There is nothing quite like getting away and having everything out of sight and mind to help me look at things in a new light. It’s so much easier to see something with a fresh eye after I have been away from it for a while. I’ve just returned from a 3 week traveling spree of two completely different trips back to back. Both trips fun, relaxing, hectic and exhausting all at the same time. So nice to get away and so nice to be back. New ideas and directions are popping in and out of my head.
I’m putting all the So-Soft Dk (wonderful 80% merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon 4ply Dk weight superwash) on sale, 25% off for the Fall. While supplies last…….great for heavy socks as well as scarves, mitts, hats, vests and sweaters.
Since Hunter is having an Inlay KAL on Ravelry in the Silk Road Socks group, I decided to offer 20% off on all colors of Sock Plus 8. Just enter the word: inlay in the coupon code box at check out to receive the discount. Enjoy and happy Knitty knitting!
I’m forever reorganizing and tweaking what I do. I started Spring Cleaning, that lead to going through closets, the garage, the attic, selling off unused equipment, rearranging the studio furniture and rethinking what I do and how much time I really have to do…… or finish that project… and then do I even want to finish that?
I find it refreshing and exhausting at the same time to “go through stuff”. So once I finished looking at and sorting all the personal yarns and projects I decided to do the same with the “business” stuff. I’m tidying up my website, consolidating some categories and putting some yarns that I’m no longer going to carry on clearance.
Cranking out socks on my csm is going on the back burner for a while and I’ve got both looms warped and ready for weaving. I have plans for some new knitting projects and yarn colorways. A little shifting of priorities and focus is a nice way to move in to Spring.
Winter garden ready for harvest:
February seems like the perfect month to celebrate “Fire”. Fire has so many associations. There is fire as in emotional fire; passion and Valentine’s Day coming right up and something actually on fire, accidental or otherwise. Fire in fireplaces, in campfires, forest fires, gas stoves burning, smoke, candle light, flames, burnt toast, songs about fire, ring of fire, come on baby light my fire, flowers named after fire, sparks, fire in gemstones, firey redheads, …. After a fire there is renewal, healing, green lush vegetation, calm, a starting over.
Why am I thinking about fire?? The SolidSocks group on Ravelry is having a Fire themed KAL and I’ve just dyed a bunch of yarns all based on some aspect of Fire for them. Take a look. (P.S. They are all 20% off for the month of Feb while supplies last.)
I’m excited- Hunter Hammersen’s new book Silk Road Socks is now available. Not only, can you purchase the book in the standard paper format but its also be offered in a digital form. I think that’s so cool – so for those who like to have eveything at the ready on their laptops or e-readers there it is! In addition, for those who want to curl up on the couch with good old paper you can have that too!
Either way the photos are stunning and I love the historical information about the Silk Road and the amazing carpets. Hunter’s patterns are, as always, are easy to follow and the socks are fabulous. Ok, you can see I love this book, I love socks, I love sock yarn!
I’m offering a promotion on my Sock Plus 8 in honor of this book. “Salor” uses this yarn and I am so thrilled to be included in this wonderful book! Just enter the promo code
to receive 20% off Sock Plus 8 from now until Feb 15, 2011.
Happy Sock Knitting to All!
Here is what is left – of the Sock Plus 8 skeins on sale. Some colors are already sold out. If you’d like a small sample of this yarn, send me an email and I’ll send one out to you.
I’m cleaning house and shop and its time for a SUMMER SALE – YEAH!
Closeout yarns, one and two of a kinds and yarns that I don’t carry on my website are now listed on sale on etsy here while supplies last.
In honor of Cyber Monday I’ve moved a number of Blue Faced Leicester yarns over to etsy and marked them down to $14/skein. This is a HUGE $10 off the retail price!!!
These are some of my favorite yarns and they won’t be on etsy long. By the end of the week all my yarns will be headed to a local sale at Fabrications.
Fabrications is a cooperative sale of unique handcrafted items Dec 4 & 5, Friday and Sat. 10-6pm, Creekside Inn, 3400 El Camino Real, Palo Alto.
I’ve just moved the last of the 3-ply Necessary Sock yarn and Perfect Sock Blend over to Etsy on close out. It’s all $14/skein – get it while it lasts.
I’m making room for a new yarn I’ll be introducing in the coming weeks!
Here is a sampling of what is on Etsy now-