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August 12, 2008

Answer Some Questions – Maybe Win a Prize…

Filed under: News,Store Updates — by SpinningYarnsOnline @ 5:28 am

In preparation for the fall/winter knitting season I’ve been doing some thinking.  When I decided to sell my hand painted yarn I had to start somewhere so I only offered fingering and sport weight yarn. In addition,  I knit all my socks using superwash merino so I decided to start by working with this wonderfully soft, washable yarn.  The response has been great so I am wondering if you would like other wool blends and possibly worsted and bulky weight yarn.  Personally, I love the feel and the drape of a merino/tencel blend.  I don’t necessarily love socks knit out of it because (for me) they tend to be more “slouchy” than I like.  I love to knit scarves and shawls and the merino/tencel is absolutely perfect for these.  I’m also pondering the idea of a merino/silk blend. 

So here’s my question(s) — Would you all like to see some yarns that are a merino blend (merino/tencel and merino/silk)?  And… how about some worsted and bulky weight yarn in pure merino.  I love bulky yarn.  I always appreciate a quick big needle knit.  So how about you?  Leave a comment regarding the merino blends and whether you would like hand painted worsted and bulky yarn.  All those who leave a comment will be in the running for a special prize that will be picked (by the random generator) on Monday, August 18th. 

Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you.

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July 8, 2008

Lollipop

Filed under: New Colorways,Store Updates — by SpinningYarnsOnline @ 4:08 pm

I’ve just added a limited edition colorway to the site.  Take a look at Lollipop

This brand new beautiful colorway was designed and hand painted by my younger daughter.  She is big into fashion and Project Runway and clothing design so when she asked me if she could paint some yarn for Spinning Yarns I told her she certainly could.  Here is her creation.  I think it is quite nice and would make a young girl a groovy pair of socks!  It will be on the site for a limited time and is available in both sport and fingering weights. 

We are still featuring certain yarns at closeout prices.  There are only a few skeins left and once they are gone, they are gone for good.  Go check out the site and get them while they are still available.

July 2, 2008

Store Update

Filed under: News,Store Updates — by SpinningYarnsOnline @ 7:39 am

A quick update, the colorways that are on clearance are almost out of stock.  I expect to take them off the site by the beginning of next week.  If you are interested in Gecko, Violet Rubies, Holly Berry or Spring Flower they are currently being closed out.  I am making room for our fall colorways.

I currently am working on a new product line for SpinningYarnsOnline.  The colorways are being tested and I expect to be able to unveil our new addition to our products shortly.  I’ll keep you posted on its progress….

 

June 22, 2008

Clearance

Filed under: Store Updates — by SpinningYarnsOnline @ 6:54 pm

We are clearing out a few colorways in order to make room for new ones.  Gecko, Violet Rubies, Holly Berry and Spring Flower will all be clearance priced at $16.95 (that’s $5.00 off!) until current stock runs out.  I’ll let you know when they are gone.  We are doing this to get ready for the new fall colorways that are currently in development.  Some sneak peaks will be posted very soon.  In the meantime, stock up on these while the getting is good ’cause once they’re gone, they’re gone!

June 19, 2008

Quick Store Update

Filed under: Store Updates — by SpinningYarnsOnline @ 10:28 am

Just a quickie to say that the store has been updated and all colorways are back in stock.  I’m so glad that the Confetti colorway is a hit.  I will be adding more intricate color patterns next week.  We will also be having a closeout sale on certain colorways that will be discontinued.  I expect to get that together some time next week.  My kids are finishing up with school today and start camp next week.  I should have everything that will be sold as a closeout up on the site by the end of next week.

Thanks and Happy Knitting.

 

May 28, 2008

Spinning From the Haul

Filed under: Life,News,Store Updates,Uncategorized — by SpinningYarnsOnline @ 11:34 am

I have begun spinning some of the roving that I bought at the MA Sheep and Wool Festival.  I started with the superwash merino since I have successfully spun merino before.  Here is the first bobbin-ful.

What, you don’t see a picture???  That’s because WordPress is not letting me insert pictures into my post today.   If there was a picture, you would see that I have spun a beautiful bobbinful of a greyish, purple-ish tweedy yarn with some flecks of yellow and green.  I plan on spinning another bobbin and then plying them together to make a nice worsted weight yarn.  I’m not a very experienced ply-er so any tips from you spinners out there would definitely be appreciated.

A quick store update, the new colorway Confetti is a big hit.  I have sold almost the entire first batch.  I will be painting/dyeing another batch soon.  Since I am using a different (and slightly more complicated) painting process, the next batch might be slightly different.  I will update the picture on the website and here (hopefully) accordingly.  Thanks to all you Confetti lovers out there!

December 17, 2007

Baby Surprise Sweater Kit!

Filed under: News,Store Updates — by SpinningYarnsOnline @ 12:29 pm

Hey there.  Check this beauty out:

Baby Surprise Sweater

This is a Baby Surprise Sweater knit up in Spinning Yarns Semi Solids.  This combo is red, green, blue and yellow (aka The Primaries).

Knit-a-Bit in Westfield, NJ (http://www.knit-a-bit.com/) asked me to dye up some Semi Solids for these great kits.  The kit comes with enough yarn to make a baby sweater using the Baby Surprise pattern by Elizabeth Zimmerman.  Apparently there is enough yarn left over to knit up a cute hat too.  Got to love that.  Knit-a-Bit is a LYS here in New Jersey.  They have 4 different kits available.  Give them a call at 908-301-0053 and I bet they could ship one out to you if you don’t live in the area. 

We are working on our spring colorways that will be introduced after the first of the year.  Stay tuned, we are dyeing up some great color combinations.  There will be new merino wool roving added within the next week.  They are soft and spin up like a dream. 

Best Wishes for a warm and healthy New Year!!

Carolyn

November 27, 2007

Just a Few Days Left for 25% Off All Yarn!

Filed under: Store Updates — by SpinningYarnsOnline @ 10:53 am

Our 25% off on all yarn sale is happening for just a few more days.  From now until November 30th you can take advantage of the coupon SY25 and get 25% off all yarn purchased at www.SpinningYarnsOnline.com.  Don’t miss out on this great opportunity.  We have all 14 variagated multi colorways available as well as 8 semi solids.   Who doesn’t love a yarn sale?!!!

November 21, 2007

Calling All Spinners – We’ve got your fiber here!

Filed under: Spinning Fiber,Store Updates — by SpinningYarnsOnline @ 4:32 pm

Attention all Spinners!!  We have added some beautiful hand dyed Merino roving to our website.  Here are some pictures to give you a little preview:

Say hello to Emjessica

 

Hand dyed by my daughter and her friend in fabulous pinks, teals and sky blue.

We also have Jungle Leaves:

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which is a vibrant combination of yellow, kelly green and spruce green.

One more sample to tempt you:

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This is the lovely Amethyst and Emerald colorway which is (obviously) Emerald green and purple. 

All roving is sold in 4 0z. braids for $12.00 each.  They are hand painted using acid dyes (the acid is white vinegar).  We will be adding more colorways in the next couple of days so check back soon.  Enjoy!!

November 18, 2007

It’s a Holiday Sale!!

Filed under: News,Store Updates — by SpinningYarnsOnline @ 5:34 am

We are having a Holiday Sale.  From now until November 30th all yarn will be on sale for 25% off!!  Use coupon code SY25 when you check out and all yarn will be discounted 25%.   Buy yourself and your favorite knitter or crocheter some yarn and save yourself some cash.  It’s our way of saying a big Thank You to our wonderful customers. 

(Make sure you use the coupon SY25, or the checkout system won’t know to apply the discount.)

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