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A little of this and a little of that.

When I went out into the dye barn this morning, the first thing Paula said (after Good Morning…we are civil) was “Please, oh, please put that list of colorways you are taking down on the blog today.” I’m sorry to both you all and Paula. Truly, I meant to put it up on Tuesday, but this week has completely kicked my butt and gotten away from me.

I can’t believe it’s Thursday. What the hell happened to Wednesday?

I was also going to tell all the Rockin’ Whorlers when we were going we to ship (today), and we all see how well that went. I did send out a newsletter at the end of the week last week with the shipping information in it, but still…

So here I am with my list. This is a hard list for me to post.  I’m having deeply saturated psychological autumnal hues letting go issues. It isn’t pretty.  As I have most undoubtedly told you many times before, I love this season and all of its turning inward, transformational hues. Because of my autumnal obsession, we have a mega-ton of fall hues, all of which I adore.  We have far too many to offer them all at once — much less be able to add in new ones. So…I either have to get over my bad self and let a few rest or…wait, I think I might have an idea. What if we rotate through them all season?  What if we offer some for a few weeks and then change them up again?  Hmm…just ran this by the team, and they love this idea too. Yay!!

I’m loving this idea quite a bit.  A bit of a, “we can have our cake and eat too,” approach to our colorway offerings. Now, if my therapist were sitting here or reading this post, she would have a whole lot to say to me about my ability to let go and what lengths I’m will go to in order not to. Luckily for all of us, she is not sitting here, and if and when she reads this, it will be too late.

When we give this more thought, we’ll let you know our rotation plan/schedule. Until then, here are the colorways that are coming down on Tuesday for a few weeks.

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Remember how I told you we were knitting up a sample of Stephen’s Batad in our Marine Silk Fingering as an option to the Worthy?



It’s done!

Meet our very reluctant model, my lovely daughter Sophie.

…in Porcini and Spores. I like this one a lot, but now I want to see it with Porcini as the MC and Spores as the band.


BFL Fingering Update:  I talked to the mill today, and if all goes as planned, our BFL Fingering will be back in stock at the end of next week (unless I just jinxed it by telling you), which is perfect because Shannon has a lovely new design in it that I can’t wait to show you. Yes, this is a teaser!


Last but least, we are running a Labor Day Special this weekend. We are going to bring back our Trick or Treat and a few of our Winter Wonderland shaded solid kits. I’m going come up with a couple “news” in a few weeks but thought it would be fun to revisit these first.  This time they are 250 yd skeins instead of the 210 yd ones, but they are still priced the same so…a bit of a deal. These will be up as long as supplies last.

They are dyed to order, and, as with any special we run, these take us a bit longer due to volume of orders. We will do our very best to get them to you as soon as we can. I see them shipping around September 13th.

We’ll make these live  tomorrow, Friday the 30th, around noon Pacific time.


I have a friend coming, and we are going to go to Art in the Pearl. If you are local, this is a wonderful event in the Northwest park blocks in the Pearl District. So many talented artisans displaying and performing. Inspiring and fun.

I hope everyone has a lovely weekend!


I leave you with a taste of our upcoming new colorways GO Beavs!!









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  1. pattyv #

    It’s time to put my discount coupon to use!

    August 30, 2013
  2. AndreaW #

    Re the Batad shawl: I’de love to see the colors reversed… hope you post it if/when done. Porcini looks like a great color + should look beautiful as the MC. Downside of living in a small town that loves $stores… not a lot of nice yarn to fondle/ admire/ compare. Part of the reason I learned to spin this year.

    The present colorway suits your beautiful daughter + even if she’s a reluctant model, she wears the style well.

    August 30, 2013
    • Porcini is one of my favorite colors. I would put it with everything if I had my way.

      I thought the shawl looked great on her also but I as she readily points out I am her mom and thats my job.

      August 30, 2013
  3. Lori #

    Thanks for posting the deletion list! I felt bad about pestering the ladies (esp. Paula) about the list but I needed to budget for tuition & textbooks this payday and wanted some more yarn too:) I can’t believe 6 of the autumn colours I want are on the list:(

    BTW. The BFL Superwash Fingering yarn is also a great alternative for the Batad shawl. I just finished a gauge swatch for this project and the yarn is so light and airy:). I’m using Greige as the main colour and Deep Unrelenting Grey for the contrasting colour.

    September 1, 2013

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