After-Christmas SALE!!!

Hey friends! Starting right now through noon ET on 12/31, enter coupon code 2012DEC15 to save 15% off your entire order, including sale prices! I am shutting the shop down at noon on December 31 through January 3 to do inventory and get my files ready for taxes, so now is a great time to get those fibers and yarns you’ve had your eye on!

Thanks so much for all of your support during 2012, and happy shopping!

XO-

Dana

12.20.12 Shop Update, and Introducing: Expedition Sport Yarn!!!

Hi everybody! It’s that time… the last shop update of the year. I’ve done my best to make this one really special for you guys, and I hope you love it! The update goes live at 2pmET.

12.20.12 Shop Update Preview

12.20.12 Shop Update Preview

And to make the day even sweeter… may I present… a new yarn, Expedition Sport!

Expedition Sport in "Brilliantly Bold"

Expedition Sport in “Brilliantly Bold”

Expedition Sport in "Sherry In Crystal"

Expedition Sport in “Sherry In Crystal”

This is a really nice sportweight yarn that features a cabled 8ply construction. What that means is that the yarn is very round and will show stitch definition really well, and will be resistant to abrasion. This yarn will be the perfect yarn to use for socks, garments, accessories… anywhere you want a great combination of softness and strength! It comes in 274yd/100g skeins, and takes dye beautifully. I hope you’ll give it a try!

Thanks so much for checking out today’s blog entry! Be sure to check back on the 26th… I have a surprise in store for that day too! šŸ™‚

XO (and Happy Holidays!)-

Dana

12.17.12 Shop Update and a NEW YARN: introducing Touring DK!

Hi everybody! I am really, really excited about tonight’s update…

12.17.12 Shop Update Mosaic

12.17.12 Shop Update Mosaic

I am introducing a BRAND NEW yarn base tonight: Touring DK!

Touring DK in "Abalone"

Touring DK in “Abalone”

Touring DK in "Peacock"

Touring DK in “Peacock”

You guys are going to absolutely LOVE this new base. It is a lovely round 4ply yarn, 100% superwash merino wool, and has 231yds/100g skein. I have test knit this base, and it showcases stitch definition beautifully with both lace and cables. I have quite a bit of this base in stock, so if you’re interested in a larger quantity to knit a sweater or other large project, then please feel free to send me a message! I’d be honored to dye some up for you!

I have another new yarn base going up in Thursday’s update, which will be my last shop update of 2012. The shop itself will not be put into vacation mode, and orders will continue to ship out as normal, but I am planning to take a bit of a break from dyeing til the beginning of 2013 and enjoy the holidays as a new wife. šŸ™‚ Please continue to check the blog during my dyeing hiatus, though, as I will have a few surprises up my sleeve that you won’t want to miss!

And as always, thank you SO much for your support!

XO,

Dana

 

Gift Certificates Are Available!!

Hey friends! I just wanted to let y’all know that I do offer gift certificates in my shop. They are available in any denomination, and can be emailed to you within hours of payment. Or if you prefer, I can print them for you and mail them to the intended recipient for an additional $1 charge.

 

Here is an example certificate, on which are my terms for the use of a gift certificate.

Sample Gift Certificate

Sample Gift Certificate

This is just perfect for that knitting friend you haven’t found the perfect present for yet! It’s also a big help to spouses who don’t knit but want to buy you a knitting present for Christmas. šŸ˜‰

 

Just shoot me an email, and I’ll be glad to whip one of these up for you!

XO-

Dana

12.10.12 Shop Update and a New Colorway!!

Hi friends! Here is tonight’s shop update preview. It goes live at 8pmET, and has some real beauties in it:

12.10.12 Shop Update

12.10.12 Shop Update

I am debuting a new colorway tonight as well. It is called Arabian Nights and features gorgeous purple, brilliant orange, steely gray, and reddish brown. I absolutely adore this colorway, and hope you do too!

Arabian Nights on Journey Sock

Arabian Nights on Journey Sock

I also have 10 skeins of Graphite on Luxe Sock going up in this update, in honor of tomorrow’s premiere of Steelcity by Josh Ryks.

 

I hope you guys see something you love, and I’ll talk to you again on Thursday, if not before!

 

XO-

Dana

Steelcity Pattern Launch!!

A while back I was lucky enough to get to work with the wonderful Josh Ryks (aka swordofaknitter on Ravelry). I had Plurked several months ago asking for any designers interested in designing a pattern for my yarn, and Josh answered the call- and absolutely blew my mind with his creativity.

This coming Tuesday (12.11.12), the pattern Steelcity will be released for purchase on Ravelry, and I am so, so proud that my yarn was used to make it.

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As you can tell, this shawl is a very different shape than you usually see- it’s a long, shallow VĀ  that can be worn in SO many ways. And because it’s a very modern look, it would be great to make for either a man or a woman! It would definitely look best in a semisolid yarn, but I can see it being knit in so many colors… the possibilities really are endless with this piece!

The pattern calls for one skein of my Luxe sock yarn in Graphite, or approximately 430-440yds of fingering weight in a semisolid color. I will be listing 10 skeins of Graphite in Luxe in the shop update tomorrow, but if you miss it, don’t worry- I’ll have more going up in the shop soon. And if you want a custom order for a different color (or if you’d like to knit this pattern with my Twinkle base, which has roughly the same yardage as Luxe), please email me or send me a message through Etsy! šŸ™‚

XO-

Dana

Shop Update 12/06/12

Hi friends!

Sorry it’s been a bit since I last posted. I’ve had some personal stuff going on and took an internet hiatus for a week, just to get my head on straight and get focused again. So now I’m back, and better than ever!

Today’s shop update just went live, and so far all of these listings are still available for purchase.

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In this update I debuted a brand new colorway on the Voyage Aran base, called Peacock.

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This lovely new colorway features a tonal layer dye in bright aqua, deep peacock blue, and emerald green. I love how the colors blend seamlessly, but really add depth and dimension as well. Be on the lookout for this new colorway on other bases in the coming weeks!

Talk to y’all soon! And don’t forget: if you’ve finished any knitting or spinning between October 1 and December 31 of this year, post your yarn or FO in the Fourth Quarter FOs/Yarns thread over on my shop’s Ravelry group for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the shop!

XO-

Dana