Tuesday, February 21, 2017

New Colors & Links

     Hi Kiddies, happy Tuesday!  Just wanted to give ya'll a heads up.  We are dyeing towards the end of this week as Pixie #1 is gone all of the following week.  
     Happy to paint more Find Your Fade (yarns only $90 vs $150-175 we've seen it listed for) Spice Market or any of the new colors.  We could totally work with you to get up a sweaters worth on say Pixie Maxy? Haven't seen hide nor hair of that one in some time now.  I'm working up a sweater in our new Hummer color way, Drops pattern 104-39 with a few changes. Adding a shawl collar and while there's a button band I don't seem to be fond of buttons.  Not sure what's happening there,,, afterthought buttons? Progress is shared on Instagram. We can paint this on any of our sport weight yarn's you'd like, love my new sweater, it's Fisherman's Rib, my first. Come knit with us.
     Speaking of the new color Hummer, it's now up and we have a collage of Violet Vale.  This is another Pixie #1 color, she's got this lovely method of blending things and everyone loves her color sense. Her English Cottage, Victorian Valentine and Seabreeze are always top sellers these days. They are so spring like that Peeps are lining up to snatch them as we pull them off the racks. We also dyed up a London Calling on the color strand sock.  It will pool silver, brown and black, 4 rows of each when knitting up socks. Wonder what it would do in a shawl? You can find these long strands on the Twist page.
     Oh and before I forget, new necklace available from the Fae Roses.  How about just a single rose on a real gold chain? That can happen, PM me for more details.
     Did you know we are on Instagram?  It's true, we are on there with contests of free stuff all the time, hop on over and check it out.  We are there and on Face Book as Yarn Fairy and the Pixies. Don't forget to pick up your personalized coco, tea, coffee mug from Cafe Press.
     Fae Yarn Club is now open for the next quarter.  This current one, we have come up with some really out of the park colors... not to be repeated.  So if your looking for YF OOAK, that's the place to pick it up. We also have some goodies in that club which aren't making it out to the general public.  Last months color was P!ink. I just love seeing how the different bases respond to all the colors we load up.  Yes these are all painted the same.  Depending on how well the dye takes (Mink on top) it will stick or wash out.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Official? & BIG discount

     When do you step into the big time? When you paint wholesale orders (several each year) or when you get a sign!?! HAHA yuppers, we have a sign for the front gate. Or is it defined by something else entirely?
     Through all of these items, I'm attempting to share the Fae Realm with you all.  What we think it should look like, the vibe and feel of it.  Above you can see wee Pixies fluttering about (ok so they are some kinda butterfly LOL). 
     And we are using the bookmarks for labels, well we are trying to... it's difficult with all the different bases we carry.  Then there's the gradient sets which sort of need a longer tag.  I did see a really nice one with just a logo on which which was real classy looking.  They put the white stickers on and it didn't look as mashup as ours have been looking. We have white labels on purple background. That's going to have to change.
     Anywho... we have these cards for fiber, makes it easy to just check the boxes and bag the roving up with the card. The front is just like the sign above and this is the back.
     And while I was at it, we got new business cards, course I had to change them again.  Oh and we got PENS! Love this pen, it's a Paragon, clickable, writes when you put it to paper, none of that having to pull the ink down. SQWEE!
     So I ask you, what's the "marker" for having "made it"? What with learning all these graphic skills and where to get all the images etc, it's made doing this so easy.  The only thing missing is the mugs now.  I really wanted to send ya'll the fixings for Tea with Kanuck... hum... no reason we can't still do this.  Head over to CafePress and get you a mug. I love the purple mushroom ones but there are others. We have enough tea and possibly enough hot chocolate to put them into all of the Kanuck orders. Sqwee,,, cause we love to spoil all ya'll.
     Back to winding off massive quantities of Imp Sport in the Hummer color.  One for an order, and another for myself.  I have to make a sweater of purple, blue and green with black all over!!! :-) 
      Yeah my hands, they HATE me, I love what we do though and can't seem help it. Anyone else for some deeply discounted yarn?  Imp Sports been discontinued so we bought a massive box full of cones from the mill.  This is the merino/nylon/cashmere which is so amazingly, next to the skin soft that you'll never want to take it off. I was thinking pants, skirts, undergarments LOL. We have a special going any yarn or fiber order (excluding kits-already discounted) over $100 gets to take an additional 25% off. This base normally sells for $21.50 but we can sell it to you for just $17.50 per 4 oz skein.  We can make any size skeins you'd like but I'd prefer to make 8 oz. Off to play, have a great day! 👼

Monday, January 23, 2017

Year of the Classics

       As we begin our year of knitting through the classics... the first pattern takes inspiration from The Scarlet Pimpernel starring Leslie Howard and Merle Oberon.  In this set we have cables, lace and beads in gloves, a scarf and hat in your choice of our Siren sock weights they work up really fast.  While your waiting for the KAL pre-order to open feel free to watch the movie here.
     I love my set and you will too, perfect accessories with my long black duster.  We are using our new color Phoenix and the bases are not all super wash which gives the yarn a lovely color that reads red, yet has lovely blips of the rainbow coming through.

Friday, December 30, 2016

Yarn Ordering now Available and secret revealed

       That was a long row to hoe but it's done.  You can now order yarn online from us.  There's a base yarn page where you can see all our different bases (I think we missed a few) the price, yardage and other specs.  Then there's a color page of all the different colors we can support and replicate.  WOW what a long time it's taken for us to make these two pages.  They only took 2 nights from me and VIOLA FINI! I can't believe it. I really should have done this sooner.  To order yarn just search through the colors and right down which names you want and then go to the base page, find the base that suits and order as many skeins as you'd like.  Pay for shipping (Internationals I'll send a shipping invoice) which is discounted and tada, you have a custom yarn order without all the fuss of finding the color you want.  Or worse yet, hunting the color you want down off of Ravelry, ugh.  
      We have also made a single gradient page.  Combined the Cupcakes and Mini Me's into the Gradient page and everything we have done is on that page.  We can still do custom bases for those colors so please feel free to order more then what's on that page.  Happy to reskein say Milky Silky (one of the bases that didn't make it onto the Base page) into 6 skeins and paint a gradient onto it.  Takes more work what with reskeining and having to set it in a kettle but hey, totally worth it as that base is just <drool> totally lovely.
     AND that super deep, dark ops I wasn't able to tell ya'll about for the last 6 months, I can finally share.  We are in January's Yarn Box! WHOOOOOHOOOOO!!! Go to YarnBox.com and sign up for the Classic Box and you'll get our yarn!!!  I'm just thrilled to finally be able to share that with everyone.  There's a free YF pattern for socks (Beady Sock) in that parcel.  So go sign up, what are you waiting for?
      Happy New Year Ya'll!  Thank you for supporting our small home business this past year, we love ya'll.  OH and we are buying ya'll some lovely high end pens.  If you purchased from us in 2016 more then once, we're going to do a mass mailing and get ya'll some lovely Yarn Fairy pens!  WHOOP! WHOOP!  
      Yeah, by by 2016, hello 2017.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Beast SOLD

BEAST SOLD OUT 

.......... sorry Kiddies, it all went fast.  This is a Peacock blue beast (wool)/mohair/silk blend that I have in both roving and top. This was made up special for Carolina Handspun a few years back.  I purchased it thinking I'd make a massive sweater coat from it. Due to the pain in my hands I need to send it on to a good home so it's just $16 per pound (yes you read that right) and shipping. 

We have 2 bags of top, 1 roving, 2 bags of turquoise mohair and 1 of white.  This was to be a special project in which I spun it all up and it went into the same thing but it's just been sitting here ever since.  PM me wmdress at sbcglobal dot net to purchase.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Swift Sale

THE SWIFTS HAVE ALL SOLD OUT  at the discounted price.  If you'd like one for the full price we can still get them for you.  If you'd like a really GREAT deal on an umbrella swift I recommend the green one on the Knitting Notions page.
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Our lovely wood swifts are all deeply discounted at 40% off, they can all be found on their pages at the blog. Prices shown are PRIOR to the 40% off and there's only ONE of each available at this low price.

On the HiyaHiya page, Nirvana table top ($41.50)
Chiaogoo table top ($39.95)
and we have a large wood umbrella swift on the Knitting Notions page ($35) SOLD
You wont find this good of a price anywhere (and doesn't include shipping), PM me for an invoice. Discount only good until the end of this year, invoice has to be paid immediately.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Santanico

Merry Christmas everyone!

Just wanted to pop in and let you know bout a couple of things.  One, Santanico, I LOVE our latest new color.  This is her on superwash.
I'm in love with this new color way and might have to make a coat out of it, YUM!


The other item is I found a set of cable needles dirt cheap!  It's here at the top of the page with a little buy now button.  They are US size 2, 7 & 9 and they are just $3 which includes shipping in the USA!  I plan on using this with my size 1 needle with the socks I'm working on, even though it's a size 2, I just need the point so we're good.

I've been working on all the STUNNING goodies for Kanuck.  This shawl's in Imp Sport and it's to honor our Canadian Peeps who've been so supportive even through all the exchange rate troubles. Canada in the winter of course led me to snow. There’s a lot of snow here! Then I found something called Polaris, it’s a bead that you hold up and has this black, smoky look to it with a bit of AB and it’s just magnif! It’s got a slight blue cast to it and the cabochon snowflakes are all backed in blues so blue comes through loud and clear with this set.

Polaris are your SM’s with a Canadian flag and a snowflake (of course) for the lobster.
There’s a shawl pin covered in cabochon snowflakes but it’s got a Steam punk vibe. It has this center flower with lovely filigree lace petals. Then has a heart filigree link with another drop off of that, both of them have the snowflakes in them.
Then this set has a matching book mark AND bracelet! I love this set! Did I say that already?
The fobs just amazing, I did wild things and made the beads jump through all sorts of hoops. There’s no chain on this one but rather lots of pieced metal and open jump rings were used to give length. We have snow flakes, “Let It Snow” a tiny bell and a slightly larger one for a bit of extra tinkle. Then blue crystal beads… OH HECK! I HAVE to share! 
HAHAHA ya'll know I have a really hard time keeping all these lovely goodies under wraps until KAL opening day. When's that?  Right after we get back from break.  I finally got the yarn to behave (color wise), had a sunny day in which to take the photos and shazam!  Goodies all done, steady, ready, Freddy.
It's official we are closed now, I hope you have a great Christmas.  I hope that all of you enjoy your gifts and have a special time.  Stay safe and warm this year. See you next year.