January 7, 2017

Happy New Year! First Groovy Hues Update Of 2017!

The Groovy Hues Fibers update is officially LIVE! I’m so excited to bring these to you this week – I had so much fun with them! New yarn in tons of different weights, and brand new hand-decorated tape measures.

New colorways this week:
*Rollin’ With My Gnomies – a single-ply DK yarn with a rosy pinkish-red, lime green, blue, and white
*BMX Forever – sock yarn with neon yellow, hot lime green, and highlighter blue with speckles of black
*Just Ducky! – sock yarn with creamy chick yellow with random speckles of day-glo orange and highlighter blue
*Treasure Trove – a textured sock yarn with the perfect burnt orange married with different browns, cream, and sea blue
*The Llama’s Pajamas – a textured sock yarn with hot fuchsia pink with white, deep navy, and silver
*On The Edge – an amazing super-duper-bulky thick’n’thin Peruvian Merino with golds, greens, wheat, browns, cream, and blue
*I’m Just Mauvelous, Dahling! – mauves and rosy dusty pinks with different shades of silver and charcoal

Also, SO, SO much spinning fiber – tons of different combos – merino, BFL, silk, tencel, alpaca… so much!

Everything in the shop is *READY TO SHIP* so you’ll get your squishy bliss faster – enjoy!

November 23, 2016

Holiday Weekend SALE!

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are upon us again, and you know what that means: YARN SALE! So, from Friday, Nov. 25 through Monday, Nov. 28, save 20% off of all in-stock items at Cedar Hill Farm Company. This sale includes holiday bags, needle cozies, and already reduced yarns in our Sale section with coupon code BFCM20.

It’s also gift exchange season. I know that I have a few swaps going in my Ravelry groups and I am sure that you do, too. Cedar Hill Farm Company has kitchy cool project keepers, hand-sewn project bags in a variety of sizes, needle cozies for DPNs and circular needles, Chiaogoo Red Lace circular needles, and, of course, some pretty darned gorgeous indie dyed yarns and roving. Take advantage of this weekend’s savings to stock up on everything you’ll need for those special holiday swaps and gift exchanges!

November 22, 2016

Small Business Saturday & Cyber Monday Sales!

Hi, friends! A lot of you have started asking if I’m going to be offering discounts for the big shopping weekend. The answer is YES!!! You bet your groovy behind! 🙂 This is the one big sale weekend that I do all year, and this year is no different!!!! It’s my way of giving thanks to all of you for being so fabulous. Small Business Saturday is your BEST chance for savings — I am offering 20% off of all of my ready-to-ship inventory. If you miss Saturday, you can get 15% off of your order on Sunday. If you miss both of those days and you’re nursing a turkey hangover on Monday while swiveling around in your desk chair avoiding doing any real work, then Cyber Monday’s free shipping is for you! I won’t tell your boss if you won’t.

All of these offers are good *only* on ready-to-ship inventory. Preorders and dyed-to-order items will not be listed in the shop on those days!

So head on over to the Groovy Hues Etsy shop on those days, and use the following:

Coupon Codes

11/26 - SHOPSMALL 
20% Off Entire Order!

11/27 - STILLSHOPPING
 15% Off Entire Order!

11/28 - CYBERMONDAY
 Free Domestic Shipping!

Coupon codes will be active between midnight and 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time on the active dates, unless I forget, and then the error is in your favor. 🙂

August 31, 2016

Paco-vicuña yarn & fiber is here!

Trust us: you haven’t experienced true luxury till you’ve tried Paco-vicuña! Paco-vicuña are a cross between alpacas and vicuñas and have existed for some time in small quantities in Chile, Peru, Bolivia, and Argentina, with very few currently in the United States. Paco-Vicuñas have super-fine fiber like the wild vicuña, but with somewhat longer and denser fleece like the alpaca.

We’ve just added Paco-vicuña yarn and fiber to our online store. We work with a Colorado farm called Jefferson Farms to source the highest quality fleece and fiber! Choose from several natural colors in Grades 0 and 1 here in our online store.

Where Fiber and Imagination Come to Play

Middle Brook Fiberworks, housed in a restored 1800s barn amidst the scenic horse farms and historic estates Bedminster, N.J., is making its debut with the A Plied Yarn Lab, a two-day comprehensive fleece-to-yarn experience.

The two-day workshop, held on May 28 and 29, will include instruction on washing a fleece, preparing locks, and spinning. Along the way, we’ll investigate traditional methods of fleece preparation and spinning, and consider how breed, twist, and ply affect the character of a finished yarn. We’ll then apply our knowledge to explore innovative spinning techniques. We’ll card art batts that incorporate non-traditional elements such as locks, sparkle, various silks and exotic fibers, to craft art yarn with puffs, tails, beehives, and coils.

Laura Spinner, of Rainbow Twist Fibers, will make her first East Coast engagement at A Plied Yarn. On Sunday, Laura will be joined by Ginny Tullock, of Fat Cat Knits, for an exciting day of creative yarn artistry.

All materials, lunch and refreshments, along with a Middle Brook Fiberworks gift tote with fiber samples and other treats, will be included in the $350 cost. Click here for more details.

Third Vault Yarns Quarterly Yarn Club and Other Offerings

It’s time for the next Quarterly Yarn Club installment!

This Quarter’s theme is celebrating Terry Pratchett’s Discworld. Sign-ups are now open for every Man, Woman, Child, Witch, Wizard, Troll, Gnome, Dryad, Centaur… well, you get the idea. Sign-ups are open to everyone! So head over here and sign up now. Don’t forget that sign-ups close earlier this month, on 16th of May, so don’t miss out!

Remember, the Quarterly club box is a mystery box, with teasers revealed throughout the month of sign-ups via Instagram, Facebook and the Ravelry group.

Though to give you some idea, last quarter’s club was Firefly themed and inspiration came from the Ship and the Crew. With the exclusive club skein inspired by Serenity, in all its slightly battered glory, and the mini skein set representing Captain Tightpants – Malcolm Reynolds, Companion – Inara Serra, Reader – River, and Pilot – Good old Hoban Washbourne. The extras in this quarter will get a shakeup to be more themed related, but in last quarter you can see the themed stitch markers, notions pouch and Crewmember-covered buttons.

In other Third Vault news, our latest pattern has now been released. The Noughts and Crosses Cowl is now available on Ravelry and in the Etsy store as a yarn kit. The pattern plays with the juxtaposition of cables and lace, creating a harmonious balance between the two that makes it the perfect spring cowl, or the ideal cover-up for summer evenings.

April 12, 2016

Fiber Club Open for Sign-ups

May is approaching, and that means the deadline to sign up for the Swoonish fiber club is looming as well. Claim your spot for a chance to be part of a surprise club, where the fiber content and colorway is unknown until you open the box. The fiber will always be high quality, ~4 ounces (unless additional spots are purchased), and dyed to wow. See a glimpse of previous months revealed by either visiting the May club listing in the shop, or reading the blog. Sign-ups end May 1st, with club packages due to be sent out mid to late May.

Not ready for a fiber club? Both spinning fiber and yarn are available in the shop for immediate purchase and shipping.