few years...
if i can find them they are yours...can't tell you what colours they are, can't remember.
anyway you can have them...a gift from me to you.
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Re: Yarn hogs

Post by Tentacles » Sat May 19, 2012 7:41 am

Does it matter if you dont get it straight from VP. I know I used to buy a lot, simply because I could log on when she listed but now I never can and ahvent bought for probably nearly 2 years now. There are always loads of people destashing VP so if you want some get it that way? I get a lot of my yarns through destash anyway. Feel fe to browse my VP in stash there are some there I could probably part with, PM me if interested.
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Re: Yarn hogs

Post by Claude30 » Sat May 19, 2012 9:10 am

Just out of curiosity the person who has listed all the VP on TM at the moment is this a person destashing or is it VP or a someone who used to stock it. They are from Wairapa I think - but they have a lot and really yummy colours too.

And I agree I am never quick enough to get any yummy yarns off out Tnn ladies, I normally remember a day too late.
Khai wrote:This is a lady I know, but there are many others - http://www.ravelry.com/people/cnrstone/stash
OMG did anyone notice though that she has 8 hundred and something in stash but only 5 in the knited used tab. I thought that was a bit weird.
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