What to stash: Yarn ‘your way’

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I find it all too perfect that Burger King has decided to redo its iconic “Have it Your Way” logo and that Don and Peggy slow danced to Frank Sinatra’s “My Way” on last Sunday’s Mad Men (how beautiful was that scene?!). For the May update, Juno Fibre Arts is letting you preorder skeins in wide a range of bases and colors, so you can get the yarn combos that YOU want.

It all starts on May 29 at 6 p.m. BST. You will be able to “claim” a custom listing (yarns will be listed by base) at the Juno Fibre Arts Etsy shop.

Asti will be dyeing up Milly DK and Milly Standard (superwash Merino), Buffy (BFL) and Buffy Toughie (BFL/nylon), Alice, Alice Lace and Alice DK (all alpaca/silk/cashmere) in a dozen colors, chosen based on suggestions in a discussion thread in the Juno Fibre Arts Ravelry group. The listings are unlimited, so you can purchase as many skeins as you want — go crazy! Just keep in mind that she is dyeing by hand — and leave your colorway choice(s) and amounts in the “note to seller” box at checkout. You can see the color options here.

The listings will be available through the end of the day, British time, on June 8 (here’s a handy converter), and Asti will fulfill all orders she gets within that timeframe. Skeins will be ready to ship by July 4 at the latest.

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When Krista from Pigeonroof Studios introduced her GLOW series of colorways a couple months ago, it didn’t seem like they could get any more beautiful. The colors, created with a complex dyeing process, are now on two new luxury bases, making them even harder to resist. I plan to explore this special dyeing process with Krista in an upcoming blog post, but in the meantime, you might want to head over to her site and snag some skeins. Above is Blowsy Rose on Luxury Sock, a multi-plied, fingering-weight yarn made up of superwash Merino, Cashmere and nylon. The colors are also available on Silky High Twist sock, a 2-ply fingering-weight yarn that is 80% superwash Merino and 20% silk.

Invictus Yarns turned two years old this month, and you get a present: 15% off your purchase in their Etsy shop through May 31 with the code Happy15.

A quick update from Countess Ablaze features popular sock yarns, including a blingy version of the popular Pink Skies, above, and a BFL/Masham DK weight yarn spun in Yorkshire. There are also hand-dyed spinning fibers and unique Blending Boxes that contain 150 grams of fiber in small amounts, perfect for drum carding, hand carding and blending boards.

Sweet Sheep Body Shoppe now has lanolin lip balm in flavors like Chocolate Cupcake. Mmm…

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