August 22, 2018

Pumpkin Spice Latte Mini Set Pre Order!

It’s almost PSL time again!

Friday August 24th at 6 a.m. Central time, BigFootFibers celebrates all things fall! This update focuses on a PSL mini set preorder. These are limited edition and make fun socks or shawls. Close to You by Justyna Lorkowska looks exceptional in this set!

Also there are two Beekeeper sets left in the shop with your choice of MCN DK or 100% Merino, both in the colorway Maple. Hurry and get yours before they are gone! Set includes a limited edition bee bag by Hikari Handmade, a bee-themed lotion bar made from local to me beeswax and bee themed stitch markers.

It’s a smaller update since we had back-to-back shows: Stitches MidWest and a trunk show at The Studio in KC where we met amazing people! This update also includes some new colorways and bases — BFL/silk in fingering, as well as mohair and more!

I also want to thank everyone for their kind words about my father’s passing last month. I am blessed beyond words to be a part of this caring community.


June 18, 2018

Dye to order BeeKeeper & Wool and Honey listings are up!

Perfect for Bee Season! The special edition kits are sold out, but that is no reason to let that bug you — this week’s update includes lots of colors that would bee awesome for your bee themed knits! 😉

I am offering dyed-to-order listings in several colorways, but you are not limited to just these. You may specify which colorway you prefer in the order notes if you don’t find your favorite listed, or you just prefer a non-honey colored option!

Bases offered for the BeeKeeper Cardigan by Olive Knits are:
Super 8 DK (8ply 100% Superwash Merino)
SheepyKid MCN DK (80% Superwash Merino/10% Cashmere/10% nylon)
Silky Yak DK (65% Superwash Merino/20% silk/15% yak)

Bases offered for Wool & Honey by Andrea Mowry are:
Luxury Sock (100% Superwash Extra Fine Merino)
BrilliantBritFoot (100% Certified British Superwash Blue Faced Leicester)
SuperSilkySheep Sock (75% Superwash Extra Fine Merino/25% silk)
Opulent Bliss Sock (70%/20%/10% Superwash Merino/silk/Cashmere)

May 17, 2018

Spring Has Sprung Sale!

May has brought fun changes for BigFootFibers! We have an updated website, with a cleaner look and a bit sleeker feel, and we definitely needed it! Growth is hard but is a wonderful thing!

This week’s update, going up Friday at 6 p.m. Central, is a “spring cleaning” update, where we are cleaning out those shelves and getting ready for new things! All Indie Untangled subscribers can use code “IndieSpring10” for 10% off their entire order including Lykke Needles (!) through Monday May 21st at midnight central time. Minis, bulky, SilkyYak DK, worsted, sport and, of course, fingering are all included in this update!

Happy making to all of you wonderful knitters out there! If you have any problems with the new site please don’t hesitate to email me by clicking the Contact button on this post. ~ Sheila

May 4, 2018

Shop Update!

April was a busy month for us at BigFootFibers with back to back shows in Dallas and Kansas City! It was great to make new friends and catch up with old ones! Despite attending two shows in one month the shop updates must go on! This update brings new yarn sets for Zweig, Drachenfels, Mellow Sun, the Impressionist MKAL. Lots of bases included in this update from SuperPhat Bulky (a luxurious 19 micron 100% SW Merino) to SilkyYak on DK to SuperSilkySheep on sock weight, to mini singles! Sweater quantities go fast 🙂

March 1, 2018

Shop Update 3/2

Show season is upon us! I’m having a ton of fun creating new colorways for this spring and upcoming shows! If you’re in the Dallas area come and say hi at the DFWFF the first weekend in April!

I have a limited number of Valentine’s themed minis and self striping left — when they’re gone, they’re gone! And a few new things you will love as much as I do! I am a huge fan of BBC, especially Victoria. I have created the first in a series of Victoria themed colorways that will be coming out this spring. It is called “Gloriana” and is currently on a SW BFL/Nylon blend. There will also be a few shawl kits for the Drachenfels shawl by Melanie Berg. I stumbled upon this gem on Ravelry looking for a sport weight shawl and fell immediately head over heels! Also in this update is some SuperPhat Bulky weight — so many fun, warm, and quick knits to be made!

January 15, 2018

An avalanche of indie yarn!

You may or may not know that BigFootFibers also has a podcast on YouTube- the BigFoot KnitCast. I have teamed up with several other indie dyers and we have collaborated to bring you the Avalanche of Indie Dyed Yarn! This past episode included yarn from Jessie at YarnOver New York, Lorna of Zombie Yarns, Rachel of SilkWorm Studios, Baad Mom Yarns, AnnaLisa of Arctic Krafts, and Kim of GingerSnap! This coming episode will see even more indie dyed yarns to giveaway, plus a bag from Hikari Handmade!

This February, BigFootFibers will be at Loops in Tulsa for the marketplace at the Loops Club retreat, featuring Andrea Mowry, Rosemary “Romi” Hill, Ann Budd, and Carson Demers. I am so excited to get the chance to meet Andrea! If you can’t make the retreat and meet me in person, you can always shop my website. Speaking of the website, I have moved the shopping off of Etsy and onto the BigFootFibers website (finally!).

I will also be at the DFWFF in April and Knitting in the Heartland in KC. Show season is proving to be busy, and growth pains in this little dye studio have prompted me to change the way I do shop updates. I am moving to a more scheduled structure for updates, aiming for two a month on alternating Fridays.

This past update I added some Valentine-themed self-striping sock yarns and this coming update will see some additional mini skein sets. I am hopeful that I can meet many of you this year in person! Yarnie friends are the best!

November 30, 2017

Quiet little sale going on right now….

With all of the hustle and bustle of the holidays kicking off into full swing with the past weekend’s “Trifecta of Supersales” I am offering a quieter, calmer, more leisurely sale. As a mom of eight, I don’t often get the chance to get in on Black Friday steals, and I don’t enjoy the mad rush. So just for you, use code “indie15” for 15% off your purchase through December 8th.

As a dyer, I get asked this question all the time: what to do with minis!? Joji has answered this question with an excellent pattern: the Gradient Band Cowl. Cute for a quick gift knit, or maybe just to keep for yourself.

I also have the freedom as a dyer to dye what I love, and since Andrea Mowry is my design crush right now, I have been dyeing all the speckles! I have been busy this fall curating sets that fade exceedingly well together — whether you need the pop of two color brioche, or the seedless melting of colors.

November 10, 2017

Bring on the Fades!

Being an indie dyer, and a buyer of all things indie before I began BigFootFibers, I love indie designers. We will always gravitate towards a few designers that we absolutely love, and one of those for me is Andrea Mowry. Her designs are wearable, simple but fantastic, and utilize the kinds of yarns that made me want to start dyeing in the first place!

So bring on the fades Andrea! And so she has, with several pattern releases that have left me panting to keep up as a dyer. I love dyeing yarns that make my heart sing, and even more fulfilling is knitting with these yarns in patterns that make my heart sing! So in the shop you will find several kits in fadeable yarns, yarns that were dyed especially with fading in mind, designed to melt into one another seamlessly. And of course these fadeable kits were dreamed up to dovetail with Andrea’s latest patterns! I hope they make your heart sing also!

September 11, 2017

It’s Fall Y’all!

Introduced mini sets and self Striping sock yarn in fun fall colorways!

I have been busy this summer dyeing up all the things! New luxury bases — Merino/silk 50/50, Merino/silk/Yak, BFL… too many! — new colorways, and some other fun things coming up soon! One of my new favorites is “Sugar Skull” on Silky Yak DK. It’s a blend of Merino, silk, and yep you guessed it correctly — yak! So squishy and soft!

We are on the final round of the Luxury Sock Yarn club for the year — can you believe 2017 is winding down to an end!? No more Sock club until next spring!

While there are still items for sale in the Etsy shop (click the Visit This Shop button above), you can hop over to and check out the almost-finished website while I’m transitioning from Etsy.

Also, when you sign up for the BigFootFibers monthly newsletter, you’ll get a free PDF to help you get gauge like a Boss.