Anyone who knows me in real life knows that I like to procrastinate, so this will come as no surprise to some people. Even though my supplier raised prices last year I've been stubbornly eating the increase for several months. However, as my CFO (my husband) says this can no longer continue and I will be having a price increase on several bases. The new prices will not be in effect until after my next update on February 7th. So think of it as a 10% off sale.
And yes, there will be an update on February 7th- one with lots of red and pink as is appropriate for the holiday coming the following weekend.
You might spy a new fluffy friend in the photo above- I've finally started to dye a laceweight and since I'm partial to the dreaminess that is mohair (I'm so sorry for people that are allergic to it), it's a blend of kid mohair and silk. I've really enjoyed dyeing it and knitting with it and I hope everyone else will as well. It's another addition to my fairly significant list of bases that aren't superwash. While I'm not anti superwash, I do love a good wooly wool and I definitely love providing some hand dyed options to the world.
The other fun businessy thing I have to talk about is the reopening of custom orders. I love doing custom orders, but they do take a fair amount of time away from just general every day dyeing. I'm also finding that since my dye recipes are written for specific amounts of yarn that I'm ending up with lots of lonely single skeins. When custom orders open on February 15th, I will be requiring that Sport, DK and Worsted weights be ordered in quanties of 4, 6, 8 or 12. For now, fingering and the new kidsilk lace will be able to be ordered in single skein quantities. This should hopefully help me keep my dyepots fuller and keep production up. And, the more I can produce, the more yarn that should be in the shop ready to order at any time.
I have also finally gotten around to setting up an email list sign up which can be accessed from my contact page. I'll be using the email list to announce updates, so that's an easy way to find out when they happen which still has no rhyme or reason. I also joined Instagram last month and am really, really enjoying it. If you haven't found me there yet, please do. A lot of the colors that will be in this update have made their way to my Instagram feed so it's a great way to see what's coming ahead of time.
Also, for those in the DMV area, The Knot House in Frederick, MD will soon be carrying a selection of my yarns. I'm packing their first order right now... a selection of Lochsa DK and Merino Silk Worsted. I'm so excited that they'll be carrying my yarns!