February 16, 2017

Final Update – Part 1

I am dividing up my final update into two parts. The first part will be this Friday, February 17th @ 11am CST. This update will be about half of my remaining inventory and will include MCN Worsted, Uptown Sock, Warehouse Sock, a couple of skeins of Angora Lace, and a new base from John Arbon called Polwarth and Silk. Polwarth and Silk is a 2ply fingering weight yarn that is comprised of 80% Polwarth and 20% Silk. It is 437yds (400m) at 100g and will sell for $28. This base has the rustic feel of the Polwarth sheep and the silk adds this lovely sheen. The springiness and drape play lovely with each other. I have knitted Arabella from Brooklyn Tweed in this and love it 🙂

I’ll just add this at the end, that the last update will be made up of MCN Worsted, Silky DK, MCN Sport, the last half of Polwarth and Silk. This will be announced at a later date!

I also want to thank everyone of you who have supported me and other Indie dyers 🙂 YOU are the reason we get to do what we love! I will be seeing you guys on Rav 😉

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!

December 12, 2016

New yarn and Free US shipping

There is a new yarn base in the Lakes Yarn shop. A decadent blend of 80% Merino and 20% Cashmere has made its way into my dye pots. This fingering weight 4-ply yarn has 437 yards per 100 grams and is soft, soft, soft.

There is also free shipping available on U.S. orders through 12/24 with coupon code FREESHIP16 and $10 off international orders of at least two skeins with coupon code INTSHIP.

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. 🙂

November 20, 2016

Holiday yarns are HERE!!!!!!

Hi, everyone! The Groovy Hues Fibers colorways for the Holiday 2016 collection are LIVE, and READY TO SHIP!!!

This year, we have:
*It’sno-man’s Land
*Have Yourself A Tweedy Little Christmas
*Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy
*I Just Like Smiling – Smiling’s My Favorite!

Right now they are all in fingering/sock yarn, but if you need them on something else, please message me and I am happy to create something custom for you!

If these skeins sell out, I will be opening preorders for new rounds of dyeing — the dye schedule is finally abating a bit, so I should have them out to you well before the holidays, even if they are dyed to order.

I hope you love them! Happy Holidays from Groovy Hues, no matter what you celebrate! If holiday yarn isn’t your thing, there is also a metric ton of ready-to-ship inventory on the shelves for you with no holiday theme whatsoever. 🙂

November 12, 2016

Elliebelly is Reopening

After many years away from selling yarn, but during which I extensively refined my dyeing techniques, tested out bases, and worked on matching up yarns with just the right patterns for them, Elliebelly will be reopening in January of 2017. I am so grateful to all of the knitters who hung out with me on my Ravelry group during the years when my yarn wasn’t for sale, and I am looking forward to making new knitting friends when I reopen. Elliebelly will always be a very small, hand-dyed by me, whimsical operation that offers luxury yarns in beautiful colorways.

For now, I hope you’ll visit my website and sign up to receive email as we move towards our launch date (personally, I receive way too much email, so I promise to keep it to a minimum and fun). It’s exciting and a little bit frightening. But my motto is still the same: Go Knit Something!

October 5, 2016

Cooking-up new colourways for autumn

Independent hand-dyed yarn company, using mulesing-free wool, located in Dublin, Ireland. Custom colours available at no extra dyeing charge.

Driven by a slightly maddening, not-so-small obsession with colour, and using professional acid dyes and a variety of techniques (kettle dyeing, hand-painting, and immersion), produce beautiful tones and colour rhythms for yarn that you just can’t wait to get your hands on.

Adding additional yarns and colourways in the next couple weeks, working on neutrals and autumn colours (less variety, but larger batches). Will also be adding smaller batch colour pops, so check back often!

Colour Club 2016 Quarter 3 is LIVE!

This year Colour Club has been inspired by Textile Artists… This quarter my inspiration is Hans Peter Sundquist.

I adore the piece I chose, especially with a mind full of crafting for the Autumn… I’d love to spin and knit for some sweaters this year.

This is not a subscription club, so what you see listed will be the limited stock available for you to buy. They will all be available to ship immediately. The colourways will be unique to the club and will not be available to buy after the quarter closes (unless I have a sale), or the lots do not sell out… so buy as many as you need to complete your project.

Enjoy!