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Seasonal shift…

…at least where color is concerned.  It’s cool and damp and most of us would like to see a little more of that bright shining day star and the warmth that comes with it.  As much as I’ve wished it to be different, it is still cloudy and damp. I can’t control the weather, even though I have given it a go, a time or two. I am a firm believer in that adage –  where there’s a will there’s a way .I don’t think my will is  up to the task, cause try as I might there’s still a grey weepy sky today instead of a cherry sunny one.

What I can control with the power of my mind is color on yarn, most of the time.  So… below you’ll find a list of the hues that are going to the color spa for a rest. Don’t panic they are not going away forever. We will take them down on Monday the 17th. So if you absolutely need some of them to come live at your house then you have a few days to make that happen.  If there a colorways of ours you’d like to see for the summer please let us know in the comments section of this post. We will put all of your suggestions up for about 10 days at which point, some will come down, and others will stay. And yes, I will tell you which colorways are staying and which are only there for that week. We had a ton of fun with this last color change, so we’re pretty excited about this one.

 Amelie  *  Atomic 6  * Aurora Borealis * Azure Malachite * Beached * Becky Sue * Bleeding Hearts * Blue Brick Wall * Calico

Chickabiddy  * Cluck Chimes at Midnight * Coppertree * Crabby McHappypants * Cracked Canyon * Debra Anna * Drop Dead Sexy      

Freudian Slip * Fumbling Towards Ecstacy * Gibson * Guppy * Hawthorne * Holly Go Lightly * Iolite * Jabberwocky * Just Jack

The Kracken * Lucky * Lunasea * On Blueberry Hill * Peaseblossom * Petunia * Pop Rocks * Potomac * Queen Rock * Saratoga

Sedona * Serenity * Sky Pumpkins * Spot Rock One * Strange Brew * Sunnyside Up * The Claw * Time Space Continuum Rip

Tumblescum *  Rue de Pond Scum * Easter Scramble 


I’m so excited because in two days we start Interval our mystery KAL with our buddy Star Athena. I kind of wish I didn’t know what it was so I could be surprised with all of you. Although after seeing all the wonderful color combo’s leaving here I think that is going to be the surprise at the end for me. I can’t wait to see them all. As I was packing boxes this past weekend I kept marveling at all of the varied and stunning duos. Had I not been on a deadline and a mission I would have photographed every single one of them.  I can’t wait to see them all.

All of the regular BFL Fingering has shipped,  it left early Monday morning. The new orders this week of the BFL Superwash Fingering we are working on. we’re doing our best in getting those out as fast as we can. We assume that if you ordered at this late date you are not real concerned about starting this Friday.   As always if you have questions or concerns please do email us:

The next few weeks are going to be a blur for me.  I’ll try my best to check in but… .

Rabia, my middle child and oldest daughter, is graduating from college. Yay Rabia!! We’re very excited and so very proud of her, especially the me of we. Then a few weeks after that, my oldest child and only son, Narayan, is GETTING MARRIED!!!  It’s our first wedding and we are bursting with it all. I  am seriously enjoying my mother of the groom role. Mostly because it involves wrangling my son into what he needs to be doing. Since as his mom I kinda excel at that job (tons and tons of practice) all is as it should be. Although just between you and me it is a bit like herding goats.  I get another daughter out of this deal, which is all kinds of awesome. I love, love  love his beloved, Candace.  She’s already a part of our family  this puts a nice finish on it all.

So big things for the Newton clan.  On a personal level for me it’s really nice to have all of of this light and happy beginnings part of life to celebrate.

Oh… I almost forgot, speaking of beginnings!

Keep an eye out for our Rock’n Whorl Spinning Club announcement in the next week.

I promised Paula and Debra that I’d mention the Barn Sale and Days Save the Date. It’s the first weekend in August.

Off to the barn to make new colors and room for the 10 baby chicks coming our way today.

  1. Hazel Smith #

    Tina: I’m doing a happy dance for you. What wonderful news about Rabia and Narayan. Is he by any chance getting married on June 29th? That’s when I’ll be in Toronto at my youngest Niece’s wedding. I’ll definitely keep my fingers crossed for sun!

    Cheers and red wine, Hazel.

    P.S. The last time I was mother of the groom, they told me(my so-called friends) that I was supposed to wear beige and keep my mouth shut. I dutifully bought a beige dress. However, I couldn’t stay the course. I bought a second dress in red and gold and felt much more like myself. Somehow, I can’t imagine you following that old shibboleth either. Have a happy and celebratory day-both the graduation and the wedding!!!!!

    June 12, 2013
  2. shannanstitches #

    Twinkle Twinkle Little Vampire is on your list to go away, but it isn’t on the site right now. After searching Ravelry, this is a color I need, so I’m requesting that it ‘comes back’. I’d also like to see Azurite come back.

    June 13, 2013
  3. sheltipap #

    Pebble Beach, Spawn of Brawn, Space Dust PLEASE!!!!!! lol

    June 13, 2013
  4. sheltipap #

    Can I add Scaponia and Pixie Park to my list??? Love you guys!

    June 13, 2013
  5. Bampra #

    Wonderful Goodness

    June 14, 2013
  6. bjlacaille #

    I need some WONDERFUL GOODNESS so bad! Please, pretty please?? I can be pretty pathetic when necessary (<:

    June 14, 2013
  7. It so nice to hear your wonderful news Tina! What happiness and blessings abound for you and yours!

    I have my Marine Silk Fingering and Lace in Chillaxin just sitting in my cart waiting for the perfect moment, hehe, so Chillaxin must stay!

    I agree with the Wonderful Goodness as I LOVE LOVE LOVE speckled colorways! Could you maybe do some more speckled varieties in different seasonal/bright colors?

    Koi Koi always makes me think of summer esp. here in SoFla!

    Best wishes to you and your family and the fabulous life events you are all experiencing! (((((Tina!)))))

    June 14, 2013
  8. Janis #

    There are so many I would LOVE 😉 to see again,
    here is my shortlist of twelve! –

    Space Dust – Cattywampus – Lettuce Knit – Jewel of the Nile
    Dutch Canyon – Dragon Dance – Storey Time – Faulty Dyer-
    Monsoon – Seal Rock – Marbles – Mr Green Jeans,

    June 14, 2013
  9. liciniac #

    Hello, Tina!

    I am so excited! I have been kicking myself for 18 months since it rotated out for not getting my hands on any Sockgate DHD while I had a chance.

    Can I please suggest that? I really want to use some for a project I keep thinking about. 🙂



    June 14, 2013
  10. zyrene #


    Is there any chance of getting Drucilla? My good friend needs one more skein so she can make a sweater of awesomeness 🙂


    June 14, 2013
  11. medievalneedle #

    I’d really like to see Muddy Bottom Breakdown for a short time – I need one skein of LW in order to finish the socks my husband requested.

    June 14, 2013
  12. sasoif #

    I think in honor of your daughter, Rabia should be brought back.
    I also would like to see koi koi, scaponia and Mmm, mmm, good.

    Maybe one for Candace as well? 🙂

    June 14, 2013
  13. LishasPlace #

    Congratulations on your good news!!

    I would like to request:
    Apple Valley Road

    Thank you!

    June 14, 2013
  14. Wonderful Goodness, Little Bunny Foo Foo, and G-Rocks.

    June 14, 2013
  15. Donita #

    Please bring back: Barney Rubble
    Chawton Cottage
    Faulty Dyer
    Spring Fling
    Sunkissed Sands
    Wonderful Goodness

    Thank you.

    June 15, 2013
  16. Thomasean #

    Please don’t take away Pop Rocks!

    June 16, 2013
  17. I thought of a few more….
    Alina, I Love What You’re Wearing, and Pride 🙂

    June 16, 2013
  18. Jan Tucker #

    Lucy In the Sky (with Diamonds?) – white/beige / brown / blue / lavender – especially in roving!!!

    June 17, 2013
  19. markpamzz #

    I would like to see Backstabber, Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Da, and Tonalite. And please keep Pop Rocks. Thanks

    June 17, 2013
  20. dmw913 #

    Dutch Canyon
    Femmebot, please!

    June 17, 2013
  21. Pureromance #

    Dying to sign up for dying at the Barn Sale!

    June 17, 2013
  22. Sidney #

    Am I too late to request Never On Sunday?

    June 17, 2013
  23. ScarletFever #

    I would love to see “A Little Dab i’ll Do Ya” again. I missed it last time. 🙂 Marbles would be great too.

    June 17, 2013
  24. ScarletFever #

    Oh, and Cozy, Fierce, and Scummy Girl!

    June 17, 2013

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