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)

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

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

3.4.14 Shop Update

Hello everyone! It’s been a very busy week since I spoke with you last. I have dyed up over 200 skeins of yarn… unfortunately today’s update is still rather small, because most of them were for Stitches and to finish out the Birth of Venus and Bonnie Wee Thing custom orders!

Anyways, here is today’s 4pmET update preview…

3.4.14 Shop Update

3.4.14 Shop Update

As you can see on the bottom left, there is one skein of Gracie Pearl in this week’s update. Last week’s skeins were the first ones I ever did, you so you can expect the future ones to look like this one does. I think it’s absolutely spectacular. Also in this week’s update are (top, left to right): Abalone on Touring DK, Baltic Amber on Journey Sock, First Frost on Journey Sock; (bottom, left to right): Gracie Pearl on Journey Sock, Stormfront on Touring DK, and Woodsman on Luxe Sock.

Thanks so much to all of you who have continued to express interest in custom orders from me. Unfortunately what I said in last week’s post still holds: I absolutely cannot do any custom orders until the end of April at the earliest. Dyeing for Stitches, the shop, and the retreat are taking up every list minute of my available dye time. I appreciate all of your interest, though, and will announce it here on the blog when I am able to take custom orders again. Thank you!

Just as a reminder, don’t forget to post your FOs and handspun yarns using Unwind Yarn Company products in my quarterly contest thread on the shop Ravelry group! Every quarter I do a drawing out of the entries in that thread for a $25 shop gift certificate!

I hope you all have an awesome week, and I’ll be talking to you soon!

XO-

Dana

P.S. Be sure to listen to episode 80 (just released) and episode 81 (coming out mid-month) of my podcast, Just One More Row, for a listener-only coupon code good for the month of March!

12.2.13 Shop Update and Cyber Monday Sale!

Hi everyone!

This week’s update is happening today at 9amET so you can have the maximum number of items to choose from during your Cyber Monday shopping frenzy. 😉

Everything is up in preview mode right now and will be activated at 9amET. Here are the goodies for this week…

12.2.13 Yarns

12.2.13 Yarns

12.2.13 Fibers

12.2.13 Fibers

I am debuting another new colorway today. It is called “More Than Words” and is the newest addition to my Easy Listening Collection.

"More Than Words" on Luxe Sock

“More Than Words” on Luxe Sock

Isn’t it such a beautiful colorway?? In this update there are four skeins available on the Luxe Sock base, and there will be some available next week on other bases (and fiber!).

The TURKEY13 coupon code is still valid through tonight (12/2) at 11:59pmET. It will take 15% off your purchase, no exclusions or minimum purchase required.

Thank you all SO very much for all of your support so far this weekend, and I hope you’re able to pick up a few more things you love today! As always, I ship lightning-fast and package everything with love and care. 😉

Happy shopping!

XO-

Dana