Dog Days of Summer Sale – Our Biggest Ever

Hi All,
Those hot, humid August days are upon us. The fans emit a slight burning smell as they labor so industriously to keep us cool. And, if it wasn’t humid enough already, we like to boil large vats of water for various purposes here in the studio. Our skin looks great….our hair, not so much.
The one cool customer who says it’s time to shake up the lethargy and create some fun is studio dog, Lola. She says, “Bring it on, y’all!” [Maybe not in those exact words woofs.] So….here we are with OUR BIGGEST EVER SALE dedicated to Lola and those dog days of summer.

During the sale, from August 1-5, 2017, add your items to the cart and then at checkout, enter the appropriate discount code for your purchase amount as shown below.

Exclusions: This discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other discounts or sales. It cannot be applied to previous purchases. Items in our Spin and Weave Collection are not included. Sale ends at 11:59pm on August 5, 2017 EDT.

Qualifying Items Include:

We don’t make any promises that this sale will cool things down, but it sure is fun to throw shade on the bland and the blah and perk things up a bit.

Stay cool and peaceful stitching, y’all!

Making Memories (Inspired by the Cinema)

One of our favorite quotes is, “We didn’t realize we were making memories. We just knew we were having fun.”

This state of “being in the moment” or of “being present” begets the opportunity to create or grow memories. Sometimes these memories are revisited by a sensory experience or by what’s happening in our immediate environment. The Fibre Studio often uses these experiences when developing new color ways to share with our fiber community.

Our latest yarn club was Inspired by the Cinema yet evokes the warm memories that arise due to a holiday season spent with family and friends. Whether you’re looking at old photos, watching home movies (or even those classic holiday marathons from the cinema), or snuggled up in front of the fire dressed in your new knits hugging the ones you love…you’ll totally understand the warm, rosy glow of our Then in Paris color way.

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Then in Paris was inspired by the 1951 musical An American in Paris, which celebrated its 65th birthday in 2016. This movie, allowing a glimpse into the life of an expat artist living in Paris, is all about dance/movement, music, and nostalgia. The movie’s hero loves the people and the atmosphere of Paris with all the exuberance of an American puppy. Not yet acclimated to the Parisian ennui he confronts regularly, he looks through eyes tinted by rose-colored glasses as he falls in love, loses, and then reclaims his girl and his new city.

In other words, this man was living life–creating memories by having fun, embracing love, and staying in the moment. He even danced in the rain like no one was watching. Although we were, and have been, for the last 65 years.

Let us know what you think about our new color way, and let us know what evokes your memories!

Happy stitching, y’all!

Deep Space…Mine!

For the past two months, we have been following two knitworthy patterns that are out of this world — the publication of My Cryptonite and Beastkeeper.

Crypto Live Long Photo

(L to R) Beastkeeper | My Cryptonite

Every knitter has his or her cryptonite — an addictive stitch, irresistible yarn, or shawl shape that becomes an obsession. Designed by Melanie Berg, My Cryptonite is a generously-sized triangle shawl combines some of the designer’s favorite infatuations: thin stripes, funky lace, and crazily contrasting blocks of color.

The sideways construction creates an asymmetrical “spine” throughout the shawl, and the combination of textures and colors will make your knees weak! Of course, the only way to save yourself is to cast on immediately!

Completed shawl measures 102 inches wide by 43 inches deep after blocking.

The Fibre Studio at Yarns to Dye For has created six, YES SIX, new Triple Treats (aka color combinations) in our Walkabout – Fingering yarn to really allow you to indulge your obsession. These kits can be purchased on our eShop here. Fun and dynamic, we are sure your cryptonite is found in one of our new color combinations.

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(L & R) My Cryptonite Color Kits | Live Long & Prosper Colors

 

It is the 50th anniversary of the show Star Trek, produced by none other than Lucy…as in I Love Lucy (aka Lucille ball of Desilu Productions).  Yes, in the mid-1960’s, Lucy took a chance on a show that no one thought would be noticed. It became a cult classic with a world-wide following.

Our resident Trekkies have been avidly discussing project and color way options for months. We began dyeing the colors light years ago, but the right project had just not presented itself. Finally THAT project dropped in the form of the Beastkeeper  by designer Justyna Lorkowska.

Beastkeeper is a simple but stylish shawl and is easy to knit and fun to wear. The whole body is worked in garter stitch with colorful stripes which give a nice touch and make the knitting interesting.

Completed shawl measures 65 inches wide and 15 inches deep at center spine after blocking.

This project is perfect for our Live Long & Prosper Kit or one of our other Five-Skein Color Play Kits combined with one of our Main Squeezes in SW Merino – Fingering yarn.

Live long and prosper, even after you find your cryptonite, y’all!