Oh wait, it's also in it's original packaging.
And in the original box.
With the original company invoice.
And the invoice is dated with the year 1964.
Yes, it is very awesome! Two boxes were found in a closet, both from the Spinnerin yarn company and full of amazing yarns imported from Switzerland.
I did some research on the Spinnerin company, and it was started in the early 1950s. The company produced yarn and patterns until 1982 when it closed down. They were located in Hackensack, New Jersey. Aaaannndddd.... That's pretty much all I could find that wasn't a pattern, believe it or not.
The yellow yarn is a 100% viscose yarn that seems thinner, perhaps a fingering weight yarn. Viscose is made of cellulose from plant fibers and is closely related to rayon. There are only a few skeins of this one, but it's very soft, and Spinnerin guaranteed the yarns would match if dye lot numbers were the same!
The other yarn is from a "Ski sprint" yarn, one I'm guessing that was especially intended for winter wear. It's a thick, worsted weight yarn (according to this chart) in a cream color. It's 19% mohair, 75% virgin wool, and 6% rhovyl-vinyon. The boxes seem to coordinate with this yarn type and says it is protected by Scotchgard to make it stain and water-resistant.
In case you're like me, I needed to look up a couple of these fibers to be sure I knew what they meant:
(These are my paraphrased definitions.)
mohair - made of angora goat fur, sometimes mixed with wool
virgin wool - yarn made of wool spun for the first time, as opposed to skanky recycled wool (heh heh).
rhovyl-vinyon - this yarn explanation gets real science-y real quick. (For a more complete description, you can read about it here on pg. 71.) Basically, it's a synthetic fiber that provides weather-resistant and insulating properties to the yarn.
Now you all must be wondering... What will you make with all this yarn, Emileigh?
To answer you... I don't know yet. There isn't very much of the yellow, and you have to be careful with discontinued yarns. If you get into the middle of a project and realize you don't have enough, you're pretty much screwed. I'm going to look at a bunch of patterns and try to do some math before deciding on a project. If you have suggestions that you think would work for this amount and type of yarn, I'd love to hear them!
Spinnerin knit & crochet patterns
Spinnerin yarn chart