June 7 Shop Update

Hi friends! Sorry I’m late writing this post… it’s been a crazy busy week!

 

Here are the beauties that went up in today’s shop update- all are still available as of 10:20pmET!

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Left column from top to bottom: “A Good Place” on Twinkle Sock, “Sakura” on Touring DK, “Meyer Lemon” on Luxe Sock. Right column from top to bottom: “Birth of Venus” on Touring DK, “Gracie Pearl” on Luxe Sock.

Also, I probably should have posted about this yesterday when it was the actual day, but Unwind is now 12 years old!

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12 years ago yesterday, I opened an Etsy shop with 3 skeins of yarn I’d dyed with Koolaid. Fast forward 12 years, and I’ve shipped upwards of 6000 skeins of yarn and 2000 braids of fiber to the US and 65 other countries, and I now have my own domain (hosted by Big Cartel- for now!). It has been such a blessing to get to do what I love for a living, and I’m so grateful for everyone who has purchased, told your friends about Unwind, supported me at shows/events, listened to the podcast, and just been all around awesome as I’ve been on this journey. I hope to have many more years of beautiful colorways in me (and KNOW I have a lot more left to do in this business!)!

To celebrate, through midnight ET on 6/9, all orders ship for FREE with code UYCis12 entered at checkout. This is good on international orders and custom orders too! Don’t miss your chance to save a little, and pick up some beautiful new skeins for your stash.

I’m sure some of you follow me on Instagram, so I did want to touch on one more thing before I go tonight. This past week I got a distressing email from my fiber supplier, stating that they do not intend to sell quantities of less than 22lb of a single fiber anymore. This puts me out of the fiber business for all intents and purposes, so after my current stock of undyed fiber has been dyed up for my next 2 events, I will no longer carry spinning fiber at Unwind. This is sad for me as I was starting to consider dyeing fiber alongside yarn again, but the decision has been made for me by my (now former) supplier. If you’ve always wanted a sweater quantity of spinning fiber from me, I can still order it before July 15, and I encourage you to get in touch with me sooner rather than later about this if it is something you want. Unfortunately I cannot place an order for less than 1lb of a single fiber even before that, so I can’t do any 4oz quantities as custom orders, sorry. Please let me know ASAP if you want a larger quantity though, and I will get it in before they shut down orders.

I hope you all are having a great start to summer and don’t forget to stop by the shop with the free shipping code I mentioned above! Happy shopping!

 

XO-

Dana

5/31 Shop Update

Hi folks!

I just put today’s shop update live, and these beauties are in it:

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Top: Shampoo Accident and Gracie Pearl (both on Journey Sock), Middle: Merpeople (Rendezvous Sport) and Mariposa (Journey Sock), Bottom: Avonlea and Lake Frances Sunrise (both on Journey Sock

With the exception of Merpeople, there is just one skein available in each of these colorways today, so if you like one you should try to get to the shop soon!

Thanks for your continued support, and I’ll see you next week!

 

XO,

Dana

May 3 Shop Update

Hi everyone!

 

I have a shop update going live today at 1pmET! Going up today you’ll find:

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Top: “Duckie” on Luxe, “Gracie Pearl” on Journey; Middle: “Alpine” on BFL spinning fiber, “Echinacea” on Journey; Bottom: “Echinacea” on Round Trip, “Knit Night Shenanigans” on superwash Targhee spinning fiber

As you’ll notice, I have two braids of fiber going up- something I don’t normally list in the shop, as I only sell it at shows anymore. 🙂

If you order before midnight tonight, I’ll get your order out before I leave for Maryland Sheep and Wool on Friday morning! (just attending, not vending)

Happy shopping, and thanks for stopping by!

April 26 Shop Update

Hi everyone!

After a VERY busy few weeks, I’m doing a shop update tomorrow!

I vended the Smoky Mountain Fiber Arts Festival in Townsend TN this past weekend, and created a beautiful new colorway that premiered at the show. Meet “Overhead Sidewalks”:
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This colorway was based on a picture of my hometown’s downtown, and its distinctive overhead sidewalks- the only ones in the Western Hemisphere!
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This colorway will be available on Journey Sock, Twinkle Sock, Luxe Sock, and Touring DK in limited quantities. As it is a truly unique yarn, each skein is a little different. Please allow for artistic license!

I am also listing these two beautiful lots of Touring DK:

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Top: In Dreams, Bottom: Earth

I have a few announcements to make as well.

  • I recently finished a wonderful wholesale order for Stitch Supply Company, based out of Altoona WI! I was honored to get to dye a set of 14 colorways based on Tula Pink’s new All Stars fabric collection, and these yarns will be available on the Stitch Supply Company website soon!
  • I am currently working on a “refill” wholesale order for Needlepoint Junction in Hilton Head Island, SC. They have a beautiful exclusive colorway from me that you should really try to go see, if you’re planning to visit the SC coast this year! Michele and her staff are really wonderful people and their shop is so nice!
  • I am scheduled to be a part of the Worldwide Knit In Public Day celebrations at the new Kudzu Cottage shop in Pikeville TN on June 9. I will be bringing a selection of Unwind with me, as well as debuting a brand new custom colorway I am creating for Kudzu Cottage!

 

As always, you can find the shop here, and the update will be live at 1pmET! Thank you for your continued support! 🙂

March 29 Update

Hi friends! I just finished loading today’s 1pmET shop update into the shop, and these beauties are available now for your shopping pleasure…

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Top: “Lake Frances Sunrise” on Touring DK; Bottom: “Sanibel Stoop” on Round Trip Sock, Sock Yarn Minis Set 11, “Family Vacation 1960” on Rendezvous Sport Sock.

As I said in my last post, I’m currently deep in the dyepots, getting ready for Smoky Mountain Fiber Arts Festival… so my updates are likely to be pretty sparse until that’s over (end of April). I am also working on a very large custom order for a new client, so I likely won’t be able to get custom orders done in my normal 2-3 week turnaround; it will likely be 5 weeks minimum until the show is past. Sorry for any disappointment on that score!

That being said, I hope you’ll stop by the shop and see all of the gorgeous ready-to-ship items that I have listed! Thank you for your continued support!

XO-

Dana

March 15 Shop Update

Hello all!

I have some lovely yarns going up this week!

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Top: Mariposa and Hints Of Spring, Middle: Aurora Borealis, Bottom: Abalone and Gracie Pearl; all on Journey Sock base

There are two of each of these beauties, except for Mariposa (just one skein). The shop update goes live at 1pmET, and I hope you’ll stop by and see what other lovely skeins are in the shop right now too!

 

I’ve been very busy getting ready to vend the Smoky Mountain Fiber Arts Festival next month, from April 20-22 in Townsend TN. I’m thrilled to get to vend this new-to-me event, since I’ve only attended as a customer before. It is located just minutes from the park entrance of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and is surrounded by the most beautiful views you’ve ever seen. If you’re fairly local, or feel like taking a trip, it’s a great time to visit the mountains too! You can find information on the festival here, and be sure to check out the class schedule too!

 

XO-

Dana

March 8 Shop Update

Today’s shop update is LIVE, and it also happens to be my 35th birthday today, so I have a coupon available for a very limited time!

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Top to bottom: Day/Night, Overachiever, Social Climber, Echinacea, Source Code

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Swatches of each of the new colorways… Clockwise from top: Source Code, Social Climber, Overachiever, Day/Night, Echinacea (center)

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Use coupon code HAPPYBDAY for 15% off your $30 or more purchase from now through Sunday 3/11 at midnight ET (only good on ready-to-ship items, no custom orders).

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This week’s update is extra special anyway, as I’m debuting 5 brand new colorways, all inspired by fabric designed by renowned fabric designer Anna Maria Horner. 3 of these were previously available at Anna Maria’s flagship store CraftSouth, but are now available directly from Unwind and on different bases! Each of these 5 colorways are available on 2 bases each, but will be available for custom order immediately as well.

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Thanks for helping me celebrate, and for treating yourself a bit in the process! You can find the shop here!

 

XO-

Dana

March 1 Update

Hi folks!

Sorry for the radio silence last week. I have been really ill with a respiratory virus, and needed some time to recover. I’m now fairly well (still a little sick but not contagious) so I’m back to work! 🙂

This week I have 3 regular listings going up:

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Top: “I Want It NOW” on Journey Sock, Middle: “Ladybug” on Journey Sock, Bottom: “Bali Mynah” on Journey Sock

I also listed the next two colorways in my Perfect Blenders series today:

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Top: Perfect Dove, Bottom: Perfect Dusk

These are very basic shades of gray that go with SO many of my colorways:

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Isn’t that awesome? So many options!! These Blenders are available on basically every base I dye, so no matter your project you’ll have lots of options! 🙂

The update goes live at 1pmET for the regular skeins, and the Blenders are already available for purchase.

One last notice… this past week, KinoKnits released the new Anna Karenina Shawl pattern, which calls for one skein of my Journey Sock in Mariposa.

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Because this colorway is just SO perfect for this shawl, I opened a preorder for that exact yarn so folks could have an opportunity to get a discount on it. Enter code LEV15 at checkout and save 15% on the preorder for this yarn through midnight tonight (3/1)- there is no limit to the number of skeins you can purchase, if you’d like to order it for a sweater or some other larger project instead. The yarn is scheduled to ship out within 2 weeks.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope you see something you need to add to your stash!

XO-
Dana

February 8 Update

Hi friends! Today’s small-but-mighty update items are in the shop in preview mode and will go live for purchase at 1pmET. Here they are:

 

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Top to bottom: Labradorite on Journey Sock, Bluffs on Journey Sock, Rio on Journey Sock, One Of A Kind on Touring DK

My updates will continue to be small-but-mighty for the next few weeks, as I’m working on a lot of wholesale orders at the moment. There are lots of beautiful things in the shop already though, and I’ll endeavor to keep more coming! 🙂 Listen to Just One More Row Podcast episodes 153 and 154 for a listener-exclusive coupon code that will work until the end of February. Thank you for looking! 🙂

XO-

Dana

February 1 Shop Update

Hi everyone! I hope you all are doing well on this first day of February. Is it just me or did January seem to last FOREVER??

Anyway, I have a small-but-mighty shop update to share today, and it will be going live in less than a half hour in the shop!

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Top to bottom: Gracie Pearl on Luxe Sock, Duckie on Luxe Sock, La Grande Jatte on Journey Sock, Black Magic Woman on Twinkle Sock, La Grande Latte on Rendezvous Sport Sock.

Right now I’m feeling the soft-yet-saturated colorways, as you can tell. 🙂

I also wanted to let you guys know that there are 3 uses of a flash sale coupon available still… I post flash sales on Instagram (so if you aren’t following me there you should! @unwindyarncompany) and so far there are 3 uses still available! The next 3 people who use code FLASH25 at checkout will receive 25% off their in-stock yarn purchase! (custom orders are not included in this sale) If you try to use the code and it doesn’t work, well, sorry. 😉

Have a wonderful week, and I’ll see you next week with the next update preview!

XO-

Dana