May 9, 2019

Minis + Tulips + Dyed To Order

  • A collection of pink tulips.

By popular demand, I have restocked mini skeins to my webshop. You can never have enough of these lovely little bundles. They are so perfect for all kinds of accessories!

The limited edition “Tulips” colorway is new this week. Back in the fall of 2006, I remember walking into the hardware store and seeing this big, beautiful display of tulip bulbs. I was immediately transported to one of my favorite memories from my youth when I visited the Skagit Valley tulip festival in Washington state and immediately fell head over heels in love with tulips. The moment I laid eyes on that hardware store display, I just had to have some bulbs for myself. I knew exactly where I wanted to plant them in our newly-purchased home.

The only problem was that I was about six weeks pregnant (sick), the mother to a busy 4-year-old, and a full time music teacher.

I was beyond exhausted.

I knew there was no possible way I could summon up the energy to plant those bulbs myself, but I bought them anyway! They sat on the counter taunting me, and for the next couple of weekends I felt terribly guilty for not getting them in the ground. Seeing my distress, and knowing how much I loved tulips, my sweet husband rescued them and planted them in our front garden bed for me that fall.

On March 29, 2007, we arrived home from the birthing center with our new baby girl to see the very first pink tulip blooming in our front yard. Every year when my tulips bloom I think of this story. It makes me love tulips even more! This year I decided to try and capture my bed of tulips in a limited-edition colorway called “Tulips.” It’s a little out of the norm for me, but I think it captures the essence of this memory, and it makes me smile. I hope you like it, too.

Have you wished for a certain colorway in a larger quantity and felt sad when it wasn’t available? This week I’ve added a worsted weight yarn to my dyed-to-order listing for a limited time. This new base will be perfect for the 4 Day Sweater KAL by Olive Knits or any other project you’d like to cast on.

You can now order Bouncy Fingering, Springy Sport, Delightful DK or Delightful Worsted in many of my most popular colorways and I’ll have it ready to ship within three weeks. If you order four or more skeins of any base you can use code OVER100 and save 10% on your order.

Happy Making,
Heather Jane

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