March 30, 2018

Acid Rainbow is back in stock!

“Acid Rainbow” is now in stock again on Acoustic Sock, Hardcore Sock, Glam Rock Sparkle Sock, Dubstep DK and Indie Rock Worsted. Stop by the shop to check out this and many other colorways. I am currently preparing to vend at Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival in May and will be working on some new things very soon!

I recently completed a Hitchhiker using Acid Rainbow on my DK base, which is super soft and squishy! Since I haven’t finished a project in a while, I was very excited to have this done. The Hitchhiker is my go-to pattern for something that is mostly mindless and only requires a little bit of focus. I love that the rows aren’t super long and that there are no lacy YO rows. My lovely model and best kitty friend Emma chose to model it for me!

March 29, 2018

Blast from the past, plus ‘I Run On Dunkin’

Only 10 people in the entire world have “Passion Fruit Creme Brulee.” That’s about to change. I released “Passion Fruit Creme Brulee” back in July 2016 as part of a yarn club. It sold out instantly, and the 10 people who received one loved it. It’s time for this colorway to come back — you’ve been begging me for almost two years, and I suppose it is time to give in!!! Preorders are open on EIGHT different bases, and I am limiting the number to 20 total skeins per base at this time. It’s selling quickly, so grab your favorite base before they are gone!

PLEASE NOTE: “Passion Fruit Creme Brulee” skeins are NOT ready to ship. These are on a PREORDER basis, and will be dyed and ship on or before mid-May 2018, after I get back from Munich and Allentown Fiber Festival, but before Long Island Fleece & Fiber.

And, oh my gosh. I get it now. You REALLY love your Dunkin’! “I Run On Dunkin” may have earned the title of the most popular Groovy Hues colorway of all time. I haven’t counted, but I’ll call it an unofficial top contender! I have made TWENTY more skeins on four different bases (five each!), and these absolutely ARE *ready to ship*! I will not be able to make more of these for a live update until after spring fiber festivals are over, so go find your favorite, as they tend to sell out really fast. Really, really fast.

Thanks so much, everyone! I hope you love what we have to offer this week! The shop is kind of bare as we prepare for spring festivals and trunk shows, but there is still plenty to be had. Don’t see something you covet? Never fear. There will be another large update as soon as I can manage it.

Head on over to the Groovy Hues website and see which skeins need a forever home!

P.S. If you order ready-to-ship yarn between the dates of March 31 and April 7, they will ship on April 8. I will be eating my way through Munich, Germany, during that time and will not be home to ship yarn.

Subscriber Inspiration Colors for March!

The March Subscriber Inspiration colors are live at Spirit Trail Fiberworks! This month’s colors are based on a photo sent by STF newsletter subscriber Allyson, who said about her photo: “This was taken in Alaska on a ferry ride from Haines to Juneau. When I saw your photo yarn color challenge I realized the memories I would love in yarn is something that would commemorate and combine all the years and adventures in Alaska. Looking back through all my photos this is the one. Even the grey days had beauty if you were willing to be outside and find them!”

And beautiful it certainly is. I have always been a complete sucker for rainbows. They’re just magical (whatever the real science behind them may be, I prefer to think of them as magic). I found myself coming back to this photo over and over again, loving the interplay of colors, the haziness of the storm clouds, the tiny strip of sun along the coast, and the clear, bright sky peeking out from behind. And that seems to be how it works: folks send me photos, and I look at all of them over and over again until, finally, one seems to say “do me, do me!” louder than the others.

Meet this month’s limited edition colors:

First, the primary inspiration colorway, “Rainbow Over Juneau,” features a rainbow of colors (both softly speckled and blended) applied in the correct order (ROY G BIV) across the center of the skein, with cloudy grays at either end. Next, “Rainbow Deconstructed” takes the colors of the rainbow, shakes them up and speckles them indiscriminately on a base of soft grays and creamy white. Then two tonal solid colorways compliment these rainbow skeins: “Skies After the Rain” is a soft, clear blue reminiscent of that sky peeping through, and “Stormy Waters” is inspired by the shadowed water under the storm clouds (I took some artistic license with this and added more blue to it, because I wanted a colorway more blue than charcoal).

These limited edition colorways will be available for pre-order through Friday, March 30, 2018. Orders will ship approximately three weeks after the listing closes.

This month, all four colors are available several different bases instead of just one:

Aurora (fingering weight single ply, 100% Superwash Merino, 400 yards per skein, $28.00 per skein)
Sunna (fingering weight three-ply, 75% Superwash Merino, 15% Cashmere, 10% Bombyx Silk, 365 yards per skein, $34.00 per skein)
Andromeda (DK weight single ply, 100% Superwash Merino, 240 yards per skein, $28.00 per skein)

Subscriber Color Inspirations happen on a monthly basis, and whoever sends me the winning photo receives a free skein of their own special yarn! Photos can be sent until the end of each month for the following month. The only rule is you have to be a Spirit Trail Fiberworks newsletter subscriber to play. Subscribe to my newsletter (link at the top of my shop homepage) if you’d like to play along!

Happy Spring!

Jennifer

March 22, 2018

Exciting Open Studio Event!

Hello everyone!

For all of you that will be in the Hartford, CT, area this weekend for Stitches United, Gabby from Once Upon A Corgi and I have teamed up again to bring you another exciting yarn shopping opportunity!

My studio is just 11 miles from the Hartford Convention Center and we will be open both Friday and Saturday, so you can work it into your Stitches schedule.

Come visit us anytime Friday from 5-9 p.m. or Saturday from 3-9 p.m. All the details are on my website. We had a full house at our last event, and it was so much fun! We look forward to meeting even more crafty folks this weekend!

Shop Update is Live!

Spirit Trail Fiberwork’s shop update just went live! This update features Birte, my Superwash Merino/Cashmere/silk DK weight yarn, and Luna, my organic non-shrink wool blend worsted weight yarn. Both in lots of colors, from tonal solids to speckles. Both of these yarns are featured in new patterns just published by some fabulous designers: Luna for both Tanis Gray’s Chickaloon cowl and Bristol Ivy’s Titan Hat and Cowl and Birte for Jennifer Wood’s Teddy cardigan and Jennifer Tepper Heverly’s (that’s me 😀 ) Milis fingerless mitts. Check them all out on Ravelry!

Many of the colors in this update are my “Lucky Pots.” These are one-of-a-kind, never to be repeated colors – the luck of the pot, or the pot at the end of the rainbow, if you will. They’re lots of fun to create, always a surprise, and truly, I don’t write anything down so I cannot re-create them. Super fun, and super special. You can see all the Lucky Pots on the “Lucky Pot” page in our shop.

I’ve also put several yarns on sale at some really great discounts. These are all fabulous bases, but I’m retiring them for a little while so I’d like to move them on to their forever homes so I can have more room in my studio for some new bases and new colors. So, if you haven’t tried Spirit Trail Fiberworks yarns yet, this is a great time to give them try with some really great savings. All these can be found on the “On Sale!” page.

Happy Stitching!

Jennifer

March 13, 2018

FiberCrafty is like a 24-hour fiber festival!

You can think of FiberCrafty as an online mall filled with indie owned shops ready to supply the fiber community. You will find yarn, fiber, project bags, stitch markers and more. FiberCrafty has all the features you expect like filters with terms specific to yarn and fiber, the ability to save favorite items and shops, a secure checkout process and even a cart jacking prevention system. Shop owners will find an easy to use interface that makes selling online easy.

FiberCrafty is proud to connect indie businesses and fiber enthusiasts and is owned by one woman that has a crazy love of yarn and knitting. It was made for fiber people by fiber people. Find your next project at fibercrafty.com.

Pictured are examples of items available from the following FiberCrafty shops: The Spun Bunny, The Girl Who Crafted, Psykhe Charms, Cords & Cobwebs, ShariArts and Redhead Fibers.

**Did you see FiberCrafty featured in Vogue Knitting? Check out p. 16 of the Late Winter issue!**

March 9, 2018

Introducing Aerie!

I admit I have a slight addiction to laceweight kid mohair/silk blends. Not only is it in my personal stash, I’ve started dyeing it too. I’m excited to introduce Aerie 460 yards of 70% kid mohair and 30% silky goodness. Knit by itself, doubled up or knit with another yarn — you’ll love the results. It’s light and fluffy as the name suggests and also very warm — perfect for the month of March in the Northeast where winter seems to putting up a fight.
Select colors are currently available on my website.

I’ll be at Stitches United in Hartford, CT, March 22-25 booth 530-532. Stop by and see Aerie in person!


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