October 28, 2015

Holiday Yarns Are Here!

I knit a pair of “Christmas socks” every year, and I know I’m not alone in that tradition! Three holiday colorways on two different bases are now available in the With Pointed Sticks Yarn shop. From left, “Ice Queen,” “All Is Bright,” and “Peppermint Stick.” All three are available on Ballpoint Sock, a Merino-nylon blend, and “Peppermint Stick” and “All Is Bright” are available on Glitter Gel Pen, a Merino-nylon-stellina sock yarn. Perfect for annual holiday socks, shawls, or mittens!

October 13, 2015

With Pointed Sticks Yarn has Launched!

I am excited to announce the launch of the Etsy shop for With Pointed Sticks Yarns!

I am a long-time knitter and spinner, and always on the lookout for new fiber-related hobbies. In the past few years, I have become obsessed with indie hand-dyed yarns, and which let to wanting to try my own hand-dyeing.

I ended up falling in love with the process, from choosing a color palette to watching how colors work together on a skein and experimenting with techniques.

The shop currently has two bases in stock:

Ballpoint Sock
Ballpoint pens are the go-to writing instrument, and this base is my go-to sock yarn! This squishy 2-ply is composed of 80% superwash merino and 20% nylon, making it perfect for socks, shawls, and garments. Skeins are 400 yards/100 grams.

Rollerball Worsted
Rollerball pens write smoothly, with just a little bit of “grab.” There’s a novelty to them, while they are still highly functional and a great stand-by, just like this base. Because this base is 100% non-superwash merino, it has a certain cozy, rustic feel to it, while its 4-plies make it smooth and durable. It’s ideal for hats, scarves, mittens, sweaters – anything meant to be cozy and warm on super cold days. Skeins are 218 yards/100 grams.

New bases and colorways will be arriving soon!

In addition to what is in stock, I accept custom orders. Don’t hesitate to get in touch! I’d love to work with you!