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

11.11.14 Shop Update- And It’s A Doozy!

Hey all! Glad to be speaking with you again… it’s been a while since I did an update, so I made sure that today’s will absolutely blow your mind!

 

First of all, I am proud to be able to put some very special kits up in the shop today. These kits are collaborations with some very talented designers, and they all include a pattern download code for the individual pattern they were made for. They’re limited edition, so if you see one you like, don’t hesitate!

"Hexes + Ohs" by Nell Ziroli

“Hexes + Ohs” by Nell Ziroli

 

"Inverness Diamonds" by Daniela Richardson

“Inverness Diamonds” by Daniela Richardson

 

"March Hare" by Emma Galati

“March Hare” by Emma Galati

 

"Moorish Hat & Mittens" by Emily Estrada

“Moorish Hat & Mittens” by Emily Estrada

 

I also have a few sets of MiniSkeins (random assortments) as well as a few Fair Isle Kits.

MiniSkein kits and Fair Isle Kits

MiniSkein kits and Fair Isle Kits

 

And of course, there’s the regular yarn and fiber update as well.

11.11.14 Yarns

11.11.14 Yarns

 

11.11.14 Fibers

11.11.14 Fibers

 

So as you can see, there is a LOT to choose from today! The kits with pattern download codes are not eligible for any sort of coupon code discount, but everything else is should you happen to have one… say… from following me on Instagram? If you don’t follow me, please go do so! I’m Dana_Of_Unwind there… and I only add people who have their profiles marked to public and are obviously knitters/spinners… if yours is private please email me to let me know who you are so I can allow you to follow me! I occasionally put up coupon codes just on Instagram for my followers… you’ve been warned. 😉

 

This is the last update until the big one at midnight on Thanksgiving night, which will kick off my Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale. Just keep in mind that the longer you wait, the smaller the chance that you’ll get what you want because things tend to sell quickly this time of year.

 

I also wanted to announce that I am closing custom orders for the rest of the year at the end of next week, on 11/22/14. I need to take some time off to enjoy the holidays and rest. Thank you for your understanding and support! 

 

XO-

Dana

 

Very Exciting Announcement!!

Hey all!

Sorry for no shop update this week. I have been really under the weather, and haven’t had as much dye time as I usually do.

 

Today, though, I have some very exciting news to share with you! A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to talk with the very amazing and talented designer Susan Claudino, and we started a new collaboration. I dyed up a new colorway for her, and she designed the cutest pattern with it!

I’d like to introduce you to… Bonnie Wee Mouse!

BonnieWeeMouse 010

And some more glamour shots…

BonnieWeeMouse 011 BonnieWeeMouse 008 BonnieWeeMouse 002

He uses one skein of my Touring DK yarn in my brand-new colorway, Bonnie Wee Thing:

Bonnie Wee Thing TDK (10)

This yarn is actually my newest Outlander series colorway, and is based on the warm and gentle sentiment Jamie uses in several of the books. It is a taupe color base with speckles of hot pink and grayish-purple. I am so proud of this colorway, and SO very proud to have it used in a design by the fabulous Susan Claudino!

The pattern for Bonnie Wee Mouse will be released tomorrow, Thursday 2/13, so I am putting up 10 skeins of Bonnie Wee Thing on Touring DK in the shop at 4pmET tomorrow as well. I can easily dye more of this, so if you don’t see this post until after they have all sold, never fear! I can do it as a custom order lickety-split.

I hope you guys are as excited as I am! Thanks so much for all of your support!

XO-

Dana

Birth of Venus Cowl KAL and Preorders!

Hello all!

I’m sorry I didn’t post about this earlier, but I wanted to let all of you know…

I am so excited to announce that I will be hosting a KAL from March 1 through April 30 for the new Birth of Venus Cowl pattern from talented designer Karalee Harding!
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Karalee is ksh on Ravelry, and she has designed a beautiful cowl pattern for my Birth of Venus colorway (2 Crafty Girls Club Feb 2013), in both fingering and DK weight. Both versions only take one skein, so this is the perfect quick-knit project! Starting February 1, I have Birth of Venus available in the shop for preorder on Journey Sock ($24), Touring DK ($24) (all plus shipping) so that you can make the cowl in the shown yarn, and it will also be offered on Luxe Sock ($29) for those of you who love cashmere bases. There will be a limit of 40 skeins of each type available, and only until February 28; after that  it won’t be offered again as a custom order until July. Please check out the shop listings at unwindyarncompany.com for all details on the preorders. The KAL will be hosted in my Unwind Yarn Company group on Ravelry. The pattern is available for purchase on Ravelry here. Karalee and I hope you’ll join us for this KAL!