What do you do when you have yarn that you don't want anymore, but has been listed for sale on Ravelry for eons and nobody has bought it? New yarn, yarn that you bought with the best intentions, but for whatever reason it's just not doin' it for you anymore.
I have a number of skeins like this - either leftovers from a project, sock yarns bought on a whim, or yarn for some crazy half-cocked idea I had for something that never came to fruition.
Whatever they are for, they are weighing me down and I need to do something about them. I have put an updated destash on Ravelry, but I am wondering if there's something else I can do with them.
I have considered donating them, but the types of places that take donations of yarn generally don't want non-machine washable yarn, and honestly I'm loathe to see most of it go anywhere that it won't be appreciated for what it is.
I am considering having a contest of sorts and give some away as prizes, but I can't quite figure out what kind - and honestly, depending on what I was doing - keeping track of it all seems overwhelming - I'm way too busy right now to add something else to my to-do list.
Maybe do a registry at Heifer and everyone who donates goes in for a drawing for prizes? That's not a bad one...but do people donate this time of year or if I'm going to do that do I save it for the holidays and run it through the fall up to Christmas?
I feel like the unwanted yarn is baggage right now, I'm ready to move onto to a new phase in my knitting (I'm really liking the idea of buying when I want to cast on more and more) and this is old yarn with old ideas and old vibes and I want it to find a new home.
What do you do with yarn like this? Any grand words of wisdom you can share with me?
And not related at all - a picture of Pixie watching for me out the front window:
Can you spy her there in the bottom right?