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Posted - 12/16/2005 :  12:14:01 PM  Show Profile  Visit GFTC's Homepage Send GFTC a Private Message
Suppose you won a knitting lottery and the prize is $500. The small print is that it can only be spent on knitting related things and must be spent within the next 2 weeks. It can be spent anywhere and everywhere with no minimum or maximum in any one place.

What would you buy and where would you buy it?

note: This is a hypothetical question just for fun while I'm waiting for my mandel bread to finish baking.


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Posted - 12/16/2005 :  12:17:24 PM  Show Profile  Visit Chappysmom's Homepage Send Chappysmom a Private Message
One word. Cashmere.

Deb in NJ
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Warming Up

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Posted - 12/16/2005 :  12:22:43 PM  Show Profile Send jenniferquinn a Private Message
I love Colinette! I would order yarn, yarn, yarn, and pattern books.... Probably lots of Point Five, a throw kit, etc. And I would order from overseas so I could get even more for the money!
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Posted - 12/16/2005 :  12:47:17 PM  Show Profile  Visit RobA's Homepage Send RobA a Private Message
I'm with Deb -- cashmere to knit something luxurious. The whole experience would be luxurious, first knitting with the cashmere, then wearing it!

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Posted - 12/16/2005 :  12:50:31 PM  Show Profile  Visit Rho's Homepage Send Rho a Private Message
Since I am new to knitting I don't think I would have a problem running up $500 worth of fun stuff. Books, tools, yarn, bags, etc etc etc...... And I would even venture into some fantastic yarns that I am putting off until I am more sure of my knitting now.

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New Pal

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Posted - 12/16/2005 :  12:57:16 PM  Show Profile Send GailnCocoaBeach a Private Message
The Cashmere has it!
And - I would keep it for myself when I'm done knitting!!!!

Welcome to my Happy Little World
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Seriously Hooked

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Posted - 12/16/2005 :  1:03:24 PM  Show Profile  Visit trekcelt's Homepage Send trekcelt a Private Message
Enough something to make myself an awesom Aran sweater - then sock yarn! Lorna's Laces sock yarn.

Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.

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Posted - 12/16/2005 :  1:06:27 PM  Show Profile  Visit KellyKnits's Homepage Send KellyKnits a Private Message
Every size addi turbo in 16 and 24 inch length maybe 2 of all the 24 inch ones...
and i could easily do some damage on yarn with the remainder : )
or maybe a miniuature sheep could that count : )

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Posted - 12/16/2005 :  1:14:58 PM  Show Profile Send ~rosie~ a Private Message
Only $500? I could go through that in a couple of hours, never mind a couple of weeks!

First, I order the beautiful chestnut colored alpaca yarn from that farm in NH that I really want to make a sweater for my husband. ($100 down, $400 to go)

Then I order in grey for me a sweater of the same. ($80 this purchase, $180 total, $320 to go)

Next I visit patternworks for some Koigu...I'll say 15 skeins. ($165 this purchase, $345 total, $155 to go)

I see I have $155 to go, and call the alpaca place again, and put in for one more sweater. Dark brown this time. ($100 this purchase, $445 total, $55 to go.)

Next up I visit the LYS. Cascade 220, 4 hanks $32, And I decide to buy that other beautiful hank of wool, that I've been admiring and haven't purchased, $25. ($57 this purchase, $502 total, -$2 to go.) I've overspent my money in retail price alone, not counting tax and shipping. Guess I'm putting that wool hank that I've been wanting back. Boo.

Not that I've thought about this or anything, mind you.

I'm hopelessly addicted. I'm strung out on yarn.
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Chatty Knitter

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Posted - 12/16/2005 :  1:16:49 PM  Show Profile Send fleurdog a Private Message
The Zelda Weekender bag, more Lantern Moons and Addis, and yarn for a yummy sweater for me!


"Waddaya expect me to do, sit home and knit?"

-line from film noir classic
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truly violet
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Posted - 12/16/2005 :  1:21:14 PM  Show Profile  Visit truly violet's Homepage Send truly violet a Private Message
well I would get a lendrum dt....
then.... mmmmm..........
how about a tunis?
that should take care of 500....
I get a wheel to spin the fleece of the sheepie

how about that thinking?
in the long run it is cheaper?

if not
then books
now I want folk knitting in estonia
and some 0, 00, 000 needles....


none of this will matter in 100 years.......
except I will finally be at my goal ~now with chickens!
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Chatty Knitter

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Posted - 12/16/2005 :  1:35:21 PM  Show Profile Send Bloberry a Private Message
Since there are so many zillions of yarns I haven't yet tried, I'd just go nutty-buddy getting a little of this and a little of that!


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Posted - 12/16/2005 :  1:46:26 PM  Show Profile Send Dicksie a Private Message
Some years ago I saw a cabled sweater in a soft blush cashmere at Nordstrom's. It was about $800 - I'd make a down payment!
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Posted - 12/16/2005 :  1:47:42 PM  Show Profile Send kimmiebear a Private Message
I could drop $500 within the hour! Some cashmere and other yarns that I have not tried (because of sticker shock). Maybe one knitting bag.
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Posted - 12/16/2005 :  2:00:30 PM  Show Profile Send AngieSue a Private Message
I have to go with the cashmere...well, and maybe some Addi needles too.
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Posted - 12/16/2005 :  2:05:50 PM  Show Profile  Visit RoseByAny's Homepage Send RoseByAny a Private Message
Ha! look at my fiber room, you'll think I've already won it!

Okay, I'd repay my husband for the wheel he just bought me.

OR if past purchases don't count (they don't, right?) then I'd go for multiple Addis in the sizes I use most....

"Choose your friends by their character and your socks by their color. Choosing your socks by their character makes no sense, and choosing your friends by their color is unthinkable."
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Posted - 12/16/2005 :  2:23:18 PM  Show Profile  Visit minh's Homepage Send minh a Private Message
Some Jade Sapphire Cashmere, all the Rowan kidsilk haze I can find, Addi turbos and Addi naturas 40" length in every size.

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Mermaid Knits
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Posted - 12/16/2005 :  3:52:17 PM  Show Profile  Visit Mermaid Knits's Homepage Send Mermaid Knits a Private Message
Qivuit laceweight to make shawls with. One for me, one for my mother-in-love, and one for a charity fundraiser, until I run out of this luxurious wool (from muskox). I would likely order from Whitehorse, Yukon. The store used to be called Folknits and was recently sold. Don't know if they kept the same name.

The ultimate indulgence.
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Gabber Extraordinaire

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Posted - 12/16/2005 :  3:59:02 PM  Show Profile  Visit eggshel344's Homepage  Send eggshel344 a Yahoo! Message Send eggshel344 a Private Message
Yeah, I am with the knitters who say "Only $500?" that's not so much a lottery to me... but that's cuz I have no discipline... I dropped close to $90 in less than 1/2 an hour on kpixie today - (see "retail yarn therapy" thread...)

When you get into some of the luxury yarns it's easy to spend.... I would love to spend more than I have on yummy stuff like cashmere (which I haven't yet tried) and I would love some latern moon needles and some of the addi's that everyone raves about. I am guessing that $500 would only take 2 hours rather than 2 weeks, :)

Cheers and major pats on the back to anyone who has the self-restraint to make that lottery winning last 2 weeks!

"Failure is only an opportunity to begin agian more intellegently."
When Henry Ford said that I doubt he had knitting in mind, but if the sweater fits...
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Seriously Hooked

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Posted - 12/16/2005 :  4:50:24 PM  Show Profile  Visit ScubaQueen's Homepage Send ScubaQueen a Private Message
Can I use it to pay down my credit card debt? The card I've used to buy pretty yarns of course!!

Don't get me wrong...I'm not a credit abuser....$500 should cover it


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Seriously Hooked

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Posted - 12/16/2005 :  5:14:58 PM  Show Profile Send adalton124 a Private Message
Oh man! $500 on yarn!! Woo HOO!!!!

I'm with the cashmere people. I have a pattern from Vogue knitting a year or so ago for a chunky cashmere cabled sweater. $$$$ spendy but gorgeous.

Also I would have to try some addis. Haven't plunked down any cash for those yet.

Then I'd buy enough yarn for a couple more sweaters for me. No gifting this stuff!

Actually it might take me two weeks to make all the decisions on colors, patterns, etc... since I don't know my next sweater pattern and yarn off by heart like some of you.( I'm sick, I know haha)

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