December 16, 2019

First quarter signups are open for our 2020 Sock Club!

The theme for this quarter is “Souvenir de Paris.”

We’ll take a trip to the iconic city of Paris. Together we’ll enjoy the beautiful views, the classic neighborhoods and arrondissements, the art and culture, fashion and gastronomy and a bit of history.

Sidewalk cafes, a stroll along the Seine, sketching at the Louvre, a tour of the fashion houses, belle epoque architecture, boulangeries, the flower markets, grand hotels — these are some of my inspirations for this quarter.

As always, you’ll get a carefully curated box each month that includes a unique colorway based on the theme as well as several goodies. These might include things like:
-stitch markers or progress markers
-chocolate or candy, tea or coffee samples
-notecards, gift tags, bookmarks
-ornaments, recipes, small kits
or who knows what else!

Club packages are mailed out on the 10th of each month (or as close to it as possible) for the length of your membership. The shipping costs are included in the price.

November 26, 2019

Beatlemania!

  • Dark blue yarn with the words Blackbird Beatlemania Series.

Our newest series is a salute to the music of the Beatles!

My husband, Jimmy, has been a Beatles fan for a long, long time. I can definitely say some of it has rubbed off on me. 🙂

Not that I wasn’t a fan, but I certainly didn’t know the whole catalog the way he does.

Between the launch of the Sirius XM Beatles channel and the 50-year anniversary of the release of Abbey Road, we’ve been listening to a lot of Beatles music! I’ve been inspired to translate some of my favorite songs into yarn colorways.

The first three colorways are available now, and there will be more to come! The first three are my favorite songs from Paul, George and John (sorry, Ringo….your turn is coming!).

October 10, 2019

Patisserie Series

  • Pink and gold yarn with the word Patisserie.

Our Patisserie Sock Club was our most popular club so far, and I’ve had lots and lots of requests for all these colorways since the spring. And now they’re available to everyone!

Each Sock Club is exclusive to club members for three months after the club ends. That time is now over for the Patisserie colorways… woo hoo!

I’ve been working on a lovely three-color shawl by Helen Stewart of Curious Handmade called Impressionists Shawl. I’ve still got a ways to go on it, but knitting with these yummy yarns is – dare I say it – delicious! 🙂

Visit our website to view the Patisserie Series.

September 16, 2019

Our fourth quarter Sock Club signups are now open

Sign-up for the fourth quarter of our popular Sock Club now! The theme for this quarter is… A Poetic Touch!

Luscious florals, well-worn notebooks, romantic views and moody rooms — these are a few of the ideas and images that inspired the theme.

To paraphrase Diane Ackerman, “Poetry has a way of lifting a feeling or idea out of its routine so that it can be appreciated with fresh eyes.” We’ll be focusing not only on poems, but also a few poets and the worlds they inhabited.

Signups for this quarter are open from September 14 to September 28, 2019.

Each month, for three months, I will hand dye a unique colorway based on the current theme, on a sock/fingering weight yarn and deliver it to you.

You will also receive extra “goodies” each month. They’ll be different each month, and might include things like:

stitch markers or progress markers
tea or coffee samples, candy
notecards, gift tags, notepads,
a coordinating mini skein
and who knows what else…!

Visit our website to view previous sock club colorways, or take a peek at our spring club, Patisserie, in our highlight video.

Summer Camp Sock Club sign-ups are open!

Swimming, hiking, sing-a-longs, campfire cooking and all the fun things from the summer camps I remember. Making sand candles and friendship bracelets, canoeing (and capsizing!) along the lakeshore, enjoying s’mores and roasted marshmallows. These and more are my inspirations for this quarter!

Sign ups for this quarter are open from June 14 to June 28, 2019.

3rd Quarter – July, August and September 2019

Each month, for three months, I will hand dye a unique colorway based on the current theme, on a sock/fingering weight yarn and deliver it to you.

You will also receive extra “goodies” each month. They’ll be different each month, and might include things like:

stitch markers or progress markers
tea or coffee samples, candy
notecards, gift tags, notepads,
a coordinating mini skein
and who knows what else…!

Club colorways are exclusive for club members and not for regular sale for three months.
Club packages are mailed out on the 10th of each month (or as close to it as possible) for the length of your club membership. The shipping cost is included in the price.

New colorways

  • Spruce green semisolid yarn.

Our new spring colorways have been making their appearances in the shop over the last few weeks, since we got back from DFW Fiber Fest. I’m not sure what came over me this year, but we’ve got a bushel full of new colorways for spring, and I had a ball playing in the dye pots and coming up with them! Tonals, speckles, variegated… we’ve got them all.

We just added another batch to the shop yesterday that included Fresco, Spruce and Ink. Hop on over and have a look around!

December 13, 2018

New sock pattern – Bijou Socks

Our newest sock pattern is available now on our website and on Ravelry!

Bijou Socks is a simple and elegant sock pattern that I’m pretty sure is going to become my go-to sock pattern. One of the definitions of “bijou” is jewel or trinket, small and elegant. That’s how I think of the little stitch pattern in these socks. It’s just a little trinket, but it makes for a subtle and elegant pattern.

I love knitting socks that look beautiful, like a jewel, but without having to concentrate and fuss over a complicated stitch pattern or chart. These fit the bill to perfection!

A purple sweater with two skeins of yarn.So many indie dyers. One email.
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