This Yarn Needs a Home!


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Cones of stuff I won’t be using and I don’t know how many yards are on each. An estate find sent my direction to sell.   $10 + shipping (each) for the yellow and light pink cones.  $8 + shipping for the pink rose (smallest) cone.

Here’s what I know for now:

According to our bathroom scale (I’m not sure how accurate this is, but it’s a ball park at least), the yellow one weighs around 3.5 to 4.5 pounds, the medium sized cone is around 2 pounds and the smaller cone is about 1.5 pounds.  The yellow cone is 8 inches wide at the bottom, 6 inches wide at the top, 7 inches high and hefty.  These are estate finds and the outer thread layer appears worn or slightly dusty from sitting on a shelf.  I’d take that top outer layer off before using.

As far as yarn weights:

It’s probably difficult to see the labels well enough to read in the photos. The light pink and rose are both 20/2, marl rayon/cotton blend and are from Phoenix Dye Works in Cleveland, OH.  These blends seem obviously 1 ply being the cotton and 1 ply being the rayon, with the rayon twist providing a bit of sheen.

The yellow is 10/1, 60% cotton, 20% acrylic, 20% viscose, from Hohenberg Co. and made in Italy.  Soft and squishy on the cone.

Also, see the close up photos for the best representation of the colors. The official colors are “yellow,” “light pink,” and “pink.”  The yellow is an ice yellow, not a golden yellow.  The light pink is baby pink and the “pink” is more what I’d call a more of a rose, but not too dusty in color.  I know the rose cone looks a little salmon, but that’s the camera, not the actual color.

Within the US, I can ship in a flat-rate box for $10.95.  I’ll find out exact postal weights and shipping and update this post.


UPDATE:  OK, here are the official USPS postal rates.

Domestic:

  • Yellow alone: just under 4 pounds with box – $10.66 parcel post; $14.35 priority
  • Lt. Pink alone: 2.5 pounds with box – $9.27 parcel or $11.15 priority
  • Rose alone: 1.5 pounds with box – $7.62 parcel and $9.15 priority
  • all three: 8 pounds – $13.76 parcel and $21.75 regular priority or I may be able to split into two shipments for less at flat rate.  Problem is size of the boxes.

UPDATE III:

  • OK, I went back to the post office again.  For the yellow cone combined with the smallest pink rose colored cone, domestic (inside the US shipping) is $17.50 regular priority and $12.37 for parcel post.
  • Also, I found an error in the info above for shipping all three cones, which I’ve now corrected.
  • I cannot ship the yellow cone in any flat rate priority box – it’s just too big to fit.

Canada:

  • Yellow alone – $15.79 1st class; $35.50 flat rate priority (there is no international parcel post anymore)
  • Lt. Pink alone – $10.89 1st class; $35.50 flat rate priority
  • Rose alone – $6.97 1st class; $35.50 flat rate priority
  • All three – $32.35 1st class; $35.50 flat rate priority (includes insurance for free)
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11 responses to “This Yarn Needs a Home!

  1. Richard

    how much to send to Ontario Canada ? add five bucks if sounds good to you I like the yellow one 🙂 freakymoonites on twitter

    • Hi Richard, Thanks for dropping by. Make it 10 bucks and you have a deal. I’ll have to take a trip to the post office to find out exact weight and shipping cost.

      Here’s what I know for now:

      According to our bathroom scale (I’m not sure how accurate this is, but it’s a ball park at least), the yellow one weighs around 3.5 to 4.5 pounds, the medium sized cone is around 2 pounds and the smaller cone is about 1.5 pounds. The yellow cone is 8 inches wide at the bottom, 6 inches wide at the top, 7 inches high and hefty.

      Within the US, I can ship in a flat-rate box for $10.95. I’ll find out the exact postal weight and get back with you about shipping to Canada by Monday evening?

      Thanks for your interest!

  2. Richard

    I fogot to ask do you use paypal? and the price sound good I’m thinking shipping might be about six or eight buck I’ll be checking back on Monday thanks for posting here and in twitter.

  3. Leah

    Do you know what weight the pink thread is? Or at least what it is close to?

  4. Richard

    not to be a pest or rushy just wondering if you checked the price for shipping to Canada yet, the weight gives me time to gather the money.

    • Hey Richard,

      I finally got all the info and updated the post now. Sorry it took longer than I expected because I didn’t know I couldn’t just use the auto-postal machines at night for international quotes, so I had to come in today and wait in line to talk to a live person. I put all the info above. I also learned that there’s no way to insure any of them alone, only when the weight gets higher do I have an option of insurance for shipping to Canada.

      So see what you think and if it’s worth it to ship. I just noticed your other question – yes I do take paypal. 🙂

      Blessings,
      Julia

  5. Richard

    shoot I had $50.00 in paypal and somebody took it, also I purchased some bobbins from e-bay lol if you still have all three by the first week of March I’ll take all three at ten bucks each at the flate shipping rate if you don’t sell them before then. read you in twitter 🙂

  6. Hi Julia:
    I am interested in getting the darker pink and the yellow. Are the 2 of those $18? With the shipping for both coming to $22.76 anyway it could be alittle less? I know the yellow looks to be quite heavy. Should be a beautiful crocheted shawlette w/double strands.
    Thanks. I Will be ready to pay by Wednesday evening or Thursday.

    • Hi Cheryl,

      That’s correct $18 for the two + shipping. I’d like to see if there’s a flat rate box that the two could fit in together, because it might be much cheaper if they have one. Providing we don’t get any ice here tomorrow, why don’t you let me talk to the local USPS and find out?

      The whole yellow cone weighs just under 4 pounds, but the yarn/thread weight is 10/1. Combined weight for both cones is about 5.5 pounds.

      I’ll update again with the combined weight/cost for the two you’re interested in after I talk with the USPS again.

      And thanks for your interest!

      Blessings,
      Julia

    • OK I have now updated the post again with new shipping info and made a correction to the domestic shipping for all three.

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