7.29.14 Shop Update and an Announcement

Hello all! I have today’s shop update all ready to go, and the listings are in preview mode until they are available to purchase at 4pmET.

Going up today…

7.29.14 Shop Update

7.29.14 Shop Update

Top: Warm Cider Touring DK (1), Stop & Smell The Poppies Merino/Silk

Second: After Twilight Honeymoon Sock (2), Save The TaTas Luxe Sock (1)

Third: Stop & Smell The Poppies Merino/Silk, Woodsman BFL

Fourth: Woodsman BFL, OOAK Wanderlust Worsted (1)

 

As you can see, there is a new colorway debuting today. After Twilight is a creamy green base with speckles of purplish-gray. I have knit up a swatch so you can see what it will work up like:

 

Swatch of "At Twilight" on Honeymoon Sock  in the stitch pattern from the Hitofude Cardigan

Swatch of “At Twilight” on Honeymoon Sock in the stitch pattern from the Hitofude Cardigan

This swatch is the stitch pattern from the pattern Hitofude Cardigan by Hiroko Fukatsu. I plan to knit this sweater out of this exact yarn, so I figured it would be a good chance to kill two birds with one stone: swatch it up for the shop, and get my sweater swatch done at the same time! As you can see, the speckles truly are random, so it is a great garment colorway. There are only two skeins of this colorway going up into the shop today, but it is available for custom order.

 

I also want to make an announcement… next week is an ALL-HALLOWEEN update, and it is HUGE! Each of my previous years’ colorways (Halloweenie, Ghoulish, Transylvania Tramp, O Negative, Teen Wolf, and Goth Girl) will all be available again on a variety of yarn and fiber bases, as well as FOUR NEW colorways that you’ve never seen! Swatches are currently being knit up of the new colorways, and will be posted a few days before the update so you can plan your shopping. As a matter of fact, I’ll be posting a mosaic of the new colorways later this week so you can see them and get as excited as I am! And I bet you’re going to love the theme I picked too… it’s a popular Halloween movie and probably one of my favorites ever!

 

Thanks so much for stopping by, and for your support of my shop! I’ll talk to you soon!

XO-

Dana

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7.22.14 Shop Update

Hello all! I hope this post finds you doing well. I am working on some super secret awesome new colorways today that will be going up in a few weeks (a hint: HALLOWEEN!!) and I am just so excited!

But today, you’ll find these beauties going up in the shop…

7.22.14 Yarns

7.22.14 Yarns

Clockwise from top left: Fidelity Journey Sock (1), First Frost Touring DK (3), Bonnie Wee Thing Luxe Sock (1), Graphite Luxe Sock (2)

7.22.14 Fibers

7.22.14 Fibers

Left column: Delft Polwarth, Pure Gold Merino/Silk, Wheaten Polwarth

Middle column: Wheaten Polwarth, Delft Polwarth

Right column: Pure Gold Merino/Silk

 

Delft is a new colorway in the shop and is absolutely spectacular in person. It was created for a good friend of mine who said that the colors and tones in it made her think of Delft china, so that’s where it got its name.

 

This is the last week to use the TOURDEFLEECE14 coupon code for 10% off your fiber purchase. The coupon will expire at midnight ET on 7/27. The coupon is good on full price as well as sale fiber. Don’t miss this chance to get a great deal on some fiber and get a “fill up” on your stash after spinning for the Tour de Fleece!

 

Thanks for looking, and I’ll talk to you soon!

 

XO-

Dana

7.15.14 Shop Update and a NEW Shop Swatch Colorway

Hello all! I hope today finds you doing well. I am doing my best to stay out of the heat.

Today’s shop update listings are up in preview mode, and will be available for purchase at 4pmET. Here are the lovelies you’ll find today:

7.15.14 Yarns

7.15.14 Yarns

Top row: La Grande Jatte Luxe Sock (2), Gloam Touring DK (1)

Middle row: Rio Honeymoon Sock (1), Bonnie Wee Thing Journey Sock (1)

Bottom row: Bougainvillea Journey Sock (1), Abalone Journey Sock (1)

7.15.14 Fibers

7.15.14 Fibers

Fibers today are two braids of Summer Storm on Swirl BFL and two braids of Midsummer Night’s Dream on Polwarth.

As I posted a few weeks ago, I’m trying to swatch up new colorways as I dye them (which is hard, because sometimes I come up with them faster than I can knit!). This week I am debuting a new colorway in the shop, Rio. This lovely colorway is an underdye of sea blue with speckles of turquoise, purple, brown, and gold. As you can see in the below swatch, this yarn knits up into a lovely speckled swatch and would make a gorgeous project.

Swatch of "Rio" on Honeymoon Sock

Swatch of “Rio” on Honeymoon Sock

This week there is just one skein of Rio available, and it is on my new Honeymoon Sock base, but it is available for custom order if you wish. Just follow the directions linked at the top or bottom of my shop!

As you might have seen on my blog last post, I have marked quite a bit of stuff down in the shop to make room for new colorways and items. I hope you’ll take a minute to check out the sale section! If one of the sale fibers catches your eye, you can use the TOURDEFLEECE14 coupon code on top of the sale price for an extra 10% off!

Thanks so much for your support of my business! Happy shopping!

XO-

Dana

Custom Orders Are Open!

I wanted to let everyone know that custom orders are now open again in the Unwind Yarn Company shop! 

Sweater quantities have listings for them in the shop itself, and all other orders can be placed by filling out my Custom Order Form linked at the top or bottom of every page in my shop. 

Right now I am running a 2 week wait (or less) for custom orders, but that could potentially change if I get a lot of orders placed at one time. If it is going to be longer than 2 weeks, I will email you to let you know.

Thanks to all of you for your patience in waiting for me to recover from my very difficult spring, and for continuing to support my business!

XO-

Dana

7.8.14 Shop Update and a NEW base is available for preorder!

Hi all! I am working on getting today’s update up in preview mode, but I wanted to go ahead and share the mosaics now so you can plan your shopping. 😉

Going up today you will find:

7.8.14 Yarns

7.8.14 Yarns

Top row: Fidelity Touring DK (1), Laura Loves Unwind Luxe Sock (1)
Middle row: Magnolia Blossom Journey Sock (1), OH DEER Twinkle Sock (1)
Bottom row: Abalone Twinkle Sock (1), Wedding Orchids Journey Sock (1)

7.8.14 Fibers

7.8.14 Fibers

Top row: Bougainvillea Polwarth, Amazon Polwarth
Middle row: Evergreen Gray Merino, Aurora Borealis Corriedale
Bottom row: Amazon Polwarth, Bougainvillea Polwarth

Sometimes I see a base that’s available from my mill and I think “WOW” but I’m not sure if it’s right for my line. This base has intrigued me for a long time, but because of the price point I didn’t want to commit to adding it permanently until I saw what my customers thought about it.

"Gracie Pearl" on Glisten DK

“Gracie Pearl” on Glisten DK

Here are the details about it:
Name: Glisten DK (tentatively named… it might get renamed if I add it to my line on a permanent basis)
Weight/Yardage: DK weight 4ply, 231yds/100g
Composed of: 75% superwash merino/20% silk/5% nylon
Gauge: 5.25-6sts = 1″ on US 5-7 needles
Care instructions: machine or hand wash gentle, dry flat away from sun (I REALLY recommend hand washing all handdyed yarns though!!)
Price: $30 per skein

I only ordered a few skeins of it, and have 18 of them going up today as dye-to-order. I haven’t done this method of ordering a whole lot, so here’s what it means for you:
1. You put the number of skeins in your cart that you’d like to order.
2. Put in the “notes to seller” area what colorway(s) you’d like to order, and the quantity of each so I know exactly what to dye for you (ie. if you order 4 skeins, be sure to put “colorway A” (2) and “colorway B” (2) so I know how many to dye of each).
3. This is a custom order, so it’s subject to my regular custom order policies: nonrefundable once dyed, subject to my dye schedule which is about a 2 week wait right now, etc.- see my Custom Orders page on my shop for more info).
4. Once these skeins are gone, whether or not I reorder them depends on demand, so if you want some and they are sold out OR if there aren’t enough for your project, please send me an email at unwindyarncompany (at) gmail (dot) com and let me know.

I hope you’ll give this base a try! It’s such a lovely yarn, and has an even softer hand than my Touring DK (and I didn’t think that was possible!). If you’ve knit with the Touring DK base, this one will knit up exactly the same, but has the added luster of silk plus the stellina sparkle. It’s definitely special!

 

Thanks so much for looking, and I hope you’ll give Glisten DK a try! 🙂 See you next week!

 

XO-

Dana

 

P.S. Don’t forget about the Tour de Fleece coupon that’s available for your use until 7/27 at midnight ET! TOURDEFLEECE14 entered in the coupon code box at checkout will save you 10% off your fiber order! (coupon good on fiber only)

7.1.14 Shop Update

Hi all! I hope this week finds you doing well. It is over 100 degrees F here with the heat index, so I’m staying indoors as much as possible. It’s making dyeing difficult, but I persevere. 😉

Here are the goodies currently listed in preview mode in the shop; they’ll be available for purchase at 4pmET.

7.1.14 Yarns

7.1.14 Yarns

Top row: Asiatic Lily Touring DK (1), Birth of Venus Journey Sock (1)

Second row: Your Face Is My Heart Honeymoon Sock (1), Stop & Smell The Poppies Journey Sock (1)

Third row: Ultramarine and Graphite Fair Isle Kit (1), Unchained Melody Honeymoon Sock (2)

Fourth row: Midsummer Night’s Dream Journey Sock (1), Peach Crumble Luxe Sock (2)

7.1.14 Fiber

7.1.14 Fiber

Top row: Wisp Falkland, Abalone Superwash BFL, Teeny Bikini Merino/Silk

Middle row: Abalone Superwash BFL, Stop & Smell The Poppies Portuguese Merino

Bottom row: Sarasota Corriedale, Wisp Falkland, Sanibel Stoop Merino/Silk

7.1.14 Knitting Pop Art Necklaces

7.1.14 Knitting Pop Art Necklaces

 

I also wanted to show you guys a knitted swatch of Your Face Is My Heart, which is one of my new Outlander colorways. I know that sometimes it’s hard to visualize what a yarn will look like knitted up when you’re just looking at a picture of a skein, so I am going to be making a real effort to knit up swatches of my new colors as I release them.

"Your Face Is My Heart" on Honeymoon Sock

“Your Face Is My Heart” on Honeymoon Sock

This swatch was knit on size US2 double pointed needles, and I cast on 60 stitches just like I would for a sock leg if I was going to knit a pair of socks for myself. I hope this gives you a good idea of what it will look like knit up!

Don’t forget about the coupon code for fiber for participants of the Tour de Fleece! You can enter coupon code TOURDEFLEECE14 to save 10% off your fiber purchase (this coupon will only work on fiber), through midnight ET on 7/27.

Thanks so much for your continued support of my shop. I really do have the best customers I could possibly hope for.

XO-

Dana