Stock Alert Update - Incoming Inventory Update September 9, 2020

We wanted to post a quick update about the the restock shipment we've been expecting. It is arriving a little later than anticipated, but we've gotten word that it has cleared customs and we are working on getting it to the warehouse. As soon as the shipment arrives, we will send out an update with what bases are available and ready for you to order!

We can't thank you enough for your patience over these past few months as we have been dealing with inventory level issues due to Covid. We will continue to keep you posted with the latest updates here on our Announcements page.

September 09, 2020 — Content Team

Contest: Win a 5-pack! Help us Name our new collections!

Enter your suggestions in the comments section below! The winners will receive their choice of two 5-packs!  Good luck! Contest ends Sunday September 6th at 11:59 pm EST. 

We have eight new bases being spun for us right now that will be in our warehouse in a few weeks.  These eight bases are part of three collections, and we would love your help coming up with a fun name for each of these 3 collections.  Below are the collections compositions:

New Yak blends:

  • Fingering Superwash 50% Extra fine Merino, 25% Superfine Merino 25% Yak
  • DK Superwash 50% Extra fine Merino, 25% Superfine Merino 25% Yak

Biodegradable additions to our eco-friendly Down to Earth line:

  • 75% Fine Organic Merino 25% Biodegradable Nylon
  • 80% Fine Organic Merino 20% Biodegradable Nylon

New Falkland Merino blends:

  • Superwash Fingering 100% Fine Falkland Merino
  • Superwash Bulky Single Ply 100% Falkland Merino
  • Superwash Sport 100% Fine Falkland Merino
  • Superwash DK 100% Fine Falkland Merino

How to enter? Copy and paste the text below into the Comments section of this blog post.  Replace the text "[ENTER CONTEST NAME HERE]" with your suggested name and post it to the comments section below.  Our team will go through all the names and pick the winners the week of September 7th. Good luck!

New Yak blends: [ENTER CONTEST NAME HERE]

Biodegradable additions:  [ENTER CONTEST NAME HERE]

New Falkland Merino blends: [ENTER CONTEST NAME HERE]

 

Congratulations to our contest winners!

Yakulent (Yak Blends) ~ Rachel from Ottawa, Canada

Ecotopia (Biodegradable additions) ~ Tyra Jenkins from Illinois

Malvinas (Falkland Merino blends) ~ Angela from The Whimsical Gnome and Amy W. from Minnesota (great minds think alike - both submitted this entry at the same time!)

The mill is spinning these new yarns for us now! Watch our announcements page for news about when they will be in stock!

September 01, 2020 — Content Team

Stock Alert- Incoming Inventory Update August 31, 2020

We expect a new restocking shipment from our mill this week.  The following bases are being restocked: 

SW Sport Merino - DS028

SW Fingering Singles - D025

Silvery Socks - DS037

SW Merino Cashmere Nylon Fingering - DS026N

SW 80/20 Merino Nylon - DS003

SW 75/25 Merino Nylon - DS009

Aran Non-SW Merino Wool Camel - DS059

We have increased our orders with the mill for future months to be sure we are fully stocked for you going forward.  Thank you for your patience these past few months as we have been dealing with inventory level issues due to Covid. 

Once the inventory arrives, we will be sure to send you an update letting you know!

 

August 31, 2020 — Content Team

Contest: Win four 5-packs! Help us Name our New Eco Friendly Line of Yarn!

Enter your suggestions in the comments section below! The winner will receive their choice of four 5-packs!  Good luck! Contest ends Friday December 6th at 11:59 pm EST. 

We have had more and more of our dyers requesting non-superwash and/or organic alternatives and are excited to announce that we are adding 9 new bases to our line-up! All 9 bases will be ethically sourced (mulesing free) and non-superwash.  3 of the bases will also be organic.  These bases are being spun for us right now and will be in our warehouse in a few weeks.  More details to come over the coming days. 

In the meantime, we would love your help coming up with a fun name for this collection of eco-friendly yarn.

December 04, 2019 — Content Team

Stock Alert - November 25, 2019

Restock of Sparkle Sock Yarn and a few others!

We just received a shipment of some of our favorite bases, and our Sparkle Sock Yarn is Back in Stock! Woohoo!  This is our white base, SW Merino / Nylon / Stellina blend.  You can compare to our silver base, SW Merino / Nylon / Stellina blend which we call Silvery Sock.

Other items that we just restocked on are: 

- SW Merino DK

- SW Sport Merino

- BFL Fingering SW

- BFL DK SW

November 25, 2019 — Anais Fernandez

Stock Alert- Incoming Inventory Update October 21st, 2019

Incoming inventory:

We expect a new restocking shipment from our mill end of October/beginning of November.  The following bases are being restocked: 

Sparkle Sock Yarn - DS022

Marled Sock Yarn - DS021

75/25 DK - DS043

SW Merino DK - DS024

BFL Fingering SW - DS039

BFL DK SW - DS038

SW Sport Merino - DS028

Undyed 10 gram and 20 gram Mini Skeins:

Quick update.  Our milling equipment had arrived, but we needed to order in some modified pieces to get our minis just right.  Those are on the way.  Once in, we will start skeining your minis right away.  We will first be offering minis in our popular 75/25 SW Merino Nylon Fingering and in the 80/20 SW Merino Nylon Fingering. 

October 21, 2019 — Anais Fernandez

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