Marsha

Good karma

That is, Good Yarn Karma, a blog where people post about the yarn, needles, books, magazines, and other knitting/crochet-related items that they want to give away.

Most items are listed as “free to a good home,” often with the stipulation that the recipient pay postage (though sometimes the giver will offer to cover domestic postage). Some items are listed as “for trade,” with particular sought-after items listed.

Is your yarn stash threatening to get its own zip code? When you rifle through it, do you encounter yarn that is so not your cup of tea that you’re pretty sure you must have been on a bender when you ordered it? Do you have a leftover skein or ball from a project and have no idea what to do with it? Do you want to rack up some good karma?

If you answer any of these questions in the affirmative, do check out the Good Karma Blog. I haven’t participated in it myself yet, but it’s been interesting to see what sorts of things are offered. And no, it’s not all out-of-style or cheap yarn–there is a lot of very nice stuff on there, too. I’m always a bit astonished to see someone giving away high-end yarn, but then I figure they’re looking to spread some yarn love. Nice!

5 Responses to “Good karma”

  1. Katie Jon 17 Aug 2007 at 3:19 pm

    What a great idea.

  2. SP11on 17 Aug 2007 at 10:39 pm

    Hi Marsha, just checking in to let you know I am your Secret Pal 11. Hmm, I need to check out this site. Did you get the e-mail I sent, or did I maybe I have a typo?

  3. Bethon 18 Aug 2007 at 10:49 pm

    Thanks for introducing me to Good Yarn Karma – I’ll look through my stash.

  4. knittymamaon 19 Aug 2007 at 10:26 am

    Wow, that’s a great concept. I’ll have to visit it. I’ve got some yarn that needs a good home!

  5. Marshaon 19 Aug 2007 at 8:21 pm

    If any of you give that site a try, let me know how it turns out!

    (SP11: I did get your e-mail, but I was out of town for a few days, which is why my reply was delayed. Sorry!)