Thursday, September 25, 2014

Strange Folk Booth

Hi all! I hope you can make it out to the Strange Folk Festival this weekend in O'Fallon, Il. Compared to previous years, we have really stepped up our game. We will have a selection of yarn in all of our bases, a lot of fiber, mini skeins (including several sets of Highlighter Minis), perfumes, and a ton of bar soaps (but no glycerin soaps this year - I ran out of time!). We also have samples knit/spun up to inspire you, and we will be able to take special orders for sweater quantities of yarn and fiber. It is going to be awesome.

Below is a map of the area we are in. We are just on the other side of the pavilion where the red arrow is pointing. We have changed our logo since the last time we were at Strange Folk, so look for the orange and pink pom-pom garland and our new banner. See you there!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Upcoming Shows

The season is turning, and that can only mean one thing -- fall festivals and knitting all the things! Apple cider, funnel cakes, pumpkin spice everything, and piles of hand knitted goodies. The best of all things, right?

I hope you can make it to one of the shows that I am vending this fall. If not, please consider visiting one of the yarn shops that sell Dyeabolical® yarn or ordering online. There are new shops in Florida, Oregon, California, and a traveling yarn truck in New York.

Thank you for supporting Dyeabolical!

Strange Folk Festival

O'Fallon, IL - Strange Folk is the largest outdoor indie art & craft festival in the Heartland and totally worth a road trip. There are 150 indie crafts vendors (including several of knitterly interest), live bands, food trucks, DIY activities for adults and kids, and demonstrations. Click here for a full list of vendors, exhibits, bands, and food trucks.  I will have a ton yarns, fiber, grab bags, handmade soaps, and perfumes with me, including the new super bulky singles yarn and the new merino/silk/yak yarn.

World's Smallest Craft Show

St. Louis, MO - I will again be vending at the World's Smallest Craft Show house party on October 11 in South St. Louis (near Hampton & Fyler). This show will feature gluten-free baked goodies,handmade bags & crocheted accessories by AEC Designs, t-shirt yarn, upcycled accessories by textile artist Suzanne Hirth, various items from print-artist Kat Kissick, and Dyeabolical soaps, yarns & fibers, as well as other crafted goodness. I will be there from 10am - 2pm. Click here and scroll down to "Upcoming Shows" for directions.

Hawken House Christmas Market @ Rolling Ridge Nursery

Webster Groves, MO - On November 9th, I will be at the Hawken House Christmas Market at Rolling Ridge Nursery in Webster Groves, MO selling soaps and perfumes. This Sunday market runs from 10-4:30. It is an excellent opportunity to get some early holiday shopping done.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Contrary Cabled Cowl

The lovely and talented Cindy Dahle Remke from The Gauge Wars Blog published a new pattern this morning, using Dyeabolical® Aran Singles yarn, called Contrary Cable Cowl. It's pretty great, right? Here is the pattern description from Cindy:
This snug fitting cowl has an interesting texture where stockinette and garter stitch cables meet. With aran weight yarn, held double, this is a quick knit. It is September after all so we need to start thinking about Christmas knitting! :) The top circumference is able to accomodate children and adults, with the bottom widening to fit comfortably on the shoulders under a coat. It is the perfect accessory for winter play, ensuring no one’s neck or face get cold in the wind and snow.
Dyeabolical® Aran Singles yarn is a single-ply, aran weight, fine wool yarn. It has 200 yards per 100 gram hank and is available in a wide-variety of dyed-to-order semisolid and variegated colors. To order, go to the made-to-order yarn section, click the color you would like, then choose the yarn base you would like. Aran Singles is available to be dyed in all of the semisolid and most of the variegated colors. This cowl would look great in the colors below. The color used in the pattern is called King Of The Pond.

Left to right: Kissing Booth, Poisoned Cherry, Big Cheddar, Don't Feed The Bears
Tempest Tease, King Of the Pond, Wicked City Woman, Glaucous
Fish Bowl, Je Ne Sais Quoi, Everyone Likes Pie, Nehi to a Grasshopper
Quarter Sawn, Polar Vortex, Grayson, Raja

See more information on The Gauge Wars blog. Click here to purchase the pattern.