June, and all that goes with it

There’s certainly never a dull moment around here.  We have kids finishing high school and starting college and graduating, kids leaving and coming home, little trips and medium trips and family illnesses and heat waves and guitar lessons and gardening, and on and on.  Throughout it all, we just keep dyeing yarn.  It’s nice to have a constant.

First up was a sweet little self striping order we dyed last month for our LYS, Knitique.  We called this “Salute to the Red, White and Blue,” after the annual 4th of July fireworks festival here in Elk Grove: 

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They may still have a few, they are happy to ship to you, and we have exactly one in the shop.

We’re also still dyeing lots and lots “Fishy Wishy” for Wool Girl’s August Dr. Seuss “Red Fish, Blue Fish” club.  Not sure if it’s sold out yet, but if you want one, check it out here.  We’re enjoying the bright and cheerful colors!

And for more fun, we’ve added a nice selection of semi-solid Heel and Toe Mini Skeins, in our strong 75/25 merino/nylon sock base.  They’re 1/4 the size of a normal skein – 115 yards/25 grams – and currently come in 16 colors.  We plan to add more colors and will be taking special orders for other bases as well as smaller minis for hexi puffs, etc.

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What else? A few new summery colors, most of which get snapped up once we put them in the shop.  We also introduced a three month self striping sock club option and are happy that customers are taking advantage of it.  By signing up for three months at a time, you’ll save a little on shipping as well as yarn.  We love coming up with unique colors for our club customers, and they are often the first to get to try a lovely new yarn, like this singles construction sock yarn we dyed for our most recent three month Kettle option:

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(Oh, and that pink skein is a sample of one of our new Mini’s.  Also, unless it’s really hot, we love to send chocolate.)

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