Thursday, October 27, 2016

Knit Dye Read Shop Update Minisode

Dyeabolical Yarns website
Dyeabolical Yarns Etsy
lehcarstl on Ravelry

Christmas is Coming shown on Watercolor Stripes (top left), Variegated in a sock circumference (top right), and Variegated in a mini shawl shape (bottom)

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Retiring Colors and a Preview


I am busy working on an exciting new line of colors for the shop that will debut later this year. I currently offer over 100 different colors in the shop on 13 different bases, all dyed by me out of my kitchen. I love being able to offer so many options, but I need to make some room if I am going to launch a new line. As of November 5 the following colors will be going in to retirement:
If you miss the November 5th cut off, don't worry! I am keeping the dye recipes and dyes for awhile longer. I am happy to do a special order if a full dye lot is purchased (2-4 skeins depending on color).

And what about this exciting new line of colors?  Here is a preview.

Right? I am still developing the colorways, deciding if they will be offered dyed-to-order or a more traditional shop update, which base yarns they will be offered on, etc. If you have a few minutes I would appreciate it so much if you could help me by filling out this survey here. Survey closed. Thank you so much to everyone who answered. More details on the new gradients will be coming later.

Thank you so much!


Saturday, October 8, 2016

Newsletter: Shop Update

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There is a chilly nip in the air and warm wool is just about the only thing on my mind. Over the last few weeks I have been doing a lot of experimenting with new dye techniques, researching new yarn bases, and researching new needles and notions. Expect a few new things over the next few months as we head further in to fall. *cough*sock blanks*cough*
In Stock Update
The other thing that I have been working on is restocking the shop. Two weeks ago I discovered that I had not 1, not 2, but 3 full bins that needed listing! Click here to see it all. You will find some of the most popular colors on popular base yarns, but you will also find some test colors that I am considering for next season (yes, already!). You will also find several listings of the popular retired yarn, Strong Arm Sock Yarn. Everything at the above link is in stock and ready to ship.

[P.S. There are currently no plans to offer Strong Arm as a regular base yarn outside of in-stock updates, but it will be available by special order. Just ask.] 
 [P.P.S. Browsing on a mobile device and confused about whether or not a yarn is in stock? Look for the wood background. Wood = ready to ship; White = dyed to order.] 

The Witch's Brew variegated
A few weeks ago a customer requested a special Halloween-themed yarn for her son. I loved the results so much that I have decided to add it as a regular Dyed-to-Order variegated colorway and as a Dyed-to-Order Watercolor Stripes colorway. I hope you love it, too!

Amy shared some of her gorgeous handspun with us in the Dyeabolical FO(es) and WIPs thread on Ravelry. She spun this falkland wool in the Ricky colorway. Thank you for sharing, Amy!

Congratulations to Terry-Jo on her honorable mention at her local fair. She knit these gorgeous socks from a skein of Very Starry on the Sturdy base.

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