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Lol, a $9,000 ball of yarn... Really???

Yes, indeed! You can own a ball of yarn from Tiffany & Company for $9,000 a skein. This yarn has a limited edition number of 5 skeins and is sold in their New York flagship store and other select stores. Each ball of yarn is "made from handspun strands of textured sterling silver".

I can't imagine dropping $9,000 on a ball of yarn... I don't have that kind disposable cash laying around for frivolous spending!!

https://www.cnbc.com/---/a-9000-ball-of-yarn-and-more-ordinary-items-at-extraordinary-prices.html

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Yes, indeed! You can own a ball of yarn from Tiffany & Company for $9,000 a skein. This yarn has a limited edition number of 5 skeins and is sold in their New York flagship store and other select stores. Each ball of yarn is "made from handspun strands of textured sterling silver".

I can't imagine dropping $9,000 on a ball of yarn... I don't have that kind disposable cash laying around for frivolous spending!!

https://www.cnbc.com/---/a-9000-ball-of-yarn-and-more-ordinary-items-at-extraordinary-prices.html
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I can't imagine dropping $9,000 on a ball of yarn... I don't have that kind disposable cash laying around for frivolous spending!!


It's not actually yarn, you know. It's a sterling silver bibelot. And there are only 5 (not 500): http://www.tiffany.com/---/everyday-objects-ball-of-yarn-60558779
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It's not actually yarn, you know. It's a sterling silver bibelot. And there are only 5 (not 500): http://www.tiffany.com/---/everyday-objects-ball-of-yarn-60558779


Thanks for the correction!! I misread.... My mind is still swimming from the $9,000 price tag. I mean really, what can you do with with it??

I'm figuring one can't really knit or crochet (etc.... hence bibelot) with it, so what's the point of it other than being a show piece?
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so what's the point of it other than being a show piece?


Isn't that enough, though? Lots of people have knick-knacks of various kinds, often relating to a hobby or interest, and I can certainly see someone with scads of money giving this to a relative who is fond of knitting.
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Isn't that enough, though? Lots of people have knick-knacks of various kinds, often relating to a hobby or interest, and I can certainly see someone with scads of money giving this to a relative who is fond of knitting.


I'm all for having knick-knacks due to suit my various interests... I have plenty of knick-knacks myself (mainly books and knitting supplies like yarn if you consider spending money on hobbies knick knacks), but they don't even come close to costing $9,000 or more a piece! I'm extremely frugal with $$$.

All I'm saying is that I am not in the monetary position to drop that kind of $$$$ on a so called knick-knack. Not even close!! That kind of money would be better spent on more useful/needed items.... Like a down payment on a new car, a home, etc.

It must be awfully nice for someone to be that infinitely wealthy to just drop that kind of $$$ on a knick-knack and not have to think twice about it as $9,000 isn't exactly chump change.

So it isn't so much that someone wants to put that silver ball of yarn from Tiffany & Company.... It's the price tag!!
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So it isn't so much that someone wants to put that silver ball of yarn from Tiffany & Company.... It's the price tag!!


If people want to buy it at that price, it's only smart to offer it.
Personally I've never spent even half of that on any one thing. Not even a vehicle.
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If people want to buy it at that price, it's only smart to offer it.


No argument there.
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So whatever is done with it, it will tarnish.
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So whatever is done with it, it will tarnish.


That's what butlers and silver polish are for!
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So whatever is done with it, it will tarnish.


That's what butlers and silver polish are for!


That would be way too hard to polish with all those groves and layers!
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So whatever is done with it, it will tarnish.


That's what butlers and silver polish are for!


That would be way too hard to polish with all those groves and layers!

Fairy butlers :)
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Fairy Butler Indeed!! ;-)
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So whatever is done with it, it will tarnish.


That's what butlers and silver polish are for!


That would be way too hard to polish with all those groves and layers!


Toothbrushes.
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I keep doing that lately!

Fairy Butlers!
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Good thing you did it too - all the best fairy butlers hang out in groves. If you don't have groves, you won't get fairy butlers, or at least not reputable ones.
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Fairy Butlers with toothbrushes running through groves cleaning the tarnish from silver balls of yarn...sounds about right! Haha

Wait, wait! Aren't fairies adversely affected by silver? Or just dark fairies?
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Aren't fairies adversely affected by silver?

I thought that was werewolves.
I remember a funny scene from the comedy 'Love at First Bite' where the vampire hunter shoots the vampire with silver bullets.
The vampire brushes himself down and says, "That is for werewolves."
The person who had just shot him asks, "Are you sure?"
"Quite!" replied the vampire, still very much alive and unhurt.
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Hmm. Maybe I'm thinking of iron.
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Hmm. Maybe I'm thinking of iron.

In the October Daye series by Seanan McGuire (recommended if you enjoy fantasy and fairies) the fairies are indeed weakened by both iron and silver.

"Faeries do have several weakness, including the dawn, certain woods, and silver. Iron, however, is the most deadly."

http://october-daye.wikia.com/---/Faeries

PS. I came to the site today to release a couple of books. I usually don't post messages here but I like to read the chit-chat and happened to see this. Hope it's helpful. :-)
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Reminds me of the lady who bought a couple of cases of steel wool....she wanted to knit herself a stove!

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I can't imagine dropping $9,000 on a ball of yarn...

Assuming I had that kind of money, I'd rather buy Tiffany's ball of yarn (it's not my taste but at least it's attractive and different) than their $1,000 "tin" can:

http://www.kansascity.com/---/article183189006.html
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I actually prefer the can. I could keep my pencil stubs in it.

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