• What a week!!! Weeks like this make you wish for the dull and mundane weeks.

    What a week this was!!! Some weeks you know are just downright dull. Nothing new or exciting happens and almost feel sluggish with the average-ness of it all. Then you have a week like I had this week and you long for the boring and dull....
    This week there were all manner of personal family crises....
    Then there was the out-of-the-blue-job offer... There I was, scrubbing dirty dyeing pans, wearing my respirator, sweating... and the phone rings...
  • Do you like what you are becoming???...

    This week I read an article from Joshua Becker entitled, 'Do you Like the Person you are becoming?'. It really made me stop and think. From the outside, we can all look so put together, so successful, so happy...but are we? What does this mean for me...and you...?
    For me this means I need to prioritize. You know the example of the jar with the rocks. You have to fit in the big ones first. If you put all the little ones in first, you can't get the important ones in. Here is an example....
  • Bird yarns, flower yarns, woods yarns...I think I have a theme going....

    I have always loved all things nature. I love watching the birds, watching the changing weather and storms, watching the leaves change in the fall, watching the deer (eat my flowers), watching all things nature. Dyeing nature-y colors feels extra creative and satisfying. ....'Nature Notebook', 'Cattails', '100 Acre Wood', 'Pinecones', 'Rusty Oak', 'Daisies and Periwinkle', 'Bluebird'...
  • Unexpected parts of being a Yarn Dyer...

    There are a lot of activities to owning a yarn dyeing business that I didn't anticipate. I tend to pride myself in being a thorough researcher of things before I do them. I like to be prepared, organized and know what's coming. But I guess you can't know everything....
  • My week....

    The Trunk Show at Mockingbird Moon was wildly successful.
    It was so great to meet all the talented knitters and put faces with names. But Monday was not the usual dye routine. I know I am a routine person, but this week was way off the usual schedule.
    Planning for next week... started my summer sweater, but socks.are.calling.me....
  • May KAL - so many options...

    May will be a free-for-all KAL month. I have picked a sweater - I'm taking the plunge! Let me tell you what I have learned about the sweater and different yarns for it as well as show you the picked shawl pattern....
  • Yarn Con Virtual Show...oh the excitement!!

    It is so exciting to me to do a show - even virtual! I'm not really sure what it is. Honestly, it's not just the selling, which does happen at a show, it's just the sheer quantity of fiber and yarn in the air. It is being around yarn, fiber, and people who dye yarn, sell yarn, knit with yarn, love yarn. There is something about it.
  • The story behind 'The First Four Years' yarn...

    The Last yarn of The First Four Years was released this week along with a coordinating mini skein. Here is the behind the scenes story....
  • Do you have a sample of that???

    Do you have a sample of that knit up? I get asked this all the time. There are several reasons I don't have samples in each yarn. But what do we do then? There are several types of ways I apply dye that can be 'read' to know how they will knit up. I'll explain it all so you can know what to expect in your yarn.
  • Warm weather yarns and Advent boxes at the same time??? Of course.

    Summery cotton/wool yarn and Christmas Advent boxes in the same week??? Of course. Intuitive sweater knitting...and what IS next after the 'Little House Collection'..answers revealed.

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