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 😉

February 14, 2017

Art Blanks – Hand Painted Sock Blanks

If you are a sock knitter that enjoys experimenting with color, you will love knitting socks from artfully painted sock blanks. Andre Sue’s art blanks are long, rectangular pieces of knitted fabric that have been carefully painted with professional acid dyes.

The edge of the blank is loose so that you can pull out the stitches and knit directly from the blank. The basic idea is that you get beautiful yet unpredictable colorway in your finished knitted piece. These art blanks are popular for knitting socks but you can also use them to knit gorgeous shawls, mittens or hats.

New designs are added to our Etsy shop every Saturday at 11am Eastern.

February 14, 2017

A giveaway, new colors, and CASHMERE!

With Pointed Sticks Yarn’s most recent shop update featured a new line up of colors, and a new luxury base: Fountain Pen. Fountain pens are the height of luxury when it comes to writing tools. They write smoothly, and are frequently collectors’ items. This fingering base has a similar feel. This plush 3-ply yarn is composed of 70% Superwash Merino, 20% silk and 10% Cashmere, giving it a gorgeous sheen and an unbelievable softness.

To celebrate reaching 1,000 followers on Instagram, I’m giving away a skein of yarn from my shop to one winner! Head over to Instagram to enter before Friday, February 17, 2017.

February 9, 2017

Treat Yourself to the Sand Layers Shawl Kit

Cashmere yarn makes everything better, and our new Sand Layers Shawl project kit can be made with 2 or more colors from Series 2 of our Master Color Series (shown here in Macbeth, Absinthe & Blonde Ambition).

Each kit is available for a special discount and includes a print copy of the pattern, your choice of yarn colors in Xanadu, our 100% Mongolian Cashmere fingering weight yarn, a BBR project bag, samples of Allure Fiber Wash, and a custom-made stitch marker from Purrfectly Catchy Designs.

Click here to purchase the Sand Layers Shawl Kit.

February 7, 2017

Master Color Series 2: Winter, Begone!

Not sure you can make it through six more weeks of winter? Don’t worry, we’ve got just the thing to knit (or crochet) your way to spring: the Master Color Series 2!

Each set in our Master Color Series contains colors which complement each other, making it easy to choose the perfect color for your next project…because no matter what you pick, they all look great together! We’ve chosen our luxurious 100% Mongolian Cashmere base Xanadu, a light fingering weight which is perfect for stripes, colorwork, or to use all on its own.

This is the time of year when we start to hope for winter’s end — but until spring arrives, the warmth and comfort of a fine cocktail and even better yarn can get us through the long, cold days.

So, this time around we decided to name all 6 colors in this series after cocktails! Shown above (from L-R): Macbeth, Absinthe, Blonde Ambition, Beneath Broken Earth, Maiden’s Blush & Cosmo. Click here to seem them all!

February 7, 2017

Introducing a Yarn Club inspired by The Sound of Music!

My favorite movie growing up was The Sound of Music. Every afternoon after school I would watch it from the beginning until it was time for dinner. So I’ve created a surprise yarn club full of gorgeous yarns inspired by the movie and other little secret goodies!

Every month you can choose the base and how many skeins you want, but the colorway will be a surprise! The colorway may be a semi-solid, variegated, speckled….who knows?! That’s the fun part! I will provide a picture that will inspire my creation so that you kinda get an idea of what you’ll be getting.

You can decide each month if you want to participate based on the month’s theme. You can read more about each base here.

Each kit will contain the following :

1 skein of yarn
A few of my favorite things, all fiber related
Coupons available only to yarn club members
Knit and crochet pattern suggestions

This month’s theme is “The Hills Are Alive”

Kits are available for purchase until February 28, 2017 and will be shipped mid to late March. Shipping is free in the US.

February 5, 2017

Outlander Wedding

Love is in the air! Starting tomorrow February 6, Outlander Wedding kits will be available for pre-order on my website through Feb. 19 until 8 pm EDT.

Inspired by the love shared between Jamie and Claire each kit will include a project bag created by the wonderful Debra of Addicted to Sock Knitting in the Outlander Wedding fabric that I designed, a skein of my Snug base yarn in color ‘Tartan’, and a matching Notions Tin. There are two kits to choose from- one that has a larger project bag or one that has a small project bag. Since this is a pre-order the kits will not ship out until mid to late March. Just in time before the Season 3 premier of Outlander.

Valentine 2017 Limited Edition

Shades of light to darker pink, mingling with creamy silver almost turning lilic… and a bit of green, as inspired by lovers favourite flower, the rose…

… this is the limited edition colourway of Swiss luxury indie-dyer Siidegarte, available only for Valentine 2017!

Available in three of Siidegarte’s luxurious silky yarn bases for you to choose:

a stunning lace yarn, spun from the highest quality silk, combined with Royal Alpaca, a very exclusive fibre and almost as soft and fine as cashmere!

a beautiful and luxurious fingering yarn, made of shiny silk and softest merino, perfect for all those beautiful shawls!

what an unusual yarn, a mix of finest silk and merino, combined with the feel-good fibre SeaCell, to give a glorious shiney and soft fabric!

Last chance to get your hands on these lovely colours will be Sunday, 19th February 2017!

February 1, 2017

Kits, Shows and More!

Collaborating with designer Casapinka on Gray Area, her new pattern, has been great. I’ve had a blast putting together different color combinations in the kits, and hope that you can find the perfect set for your project! Each set contains 6 mini skeins with 100 yds/25 gr each and one full sized skein with 400 yds/100 gr of fingering weight yarn. Choose from Victorious, a lovely superwash merino, or Beyond, a wonderful MCN blend.

Upcoming Shows:
Stitches West in Santa Clara, CA Feb 23-26
Vogue Knitting Live Vegas March 24-26
Stop by and say hello if you’re there!

Sock Madness is kicking off on Ravelry and we’re thrilled to be offering Knit the Madness, a special colorway for the event. Check it out, even if you’re like me, and watch from the sidelines! : D