October 25, 2016

We’re baaaack!


October has been a busy month! We had a booth at Lambtown as well as Fiber Fusion NW, but have made it back home, took a quick breath, and got busy getting the shop back up and running, with some returning favorites as well as some new colorways! Both shows were a lot of fun, but it’s always good to get back home and settle into a routine again. : D

The shop should stay stocked until it’s time to head out for Stitches West in February. Stop by if you’re there!

October 18, 2016

Magically Unique Colors Have Arrived

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The witching hour is almost here and my dye pots have created some magically unique colors.

Two very special one of a kind colors called Incantation and Book of Shadows have been listed. They have been dyed on my beautiful Super Sparkle base which is a 70/25/5 SW Merino/Nylon/Stellina blend, making these colors the perfect magical yarns for all your knitting needs.

Also, starting at 10 a.m. EDT on October 18, Practical Magic inspired kits will become available for pre-order. Each notions kit will contain a bunch of magically inspired knitting notions and you even have the option of adding an exclusive skein of yarn to your kit in color Midnight Margaritas.

October 13, 2016

New patterns make a Rhinebeck debut!

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Introducing two new patterns and a coupon code for you!

I’m so excited to be releasing two patterns that I thought I would have a little sale on all the patterns in my shop. Use coupon code: Rhinebeck for 20% off of any pattern in my shop. Good through 10/21.

Fire and Blood is the second pattern in Collection 2 of my Game of Thrones inspired series. It’s worked up in Miss Babs Kaweah which is a lovely round DK yarn that comes in a wide range of colors. It has such a lovely hand and I literally couldn’t stop knitting with it because I liked it so much!

Daydream Believer is a collaboration between my very good friend Michelle aka BCYarnings who dyes up the most fantastic self striping yarns. Knit up in her Saturated Sock, this is one of those patterns where the yarn does all the work for you, just sit back and enjoy the knit!

If you are going to the Indie Untangled trunk show in Rhinebeck tomorrow, there will be a very limited number of kits for Daydream Believer that include the yarn and pattern. If you want one, I suggest getting there early!

October 12, 2016

Single Sheep is Here!

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We spent an entire year growing it, then waited between four months for it to come back from the mill, but the 2016 batch of Single Sheep is finally here! This American-grown, Corriedale Cross yarn is a 100% wool single-ply fingering weight yarn with a luminosity that will make your head spin! Every hand-dyed, semi-solid skein literally glows in the sunlight. There’s absolutely nothing on the market like it. Each skein weighs in at 400 yards per 100 grams, and this is a perfect yarn choice for fingering weight garments and accessories. Guilty secret: I dyed up a sweater’s worth of it for myself and have already squirreled it away for my November sweater cast-on. If you are interested in a sweater’s worth for yourself, please contact me for a custom order. I am only dyeing and listing this limited quantity base in small batches.

This year’s colorways include: Blackberry Moonshine, Butternut, Cypress, Green Apple, Tickle Me, Blue Spruce, Coal Dust, Autumn Sky, Stormy Afternoon, Crocus, Rain Barrel, and Natural. We also have a few skeins remaining of our 2015 run in Still Waters.

On a side note, Cedar Hill Farm Co. will have a booth at Fiber in the Boro in Murfreesboro, Tennessee on Saturday, October 22nd. If you are in the area, we hope you’ll stop by and say “hey!’

October 11, 2016

Winter is Coming: Master Color Series 1

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We’re pleased to reveal our newest palette of exclusive colorways dyed for us by MJ Yarns! Each set in our Master Color Series will contain colors which complement each other, making it easy to choose the perfect colors for your next project… because no matter what you pick, they’ll all look great together!

We’ve chosen our luxurious 100% Mongolian Cashmere base Xanadu, a light fingering weight which is perfect for stripes, colorwork, or to use all on its own. You can mix and match within our hand-dyed palette or add in colors from our existing mill dyed colors found on our website if you dare.

This week on the BBR blog, we share color palettes to help you choose colors for your first project from this palette of 6 new colors, which we’ve titled Winter is Coming as a nod to the popular show from which each gets their name and inspiration.

We’ll have all 6 of the first series of Master Color Series in the BBR booth at Rhinebeck this weekend, or your can click here to shop online.

October 9, 2016

H.A.Y. Shop Update


Just listed in the shop are new eight colorways of Wander sock yarn.

Wander is 75% Superwash Merino and 25% nylon — perfect for socks, shawls, or baby items. It’s been hand dyed in small batches to create self-striping effect over short sections of fabric (socks, sleeves) and pooling over large sections (shawls, sweater backs, etc.).

Visit the shop to check them out!

October 9, 2016

October Shoe Sale!

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October is here. With it comes fall colors, pumpkins, Halloween, and my birthday!

In honor of all of it, I am running a sale at my shop on my fabulous custom shoes. From now until the end of the month I am offering $5 off, with no coupon code needed.

Pick a color and size and I’ll hand dye and hand draw a pair just for you! It’s that simple.

Start your fall off right with a new pair of shoes. 🙂

October 6, 2016

Big Bijou Bliss II

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We have 5 new colors of Big Bijou Bliss that have landed in our online store this week! We’ve dubbed this new series Big Bijou Bliss II, or BBBII for short, and they are dyed exlusively for us by MJ Yarns in limited quantities on our limited edition worsted weight yak and cormo blend yarn.

From L-R: PTX, Peacock, Fire Dragon, Mystery and Joseph II. All are available in our online store (link below) and will be in the BBR booth at Rhinebeck this October 15 & 16! Find them all here.

October 6, 2016

Starshowers – a shawl for the sky

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Starshowers is the third installment in my themed shawl club. This year we journey along the Silk Road:

On clear dark nights, I often sit,
and spend a quiet hours wake,
just marveling at the sky above,
so infinite so deep and dark.
the countless stars revolve in silence
and here I lay, a tiny thing,
all insignificant and small
under the milky way so tall.

If ever you’ve beheld the stars
beyond mountains or in deserts far,
you know what wonder I describe,
it silences the busy mind.

This asymmetrical crescent shaped shawl uses short rows to create the illusion of sweeping stars and star showers above, and gradient yarn colors to evoke the nightsky with just a hint of light at dawn, and the milky way still visible overhead.

It’s not too late to join the club! Starshowers is the third installment of Silk Road 2016 Shawl Club: Explorer featuring 4 full size shawl designs and 1 smaller holiday surprise (there are 2 clubs, the Wayfarer and the Explorer paths! This is from the Explorer path) and is available as part of the pattern club for $30 on Ravelry.

As a club member you will get these fabulous patterns before anyone else can get them, and you enjoy a member exclusive 10% off coupon good on any of my patterns or collections, all year!

Miss Babs Yarns
1 Yummy 2-ply Toes 6 skein Gradient set (100% Superwash Merino; 133 yards /122 m per color; 798 yards / 730 m per gradient set),
and 1 skein Yummy 2-Ply (400 yds /366 m per 113g)
Sample in Carmen and Oyster