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.

Fibers

Fibers

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

End of Year SALE, Last Shop Update, and Announcements for 2015

Hi all!

 

Well it has definitely been a rollercoaster of a year! I appreciate you guys and how you’ve stuck with me more than I can easily express, and I want to wish every one of my customers a happy, healthy, and blessed holiday season and start of 2015!

 

I did want to tell you guys some important stuff today, so here goes:

  • The End of Year SALE starts at 12:01AM Eastern Time on Christmas Day (12/25), and coupon code ENDOFYEAR14 will save you 20% off  your entire coupon-eligible purchase (this is everything but the few remaining yarn-and-pattern kits, and Kookaburra wash). This is the single biggest sale I have all year, so this is a great time to buy those things you’ve been eyeing in the shop but haven’t “pulled the trigger” on yet.
  • The shop will close for inventory from January 1-6. I plan to leave the shop itself up, but make all listings either hidden or say “coming soon” as to not cause any confusion.
  • The shop will reopen on January 7, and the first shop update of 2015 will take place on January 13 at 4pmET.
  • The new shop update schedule for the first quarter of 2015 is available for you to look at in the sidebar. Please note that my shop updates are now further apart, as I’ll be super busy trying to dye 8 months worth of stock (and Into The Wool vendor stock) in just a 3 month period. I also need to take some time to enjoy being pregnant and preparing for my daughter’s arrival, as I’m sure you all understand!
  • As of right now I do not plan to reopen custom orders until I resume a full-time dye schedule sometime in the fall of 2015. I apologize if this makes anyone angry, but I don’t want to take on more than I can physically handle, and I also don’t want a ridiculously long wait for those that want to order.
  • I plan to begin dyeing my remaining stock of fiber right after the new year, and will release the dyed braids over a period of updates until they’re all gone. I will inventory what bases I have during the January 1-6 period, and will try to post here so you can see what will bases will be dyed. I will not be reordering any bases I do not currently have in stock, and plan to try to dye as many of my popular colorways as I can so there will be a good selection. I appreciate your understanding as I make this transition.
  • Unfortunately because materials costs have risen a lot this year, I will be forced to have a price increase in 2015. Fiber prices will stay the same due to the limited nature of my stock, but all yarns will be going up $1 in price. (Journey Sock and Honeymoon sock will go from $24/skein to $25/skein, etc.) This is necessary in order to continue to pay myself a living wage for the work I do, and I’m sure you all understand that. The great quality of Unwind handdyed yarns is worth paying for, isn’t it? 🙂

 

That’s pretty much all of the announcements I can think of right now! I will be doing an update sometime in the evening on Christmas Day (probably between 10pm-midnight Eastern) with these beauties:

12.25.14 Shop Update

12.25.14 Shop Update

They are all included in the sale as well, and are currently up in preview mode until they go live. I will be posting to Instagram and Twitter when they are live.

 

Again, thanks so much to ALL of you for your support in 2014. This has been both the hardest and most exciting year of my life, and I appreciate your sticking through it with me!

 

XO and blessings,

Dana

11.30.14 Cyber Monday UPDATE and SALE!!

Hi all!

 

Sorry I didn’t post Thursday’s big update… I ended up having to host Thanksgiving this year and I was absolutely exhausted, so I didn’t bother with mosaics. I made up for it tonight though, by having a huge update and having some mosaics to get you excited beforehand! All of these lovelies are up in preview mode and will be live for purchasing at 9pmET today.

11.30.14 Yarns

11.30.14 Yarns

11 30 14 Yarns and Fibers

11.30.13 Yarns and Fibers

These are not the only listings that are going up tonight… there are lots more, but I just wanted to showcase a few!

And as I always do, this weekend there is a 15% off coupon code for your shopping pleasure… use code TURKEY2014 at checkout to save on any coupon-eligible item! (basically everything is coupon-eligible except for yarn-and-pattern kits and Kookaburra wash) The coupon is good til midnight ET on 12/1, so you still have over 24 hours to use it!

 

I hope you see something you love! Thanks so much for your continued support!

 

XO-

Dana

 

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

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)