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The party is over…last day Birthday Give-away.

Santa Rosa KAL Kit UPDATE: 

As far as we know from our communications from the mill in Switzerland we are still good for the  Marine Silk Sport hitting the east coast on the 1oth and to us on 14th. I know! So very far away. It’s a great mill and they seriously rock the silk blending and spinning.

We have been trying to figure out the best way to handle new orders on the kits.

We’ve decided a first come, first serve, waiting list would be the best option. How it will work is if you want a kit you email us. We will put you on the wait list and when we know the yarn is on it’s way, which could be as early as this coming Monday-June 6th.  We will then  contact everyone on the list with a link for purchasing the yarn.  As soon as it hits our doorstep will move into the barn and dye it up as fast as we can to get it out to you as close to the cast-on date as humanly possible.

Those knitters we have already contacted whose orders we could not complete with the first batch of yarn of course, come first. Everyone else who has emailed us already I will be contacting this weekend to see what kit you want and if you’d like to be put on the waiting list.

If you want to be  on the waiting list for the Marine Silk Santa Rosa Plum KAL  kits please, email us at: Put Santa Rosa KAL wait list in the subject line of your email.  What we need to know is which colorway kit you want and the size ( 4,5, or 6 skein size). All of that info is still on the website here and the discount will be good until we all have our yarn!! It would also help us to have your address and phone number.  Once we get your email we will send you a confirmation email back letting you know that we did.

I want to thank all of you for your patience and understanding. I know it is knitting and we all have projects to keep us occupied. You have all been so very gracious and kind. I just want you to know it is greatly appreciated!







Grading the Skein!!  Coming early next week,  one color gradient in a skein. I’ve done a few of these through the years but have always wanted to work a little more in this arena. Since I already had a base from the gradient kits I made for Carol’s Santa Rosa Cardigan I thought there is no time like the present. So here we are.  My favorite is the Deep Purple one using my Smoke on the Water shaded solid recipe as the base.  So many knit-possibilities here.

Also early next week we will be taking down the following coloways so if you feel the need to stock up the time is now!

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As always if there colorways you would like to see return let us know in the comments section of this post. All of which brings us to our last question of birthday week.

If you could have only one color in your life what would that color be and why?  I know a scary thought. I certainly have a hard time with that concept. However it is interesting to ponder. As with all other parts of our Birthday Give-away please put  your answers in the comments section of this post.

What the prize is for this last but certainly not least day of celebrating life is a finely woven silk and wool scarf that I will paint in the palette of your choosing!

I will choose all of the rest our prize winners this weekend and announce them on Monday.

Thank you so much for celebrating my birthday with me it has been all kinds of fun!!! I have to say that so far the raven and writing desk question might be my favorite.

Oh…I almost forgot. BARN SALE!!!!!!!! Next weekend on Saturday the 11th  9 to 5. Those of you coming for the dyeing aspect please wear clothing that you do not mind getting dye on.

Those of you that are signed up for the 1st time slot please come around 8:30 to pick your yarn  that you are going to color out and get it all soaked. and ready.

We have a whole bunch of SALE goodies!!

What we do not have is a ton of PARKING space so we ask that if you can carpool that would be all kinds of wonderful.

I will post the directions on Monday when I announce the winners of the contest.

The address is 56587 Mollenhour Rd. Scappoose.

Okay it has been a week and I think I am actually going to take a before dinner prep. nap

Have a great weekend!

Stay cool!



  1. Annarch #

    One color in my life? Testing, testing…this is Tina writing this blog, right? One color? Definitely a tough one!

    I think I’d have to answer (at least right now, in this moment) a soft, buttery yellow, soft enough to be considered mellow and non-exciting but warm enough to be – well, warm. Not too pale, so as not to be washed out though. Soft yellow to wrap in, physically, spiritually, mentally, to warm the soul and the psyche.

    June 4, 2016
  2. k1teach2 #

    A green, not dark, but not as pale as the new leaves on the willow tree despite how heavenly it is to see that promise of life returning. Something more vibrant and warm – maybe the mix of cilantro p, jalapeños and tomatillos chopped and waiting to become salsa verde…

    June 4, 2016
  3. Jumpin’ Jelly Beans please 🙂

    June 4, 2016
  4. julie #

    Hmm, only one?? That’s a tough one! But I might have to go with k1teach2 and say green!

    June 4, 2016
  5. Tania #

    Red, red and more red!

    June 4, 2016
  6. If I could chose only one color, it would be yellow. It has always been my favorite color. I think it is a happy color, at least it makes me happy. It is often the color artists choose to add light to their paintings.

    June 4, 2016
  7. kcathcart #

    I think I would have to choose green…In all of its amazingly varied shades.

    As for colorways I’d like you to bring back….I would LOVE to see River Rocked made available, and maybe Guppie.

    June 4, 2016
    • kcathcart #

      Never mind about River Rocked…Love it, but didn’t realize it was a Rockin’ Sock Club colorway… I would love to see something similar offered, though. 🙂

      June 4, 2016
  8. kay #

    Just one color? Oh my goodness! I think I would have to say blue with all its’ possibilities. I love deep, saturated colors from aquas and deepest teals to sky blues. Then there is the many blue tones of water. I have to say that a deep aquamarine shade would have to be the color for today.

    June 4, 2016
  9. nightmaji #

    Purple. I like that it can look neutral or bright and bold. And it always feels so rich. Also, I can’t wait to get my hands on some of those gradients Tina! Happy birthday week indeed.

    June 4, 2016
  10. yolanda #

    My one color would be purple…as long as it happens in lots of different shades.

    Hope your Birthday Week was a GREAT one! :o)

    June 4, 2016
  11. KnitterG #


    June 4, 2016
  12. ccreich #

    I love rainbows, so it would be hard to choose one color, but if I did, it would have to be blue! I just loves all kinds of blues.

    June 4, 2016
  13. kmckmckmc #

    One color? Right… Somewhere between malachite and turquoise there is a perfect bluegreen that just makes me feel that everything is right with the world, so that must be the perfect color for me.

    June 5, 2016
  14. ScarletFever #

    If I had to choose just one color for the rest of my life, it would be yellow…from soft buttery yellows, to bright happy yellows, and even those deep brooding mustard yellows…there is a yellow for every day, mood, or season. And funny enough, I’m not sure that I would even call yellow my favorite color, but definitely one I wouldn’t want to be without.
    Happy Birthday!

    June 6, 2016
  15. Webspinner #

    A nice leafy/mossy green. To me that symbolizes life.

    That’s a difficult one! Normally my favorite color is blue (all shades) but I think if i could only have one, it’d have to be one that is less sedate.

    June 6, 2016
  16. sunshineadw #

    Just one color is difficult to choose, but I’d have to go with teal!

    June 6, 2016
  17. cleasburg #

    I would love to see Tumblescum return. I used it for a mini exchange and always regretted not getting a second skein for myself.

    June 7, 2016

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