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

1.13.15 Shop Update: NEW Colorways!!

Hi all, and happy new year!! I hope 2015 has been kind to you so far. I had sinus issues for the first week of the year, so getting this update ready was a Herculean feat of sorts for me.

Going up today you’ll find the following lovelies:

1.13.15 Yarns Part 1

1.13.15 Yarns Part 1

1.13.15 Yarns and Fibers Part 2

1.13.15 Yarns and Fibers Part 2

As you can see, this is a BIG update. I worked really hard to get some colorways that are always popular dyed up, as well as four NEW colorways that I’ll talk about in a second. I also dyed quite a bit of fiber: the last of the Merino/Silk and the last of the Falkland that I have in stock are listed today. I will not be restocking these fibers, so if you like any of these braids it would be in your best interest to go ahead and purchase while they’re available.

I dyed two brand new colorways on fiber that will be available on yarn soon as well:

Meyer Lemon on Falkland

Meyer Lemon on Falkland

Raspberry on Merino/Silk

Raspberry on Merino/Silk

 

I also dyed two colorways on yarn that are very special (and will only be available on yarn):

Bird On A Wire on Journey Sock

Bird On A Wire on Journey Sock

Trunkless Elephants on Journey Sock

Trunkless Elephants on Journey Sock

I didn’t get a chance to get Bird On A Wire swatched for you to see, but a friend is knitting with Trunkless Elephants on Glisten DK right now and graciously sent me a picture of her work-in-progress so you can see how it knits up.

Trunkless Elephants swatch

Trunkless Elephants swatch

As you can see, it knits up beautifully variegated with no pooling. I hope you love it as much as I do! I have a skein of it on Journey Sock set aside for a pair of socks (or maybe a shawl?) very soon!

Now I get to go record a podcast episode with Brittany, so I’d better hustle! Don’t forget that the update goes live at 4pmET, but you can go check out the listings beforehand if you choose to. Happy shopping!

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

12.17.14 Shop Update

Hi all! I’m sorry about having to move yesterday’s update, but it was really unavoidable.

 

Without further ado, here is a sampling of what’s going up in today’s 6pmET update:

12.17.14 Yarns and Fibers

12.17.14 Yarns and Fibers

 

There are a few more than what is pictured here, too. I hope you see something you love!!

 

Please keep in mind that any purchases made between now and 12/20 will ship by 12/21, and have guaranteed domestic US delivery via first class mail, so there is still time to purchase gifts for yourself or for a crafty friend!

 

Thanks so much for your continued support, and be sure to check back between now and Christmas, as I am about to make the 2014 first quarter shop update schedule and will be posting that soon.

 

Best,

Dana XO

12.9.14 Shop Update and a Few Announcements!!

Hi all!

Sorry for the long silence, and especially for the lack of posts about the updates I did over Thanksgiving weekend. Not long before Thanksgiving I found out that I was going to have to host this year, so I had company the entire weekend and it made it hard to do much extra stuff for the shop other than just simply get the update up. For those of you that found it anyway, thanks so much for your patronage! And for those of you that didn’t, there is still a LOT up in the shop, with more going up today!

Speaking of today’s update… these are the goodies that will be going up at 4pmET.

12.9.14 Collage 1

12.9.14 Collage 2

All listings are currently up in preview mode, and will be made available for purchase at 4pmET! I hope you see something you need to stuff your stocking with this holiday season! 😉

And now, for some announcements:

  • For those of you that follow me on Instagram or listen to my podcast this won’t come as a big surprise, but I wanted to let everyone know that I am pregnant with a little girl (Madelyn Grace) that will be born in June of next year! (or late May, but we are hoping for June!) My first trimester of pregnancy was exceedingly hard on me, as I was horribly sick and lost quite a bit of weight due to not being able to keep food down. This is part of why I didn’t say much online from the end of September til Thanksgiving: I didn’t want to give anything away until we were sure the baby was going to make it past first trimester, and I also just flat-out didn’t feel like being on the computer very much. I’m sorry for the secrecy, but I needed to do what was best for my family, and I hope you understand.
  • Because of my pregnancy, I am choosing to back down from the custom order side of the business for the time being. I will probably only be able to dye until April of next year before my doctor tells me I can’t lift pots anymore, so when I start dyeing again in January I will have to focus on getting enough yarn dyed up for the shop through the entirety of my pregnancy plus into my maternity leave, and ALL of my stock for Into The Wool next September will have to be dyed during that period as well. This doesn’t leave much time for custom dyeing, so I really don’t know that I’ll be able to do any until I come back from maternity leave next fall. I hope this doesn’t make anyone angry, but once again, I have to do what’s best for my own health and for the health of my baby.
  • It is with a heavy heart that I announce that I will no longer be dyeing fiber after the early parts of 2015, at least for a year or so. Pregnancy makes it very hard for me to get onto the floor and back up again, and my dyeing technique for fiber (and what makes it so fluffy, non-compacted and nice to spin!) involves quite a bit of prep work with me on the floor. I do have about 40lb of fiber left in stock and will be dyeing it up over the course of the beginning of the year, but once it is gone, it is gone. I will try to have as large of a variety of colors available as possible, but I won’t be ordering more fiber, so the breeds/blends I have in stock are what you will see going up in updates, and of course my no-custom-orders policy also applies to fiber.

I appreciate your understanding and support as I go through this transition period in my life. I will do my best to still be the awesome dyer you’ve come to trust for your yarn needs and wants, and I of course welcome your emails (unwindyarncompany (at) gmail (dot) com) if you have any questions or comments.

XO-

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