February 1, 2018

Groundhog Day Specials

Coupon code GROUNDHOG for 10% off any of the ready to ship items in our Etsy shop. Shipping not included. Coupon code expires Feb. 5, 2018

Most items in the shop are ready to ship. However, club subscriptions, CSA shares, and fiber listings which are made to order are excluded from this coupon.

The January club release – Queenie Goldstein, the first club release of the Fantastic Beast Superwash Club, is in the mail. This weekend I am offering the option to purchase the next club release without a subscription. From now through Feb. 5, you can preorder the February club release.

Details

Yarn Base: Superwash Merino & Nylon (75/25), 3.5 oz., approx. 437 yards

Theme: Fantastic Beasts – more specific theme to be determined

Price: $24.50, includes shipping within the continental USA. I am happy to ship to other areas, but there will be additional shipping charges. Send me a message and I will be glad to discuss shipping costs/options.

Shipping date: the end of February, tracking numbers will be sent when packages ship

How to order: Message/email me. Invoices will be sent via paypal or I can create a special listing in the Etsy shop.

February 1, 2018

Introducing Whole Knit ‘n Caboodle

Hello Indie Untangled Fiber Gurus! I’m Terri from Whole Knit ‘n Caboodle Yarns from Albany, N.Y. (it’s about an hour north of Rhinebeck). I’m from a family of crafters: sewing, painting, woodworking — anything craft related I’ve done it.

After getting back into knitting about 15 years ago and learning so many new techniques from my sister — some may know her as Mary, owner of the LYS Perfect Blend Yarn and Tea in Saugerties, N.Y. — I started dyeing yarn a few years ago and the world hasn’t been the same for me since. My yarn is mostly available through yarn shops and I do a few shows throughout the area. As of right now I have about 10 bases of yarn that I dye, from alpaca to Merino with bamboo.

There is no question that fiber people are the best inspiration to other fiber artists. I have been having the best time collaborating with people from custom colors for Fades to online yarn boxes. The fiber world is filled with fascinating people with so much inspiration. I hope I can inspire some of you to create some wonderful projects too!

January 31, 2018

Bob Ross, Reading Rainbow & Mr. Rogers!? Oh MY!

So Excited for this Friday’s Bag of the Month!

We have a special tribute to the leaders in imagination — 1980’s edition!

We have collaborated with Anzula Yarns & Stay Classy Yarns for three AMAZING colorways!
(Yes, we have brought back the Mr. Rogers Tribute for a special encore.)

AND! Spend $75+ in the shop FRIDAY ONLY to get a special FREE GIFT that will not be available otherwise!!! SO COOL! (You can check out our Wednesday Facebook Kive to get a peek at it — otherwise, it’s a secret!!!)

As always, this bag of the month will only be available until Tuesday or until SOLD OUT! So make sure you shop early! <3 And tell your friends!!

January 31, 2018

Introducing Sandpiper Yarns

Sandpiper yarns is inspired by nature and the colors that surround us. My fiber is sourced from family farms, both domestic and abroad. I hand paint fleece roving and then spin it on my Ladybug wheel, all in my home, two blocks from the ocean on the south shore of Long Island. I choose many sheep breeds, including Merino, Blue Faced Leicester, Polwarth, Finn, Gotland, Icelandic, Corriedale and Targhee. Additionally, alpaca, llama, Tencel, silk and Angora may also find their way into my skeins.

My dyeing process combines hand mixing many colors and then overdyeing for rich saturation. Each small colorway batch is one-of-a-kind and produces between two to 10 skeins per batch.

All Sandpiper yarns are handspun. The spinning process is spontaneous —- deciding in the moment whether it will be bulky, worsted or in between! It is a meditative technique that allows me to be part of a sustainable cycle of turning fleece to garment that has endured for thousands of years!

January 30, 2018

Indie Dyer Pop-Up Event in CT

I am so excited to announce that Gabby from Once Upon a Corgi and I will be having a Pop-Up Shop and knit night at my studio in Avon, CT, on February 10th from 5-9 p.m. and YOU are all invited! There will be yarn to squish and purchase, wine and snacks, and space to sit and knit with fiber friends.

We will also have a special guest: Audrey the CORGI!! Could there be a better combination than yarn and Corgis??

But, wait! There’s more! Some of the other artist studios in my building will be open for you to check out as well. Gabby and I have even collaborated with one of the painters, Christy Corey, and created exclusive colorways based on one of her paintings. You’ll have the chance to see behind the scenes of not only my dye studio, but painters and potters as well.

We hope you can join us for this special evening! Please check my website for links to the exact address in the Events tab on the homepage.

January 25, 2018

Introducing new self-striping yarn colors

Featuring hand-dyed yarn inspired by the legends of King Arthur, Round Table Yarns is your yarn quest destination, where every color tells a story. Round Table Yarns will be releasing at least a dozen new self-striping colorways in the upcoming months. The first two, Courtly Love and The Underwater Bridge, are now available.

Courtly Love: Multifaceted, love covers a range of emotions, from a softer, more romantic type of love (pink) to a more passionate love (red). Inspired by Valentine’s Day, though not exclusive to the holiday, this two-stripe colorway is easy for you to fall in love with.

The Underwater Bridge: Three even stripes of blue, red, and grey, with some blue flecks/spots.

Newsletter subscribers get first notice of the new self-striping colorways, so if you want to make sure you get access to the colorways first, be sure to sign up for my mailing list.

January 24, 2018

Spring is Coming

It doesn’t quite feel like spring yet, but we know it is coming and we’re obsessing over the gorgeous colors that come with it!

The shop is full of springy beauties, and three fun Valentines Day collaborations with charm maker Little Bitty Delights. The sets are inspired by three famous couples because we love love. There’s Lucy and Ethel from “I love Lucy” (BFF love is important too — Happy Galentine’s Day!), Harry Burns and Sally Albright from “When Harry Met Sally,” and Wesley and Buttercup from “The Princess Bride.”

Celebrate the upcoming change in seasons with us! By the time you’ve finished whatever you’re casting on right now, spring should be just around the corner!

January 24, 2018

New DK Weight Kits at Spirit Trail Fiberworks!

Two new kits are up at Spirit Trail Fiberworks!

Both are dyed on STF Birte, my gorgeous DK weight Superwash Merino, Cashmere, and silk, six skeins and 1,650 yards in each kit. Plenty for a Comfort Fade Cardigan, or “fade” any relatively simple sweater pattern yourself by swapping out colors as you knit!

These are the result of a “dye booboo” I did a few weeks ago when I didn’t put the right amount of dye in the base color bath for my “Spectral” colorway. The result was beautiful, but not Spectral. It gave me the idea to create gradient speckled kits (I’m calling them Grade-Speckles 😀 ) in some of my existing colorways. These two are Crystal Cave (the gray one) and Sea Shadows (the periwinkle one). I just listed them, and there’s only one of the Sea Shadows left at this point. But four Crystal Cave are still available (which is my personal favorite).

Click the link to see more photos!

January 23, 2018

Undercover Otter Pre-Orders Open

In the past year we’ve noticed that some of our colorways run out faster than others, which means we had to disappoint quite some people that are looking for that sweater quantity of Scumbot from one dyebath, or a specific combination for the latest Fade fad. To remedy this (and keep our sanity intact) we’ve decided to open up preorders while we’re looking for a bigger studio (so we can get back to regular updates).

Pick your poison and combine our palette of 40+ repeatable colorways with three different fingering weight bases: Squirm Sock, Mighty Merino and Singularity.

Preorders are open right now and run till January 28th 2018. All preorders will be dyed, dried and dispatched in week 4 and 5 (22 January – 5 February).

January 22, 2018

Spirit Trail Fiberworks’ 2018 Clubs are Open!

The Spirit Trail Fiberworks 2018 Cosmic Color Clubs are open!

Colors so inspiring they’re a whole cosmos of possibility! I’m really excited about the yarns I’ve included, the colors I’m envisioning, the designers I’m working with this year, and all the little extras I have planned. I hope you’ll join me on a fabulous and fun Color Adventure! I love working on these clubs; I feel like I’m sending presents each time the shipments go out.

This year there are Yarn and Sweater Clubs. Click on the link for all the information and schedules for both, as well as two different payment options: monthly payment options, which include a 10% discount off retail prices and are only open until the end of January – so it’s closing soon!, and lump sum up-front payment options, which include a 20% discount off retail prices and are open until they sell out. If you subscribe to the lump sum payment option after any club shipments have been sent out, you’ll receive all past club yarns with your first club shipment.

** Please note that photos are for illustrative purposes only. Club colors are a surprise, and are exclusive to the club forever. There will be a mix of tonal solids and subtly speckled colorways, and each month will feature complimentary and contrasting color options (perfect for multi-color projects) which can be purchased separately by club members, at the 10% club discount. **

Happy Stitching!

Jennifer