Okay, so someone (can’t say who yet – it’s a secret) saw my new handpainted yarn and wants to stock it.

One hundred and fifty skeins of it.


Okay, but here’s my dilemma:

I have to find a less-expensive-but-still-gorgeous yarn than the one I’ve been using (Louet) as:

$12 gross profit – $10 cost of yarn and dye + 4 hours of work = not a whole heck of a lot of cash.

So, here’s my question: does anyone know a nice, inexpensive place to by undyed yarn?

Like straight from the mill, or whatever?


About Angela

My name is Angela. I am a 28 year old psych and criminology graduate, but I'd rather not diagnose you. I am a cuddle-slut. I can recite the entire script of The Princess Bride, (including accents) and believe that the meaning of life is contained within. Polyanna, Snap.com commercials, and Oprah 'reunion shows' make me cry. I can whistle and hum at the same time, but I cannot touch my toes. I am an expert in both listening and talking. I look good in orange. I am a writer. I kick ass in Gin, Hearts, and Cribbage but I don't understand Canasta or Bridge. I can be heard singing Broadway numbers from my shower, and have dressed up as a viking princess, (complete with aluminum foil breast plate) The Phantom of the Opera, and a Ghostbuster for Hallowe'en. I have a bird named Bean. I have a brother named Adam. They are not related. I like vanilla body lotion, peanut butter, saunas, Jim Carrey, broccoli, pets, TheOnion.com, Muppets, Kevin Smith, Corelle dishes, dry erase white-boards, Barenaked Ladies, Philosophy, the letter J, Harry Potter, picture frames, swimming, quilting, Michael Moore, genealogy, Raggedy Anne, tacky 50's tchotchke, 'Idiot's Complete Guide To' books, tweezers, feather pillows, polar dips, aquariums, Martin Luther King Jr., and Dr. Pepper. I don't like meat, gossips, cooked carrots, American Idol, mosquitoes, sweating, politics, public washrooms, tardiness, tuition, hunting, pat answers, pick up lines, brown bananas, cliches, pine scented air freshener, Kevin Costner, bacon, candied apples, pro-wrestling, humidity, and hypocrisy. Books I've read recently The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Dark Tower, When Nietzsche Wept, What's So Amazing About Grace?, Catcher in the Rye, Not Wanted On the Voyage, The Red Tent, The Little Prince, The Way the Crow Flies, Slaughterhouse-Five, The Poisonwood Bible, The Fall, The Knot of Vipers, Calculating God, The Chrysalids, Sick Puppy, Nineteen Eighty-Four, Franny and Zooey, The Brothers Karamazov, and jPod. I am slightly neurotic. No I'm not. Yes I am.

5 responses »

  1. Maybe you could buy from Louet but at a wholesale price on cones rather than in skeins…

    Jaggerspun sells in cones, but it’s not the same spin/softness as the Louet…

    I’ve heard people use Kona superwash too — I’d look into that…

    Boogie Knits offer’s undyed Henry’s Attic Yarns http://www.spunkyhats.com/acc_yarnbulk.htm

    Good luck! It’s a lot of work!!!

  2. Michelle: I’m so pleased that there is (at least a little) intrest. How horrible to make a product that no one wants?

    Jennie: Thanks!

    Meghan: Thanks for sourcing for me. I ended up going with Henry’s Attic, but I got it straight from the mill, so I got (what I think is) a pretty good deal.


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