August 25, 2016

The Lucifer Project

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Are you eagerly awaiting the new series of Lucifer? Looking for some themed yarn to work up for Halloween or do you just appreciate bold and beautiful colour?

The Lucifer Project is a collaboration between two geeky UK dyers, living in the North and South but bridging the divide with their common interests, made up of two skeins of hand-dyed yarn. The fiery skein is from Rhapsodye Yarns and represents Lucifer Morningstar in all his bold devilry and the bronze skein from Third Vault Yarns represents Mazikeen from the series and gives a nod to the same character in the comics.

These two beautiful colourways are available in Merino on fingering or DK weight or with a luxury upgrade to an MCN base. Great used together or made into things separately, all that is left to ask is:

What do you desire most?

If it’s this box, you can get yours by signing up here.

What will you be making on September 19th?

August 23, 2016

Here Be Dragons….and Rewards!

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First, we have a restock alert: our Big Bijou Bliss in Purple Dragon flew off the shelves (pun intended) – but we found a way to source more! Big Bijou Bliss is our limited edition worsted weight version of Bijou Bliss, our popular yak and cormo sport weight yarn. It’s being dyed for us by MJ Yarns in a variety of gorgeous limited edition colorways. Get yours while supplies last in our online store at bijoubasinranch.com, and start earning points with your purchase with our brand-new loyalty program: We’ve just unveiled the BBR Rewards program for our most loyal lovers of luxury yarn. If you’ve ever wished that you could be rewarded for buying yarn, then you are in luck: our rewards program is free to join and you can start earning points right way! Each online purchase will earn you 5 points for every $1 spend, so they’ll add up quickly and can be redeemed for valuable rewards. Go here for more info and to sign up.

Early in the Seasons KAL

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Please join me for a KAL beginning September 1st in my Ravelry group, Heather Anderson Designs. The KAL features four shawl patterns: Spring Foliage, Summer Sun, Fall Shadows and First Snow. Each fingering-weight shawl varies in shape and design, some include beading options as well. All of the designs work up beautifully in gradients.

The Early in the Seasons e-book contains all four patterns. Each pattern can also be purchased separately. Through August 31st, Indie Untangled readers can get $2 off the e-book with the promo code “UNTANGLED.” Prior purchases are excluded.

August 15, 2016

Fingering Yarn Sale!

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All natural undyed Border Leicester Fingering yarn on sale. The yarn is strong and smooth and is a great yarn for knitting socks and weaving shawls. It is a 3-ply yarn millspun by Battenkill Fiber Mill in Greenwich, New York. Skeins come in two sizes, 3 ounces and 5 ounces. You can purchase through our LocalHarvest store. There will be a 25% discount for the month of August. THANK EWE!

New Yarn, New Site, New Ideas

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Long time, no see! Welcome back to Spencer Hill, and our newly-designed (and easier-to-navigate) website. I’m pretty proud of it, and I hope you’ll enjoy what you see. Pippi BFL/nylon sock and Lily silk/Merino fingering are still there, joined by a new base in a wide range of colors: Molly! Molly is 100% non-superwash 4-ply Merino, approximately 218 yd/100g. I’m finding it’s very versatile gauge-wise, holding up well from US 5-8 without becoming bulletproof or fishing net. Sweater quantities are available (think Rhinebeck!). I’m working on Square & Stripe by Veera Valimaki. There’s a couple more very special yarns in the pipeline too, but I’m keeping those to myself for just a little while longer.

If we were able to say hello at the Central New York Fiber Festival back in June, or the Pennsylvania Organic Farm Festival a couple weeks ago, thanks again for stopping by. And if not, my cohort Stephanie from Rock Solid Designs and I will be at Knitters’ Day out in Summerdale, PA, the weekend of September 16-17. Workshop teachers this year include Lily Chin, Candace Eisner Strick, Ann Weaver, and more! Come on by the shop and get ready for fall knitting with Molly, Pippi, and Lily! Happy knitting!

August 11, 2016

Moving sale! 25% off yarn and buttons!

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In preparation for a move after 11 years in the same apartment, I’ve decided that I need a little help from you. No, not the heavy lifting kind of help. The Help me not have to pack so much yarn kind of help.

Now through Sept. 9, 2016, take 25% off your purchase of any in-stock skein or set of buttons from Berry Colorful Yarnings and Buttonalia by using the code MOVING. I’m happy to combine shipping on orders placed on the same day and two or more skeins of yarn ship free!

August 2, 2016

Lithodora

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It seems like designs either practically name themselves, or they fight me every step of the way. Though the stitches for this shawl rolled off my needles, the name was elusive. I asked Melanie, the dyer who I worked with on this project, if she had any ideas. She pointed me toward a couple of gorgeous blue flowers, but the species names were difficult to pronounce. That got me going, though. I widened my search to all blue flowers, and a world of floral loveliness opened at my feet. The dainty blue flowers of some varieties of Lithodora all but match this stunning blue yarn.

Knit from one end straight through to the other. Knitting starts with a provisional cast on, or not, and ends with a dainty picot trim, or not. Beads can be added… or not. There are a lot of choices for making this your own.

Available as part of a kit through Black Trillium Fibres. Supplies are limited. KAL runs September 1 through October 31, 2016. Those who finish before the end of the KAL will be entered to win a prize.

August 1, 2016

New Hand-Dyed Colors Added to our Indie Dyer Series

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This just in: 12 new gradient colorways in our Tibetan Dream sock yarn, hand-dyed for us by ModeKnit Yarn! We’ve got a variety of color options ranging from subtle gradients to eye-popping color “flows” — perfect for sizzling summer projects. They’re ready to hop onto your needles and hooks right now over at bijoubasinranch.com!