Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-13-2006, 08:45 PM   #1
bjc1050
Turning the Heel
 
bjc1050's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Winchester, VA
Posts: 745
Thanks: 133
Thanked 66 Times in 56 Posts
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.
__________________
Beverly
Always a beginner...sometimes I even finish.
Every project is a new beginning.

http://crochetbydayknitterbynight.blogspot.com/


Gen 8:22

While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease
KJV
bjc1050 is offline   Reply With Quote

 

This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 02-13-2006, 09:02 PM   #2
Lana
Turning the Heel
 
Lana's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: north central Illinois
Posts: 795
Thanks: 147
Thanked 121 Times in 115 Posts
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.
__________________
*Knit, rip*, repeat between the *s as many times as necessary.
Lana is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2006, 09:24 PM   #3
Jenelle
Instepping Out
 
Jenelle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 3,558
Thanks: 35
Thanked 60 Times in 58 Posts
Send a message via AIM to Jenelle Send a message via MSN to Jenelle Send a message via Yahoo to Jenelle
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!!
Jenelle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2006, 09:40 PM   #4
bjc1050
Turning the Heel
 
bjc1050's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Winchester, VA
Posts: 745
Thanks: 133
Thanked 66 Times in 56 Posts
It's about time SOME of our oldest yarn gets used. Natural fibers would probably be moth-eaten by now. Thank God for acrylics.
__________________
Beverly
Always a beginner...sometimes I even finish.
Every project is a new beginning.

http://crochetbydayknitterbynight.blogspot.com/


Gen 8:22

While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease
KJV
bjc1050 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2006, 09:41 PM   #5
Ingrid
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
Ingrid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Pleasant Valley, NY
Posts: 29,583
Thanks: 21
Thanked 2,241 Times in 1,838 Posts
Acrylics--the Twinkies of the fiber world! :rofling:
__________________
"Trust the pattern!"

Time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like a banana.

Hop aboard while we follow the cloud-covered van of knitting harmony, man!! Woooo!! --Hedgehog

IngridKH on Ravelry
Ingrid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2006, 09:43 PM   #6
brendajos
Grafting the Toe
 
brendajos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Going through your stash...pay no attention over here
Posts: 6,256
Thanks: 29
Thanked 192 Times in 120 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to brendajos
Originally Posted by Ingrid
Acrylics--the Twinkies of the fiber world! :rofling:

omg...lol....and i feel the same way about acrylic as i do about twinkies...how 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!
__________________
Brenda
brendajos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2006, 11:13 PM   #7
gimmesanity
Turning the Heel
 
gimmesanity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Funkytown
Posts: 659
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
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.
__________________
"An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind". ~Gandhi

My Knitting/Reading/Running/Rambling Blog
gimmesanity is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2006, 01:13 AM   #8
humblestumble
Working the Gusset
 
humblestumble's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: South Texas
Posts: 1,768
Thanks: 15
Thanked 16 Times in 11 Posts
Send a message via AIM to humblestumble Send a message via Yahoo to humblestumble
I wanna say 60s - estate sale. Mostly acrylic
__________________
-Angela

http://www.amsfineart.com

humblestumble is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2006, 02:25 AM   #9
quirky
Knitting the Flap
 
quirky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 319
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
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)
quirky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2006, 09:54 AM   #10
knitncook
Working the Gusset
 
knitncook's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Just a purl shy of a sock
Posts: 1,493
Thanks: 58
Thanked 172 Times in 153 Posts
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.
__________________
Michelle
http://knitstuffs.blogspot.com
"The world now has the means to end extreme poverty, we pray we will have the will"

knitncook there, too!

OTN: Laughing Carrots; Jaywaler
FO: Potamus socks; Palindrome
knitncook is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sweater for my oldest daughter ABC's Mom What'cha Knittin'? 16 07-10-2012 12:12 PM
oldest known painting depicting knitting katknit General Knitting 1 10-11-2008 01:26 PM
What's the oldest unfinished knitting project that you have? iwouldratherbeknitting General Knitting 33 10-24-2007 12:19 PM
Hobby Lobby Yarn Bee brand yarn...stash reduction kemp Buy/Sell/Swap 0 09-18-2006 03:18 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:18 PM.