July 13, 2022

Cashmere & Coconuts Monthly Subscription Box! Now on CrateJoy!

  • A skein of yarn in blue, yellow, red and black with a blue bath bomb and coconut lotion in a white wooden box.
  • A rainbow skein of yarn with a mini chalkboard and chalk pen and blue bath bomb.
  • A cookie and sprinkles themed skein of yarn next to a mini Christmas tree with mini lights, a red peppermint shower steamer and peppermint lip balm.
  • A skein of yarn in shades of brown in a white cardboard box, with two tea bags, a light green yarn candle and a lip scrub.
  • Twelve fiber braids in various colors.
  • A skeleton holding a wooden sign that reads Halloween Mini Skein Box with a spooky forest background.

Ever since we opened, we’ve wanted to start up a subscription service for our customers. Who doesn’t love getting amazing squishy surprises, delivered right to their door each month?? Well, I am thrilled to announce that Cashmere and Coconuts is officially on CrateJoy!

We have offered our subscription boxes on a month to month bases through Etsy for some time, but now you can sign up for a monthly reoccurring subscription on our brand new 85/15 Sock base, exclusive to our monthly yarn club! Choose from either one or two skeins of our extra plush and soft yarn each month, on either fingering or DK-weight yarn! Below are some examples of what our boxes have looked like in the past!

New customers can take 15% off their purchase of our Monthly Subscription box!

Also new to the shop, we now offer fiber braids for spinning/felting! With over 20 brand new colorways to choose from, on our non-Superwash Merino base, we are sure you’ll find something you love!

Lastly, we have just released our Halloween Mini Skein Box! You’re sure to love this extra spooky mini set! Quantities are limited so grab yours while you can!

Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram for more special deals, shop updates and more!

July 8, 2022

Christmas in July is HERE!

The text Christmas in July Rudolph and Friends 2022 Advent Calendar.

Christmas in July is in full swing here at Southern Skeins!

Our 2022 Rudolph and Friends-themed Advent calendars are available for preorder once again!

There are six Advent calendar options available for purchase to fit everyone’s budgets. Each calendar option features 24 mini skeins of our beautiful hand-dyed yarn.

The elves have been working especially hard on this Advent calendar so be sure to place your order today!

July 7, 2022

New food for your spinning wheel or spindle!

  • A braid of green wool tied into a bundle.
  • A braid of green wool arranged in a spiral.
  • Four braids of green wool, each tied into a bundle.

Happy July!

July is Tour de Fleece month and I hope you are all happily spinning away! If you need more fiber to spin during the tour, or to refill your stash for after, I have a little something for you: Forest, my newest fiber braid in fun shades of green, inspired by a walk in the forest!

Here are the details of Forest:

– 57g (2oz)
– 100% wool (Romney)
– $11 per braid

As always, I purchased the raw fleece and then processed and dyed it by hand. So lots of my love and passion for fiber crafts went into these braids!

You can find Forest, as well as other fiber and also some yarn, on my website.

And if you want to be among the first to get notified about new updates AND receive exclusive discounts, including free shipping, consider becoming a fiber pack member by subscribing to my (free) monthly newsletter here.

July 5, 2022

Dragonflight Yarn Club – July Box

A skein of pink, white, and brown yarn and a pink ice cream cone. The text Dragonflight yarn club June box, Sunday Sundae.

We are so excited about this month’s subscription box!

This month’s colorway is called: Sunday Sundae! We wanted to celebrate summer and found the most adorable ice cream cone charms for the exclusive stitch markers!

With our subscription box, you pick the yarn weight, we pick the colorway. And as long as you are a subscriber to the club, you get discounts on the ENTIRE site! It is the perfect gift for yourself or for your favorite fiber artist in your life!

June 23, 2022

Huge Store Update!

  • Seven skeins of yarn from dark pink to light pink, peach in the middle, light green and aqua.
  • Four dark aqua, Berry and mustard color assigned pooling skeins.
  • Nightmare before Christmas themed sock yarn, purple, grey and black.
  • Nightmare before Christmas themed yarn, Sally Colors of aqua, hot pink, purple, black and orange.
  • Eight different fiber braids.
  • Bright mini skein bundles.

Hello all!

When I first started knitting, I desperately wanted to also learn to spin my own yarn… and like many who have come before me, that ultimately led to dyeing my own fiber to spin. For quite a while now I have wanted to bring hand-dyed fiber into the shop, and I’m thrilled to announce that we have recently released the first of many fiber colorways!

We have also just released our Summer Splash set, a stunning gradient set that brings an amazing burst of color to any project. Purchase as a set, or buy individual skeins à la carte!

Lastly, while summer is flying in by, we are working on our upcoming Halloween colors, as well as our Holiday Advents! The first two releases are in the shop, and I couldn’t be happier with how they turned out. For those The Nightmare Before Christmas fans, you should definitely take a look at our Jack and Sally colorways!

We can’t wait to show you what else is heading your way this summer! Make sure to follow us on Instagram @cashmereandcoconutsstore and definitely make sure to favorite our Etsy shop.

While you’re there, save 10% across most our shop!

Have a fantastic weekend!

June 23, 2022

Fiberdog Fibers is now a Shave ‘Em to Save ‘Em provider!

  • A braid of grey wool roving gathered by a thin black ribbon.
  • A braid of grey wool roving in the sun.
  • A braid of grey wool roving gathered in a spiral.
  • An unwashed grey fleece of a sheep.

Today I am proud to announce that I am now an official fiber provider for the Shave ‘Em to Save ‘Em initiative of The Livestock Conservancy (for more information go to rarewool.org)!

As you might already know, this initiative is an effort to get endangered breeds back into the minds and hands of fiber artists and I personally think it is a wonderful way to experience how different the wool of different sheep actually is.

So being a small part of this makes me very proud!

I currently offer Casper, a naturally-colored CVM/Romeldale roving, but I plan to add yarn as well as dyed versions of both roving and yarn in the future.

There is an option in the product listing for SE2SE participation, just make sure you also buy at least 4oz to qualify for your passport sticker!

As all of my products, I have created these roving braids from the raw fleece by hand, meaning I bought a fleece here in the US, washed it, picked it and carded it. You can certainly not say there is a lack of passion in my products for you!

One of the pictures above also shows the fleece itself and if you are curious about the sheep, her shepherd gave me a picture to use in the product listing.

June 23, 2022

A Very Purple Shop Update

  • Four skeins of variegated yarn that transition from deep purples to warmer colors in lighter shades.
  • Three full variegated and three mini semisolid skeins of yarn.
  • Half skeins of DK yarn in a variety of colors arranged in a grid.
  • Five braids of marbled spinning fiber.

When it comes to shop updates at Crafter Gamer Geek, the muses pretty much get their way. And this time around they apparently HAD to have purple. Not one to argue with muses, 95% of the June 29th shop update will include purple in some capacity. So, if purple is your jam, this update is for you!

Two new colorways, debuting on a Polwarth DK base (246yds/100g), we have Seirei Skyline and Loquacious Fungus. Each colorway sports a deep purple at one end of the skein and progresses to warmer and lighter tones at the other end. I wanted these to have a slight watercolor feel to them and I love how they turned out!

I’ll also be adding three new Gacha Sock Sets into the roster. They may all have purple, but they each carry a unique vibe. I’m calling them The One and Oni, Triple Threat, and Eternal Duality. I love them all, but to be honest the golden yellow mini skein paired with the purple gradient and wine tones of Eternal Duality gives me all the feels.

I’ve wanted to bring some of the colors from my sock sets onto DK yarn, but not with a direct “port.” So, I decided to try out some DK 50g semisolid skein sets! For this initial small run, I’ve taken Lady of the Jade Chamber, Divine Strategist, Sleepy Ninja, and Conqueror of Demons to create some four-skein sets that I just adore. Each 50g skein is approximately 116yds. Whether you want to cast on something stripey, or some other type of colorwork, these sets will afford you plenty of possibilities.

And finally, just in time for Tour de Fleece, I’ll be adding 10 braids of spinning fiber to the shop. These braids are all 100% Superwash Merino combed top and are marbled versions of the colorways: Conqueror of Demons, Seirei Skyline, Loquacious Fungus, The One and Oni, and Triple Threat. I’m excited to see how spinners will decide to approach these new braids.

The shop update will take place on Wednesday, June 29th at 7PM EST. Please come by to check out all these new offerings. I hope you find something that brings you joy!

June 6, 2022

Dragonflight Yarn Club – June Box

A skein of rainbow speckled yarn with a rainbow layered cake stitch marker.

We are so excited about this month’s subscription box!

This month’s colorway is called: Love Wins! We wanted to celebrate pride and found the most adorable cake charms for the exclusive stitch markers!

With our subscription box, you pick the yarn weight, we pick the colorway. And as long as you are a subscriber to the club, you get discounts on the ENTIRE site! It is the perfect gift for yourself or for your favorite fiber artist in your life!

June 1, 2022

Happy Pride Month!

The Trevor Project logo with white text on an orange background that reads For Pride Month, we are donating a portion of all proceeds to the Trevor Project. Join us as we give back!

The Trevor Project holds a special place in the heart of our studio. Every June, we donate a portion of our proceeds to this amazing nonprofit. Last year, we donated $1,080!

The Trevor Project provides 24/7 crisis support services to LGBTQ+ young people. Indigo, one of our owners, was one of these young people over 10 years ago in their teens.

ALL orders will have a portion of their proceeds donated for the month of June AND all pride yarns will ALWAYS have a portion donated.

Let’s work together to beat last year’s donation!

May 10, 2022

Rocky Horror Picture Show Halloween Advents!

Red text that reads Dammit Janet on a black background.

I’m so excited to announce my Rocky Horror Picture Show Halloween Advent Box!

I have been obsessed with this movie since my mother took me for the first time at 16. So when I started thinking about creating an advent, it was a no-brainer for me to pick this theme. I can’t wait to share all the yarns with you, dyed to reflect the characters, lines from the movies and some of those iconic songs (did someone say “Time Warp”?)

The advents will include:
* Twelve 87 yard/20 gram mini skeins
* One fingering-weight full skein
* Stitch markers from Monster Stitches
* Wool Wash
* Candy (cuz, duh it’s Halloween)
* And other surprise goodies!

Advents will ship by the end of September so you have them in time to open up in October and for Halloween!