June 23, 2017

Pigeonroof Studios Greatest Hits

Pigeonroof Studios has been in business for over 10 years! I can’t believe it; so much has changed in our beloved industry since then. Although I have come up with many, many colorways over the years, there are ones that have been perennial favorites. There are so many, in fact, that this update will be Part One of several over the next couple of months! The update will go live June 24, Saturday, at 12 noon PST, but I’ll try to restock as necessary over the following week. Electric Rose, Ricochet, Ghost Orchid, Pansies, Marvel… remember any of those? Marvel is fairly new but the others have been around for years. I’ll have them on American Sock and polwarth/silk and superwash merino spinning fiber. And for Indie Untangled fans, use the discount code INDIEUNTANGLED for 10% off until July 8th!

June 21, 2017

Buy the Yarn, Take the Ride

As your attorney, I advise you to take a trip with My Mama Knits new set of twelve speckletastic colourways inspired by Hunter S. Thompson’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

Available on Superwash Merino and nylon in both sock and DK weights as well as sparkle silk and Merino DK. Can’t decide which one to get? Try them all in a sock weight miniskein set.

Colourways available: Bat Country, Lizard Lounge, Desert Race, Circus Casino, Grapefruits, Surrealistic Bathtub, High-Water Mark, Flamingo Suite Adrenochrome, The Whole Pie, Don’t Judge a Taco by its Price, Tarmac Whale, and The American Dream

May 3, 2017

The Gift of Yarn Program — perfect for Mother’s Day!!

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and what better gift is there than YARN?! Our loved ones know we love yarn but do they really know which yarn we love? Probably not. Well, I’ve got the perfect solution!

My Gift of Yarn Program is a fun and unique one! Your loved one buys the package of their choice and then you choose the color and fiber! You can choose from anything that I have in my current stock. If you don’t see something you like you can wait ‘til the next stocking to see if something appeals to you. There is no expiration! Your loved one can choose to buy one month, 6 months or a full year! During checkout, they’ll give me your email and a date when I can contact you. After that date, I’ll email you asking what color and fiber you want. Send your loved one here!

This week is Small Business Week and to celebrate I’ve got a coupon code for 15% off anything in my shop. Hurry, though – it ends Friday May 5 at midnight! Use coupon code SMALLBIZWEEK at checkout.

Have you found your fade yet? I’ve got a fun KAL going on over in my Facebook Group. It’s super chill and relaxed. You’re welcome to join us if you’re in the middle of it, almost finished, or haven’t even started! Click here to join us.

And finally – Friday means I have new inventory! Head on over to my shop to see what I’ve got!

April 27, 2017

So Faded Kits

If you enjoyed the Find Your Fade Shawl as much as me, you were probably really excited to hear about Andrea Mowry’s new pattern, the So Faded sweater!

I am all about this, and since I’m working on my own So Faded right now, I can say what a great pattern it is. So many options, and as a top-down, seamless knit, it’s easy to try it on as you go and make it fit exactly the way you want. The simplicity of the style is perfect for featuring hand-dyed yarns, so I’m working on some killer fade kits.

Right now, the pictured kit is available for pre-order, expected to ship on or before May 16th. I also plan to work up a whole bunch of OOAK kits. I’m using two different base options, Funny Farm, a super soft Merino/Cashmere/nylon yarn, and Twisted, a plump, 2-ply sock yarn. Expect to see these start popping up in shop the week of May 12th.

April 16, 2017

Joji Locatelli Mystery Wrap Kits

Joji Locatelli is doing a Mystery Knit Along, available for sign-up on April 18th. It’s been four years since her last one, so I’m especially excited for this. The MKAL is going to be a five-color wrap. With her guidance, I’ve put together the two kits pictured above, which will be available to order between April 18th and April 25th.

I’m only dyeing a limited number of these kits, and they will be just perfect for what Joji’s got up her sleeve. You’ll receive them in the mail in time for the first clue on May 12th, and I’ll even wind them for you if you’d like. Each kit is comprised of five full skeins of my Madhouse fingering yarn, which is 100% Superwash Merino wool. I’ll be making one myself, and I can’t wait to see all our wraps taking shape!

Also new in shop are spring mini sets. Take a look, and embrace your crazy!

April 13, 2017

Spring Colorways Shop Update!

Kim at Kim Dyes Yarn has been busy dyeing up a line of new colorways for spring and is excited to share them with you in a shop update. You’ll fall for bright and fun colorways like Bed of Iris, Beach House, and Peaches on a variety of yarn weights from fingering to bulky.

Also in this shop update are new shawl length skeins on Croissant sock, a 100% superwash merino fingering yarn. Each skein has 650 yards–enough to make numerous shawl patterns. AND! Bulky skeins are instock, now with 150 yards for the same price as the old skeins of 105 yards. I heard your concern that 105 yards wasn’t enough for many projects and decided to make the bulky Cream Puff Superwash Merino yarn even better.

Spinners, watch for colorways on Sparkly Superwash Merino, Superwash Targhee, & BFL/Silk.

The shop update goes live at Noon EST on Friday, April 14th. Thank you!

April 11, 2017

So many gorgeous yarns….but how will they look knitted up??

We’ve all had that thought.

And I’ve got the answer! Did you know there are different dye techniques? There are 4 — semi-solid, speckled, kettle dyed, and hand painted.

We’re going to explore each one in this FREE week long challenge! It’s all going down the week of April 24 and we’d love to have you join us.

Each day we’re going to explore a different technique. I will send out an email describing the technique, listing the pros and cons, and giving pattern suggestions. Then we’ll knit up a swatch to see how the colors dance and play together! I’ll even have a swatch for my hookers. There will also be prizes!

So are you in? Go here to join us!