They drop the box once a month – and I had no idea how popular it was. At the 5pm (Eastern) drop, I was there waiting and refreshing. When the items popped up in the store, I selected, picked my address, checked out, went to paypal to pay, paid, clicked back to etsy and 1/3 of the items were gone. I clicked refresh and 2/3 of the items were gone. I clicked refresh and they were ALL gone – sold out in 90 seconds. Amazing.
One of my favorite things about knitting is having something small and needing to be creative on how to “make it work” The sample of handspun yarn from Northstar Alpacas “spoke” to me. I decided it would be a great stripe on a hat, I took it upstairs and found the yarn to use for the base color that made me happy – (from Larkspur Funny Farm).
I made it up as I went along and I really do love the Northstar Yarn.
I think my goal is to use this box for hats for Comfed Out Kaiser for the winter – I like the idea of using the samples as inspiration.
Next up – This superfine merino yarn from By Rebekah With Love – I usually don’t love merino – but this is *so soft* Like alpaca/bunny smackdown quality soft.
edited: so I was going to have this hat done in time for next week – uh – weather sucked today and I had a headache so I went for it. The color of the awesome Candy Apple doesn’t show as well here, but I’m overall pleased with the hat. I used the superfine merino yarn from By Rebekah With Love and then two yarns from Shady Side Farm Studio.