November 7, 2019

Another new yarn added to the range!

  • Silver yarn with orange speckles.

Yesterday saw the release of our exciting new yarn Brimham High Twist, which is the same blend of Superwash extrafine Merino with nylon (85%/15%) as you will find in our Brimham 4ply but with… a TWIST!! 🤣 This version has two strands twisted tightly together give it a different texture, and make it a good solid yarn with plenty of structure. It’s smooth and soft enough for next to skin wear as well. Worked at a looser gauge it has enough drape for lace, and it has very crisp stitch definition for cables and lace. Being more tightly spun the yardage of this yarn comes in lower than its 4ply sister but with 360m/392yds per 100g this is still plenty for a shawl.

This new yarn is available on the website now in a selection of variegated and semi-solid colourways including some limited edition seasonal specials with another update coming soon.

Speaking of seasonal colourways, we have added a new section to the website especially for these limited editions. You can find it on the home page with a number of Halloween, Autumn and Bonfire night inspired colourways on a range of bases including Pendle Chunky and Nateby 4ply mini skeins. In amongst the seasonal colourways we have also been restocking several of our yarn bases including Hayton DK (Merino Cashmere and Nylon) plus two of our most popular yarns Titus 4ply and Hayton 4ply, Brimham 4ply mini skeins alongside the Pendle Chunky and Nateby 4ply mini skeins previously mentioned. Do be sure to check out the website!

October 31, 2019

Purple Magic Preorders

Purple Magic is a beautiful four color set that includes my ‘Yarn Magic,’ ‘Oddities & Curiosities,’ ‘Behind the Mists at Avalon,’ and ‘One Purple that Rules Them All’ colorways. This particular color set sells out quickly every time I post it, so this weekend I decided to offer this beautiful set as a pre-order for a short time. Starting tomorrow Friday, Nov. 1 at 10 a.m. EST you will be able to order this set on either my Snug or Floofy fingering bases. Preorders will remain open until 8 p.m. EST on Sunday Nov. 3 and are scheduled to ship in late December.

October 31, 2019

Socktoberfest Celebration: Giveaways and 25% Off

  • McMullin Fiber Co. Le Societe d'Orsay

It’s Socktoberfest time again with a special extension for Indie Untangled readers. We’re giving away some amazing prizes like a Fringe Towne Bag, a Chiaogoo Interchangeable Needle set and lot’s of shop gift certificates too! There will be seven names drawn for prizes. Each item purchased in our shop between now and November 3rd gets you an entry into the drawing. Plus the whole shop is on sale for 25% off! Just use the code: SOCKTOBERFEST2019 at checkout. We have plenty of pretties in all of our bases, including a few sweater quantities. It’s a great time to stock up for your holiday projects, your well deserved selfish projects, or swap giving.

Our newest yarn of the month club just opened up signups and is a part of our sale. Le Societe d’Orsay is a yarn club where each month’s color way will be inspired by art from the Musee D’Orsay in Paris. If you love the impressionists (Monet, Cezanne, Renoir, etc) or just love pretty yarn, this club is for you! You can choose if you’d like to receive heavier yarns or lighter ones and if you’d prefer a single or two skeins each month for larger projects. We’ll have some month to month subscriptions available with signups beginning the end of December, but the best deal out there is a pre-paid annual membership available now as part of our socktoberfest sale. Not only will you get 12 entries into the giveaway drawing, but at 25% off, you’re looking at a price of $22.50 per month for a single skein, a fiber related extra and a treat sent to your door every month. This will include a range of bases, including our most luxurious so it ends up being a pretty great way to treat yourself or someone you love all year!

October 28, 2019

Fundraiser, WhoDunit and Sock Ruler Restock

Skeins of powder blue yarn.

As many of you may know, we lost designer Adrienne Fong (Her Ravelry username was bellybuttonknits, or bbk as she was affectionately known). She was a wonderful person, and I will always fondly remember her.

Wisdom is a colorway that we collaborated on for one of her designs, and we laughed about the steps involved in getting it just right for her vision. I will forever hold it dear to my heart.

From her designer page on Ravelry: Adrienne lost her battle with cancer 9/18/2019. Per Adrienne’s wishes, her patterns are free here on Ravelry. Knowing that Ravelers would want to do something, she said that donations toward the fight against cancer would be appreciated.

I will be donating $10 for each skein sold to the American Cancer Society in her memory.

**Please Note: These skeins are dyed to order and will be shipped within three weeks.**

There are a number of KALs being held on Ravelry in her honor, including the Invictus Yarns Group. I’m proud to be sponsoring a commemorative KAL in the Solid Socks group in December/January as well. This colorway has been approved for use in that group.

We’ve also added some new WhoDunit UnClub colorways and restocked Sock Rulers since the last post.

October 28, 2019

Holiday Gift set preorders are open!

  • 8 Nights of Hanukkah Gift Set

One of my favorite things about the fiber industry is the openness to collaboration that I see everywhere. While I love my bags and products, I also want to make sure I help promote my fellow makers and creators as I grow. Welcome to the Holiday gift sets! While each set is guaranteed one of my snag-free bags, it also contains gifts from other makers such as:

Fairy Tale Yarn Co
TurtleMade
One Sock Wonder bags
Me Time Botanicals

and more! We have a 12 Days of Christmas set (to help you either count down to Christmas, or celebrate starting Christmas Day) and a Hanukkah Gift set, with eight gifts to help celebrate the festival of light.

Preorders are up now, and packages will ship in late November/early December. There are only 25 gift sets though, so get your order in soon!

October 26, 2019

Introducing the MURDERINO Collection

  • Red yarn

Colorful Eclectic is pleased to announce the launch of the Murderino Collection. Inspired by the hit true crime/comedy podcast My Favorite Murder, the Murderino Collection blends our favorite colors with a black dappled effect for a moody, edgy look. All the colorways are available to order now on our website.

The Murderino Collection consists of nine colorways, ranging from the collection’s signature red, “Stay Sexy, Knit a Sweater,” to its standout green, “Toxic Masculinity Ruins The Party Again.” Since all the colorways share the same shadowy speckles, they are great to mix and match for a fade! Check them out on our variety of sweater-worthy bases, including luxe Merino/silk blends and our new Odyssey bulky base.

Through December 31, 2019, Colorful Eclectic is donating $2 from each skein of the Murderino Collection sold to End the Backlog, an initiative to eliminate the backlog of untested rape kits in the United States.

October 24, 2019

Bundle Up!

  • Pink orange and speckled yarn.

Bundle up! The weather is changing here in the Northern Hemisphere. This week my webshop update with feature “perfect pairing” yarn bundles and warm and toasty worsted weight yarn. Visit my website on Friday 10/25 at 5 p.m. Mountain time to see all of the options.

With so many beautiful patterns available calling for two or more colorways, it can be a challenge to shop online for the perfect pairing. There are just so many options and it’s difficult to know for sure if you’ve chosen the best match. This week I’ll make it easy with bundles galore in both fingering and DK weights.

(I’m wearing a shawl called Honeybee Shawl by Aspen Knits in the colorways Agate Beach and Honey Mead. It’s the perfect accessory for my gold polka dot button up!)

Worsted weight yarn is perfect for the coming winter season. I don’t stock it on a regular basis, so now is your chance to snag some mouthwatering colors like Sky, Desire, Storm Dancer and Honey Mead. Grab a skein or two for all of those lovely cabled hats, cowls and scarves. This yarn base has excellent stitch definition and all the next to skin softness our beloved Merino wool has to offer.

Whatever you’re working on this week I hope you’re enjoying the change in seasons and staying cozy with your favorite projects.

XO,
Heather Jane

October 22, 2019

Holidays on Hoth: Christmas and Hanukkah Advent Style Yarn Sets

Celebrate the Holidays (and the new movie) with a Star Wars-inspired Advent-style yarn set.

HandmaineKnits is pleased to announce our Holidays on Hoth yarn sets. Each set contains 12 mini skeins in colors inspired by planets across the Star Wars universe.

Choose between 12 days of Christmas and 8 nights of Hanukkah, and you will receive twelve 20-gram mini-skeins of Twist Sock (a 2-ply 80/20 Merino/nylon blend), wrapped in either 12 or eight packages based on your selection.

Sets will ship the first week of December. Visit the HandmaineKnits Etsy shop for more details.

October 17, 2019

The Spanish Lace Cocoon

  • A taupe lace wrap.

It’s cooling off here in the California Gold Country with our Fall just underway!

Leaving the house in the morning and evening definitely requires a wrap. Not a coat, just a light layer to keep off the chill.

Enter the gorgeous Spanish Lace Cocoon!

This lace stitch is a true lace; yarnovers/increases/decreases occur on both sides of the work.

Fast enough to knit on size US 9 needles to be ready to wear in a couple of weeks, pretty enough for dressy occasions, bohemian enough for wearing over leggings or jeans for errands about town. It’s also a great style for around the house or office when it’s not quite chilly enough to turn on the heat.

The cotton/nylon blend is just enough to chase the chill and so easy care! You’ll live in this wrap all fall and into winter!

(We also offer this style in a wool blend. Email me for pricing/colors.)

The pattern is written in two sizes, Sm/Med (for 5’4′ and under) and Large/Xlarge (over 5’4″).

This week, enjoy some savings! Buy the kit for our Spanish Lace Cocoon at 20% off and get the PDF pattern for free (a $12 value!). Offer is good until 10/20/19.

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