See, this is why I have so much thread. I'm always going to garage sales, estate sales, thrift stores, and antique stores and just looking.
90 to 95% of the time I find nothing. It's that 5 or 10% that keeps me checking.
What is this pink stuff? This is about 6 ounces of 12/1 linen thread for $4 from an antique mall. 12/1 linen runs about 3600 yards per pound, so about 1350 yards of linen for four bucks.
Let's look inside.
Hmm, a bit dark in there. It says "12/1 Lot A 31 Ederer Inc. Phila. 24 PA."
An RJ Ederer Thread Co. shows up in Philadelphia in the early 1900s, and closes (merges?) some time in the 1950's or 1960's.
I've knitted lace with linen before.
It hasn't been pink linen until now, though.