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

 

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

 

10.21.14 Shop Update

Hi friends!

 

This is the last update until 11.11, so I tried to make it a good one! Everything is up in preview mode, and will go live at 4pmET as always.

10.21.14 Yarns

10.21.14 Yarns

10.21.14 Fibers

10.21.14 Fibers

 

There are three brand new colorways that are making their debut today.

"Bounty" on Honeymoon Sock

“Bounty” on Honeymoon Sock

"Winter Night" on Voyage Aran

“Winter Night” on Voyage Aran

"Island Of Misfit Toys" on Journey Sock

“Island Of Misfit Toys” on Journey Sock

These will now be added into the repeatable colorways catalog, and can be reproduced on most bases (“Winter Night” will have a few small limitations in that regard since it’s space dyed). Also be sure to check out the shop swatch page to see what “Bounty” looks like knit up!

 

Thanks so much for your continued support of my shop! I hope you see something you love today!

 

XO-

Dana

10.7.14 Shop Update For SillyFru

Hi all! Today’s update is very important… not only am I celebrating the release of Daniela Richardson’s new Inverness Diamonds patterns that utilize my yarn, but 10% of any sales made today will go to SillyFru’s medical fund to assist in her fight against hairy cell leukemia.

 

A little preview of the patterns…

A selection of Inverness Diamonds cowls

A selection of Inverness Diamonds cowls

Inverness Diamonds cowl (super bulky version) knit in JetSetter Super Bulky in "Highlands"

Inverness Diamonds cowl (super bulky version) knit in JetSetter Super Bulky in “Highlands”

Inverness Diamonds Cowl (fingering weight version) knit in Journey Sock in "A Bushel & A Peck"

Inverness Diamonds Cowl (fingering weight version) knit in Journey Sock in “A Bushel & A Peck”

The patterns are available in an all-encompassing eBook, or as individual patterns. There are patterns for long and short cowls in fingering/sport, worsted/aran, and bulky/super bulky, as well as a hat pattern, long and short mitts pattern, and a fair isle cowl pattern (available in the eBook as a bonus pattern). For the first week (10/6-10/12), 50% of the proceeds from pattern sales will be going to SillyFru’s medical fund.

 

And now for the update…

All Outlander colorways!

All Outlander colorways!

All Outlander colorways are available today on a variety of bases, not just what’s shown above, including a brand-new Outlander colorway called Highlands.

"Highlands" on Wanderlust Worsted

“Highlands” on Wanderlust Worsted

This colorway is based on the opening sequences of the Outlander television series on Starz.

 

JetSetter Super Bulky

JetSetter Super Bulky

The newest yarn base for Unwind Yarn Company is here! I’d like to introduce you to JetSetter Super Bulky, a lovely 100% merino wool fulled single that comes in huge 140yd/250g skeins. This yarn is identical to Malabrigo Rasta but has much better yardage so you can get a larger project out of one skein. It’s available in the update in 7 colors today.

Extras!

Extras!

These are some extras I’m listing today to round out the update and give you more to choose from. A Bushel & A Peck is a new colorway that I used to knit a sample of the Inverness Diamonds cowl, and there are three skeins available. There are other really special things in this “extras” category today and not all of them fit in the mosaic, so be sure to check out the shop for more info!

 

I hope you’ll consider purchasing today, both to support my shop and to support SillyFru in her fight against cancer.

 

XO-

Dana

A Little Help For A Friend

I write this post with both a heavy heart, and a heart full of hope… not sure how it’s possible to have both things at once, but there you go!

 

As some of you may know, I’ve become very good friends with SillyFru (aka Wendy) of the Sassy Pants Knitter podcast. Fru and I hung out a lot at the retreat I coordinated this year, Into The Wool, and she has graciously offered to help coordinate the retreat in 2015 along with CaffeinatedGert (aka Daniela) of the Caffeinated Knitting podcast. We have all become very close via Google Chat, where we literally chat with each other all day long around our other tasks. These ladies have become some of my closest friends and I’m so grateful to have them in my life.

 

A few weeks ago, Fru had an injury to her leg that just kept getting worse, and has gone down a long and frustrating medical path to finally getting a really scary diagnosis: she has hairy cell leukemia. The prognosis is good, and her spirits are a lot higher than mine would be in her situation, but there is still a scary path ahead of her and she’s only 37 years old. Not to mention the fact that her insurance is set to run out at the end of the month. (for more information on her story, please check out this episode of her podcast)

 

Not being close to her geographically, I have been trying to figure out what I can do to help this wonderful woman with her fight, and I think I’ve come up with the perfect way. My next huge update is set for October 7, and 10% of all sales from that update will go to Fru’s medical fund.

 

Now you may ask, why is this update any different from any other update I’ve had? Well, I will tell you… Caffeinated Gert and I have been collaborating on a special project for several months, and she has designed a pattern collection using my yarns that will knock your socks off. We had always planned for that update to be the big reveal of the pattern collection, and the timing just works out great for me to be able to give a good amount of money to Fru (hopefully!).

 

This update features a lot of Outlander colorways, for one… AND I’m debuting a brand new yarn base called JetSetter Super Bulky. It is identical to Malabrigo Rasta, but with exceptionally better yardage and skein size (250g/140yds of superbulky 100% merino wool). I’m also debuting a brand new Outlander colorway called Highlands, which is one of the colors Caffeinated Gert designed with.

"Highlands" on JetSetter Super Bulky

“Highlands” on JetSetter Super Bulky

 

I won’t show you the finished pattern yet because I feel like that Daniela needs to show that first, but let’s just say that it’s an accessory pattern collection that utilizes every weight of yarn I dye, has a lovely texture, and would make perfect gifts for your loved ones for Christmas! You can check out her post about her own fundraiser for Fru, as well as a sneak peek and some info about the collection on her Ravelry group here.

 

This colorway will be available on several bases, and all of my other Outlander colorways will make appearances on several bases as well. I will also have the Super Bulky yarn in lots of colorways that aren’t Outlander-themed too, in case those don’t strike your fancy.

 

Mainly, I want to be sure that I can make a sizable donation to Fru’s medical fund. You can help by buying things on October 7, and like I said before, 10% of all sales that day will go to Fru’s medical fund. How much money gets donated depends totally on sales that day, but I’m hoping that the enormous size of the update and the desirability of the items goes a long way toward helping the day be huge! I hope you’ll consider making a purchase that day, and I will be sure to post after the day’s sales are tallied with the amount that I am donating to her fund!

 

Thank you all so much for your support of my shop, and for your support of Fru! And don’t forget… any purchases made now through 9/26 will not ship until 9/27 or 9/29 (depending on when I can get out of bed after a full day of travel) due to my vacation.

 

XO-

Dana

9.16.14 Shop Update: TEALtember, Merry Fallmas, and a NEW colorway!

Hi all! If I had to pick a theme for today’s update, it would definitely be “bigger on the inside.” There are only 12 listings in the update, but those 12 listings are comprised of 43 skeins of yarn! If you visit the shop at update time today, here is a sampling of what you’ll find…

9.16.14 Shop Update

9.16.14 Shop Update

Today is the last chance you’ll have to get TEALtember this year, so if you want some… well, you know the rest. 😉 I’m also re-releasing Merry Fallmas today for the first time this year, and there are a lot of skeins of it available for you! (and if you miss it, there will be more in upcoming updates.)

 

I am also releasing a brand new colorway called Truly Madly Deeply. It is mostly purple, but has a lot of other colors in it as well if you look closely. I think it’s just gorgeous, and am so excited to have it available on Journey Sock and Touring DK today.

"Truly Madly Deeply" on Journey Sock

“Truly Madly Deeply” on Journey Sock

The update goes live at 4pmET today. I also wanted to let everyone know that I will be on vacation next week (my first trip to Vegas!!), so any purchase made after midnight on Friday night of this week (9/19) will not ship until 9/29. Thanks so much for your understanding! 🙂 Happy shopping!!

XO-

Dana