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bjc1050 02-13-2006 08:45 PM

QUESTION: How old is the oldest yarn in your stash?
Was wondering because the yarn I used for my dog sweaters was natura DuPont Acrylic @ $.79 per 3 oz. skein. Don't know where or when I got it. Also, don't know if it is still manufactured. It was made in USA and distributed by National Yarn Crafts. Are they still in business...maybe under another name? It really softened up after laundering.

Lana 02-13-2006 09:02 PM

Oh, I love this topic!

Last month I made a pair of booties with super fingering yarn, made in France by Renee for Sears.
They baby who got the orginal sweater from the yarn is now 34.

I know I have leftovers from the first fisherman sweater I made my DH in 1967. :roflhard:

Jenelle 02-13-2006 09:24 PM

I got a lot of acryliv yarn from one of my dads friends who cleaned out this old ladies attitic and she gave them all this yarn..

I checked the date on most of them..... 1979!! :shock:

bjc1050 02-13-2006 09:40 PM

:lol: It's about time SOME of our oldest yarn gets used. Natural fibers would probably be moth-eaten by now. Thank God for acrylics.

Ingrid 02-13-2006 09:41 PM

Acrylics--the Twinkies of the fiber world! :rofling:

brendajos 02-13-2006 09:43 PM


Originally Posted by Ingrid
Acrylics--the Twinkies of the fiber world! :rofling: i feel the same way about acrylic as i do about perfect!

i would say my oldest stuff is a year old when i started knitting.

speaking of hostess products...i hear the ho hos in the break room calling my name!

gimmesanity 02-13-2006 11:13 PM

I have some really awful acrylic from the 60's. It belonged a friend's grandmother. When she passed away, they found a box full of yarn and needles in the attic. It eventually was passed down to me.

I haven't used any of the yarn yet, but I use the needles all the time. They're mostly aluminum, but I really like them.

humblestumble 02-14-2006 01:13 AM

I wanna say 60s - estate sale. Mostly acrylic

quirky 02-14-2006 02:25 AM

The yarn in my stash is only 9 years old. I bought it to crochet my son a blanket before he was born. I just saw it in a bag in the closet yesterday.
I think the cat has been sleeping on it. 6 skeins now look more like 7 (ewwww)

knitncook 02-14-2006 09:54 AM

I had some wool that my mom had given me over 10 years ago. I know this wool had to be way older than that because I remember my mom knitting my brother a sweater with it when he was my son's age (and he's 35 now!) Unfortunately it had gotten too dry and kept breaking so I reluctantly chunked it.

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