4.29.14 Shop Update

Hello everyone!

To make up for not having an update last week (and because there is a coupon code out there that’s only valid through tomorrow night at midnight… listen to Just One More Row episodes 82 and 83 to get it!) I wanted to make sure this week’s update was really big!

Going up today you’ll find:

4.29.14 Yarns

4.29.14 Yarns

Top row: Abalone on Journey Sock, Baltic Amber on Journey Sock, Easter Grass on Twinkle Sock, Faded Graffiti on Journey Sock

Second row: Asiatic Lily on Touring DK, Aurora Borealis on Journey Sock, Easy Like Sunday Morning on Touring DK, Mountain Glen OOAK on Luxe Sock

Third row: Goldenrod on Weekend Sock, Gracie Pearl on Journey Sock (just one of these!!), Love Note on Journey Sock (just one of these!), Sakura on Expedition Sport

Fourth row: Sepia on Journey Sock, Save The TaTas on Weekend Sock, Totally Turq on Luxe Sock

 

4.29.14 Fibers

4.29.14 Fibers

Top Row: Alpine on Swirl BFL, Captiva Sunset on Swirl BFL, Evergreen on BFL, Wheaten on Polwarth/Silk

Second row: Stop & Smell The Poppies on Polwarth, Lake Lure on Polwarth, Fidelity on Polwarth/Silk, Evergreen on BFL

Third row: Wheaten on Polwarth/Silk, Stop & Smell The Poppies on Polwarth, Captiva Sunset on Swirl BFL, Sanibel Stoop on BFL

 

All of these lovelies are going up at 4pmET today! I hope you’ll stop by the shop! unwindyarncompany.com

 

Another note… custom orders are suspended until further notice. I’m not sure if I’ll reopen them in June, or give myself a little longer break and open them up in July. I’ll be sure to post here when I make a decision.

 

Thanks so much for your continued support!

 

XO-

Dana

The Depths

I’m sorry I’m just now updating y’all with news, but I didn’t have words til now… and I’m not really sure I even have the words as I’m writing this.

 

I lost my baby on Thursday, and even though I never got to meet him, he made a mark on my heart I will always carry with me. (and I didn’t know the gender, but in my mind it was a boy so I’ll be referring to “him”.) I honestly didn’t know the depths of despair until I lost him, and I’ve had a lot of loss and heartbreak in my life. He was wanted and prayed for for so long, and to lose him after such a short time just hurts me more than I can even express to y’all. I’ve mostly been unplugged from the internet for a few days, to grieve and spend time with my family. I’m trying to slowly ease myself back into work, both emotionally and physically (because I’m only 3 days post surgery at this point, and still have a lot of pain and physical limitations). I am planning to do a shop update tomorrow to try to bring some normalcy back into my life, but it will probably be some time before I’m back on the internet as much as I was before.

 

I also wanted to say a deep heartfelt thank you to my friends on Instagram who have started a “Unwind Yarn Love Along” (hashtag #unwindyarnlovealong and #onmymindonmyneedles) to show support for me and Chris as we grieve. They’re using yarn and fiber they’ve bought from me to work on projects. It has made me cry every time someone has earburned me (but in a good way!)… I have such wonderful friends and customers, and can’t even tell y’all how much it means that you all would do this for me.

 

I’ve got a long road ahead, and continually welcome your prayers and thoughts. Thanks so much for sticking with me.

 

XO-

Dana

Some news

I wanted to update you all with what’s going on in my life, since it is affecting the shop.

 

On March 21, my husband and I found out that we are expecting our first baby. My first trimester symptoms have been pretty normal, and we went to the doctor last Friday for an ultrasound and labs. During the ultrasound we found out that the baby was only measuring a little over 6 weeks in gestational size (we were expecting to see an almost 9 week fetus) but the heart rate was 147 which is very good for that gestational age. My doctor decided to add on a few extra labs to be sure everything was ok, especially since the baby was obviously younger than we expected to see. Yesterday I got a call from my doctor telling me that all of my labs (including HCG, the human growth hormone) looked great except that my progesterone level is a lot lower than he would like, so he called in a prescription for progesterone supplements to help support my pregnancy. I am also on total bed rest until we go back on Friday for a repeat ultrasound to check on the baby and make sure it is ok.

 

As you can imagine, I am very scared right now and am totally focused on resting and taking care of myself, and unfortunately this means that I am not able to do much with the shop until the doctor clears me to begin working again. There will be no shop update this week, but I will not make a decision about next week until I see what the doctor says. If you are the praying kind, I would appreciate your prayers as I go through this scary time. Thanks, as always, for your support.

 

XO,

Dana