Sandy and I will be vending at Yellow Springs this weekend (Sept 17 & 18), so the shop will go offline beginning Thursday, September 15th. If there is anything you know you want and want to make sure you can get it, please order it before the 15th. As with all of the fiber fairs we attend, we expect to sell out of quite a bit of the fiber we have.
Preorder - Alien Encounter Limited Sock Kit with Extras This limited edition (25 in total) package includes the sock pattern (charts and written instructions) for this pair of socks, a story to follow as you knit them, 60 grams of Midnight Abduction (dark blue), 30 grams of Light in the Sky (yellow), 25 grams of Alien Heart (red) and 25 grams of Roswell Green (green) from Brenda and Heather Yarns on their Fluffy Feet base (80% Superwash Merino and 20% Nylon), a project bag in custom printed fabric to match the socks, and a set of 5 stitch markers (two Saturns, a shooting star, a small star and a red planet) and progress keeper of either a rocket, an alien in a space ship, a full alien character or an alien face, our choice.
This will make a fantastic pair of Halloween socks and will be part of a KAL on the Fiber Pusher Podcast Ravelry Group for the month of October 2016. Those purchasing this full kit and joining the KAL in Oct 2016 will be eligible to win a limited edition mug with the same design as the fabric on it.
The sock pattern will fit women's size US 6-9 comfortably if knitted at the right gauge and properly blocked. There are instructions in the pattern for larger and smaller sizes. This pattern has been thoroughly test knitted and there is ample yarn provided to knit one pair of socks.
Because this is a limited edition item, this is being offered as a pre-order and will be completed and mailed out before September 30, 2016.
The fabric for this limited offer project bag is exclusive to this package and will not be released for any other purpose until October 1, 2017. Available Qty: 24 Price: $62.00
Thank you everyone who came out to visit and shop with us at Michigan Fiber Festival – and who braved the tornado warnings along with us. We sold out of a lot of the fiber we took with us, but we still have fiber in the shop, so go and check it out.
We will be vending at A Wool Gathering in Yellow Spring, Ohio, on September 17th and 18th, so, if you are in the vicinity, please come, say hello, buy some lovely fiber and visit all of the wonderful booths that will be there.
Dyed in the Wool will be vending at Michigan Fiber Festival this Saturday and Sunday in Barn 8A. Please come and pay us a visit.
With that in mind, Sandy and I will be putting the shop on hiatus beginning Wednesday morning (August 17) through Monday (August 22). If you would like to place an order before the fiber fair, please do so before tomorrow morning.
We have added 5 lovely fibers (including a Grand Champion and a Reserve Champion) to our Clearance Sales page. The reason is that this fiber is a little on the sticky side from the lanolin. It washes out beautifully, but it makes it a little bit of a challenge to draft – not much, but a little – if spun straight from the roving. Because of that we are discounting it $0.50 per ounce.
For those of you who have enjoyed the stories I have told at the various fiber festivals about him and who have loved spinning his wool, I have sad news for you. Graham Lamb of Equinox Farm died yesterday. His owner, Sara (aka thecrazysheeplady) let me know last night before the blog post was uploaded. I cannot tell you how sad that makes me. Yes, he had the dirtiest fleeces I have ever washed, but, boy, did it wash up beautifully and it was a joy to spin. He is going to be missed very much.
Through the Yarny Curtain posted a terrific review of Hoosier Hills Fiber Festival. About 3/4 down the post is a wonderful review of Dyed in the Wool and the fiber that was purchased from us. Enjoy reading it111
Kentucky Sheep & Fiber Festival was a winner all the way around. The weather was pretty stormy, but the fiber fanatics turned out in droves and buy did they buy fiber from us. The Spinning Fiber category has been updated and is back on-line. You will notice that there are several new Sold Out signs and the inventory went down tremendously all over. It’s a good thing we have more fleeces at Ohio Valley Natural Fibers being processed. The Consignment spindles still need to be updated and I’ll get them back online asap.
Thank you Kentucky Sheep & Fiber Festival for putting on a fantastic fiber fair and thank you to everyone who came out. You guys are the best!!!