I am seriously so very thankful it is Friday. It’s been a very full and eventful week.
We had a late start to the week because of the barn-sale and dye-day. Since my team worked on Saturday I gave them Monday off. I feel like the no team Blue Moon on Monday was what made the week so surreal. I spent Monday morning writing and drinking coffee and then the rest of the day I dyed so very many skeins of our new eclipse colorway ~ A total Eclipse of the Sun!
It seems from all the orders flying in that you all are as smitten with it as I am which make s me very happy!! I can’t wait until you get it and start knitting!. So much fun.
One of the reasons this week was kind of crazy was because of our eclipse colorway. KPTV Fox 12 was here on Thursday morning filming as many skeins as we had on hand and doing an interview with me (yikes) and also filming me dyeing a skein or two.
I believe they are doing a small piece on the eclipse as artistic inspiration. I feel like I was a bit of a disappointment to the lovely woman doing the interview because I had not been planning this for months or a year. She was pretty intrigued by the whole dye process and the and loved the colorway. I tried to impress upon her that the really special thing about all of this was that now knitters and spinners and weavers and crocheters all over were going to being inspired to create and how great is that. The wonderful circle of inspiration! I don’t usually do interviews with people who are not fiber friendly because it’s usually all kinds of awkward and they don’t “get it” but this was kind of fun. I was a little nervous though. Haven’t done anything like this since sock summit. I hope I did not come off as too weird or arrogant or vague or… . I’ve been second guessing myself since they left. I think, maybe I might have said that hand-painting on yarn is harder than painting on canvas when I meant different but it’s all a jumble at this point and well, it is what it is.
Anyway that happened!
Tomorrow I will be at Coastal Yarns with a whole bunch of yarn for sale and a yarn tasting and a trunk show! I would love to see you!
Maggie was here this weekend helping out and she brought her Fructose hat by Alex Tinsley in our Plushy in the Goodby Kitty colorway! Check out our facebook group page for our holiday gift knitting KAL .
Our featured hat by Alex Tinsley is Fructose!
Fructose is a fantastic and clever hat with enough details to keep you engaged while enjoying the rest of Summer. Plushy’s plump plies will make each stitch sing. The versatile design and superwash combo make it the perfect gift, too!
Alex loves Plushy as much as we do and is giving a generous 30% off her Fructose pattern – In addition, she is also offering an additional 10% off the hats in her Sweet Tooth collection: Dragee, Citrus, & Rocket Pop!
Check out our facebook group page for the discount code and will be available through August.
A huge thanks to Alex!
A little reminder that our School of Yarn early enrollment discount pricing changes on the 15th which is this coming Tuesday. I hope you’ll join us.
I know I have other things to tell you but the dog wants to go out and I need to put finishing touches on the yarn tasting for tomorrow.
It’s my knitting bag!! It went missing for most of the week and I think made me feel a little off kilter. I finally found it this afternoon making me so very happy! I LOVE this bag so much and I’ll tell you I felt a little lost without it. It’s full of all kinds of knit tools and treasures, including ALL of my needles.
I’m calling it a good start to the weekend!