October 18, 2017

New York Sheep & Wool Festival 2017!

I can’t believe it’s time once again for the New York Sheep & Wool Festival! This will be Spirit Trail Fiberworks’ 14th year at the Festival, and every year we’re just as excited as our first year. It’s such a fantastic weekend (even if this coming weekend doesn’t look like it will be sweater weather).

We’ll be at the Festival in our regular spot: Building A, Booths 3-4. We have loads of new colorways, a few new yarn bases, and lots of new booth samples to inspire you. Shown here are just a few of the great new colors we’re bringing with us. We hope to see you at the Festival, but if you can’t make it, no worries. We’ll be having an online shop update of new colors and bases as soon as we can!

Spirit Trail shop update!

The Spirit Trail Fiberworks shop has been updated with loads of new yarns and colors. This update is primarily DK and worsted, but there are more fingering weight kits, too, as well as kits with super fun vegan pompoms! There are loads of speckled yarns, and tonal solids. I’m happy to help put together color kits for customers, too; just email me to let me know what you’re looking for.

Brand new yarns and kits are shown on the Shop Update page, but there is stock in other bases, too. Just click on the individual yarn pages to see more. I have lots of Brigantia (DK weight Polwarth/silk) and Zalti (100% U.S. grown and processed Targhee), as well a Birte and Verdande (both Superwash Merino, Cashmere, silk). It seems silly to be thinking about sweaters when it’s summer, but I know autumn is just around the corner and I’m already starting to mull over my Rhinebeck sweater. These things take time, right?!

Two new additions to my shop this update are sock/knit blanks, and a market featuring some of my favorite tools and accessories. I had a ton of fun dyeing these blanks, and there are some really fun, wild colors. And, if you’re not a huge lover of knit blanks but love one of these colors, just leave me a comment on your order form and I’ll happily unwind it, soak and wind it into a center pull ball for you.

The market section includes an adorable set of signature stitch markers from Katrinkles Knitting Jewelry, plus notions bags, mugs, project bags, and more.

Check it all out now in the shop!

So Faded Kits!

This is my first post here on Indie Untangled, and I’m excited to join this wonderful community. I look forward to posting in the future for shop updates, new yarn base debuts (I’m working on quite a few right now) and other special things I have in the works! My yarns and kits are always available online, and also at both the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival and the New York Sheep & Wool Festival. This year, I’m also thrilled to be a vendor at Amy Herzog’s Make. Wear. Love. Retreat in Sebasco, Maine, in September.

Spirit Trail Fiberworks currently has a limited number of kits available, which are perfect for So Faded, Find Your Fade, and other colorwork projects. The featured photo shows the “Evening Shades” Kit, dyed on Sunna (superwash merino, cashmere, silk three-ply fingering weight yarn). This kit includes the following colorways: Nebulous, Vesper, Spectral, Evensong, and Gloaming. The Evening Shades kit is also available on Eos (100% non-shrink organic wool, three-ply fingering weight). We have lots of other kits in stock, from 3 to 6 skeins each, as well as single skeins in a multitude of colors.

I now have online shop updates once per month, towards the end of each month. You can follow me on Instagram at Spirit Trail Fiberworks, or subscribe to my newsletter (sign up on the homepage of my website), for advanced notice of shop updates and what will be included.