Calling All Swatchers!

Hi everyone!

I have been thinking a lot lately, and one thing I really want to do for my business is make it easier for my customers to see what my yarns look like knit up. All dyers have a distinct style, and even though it’s hard for me to really discern my own, I suppose I do too. 😉 I would love to compile pictures of my yarns knit up into projects so prospective customers (or repeat ones!) can see what a particular colorway looks like knit up.

 

As you can imagine, my knitting time is limited because I’m busy running the business, but I know that a lot of you out there have knit up a lot of my colors, and that’s where you come in! I would love to have you submit pictures of my colors knit up, for me to feature here on the blog and as a permanent part of my color catalogue. I know some colors are more popular than others, so I can’t promise to feature everyone’s knitted-up project out of Abalone or Aurora Borealis (;-P) but I would like to get as many examples as possible.

 

What’s in it for you, you might ask? Well I have a few things in mind… shop credit if you’re featured, a set of mini skeins, an exclusive discount… you’ll definitely be rewarded for helping me, I promise!

 

So what I need you to do is this… send me the highest quality picture you have of a project out of my yarn. It needs to be fairly close-up and as high pixels as you can. You can email your pictures to UnwindYarnCompany (at) gmail (dot) com, and include a link to your Ravelry project page too if at all possible. I want people to be able to get all of the details of your project from your own page, and will link your project with the picture. Any of my repeatable colorways are eligible to be submitted; if you have a question of whether or not the colorway you used is repeatable, check the alphabetical links under the shop header. If the colorway isn’t listed, it isn’t repeatable and is not eligible for entry.

 

I appreciate your help SO much, and can’t wait to see pictures of your FOs!

 

XO,

Dana

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6/24/14 Shop Update

Hey all!

I am a little late posting here, but the shop update is live and shoppable right now!

Here are the lovelies that went up today… some of them have already sold out, but most are still available.

6.24.14 Yarns

6.24.14 Yarns

Top row: Bonnie Wee Thing Touring DK (3), Graphite and White Fair Isle Kit (2), Evergreen Touring DK (4)

Middle row: Sanibel Stoop Expedition Sport (1), Gracie Pearl Touring DK (2), Labradorite Touring DK (2)

Bottom row: Birth of Venus Honeymoon Sock (1), Abalone Luxe Sock (1), Teeny Bikini Journey Sock (1)

6.24.14 Yarns and Fibers

6.24.14 Yarns and Fibers

Top row: Captiva Sunset Corriedale, Laura Loves Unwind Merino/Silk, Love Note and White Fair Isle Kit (1)

Middle row: Evergreen and Silver Fair Isle Kit (1), Fidelity Polwarth/Silk, Captiva Sunset Corriedale

Bottom row: Laura Loves Unwind Merino/Silk, Lava Flow Twinkle Sock (2), Warm Cider Falkland

 

I had intended to list necklaces today too, but they weren’t quite ready. I’ll get them up later this week, and post again when they go up.

 

I also wanted to let everyone know that custom orders will reopen on July 7. My usual turnaround with custom orders is 2-3 weeks (usually it’s 2 weeks max) but if I’m inundated with a lot of orders all at once, that time may be extended to as much as a month. Be thinking of and planning for your custom orders if you want to place one; they will be filled in the order they are entered into my custom order form. Thank you for your understanding!

 

XO-

Dana

P.S. Don’t forget the coupon code if you’re participating in the Tour de Fleece! TOURDEFLEECE14 will save you 10% off your fiber purchase! (the code will not work on any other type of item in the shop)

6.17.14 Shop Update

Hi all! I have today’s 4pmET shop update all ready, and want to share it with you! It’s a big one!

6.17.14 Yarns

6.17.14 Yarns

Top row: Wildflowers Luxe Sock (1), Ladies Who Lunch Honeymoon Sock (2), Sanibel Stoop Twinkle Sock (1)

Middle row: Crafts & Laughs 2013 Honeymoon Sock (2), Eire Wanderlust Worsted (1), Love Note Weekend Sock (2)

Bottom row: Dirty Martini Touring DK (1), Abalone Voyage Aran (1), Family Vacation 1960 Honeymoon Sock (2)

 

And here are the fibers…

6.17.14 Fibers

6.17.14 Fibers

Top row: Asiatic Lily Portuguese Merino, Alpine Superwash BFL, Memphis Blues BFL

Bottom row: Dexter Gray Merino, Asiatic Lily Portuguese Merino

 

I am going to have necklaces again next week… stay tuned for some new prints in both non-knitting and knitting themes!

 

I’m offering a special discount on fiber for the Tour de Fleece this year. Between now and the end of the Tour (July 27 at midnight ET), enter coupon code TOURDEFLEECE14 to save 10% off your fiber purchase. This coupon will not work on yarn, necklaces, or Kookaburra, only fibers.

 

Happy shopping, and thanks for your support!

 

XO-

Dana

6.10.14 Shop Update, NEW Colorways, and NEW Pop Art Necklaces!

Hey loves! I hope this post finds you well. I’m running a bit behind today in showing you what I put up in the shop at 4pmET. Some of these have already sold out, but most are still available for purchase. Head on over to THE SHOP to find out!

6.10.14 Yarns

6.10.14 Yarns

Top row: Arabian Nights on Honeymoon Sock (2), Craigh na Dun on Luxe Sock (4), Bonnie Wee Thing on Luxe Sock (4)

Second row: Lava Flow on Twinkle Sock (2), Bloody Big Scot on Luxe Sock (4), Copacabana on Honeymoon Sock (1)

Third row: Peacock on Luxe Sock (2), Your Face Is My Heart on Luxe Sock (4), Sherry in Crystal on Luxe Sock (4)

Bottom row: Patina on Honeymoon Sock (2), More Than Words on Journey Sock (2), Unchained Melody on Journey Sock (2)

 

I also listed these fibers, as well as some new KNITTING Pop Art necklaces.

6.10.14 Fibers and Knitting POP Art Necklaces

6.10.14 Fibers and Knitting POP Art Necklaces

Top row: Big On Color 1 (1), Graffiti 1 (1), Grassy 1 (1)

Middle row: Magnolia Blossom on Swirl BFL (1), Big On Color 2 (1), Graffiti 2 (1)

Bottom row: Save The TaTas on Merino/Silk (1), Lake Lure 1 (1), Lake Lure 2 (1)

 

I released all of my Outlander colorways on yarn today to celebrate the release of the newest book…

 

6.10.14 Outlander colorways on Luxe Sock

6.10.14 Outlander colorways on Luxe Sock

Left to right: Your Face Is My Heart, Craigh na Dun, Sherry In Crystal, Bloody Big Scot, Bonnie Wee Thing

I also marked quite a few things down since they’ve been in the shop a little too long. Just look for the sale tag!

As always, thank y’all for your support and love. My customers are the best!

 

XO-

Dana

6.3.14 Shop Update and a NEW Product!

Oops, totally didn’t post last week’s update. I have no idea why, except that I just forgot. Sorry folks!

 

Anyhow, here are the lovely yarns and fibers that will be available for purchase at 4pmET today. I am working on the listings right now, so they’ll be up in preview mode as soon as they’re finished til I push them live at 4pmET.

6.3.14 Shop Update

6.3.14 Shop Update

Top row: Gracie Pearl Journey Sock (2), Wedding Orchids Superwash BFL (1), Black Walnut Expedition Sport (4- a sweater quantity)
Middle row: Dog Days Are Gone Falkland (1), Birth of Venus Luxe Sock (1), Graphite Wanderlust Worsted (2- a sweater quantity)
Bottom row: Love Note Honeymoon Sock (1), Magnolia Blossom Falkland (1), Easy Like Sunday Morning Weekend Sock (2)
Also going up today is a skein of Goldenrod Expedition Sport.

And a NEW product is going up today for the first time! Introducing… Pop Art Necklaces!

6.3.14 Pop Art Necklaces

6.3.14 Pop Art Necklaces

I started making these fun necklaces a short time ago and thought they’d be a great addition to the shop! All are housed in sterling silver plated bezels, and feature an 18″ long leather cord with a 1.5″ extender and silver plated hardware on the cord. There is one of each variety of necklace available, with more planned for next week’s update!

Thanks so much as always for your patronage and support, and I hope you see something you can’t live without!

 

XO-

Dana