Saturday, November 26, 2016

URL changes


I am in the process of updating my website and a few things will be changing in this blog as a result. This blog, will no longer be updated once the new website is active in about a week or so, but before that point you may notice a bit of wonkiness in the URL both here and if you are visiting from

I will update you when all of the new blog address and podcast URL are working.


Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Episode 12: Dyes I Have Known

Today I'm chatting about the differences between dyeing cellulose fibers vs. protein fibers and the different types of dyes available. Plus a brief shop update, what I'm working on, and a book series recommendation.

No show notes today, but if you have any questions please visit the Dyeabolical group on Ravelry and post in the episode thread.

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Sunday, November 13, 2016

Podcast Delay

Ok, so it’s been almost a month since I’ve done a proper full length podcast. Between the work being done at home last week (painting and carpet cleaning), the orders coming in from the retirement colors plus holiday orders, and just a stressful week, I didn’t manage to get a new podcast recorded until yesterday. I just listened to the audio back and it’s bad and needs re-recording. Womp womp!

I’m in the busy season now, so my focus is on dyeing and packing orders, but I will re-record and edit if I can carve out a few hours in the next week or two.

Some reminders:
  • Fish Lips KAL ends 11/30
  • Any holiday orders for dyed-to-order yarns and fibers should be placed by 11/26.
  • An in-stock update will happen early in December.
  • Use the coupon code SHIP50 for free shipping on US orders over $50
In my next episode I’m going to devote most of the time talking about the basics of dyeing yarn, a little bit about the different types of dyes available to yarn dyers, and the chemistry of yarn dyeing so I hope it is worth the wait.