What’s Up at Pancake and Lulu Yarn!

Welcome to Pancake and Lulu Yarn, aka PLY!

This month is all about Rainbows and Green!

Speaking of rainbows, I have a huge selection of 80+ colors and my minis are now available in five base styles: Euro Fingering, Sparkle Fingering, Merino Nylon, Single Fingering and, the newest addition, a DK-weight Merino Nylon. (All colors are also available in full-size skeins too.)

Don’t forget to wear green this month! My favorite green has recently been VERDIGRIS. The base shown here is PLY Merino Nylon DK, available in mini or full-size skeins.

CAPPUCCINO is always in style. This gorgeous shade has been one of our best sellers recently and here’s why: it’s a yummy neutral that goes with everything. Shown here on my Merino Nylon Fingering and my Kid Mohair Silk Lace. Or choose one of my other 20 bases. I love this color — there is something magical about this dye that sometimes creates bits of slightly darker reddish speckles naturally.

I finished my Pierre Shawl, by Westknits! I used PLY Sparkle DK in VERDIGRIS, SLATE, TWILIGHT and JET. It knit up super fast — gotta love those DK projects.

I have been having so much fun experimenting with new speckle formulas. This PINNNK speckle in PLY Bulky is one I am keeping for myself — I’m kinda obsessed with it!! But, I’m going to try to repeat it so check out my shop for NEW SPECKLES this month. I’m on a kick! They will be popping up on my instagram too.

And I just wanted to highlight the PLY Clubs: I have three different clubs currently: Yarn, Fiber and Mini. AND have just added an exciting new option for the PLY Yarn Club. You now have the option of receiving all your yarns with one base of your choice. For example, do you love single fingering yarn? Now you can receive only that base, if you choose. Of course, you can still choose the combo of bases. You can join my clubs anytime for three, six or 12 months.

Well, that about wraps up this post — it’s been a busy and awesome 2019 so far!

xo, Aimee at PLYarn

January 13, 2019

Club CVM

The Livestock Conservancy identifies breeds of livestock that are in danger of becoming extinct. Currently the Romeldale/CVM breed is classified as Threatened. According to the Livestock Conservancy, breeds classified as Threatened have less than 1,000 registrations per year and less than 5,000 individuals worldwide.

I have been working with this wonderful breed since 2008. I maintain one of the few flocks of Romeldale/CVM sheep in the southeastern U.S. It is a unique situation to work with an endangered breed. Issues taken for granted in other breeds become a major undertaking and expense in a breed with small numbers and few breeders.

Club CVM is a quarterly fiber club. Each club release will be a Romeldale/CVM wool and/or Romeldale/CVM wool blend roving, batts or smidgens (mini batts) from my studio. The Romeldale/CVM wool is from my flock. The fleeces are professionally sheared each spring. I carefully skirt my fleeces and send them to the mill for washing and carding. The wool is returned and I create the final roving, batts or smidgens in my studio. Purchases of this club or any other products from my studio help to support my farm and conservation efforts for this wonderful breed.

The Club CVM boxes (first release) is available in the Wild Hair Studio Etsy shop. The Club boxes are for sale during the month of January. Then I will dye and prepare the fiber. Fiber boxes will ship in March and yarn boxes will ship April.

The first club release contains:
4 oz of Romeldale/CVM roving
2 oz of Romeldale/CVM wool and other luxury add-ins batts
A short news item about my flock/sheep with a photo. It may be a feature about a specific sheep or about the flock as a whole.

*The roving in the photo is the sample I carded for the first club release. It is a natural-colored dark brown, combined with hand-dyed blue and green. The batts will be in a coordinating color scheme.

I am also offering the option to receive this club release as handspun yarn. If you choose the handspun option, there is no choice of yarn weight. I will hand spin the 4 oz of roving and send this as 1 or 2 skeins of 2ply yarn. The 2 oz of batts will be spun and sent as one to two skeins of 2ply yarn. These yarns will not be super bulky, but also not super fine – more of a medium weight.

Wild Hair Studio is a participating fiber supplier for Leicester Longwool wool and Romeldale/CVM wool for the Livestock Conservancy’s Shave ’em to Save ’em Challenge. This Club CVM release has 4 oz of Romeldale/CVM roving and will qualify for the Shave ’em to Save ’em Challenge.

January 7, 2019

Ready to ship yarns! January theme is antique!

I will be making small batches of unique and gorgeous colorways each month all with a unique theme!

These colorways will be different than the colorways featured in my Made to Order yarns section in my shop.

Once they are gone they are gone!

Each skein is $22 plus shipping.

This months colorways are the following:

1. Rusty Old Keys
2. Lavender End Table
3. Yellow Flowers
4. Antique Floral Arrangement
5. Rusty Bicycle

Yarn information:
Sock Weight Yarn
75% Superwash Merino Wool, 25% nylon
462 yards/100grams

December 21, 2018

FIberCrafty Spotlight: The Spun Bunny (plus a sale!)

Bunny Shepherdess is only one of the hats Marissa wears. Between cuddling bunnies, she also dreams up the colorways for her yarns and fiber and creates delightful rolags, batts and mini skein sets. Of course, angora fiber is also available from her beautiful and mighty cute bunnies, as well as a 2019 calendar featuring them. One of my favorite things about Marissa’s FiberCrafty shop, The Spun Bunny, is that she offers a wide variety of types of fibers, bases and preparations. She really offers a well-curated selection from her studio in PA!

To make room for new inventory in 2019, Marissa is offering a 35% discount off items in her shop between December 21 and 30. Her bunny calendars are not included in this offer but EVERYTHING else is! Use code THANKYOU at checkout.

FiberCrafty is a marketplace with many more independent shops all specializing in supplying the fiber community. Do you follow us on Instagram? It’s a great way to see what’s new in our shops!
Shop owners — if you are looking for an easy to use, cost-effective place to host a shop front, take a look at FiberCrafty! We provide a lot of information in our FAQ and it just takes a few minutes to open a shop. Questions? Just hit the Contact Vendor button!

December 2, 2018

Give the gift of hand dyed yarn this holiday season

I have some new and exciting colorways, including:
Vintage Luggage
Love Letter
&
Siren

In addition to crocheted velvet hair scrunchies with FREE domestic shipping!

Be sure to SPIN THE WHEEL when you visit my store, you have the chance to win discounts from 5% to 25% off!

Welcome to Heather’s Yarn Barn!

Heather’s Yarn Barn is a small, independent business providing you, the customer, with an impeccable handcrafted buying experience. I have turned my love for yarn and art into my own hand dyed yarn company. I purchase my bare yarn wholesale right here in the U.S.A. With over 40+ colorways to choose from, each skein of yarn is hand dyed in small batches and dyed up upon purchase. Each skein is 100% unique and will surely make your knitting or crocheting project really stand out from the crowd!

If crocheting is your passion… don’t forget to visit my blog at fallingforcrochet.com.

Kicking off the Holiday Season

The Holiday Season is upon us and what is a better gift than something Hand Made?
(Or just Yarn!)

This Friday and Saturday Once Upon a Corgi Handmade is celebrating small business shopping a huge sale!

Get a little something off for orders under three skeins, or really treat yourself to that shawl kit and the single skein you have been keeping an eye on just in case you find the perfect sock pattern.

Orders of 1-3 Skeins use Code “YARNGIVING15” for 15% off your order

Orders 4+ Skeins use Code “HOLIYAY” for $25 off your order

Promotion does not apply to Custom Orders or Dye to Order Sweater Listings, These will be removed for Friday and Saturday while the sale is going on.

November 22, 2018

Small Business Sale!

Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday – whatever you want to call it – we have yarn on sale! The Golden Purls are offering 25% off all yarn AND kits through Monday, 11/26. We have single, 2-ply, 4-ply DK, mohair, and shawl, hat, mitt, and cowl kits on sale this for this long weekend! This is going to be our biggest sale before our pop-up at Vogue Knitting Live, so definitely take advantage!

Will you snag Dateless Daughter, Picture It Sicily, Back in St. Olaf, or maybe even I’ll Get the Cheesecake (quite fitting) during this sale?? All your favorite GP colors are in stock! As always, reach out to us for any custom requests. We love this time of year!!

November 21, 2018

Black Friday Super Sale!

Happy Thanksgiving, everybody! I’m doing a super sale from now through Cyber Monday. When you buy three skeins of yarn or art batts, or a combination of both, you’ll get one for free. You don’t even need a coupon code. Just add four items to your cart and one will be free!!!

I’m also having a “secret sale” for newsletter subscribers only, with something different each day between Black Friday and Cyber Monday. I’ll be sending out the email to all my subscribers on Thursday evening, so if you subscribe before then, you’ll get to learn about the secret sales too.

Thanks for looking!

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