September 26, 2021

Make your holiday countdown enchanting

We have just few preorder slots left for our holiday calendars!

Unwrap a unique new mini skein every day from December 1st to December 24th. On Christmas Day, unwrap an extra special gift set including an exclusive Woolen Women Fibers colorway (one 100g skein in a 75/20/5 SW Merino/nylon/gold Stellina base), a handmade sock sack by Aggie’s Bags and extra special bonus goodies! Your package will come wrapped individually for each of the 25 days of Christmas; the large skein and extra Christmas goodies will be separately packaged for Christmas Day! You can expect a variety of colorways inspired by Beauty and the Beast, an Enchanted Christmas!

Options with charms include a charm to open every other day of the Advent.

24-day full advent includes:
24 20g minis
SamsTinyTrinkets every other day
Aggie’s Bags Sock Sack
100g skein in an exclusive colorway
Extra goodies on Christmas Day

Available for purchase as a 12-day Advent:
Unwrap a unique new mini skein every day from December 13th to December 24th with handcrafted SamsTinyTrinkets every other day! On Christmas Day, unwrap an extra special gift set including an exclusive Woolen Women Fibers colorway (one 100g skein in a 75/20/5 SW Merino/nylon/gold Stellina base), a handcrafted trinket set by SamsTinyTrinkets, a handmade sock sack by Aggie’s Bags and extra special bonus goodies!

12-day full Advent includes:
12 20g minis
SamsTinyTrinkets every other day
Aggie’s Bags Sock Sack
100g skein in an exclusive colorway
Extra goodies on Christmas Day

Options for 12- or 24-day YARN ONLY Advents and options labeled “no charm” will exclude SamsTinyTrinkets

All options include a handmade Aggie’s Bags Sock Sack.

Mini skein base:
80% Superwash Merino/15% nylon/ 5% gold Stellina

100g Christmas Day skein:
75% Superwash Merino/20% nylon/ 5% gold Stellina

September 24, 2021

Undercover Otter’s Halloween Colorway is here!

It’s that time of the year again. The most spoopy of seasons is rapidly closing in on us, like a slasher to their last victim.

This year we’re offering an exclusive colorway dyed on our Squirm Sock yarn base.
As inspiration we’re using the original Halloween movies, and its many sequels, re-imaginings, reboots and other incarnations, especially the 2018 continuation of the original Halloween, in which Laurie Strode has to face off with Michael again after him being incarcerated for 40 years.

You can see a sneak peek at the colors we’re being inspired by in the second image. Yes, there will be neons, no it will not be a semisolid, that’s all we’re saying for now though. 😉

We offer 2 options to choose from:

Option 1 – Yarn & Swag Bag, which contains:
– 1 Skein of Squirm Sock in the Halloween 2021 surprise colorway;
– 1 Neon is my Neutral Tote Bag;
– 1 Neon is my Neutral Notions Pouch;
– 1 Set of 4 Slasher Otter Stickers;
– 1 Set of 4 Neon is my Neutral sew-in tags;
– 2 Undercover Otter Enamel Pins (Slasher Otter & Your Mother Darns Socks in Hell);
– 1 Your Mother Darns Socks in Hell Iron-on Patch;
– 1 Mask to bring out your inner beauty.

Option 2 – Yarn Only, which contains:
– 1 Skein of Squirm Sock in the Halloween 2021 surprise colorway;
– 1 Set of 4 Slasher Otter Stickers;
– 1 Mask to bring out your inner beauty.

Items are ready to ship on September 30th.
If your order contains items next to the 2021 Halloween Special, they will all ship at the same time.

September 23, 2021

Life is a Mix Tape

  • An illustration of a tape casette and the words Holiday Mix Tape inspired Advent box.

We can't wait to share our take on a Mystery Yarn Advent kit with you! This year's theme is Holiday Mix Tape, and it's all inspired by our family's favorite holiday music. Turning on the holiday music while we decorate, wrap gifts, bake cookies, and spend time together is a huge part of the season for us and I want to share some of that with you. Each colorway is inspired by a different holiday tune, and the entire box vibe is inspired by those mix tapes I used to make in years past.

Preorders close soon for the Jilly & Kiddles 2021 Advent Box. This box will ship to be received in November 2021, so you will have it to start opening on Dec 1st. Your Advent Box will have everything you need for a holiday season full of Fibery Fun!

Advent Box includes:

– 24 Mini skeins the the base of your choosing, one to open each day, starting Dec 1st through Dec 24th.
– Exclusive xix tape-inspired project bag
– Extra surprises from me to open on days of your choosing or all at once – all themed, of course!
– U.S. shipping is Free!
– Each item will arrive individually wrapped for you, and the minis will be marked with the date to be opened. It's like getting a special surprise gift every day during Advent–isn't that fun?
– You'll receive access to my Holiday Mix Tape playlist so you can listen along too!

Want to join me on this festive trip down memory lane? Order yours today so you don't miss out. Photos of yarn and goodies are examples of last year's box to give you an idea of what could be included — please keep in mind that this year's box will be completely different and is a mystery. That's part of the fun!

Welcome to Charming Ewe

  • Yarn in red, orange and gold.

Hi Everyone! My name is Maureen and I am the owner and dyer of Charming Ewe Hand Dyed Yarns located in Texas. I am a new business and am excited to be part of the fiber community! I’ve been a knitter for a very long time and just recently learned Tunisian Crochet. I love all things yarn, notions and bags and everything in between!

At Charming Ewe, my is goal is to create beautiful yarns that inspire and add joy to your knitting and crochet projects. From tonals and solids to speckled and variegated yarns, and bases from fingering through worsted, there is something for everyone!

These are some of the fall colors I have listed in my shop along with a host of other solids/tonals and speckled yarns. I am adding new colors about every week, sometimes more often and sometimes less and post updates on Instagram. I offer both 50g and 100g skeins and Sock Sets. I would love your feedback on whether you’d like to see the fall colors or any color collection in the future offered in a 50g or mini set collection with solid colors mixed in! My goal is to stock yarn and make them readily available on my site so I can get them to you as quickly as I can. When I don’t have stock, everything is dye to order and my turnaround time is usually 2 days to a week. I am also happy to dye sweater quantities!

Visit CharmingEwe.com today to find something you love for your next project. And if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me from the Contact Us page!

September 16, 2021

Trick Or Treat Yo’Self!

  • An illustration of a ghost holding a pumpkin basket in front of an orange ball of yarn and the words Trick Or Treat Yo'self 2021.

Why should the kids have all the fun? Let’s Trick-or-Treat for Yarn!

Last year, I wanted to do something fun for grownups too, and it was such a hit that I’m bringing it back! I’m offering a special Trick-or-Treat Mystery Bag so you can trick or treat yo’self.

Here’s what you can look forward to:
You’ll get one full skein of mystery yarn. You can choose the weight you prefer or embrace the fun and let me surprise you. Each skein comes with a fun “Trick-or-Treat” Surprise just from me. Shhh… it’s a secret! I’ll also throw a special prize into every seventh one ordered, so maybe you’ll be one of the lucky recipients! Each Trick-or-Treat Bag is packaged separately, so feel free to add as many as you’d like to your cart. You can get one or two for yourself, one for a friend… whatever you’d like! You could even hedge your bets and order seven, so you’ll be guaranteed an extra prize. Plus, these are a great deal on a full skein of yarn, even without the extra goodie, so grab one while you can!

Feel free to leave me a note when you check out with a little direction to help me choose your colorway. That adds to the fun on my end, and helps you get something you’re going to LOVE! (Here of some examples of great hints: I love green, prefer brights, not a fan of pink, etc) I cannot fulfill requests for specific colorways or guarantee an exact match to your hints, but I’ll definitely do the best I can. You know I want to make you guys happy! I’m so excited to send out some special mystery packages so my customers can feel like kiddos on… well, on Halloween! 🎃

These will be offered while supplies last, and fulfilled in the order they are received. The earlier your order, the better I’ll be able to find the perfect match for you. Trick-or-Treat Bags begin shipping Oct. 5th, so be sure to treat yo’self! Find Trick-or-Treat Mystery Bags in the Clubs and Kits section of the website.

September 15, 2021

Celebrating naturally colored wool

  • A skein of yarn and braid of fiber in golden beige.

Hello fellow fiber crafters!

We all know and love the bright colors that can be achieved by dyeing white fibers. However, sheep (and other fiber animals) come in a variety colors! And if you follow me at all, you know that I love to work with non-white fleeces!

So in today’s post I will be celebrating some of my products (both handspun yarn and fibers) that use non-white fleeces!

The two group pictures of multiple colorways actually used two different fleeces: the darker one is from a mostly black/dark gray Romeldale/CVM fleece, while the more colorful one is from a light brown Romney fleece.

As always I washed, picked, carded, dyed and spun everything myself and I just love how the natural color of the wool enhances the dye. It is just so much fun to work with!

And sometimes I don’t even dye the wool at all and just let the natural color be the star of the show!

So if you want to check out my yarns and fibers, make sure to visit my website!

And while you are there:
At the top right corner you will find a button to become a fiber pack member (= a subscriber to my newsletter).
Being a fiber pack member comes with some great advantages: not only will you get notified about shop updates and get fiber craft related links to fun patterns and articles, you will also receive monthly discount codes!
And the September one is a huge 20% off!

So become a fiber pack member, snatch that discount and then shop to your heart’s content!

As always, enjoy your crafts,
Nat

September 15, 2021

OOAK Flash Sale!

  • Skeins of purple yarn.

I’m back from a string of fall trunk shows and my website has been updated with all of my inventory, including an abundance of one-of-a-kind tonals (OOAK). It’s for that reason that I am running a flash sale on all my “Turpentine OOAK” colors!

Starting today and running until I am low, all of my yarns labeled “Turpentine” are $15, down from their usual $22. There are several bases and color options available to fit any need!

What is “Turpentine?” Well, every time I dye my variegated yarns I have a ton of runoff at the bottom of my pan. Instead of dumping this down the drain, I pour it all into a pot, throw a few skeins in and see what comes out! The result is usually a muddled masterpiece of whatever I was dyeing that day, with small speckles and breaks of random colors.

Once a color is gone, it won’t be back, so grab it while you can!

September 9, 2021

Neptune DK 50s

  • Small skeins of colorful yarn in two rows next to a black fan.

How it started… I just wanted to knit a Stripes! Sweater by Andrea Mowry. I started pulling colors from the wall of yarn and even though pulling nine skeins for a sweater is no big deal – plenty more where that came from! it was bugging me just a little. And the gears started turning.

‘Tis the season of colorwork sweaters, gift knitting and all the accessories. I know I’m not the only one who has looked at a pattern and was a bit put off by having to buy full skeins knowing I’d only use half… or less. Coincidentally, I had some 50-gram skeins of my Neptune DK base on hand, left over from a special project and the next thing you know, 15 colors were dyed and added to my shop.

It’s the same 100% Merino Superwash wool as my regular Neptune skeins, in 116-yard/50-gram skeins, so you can mix and match with the 100-gram skeins. Half the yardage and half the price. Let your color impulses go wild!

In other news, I’m starting to add new fall colors to the shop every few days. New favorites in Rambler and Rocky Road which both pair up with the warm, cozy goodness of Honeycomb.

September 9, 2021

TRY Club

  • A gold illustration of a wave and a sun and the words TRY A MISTERY CLUB

It’s finally here! Are you ready for TRY?

What is TRY? Together Robledal and Yedra.

TRY is a union between friends from different countries, we come together to collaborate in bringing you a creative, fun, traveling project that would make you dream in these uncertain times.

TRY is where we come together to offer you a special and exclusive Club. For the first edition, we — YedraKnits, based in the Netherlands, and El Robledal de la Santa out of Spain — are partnering with Dark Omen Yarn from Italy and Antonino of Beagle Knits, also based in Spain.

In our first TRY Club, you will receive one skein from Dark Omen Yarn, another skein from us, El Robledal, a knitting pattern from Beagle Knits and a surprise gift.

Are you ready for this adventure? We hope you will like it as much as we enjoyed organising it!

September 6, 2021

Exploring the Land of the Midnight Sun

  • A snow-covered mountain and skeins of brown, plum, red, green, blue and purple yarn.

Teton Yarn Company is traveling up north to the Land of the Midnight Sun to Denali National Park for our next stop on the National Park Road Trip with four limited-edition Mountain Sock mini skein sets. Denali is home to Mt. Denali, the highest mountain in North America, the Northern Lights and abundant wildlife; the perfect place to explore as autumn comes upon us.

Each Mountain Sock Mini Skein Set features six mini skeins of Mountain Sock, 20 grams of 4-ply, 100% Superwash Merino at 87 yards per mini skein. Each set is perfect for color work, socks, a gradient shawl and so much more. Each set is only available until September 30 when we will move on to our next National Park.