October 12 Update

Hi folks!

Well the time has come… something I know at least a couple of people have been eagerly anticipating, especially since I hinted about it on Instagram a few days ago…

This update has SPINNING FIBER!!!

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Spinning fiber hasn’t been available in my shop since the end of 2014, so I hope everybody is excited to see this update! I do not plan to have fiber back in the shop regularly; basically I plan to dye fiber for in-person events only, and if anything is left after an event it will be made available in the shop. These beauties (and about 8 more not pictured) were dyed for the Into The Wool market, and didn’t find homes there. Well, the attendees’ loss is your gain! πŸ™‚ I hope you find one that you want to give a good home to!

Also going up in this update are the leftover skeins of the 2017 Into The Wool yarn colorways, Without A Paddle and With A Paddle.

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These colorways look beautiful when used together, but are equally gorgeous on their own. Both colorways are available on a variety of bases, and are available for custom order as well if there is a base not currently available you’d like to see it on.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope you’ll be at the shop at 1pmET for the update! Happy shopping!

XO-

Dana

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October 5 Update: SINGLE-SKEIN SELLDOWN!!

Hi friends! I’m getting back into the swing of things a bit, and it feels good to be back on a normal schedule!

This week’s update is pretty awesome, and that’s because it’s time for another SINGLE SKEIN SELLDOWN!! All single skeins (aka without a mate) are 20% off with coupon SSS20 until they are all gone!

I came back from Into The Wool with a bunch of orphan skeins, so when you add those in with the orphan skeins already in the shop… there are a LOT to choose from! 25 listings, in fact! Here are the new listings that are going up at 1pmET tomorrow (10/5), and there are even more in the shop that were already listed!

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October 5 Update- all Single Skeins, looking for homes!

Just click here for the Single Skein Selldown category in the shop– but don’t forget to check out the rest of the shop for other beauties! πŸ™‚

Thanks for checking out my shop, and I hope you see something you want to give a good home to! πŸ™‚ I’ll see you next week for the last shop update of the month!

XO-
Dana

September 28 Shop Update- SURPRISE, IT’S HALLOWEEN!!

Hi folks!

Well I am freshly returned from the Into The Wool Fiber Retreat, a knitting retreat I run in Crossville TN every September, and my heart is full of fun memories of spending 4 wonderful days with my tribe.

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2017 Into The Wool Participants

One of the best parts of the retreat is the vendor market, where a carefully selected group of vendors have the opportunity to sell in a closed market setting to the attendees. I will brag on the vendors and say that they are always the cream of the crop, have unique wares, and make the attendees extremely happy. And of course, I vend too, since I don’t pay myself a salary for the coordination and organization of the retreat (I know, I’m crazy, but it’s necessary for business tax reasons), and I love every minute of my time vending there.

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My table at this year’s market

I tried a new setup (the crates) and I absolutely LOVED it. I think the attendees enjoyed it too!

All of this to say, I always dye in lots of 4 or 8, so when I dyed up Halloween colorways this year, I set aside some for the retreat. When some didn’t sell at the event, I knew exactly what I was going to list in the shop in today’s shop update.

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September 28 1pmET shop update

Today’s update features the beauties above, some in single skeins only, and some in pairs… plus one of the special edition miniskein sets, which won’t be repeated. The update goes live at 1pmET, but all listings are currently available for your perusal in preview mode. I hope you’ll take a look!

And if you’re interested in potentially attending the 2018 Into The Wool Fiber Retreat, be sure to check out our website (still a work in progress) and the Ravelry group for more information, as well as the hashtag #intothewoolfiberretreat2017 on Instagram for all of the photo fun from the weekend.

Take care, and I’ll see you next week!

XO-

Dana

August 17 Shop Update

Hi folks!

My shop updates are a bit sporadic right now, as my husband is out of the country for work and I’m single parenting. πŸ™‚

I divided my time since the last update between the Unwind Yarn Company shop, and my Unwind In Stitches Etsy shop, and am doing updates in both today.

First, the yarn portion, which is going up in theΒ Unwind Yarn Company shop:

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Top Row: Mariposa on Touring DK, Earth on Touring DK; Bottom Row: O’Bannon on Touring DK, In Dreams on Touring DK

As you can see, all the listings going up this week are on Touring DK (which happens to be my favorite non-fingering-weight base). All four of these colorways have at least two skeins available; In Dreams (bottom right) has 4, so you could easily get a short-sleeved sweater out of it! They will be available at 2pmET for purchase.

In my newly revamped Unwind In Stitches Etsy shop, I am focusing on sewn items and small gifts. This week, I have listed some knitting project bags, pincushions, and pencil bags:

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All of these items are priced perfectly for gift giving, or as a small treat for yourself. They are all currently listed and available for purchase. Be sure to check the Etsy shop often, as I likely won’t be doing scheduled updates in it, but will be listing items as I finish them.

Thanks so much for checking out my updates, and I hope you see something you love!

XO-
Dana

August 3 Shop Update

Hello everyone!

It’s been quite a week here in southeastern Tennessee. We have been struggling with over 100 degree heat index temperatures with 80% humidity, and now the weather has finally broken and is only in the low 90s with 50% humidity. It’s been a real treat- and I know how ridiculous that sounds.

Regardless, time marches on, and it’s time for the start of this year’s Halloween updates! I decided against doing brand new colorways this year, and instead dyed a lot of my most popular colorways from prior years.

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Left side from top: Amuck Amuck Amuck on Luxe Sock, Death Watch Beetle on Luxe Sock, and Halloweenie on Luxe Sock. Β Right side from top: Ghoulish on Luxe Sock, Midnight Margaritas on Rendezvous Sport Sock, Transylvania Tramp on Twinkle Sock, and I Put A Spell On You on Journey Sock.

There are limited quantities available in this update, as I always find it difficult to predict what people will want to purchase when it comes to Halloween yarns. If there is a large demand for a single color or another I would be happy to dye more of it- and the same goes for any of my other Halloween colorways that I didn’t dye in this round (they are listed in the Special Editions tab linked under the blog header). Feel free to place a custom order if you want something different, or if the yarn you want sells out! I’m running at a 2-3 week turnaround right now so you’ll definitely get your yarn in plenty of time to make that Halloween-themed project of your dreams!

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Limited Edition Miniskein Set, featuring (left to right): Amuck Amuck Amuck, I Put A Spell On You, Midnight Margaritas, Death Watch Beetle, Halloweenie, Transylvania Tramp, & Ghoulish.

There are only 3 of the miniskein sets available this time, and once they sell out I do not have plans to dye them again. So if you love this set, be sure to get to the update on time at 2pmET!

Thanks again for all of your continued support of my business. By shopping with me, an independent dyer and small business owner, you’re allowing me to be able to stay home with my daughter and still earn an income, which is so amazing and wonderful. I can’t thank you guys enough.

Happy Spooky Shopping! πŸ™‚

 

July 27 Update

Hi folks!

After a very long hiatus, I’ve decided to attempt to start blogging again. I can’t guarantee any sort of regular schedule, but I’d like to try to give my customers more insight into the workings of Unwind, my creative process, and give proper accolades for projects made out of my yarns. πŸ™‚

Today I am doing a shop update at 2pmET, and these beauties are available to buy:

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Top: A Good Place on Twinkle Sock; Middle: Shampoo Accident on Twinkle Sock; Bottom: Birth Of Venus on Luxe Sock

I’m sure longtime customers will remember Birth of Venus, as it’s been one of my most popular colorways since I dyed it for the 2 Crafty Girls club back in 2013. Indeed, it is one of the most beautiful, in my opinion, and knits up into fascinatingly complex projects.

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The Birth of Venus cowl, designed for this colorway by Karalee Harding and knitted by me

The other two colorways are new today though, and one in particular bears a fun name I’d like to explain.

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Top: Shampoo Accident, Bottom: A Good Place

As my friends could tell you if you asked them, I’m only borderline adventurous. I love my tattoos, and I’ve been known to dress crazy just to irritate my very taupe-loving husband.Β He is very simple and “Steady Eddie” in his appearance choices, and would rather I be the same. I, however, disagree and took his absence during his last work trip to South Korea to get my hair dyed in an ombre of pink, purple, and peach. I nervously waited for him to arrive home, thinking there would be some sort of blowup, but he said nothing until we went to bed that night. While lying there in bed, he said “um… did you know your hair is a weird color?” to which I put on a huge act of saying “WHAAAAAT? What do you MEAN?!” (like I had no clue) and he said “Well I thought maybe you’d had a shampoo accident and didn’t notice.” (I truly had no idea I was such a good actress. Apparently I missed an awesome career opportunity.) So there you have it! The story of the colorway name, and something I will tease him about until death do us part.

I hope you love these new colorways as much as I do, and take a look around the shop to see what else is new! πŸ™‚ As always you can find the shop at unwindyarncompany.com.

Best,
Dana

3.17.15 Shop Update and NEW Pattern Release!!

Hi everyone!

I’ve had an extremely busy beginning to this month, so this is the first shop update in a while. I’ve tried to make it really big and awesome for you though, so here is your preview…

Sock and Sportweight Yarns

There are two skeins each of the sock yarns, plus four skeins of the brand new colorway Gulf in sport, which is pictured in the upper right corner.

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Today I have listed a pair each of every colorway, plus several braids of undyed gray merino and undyed swirl bfl, and a couple of panda spin your own socks kits. My fiber supply is dwindling (as is my ability to prepare fiber for dyeing) so I anticipate only 2-3 more updates will have fiber in them before I’m unable to dye any more to list.

Worsted Weight Sweater Quantities

Worsted Weight Sweater Quantities

I am really excited today, as the incomparable Amy Christoffers has just released her brand new sweater pattern Arborvitae, which is designed especially for my Wanderlust Worsted base.

Arborvitae by Amy Christoffers (photo courtesy of designer)

Arborvitae by Amy Christoffers (photo courtesy of designer)

This gorgeous sweater is an excellent shape to fit a variety of body types, and depending on the amount of ease desired, uses 2-3 skeins of this base. I am listing 9 sweater quantities today (8 colors total) with plans to restock in my 3/31 update. I am still not taking custom orders per se, but if there’s a colorway you absolutely can’t live without, please feel free to email me via the shop and I’ll see if I can get it dyed up for that update. (no reserve listings though, sorry!)

Also, I am the podcast sponsor for my podcast Just One More Row this month, so if you listen to episodes 103 and 104, there is a coupon code available for listeners that can be used on any coupon-eligible item in my shop through midnight ET on 3/31.

As always, thanks so much for your continued support of my shop, and I hope you see something you love in the update today!

XO-

Dana