Don't miss out on the latest batch we have from Miss Babs in Tarte Sock (merino/tencel/nylon) and Hot Shot (merino/nylon)! This is a busy fair and festival season for Team Babs, so I'm quite pleased that she and her crew were able to send us such lovely skeins, all shown here on Hot Shot sock yarn:
If you had to choose a fave from any of these, which would it be and why? Let me know in the comments below and we will choose one person to win the skein of your choice. Leave one comment by noon EST on Thursday, June 30 ad we will let you know the winner!
Even though it's the middle of the busy fiber fair and festival season, Anne is still dyeing up gorgeous batches of her Wooly Wonka Fibers for the shop. And this batch of Artio that just arrived is a stunner. With 50% silk 50% wool, you know this has a sheen and feel that you'll appreciate.
When new batches of our faves arrive, you know we do the same thing you do, immediately search for new colors and inspiring combos to make the latest and greatest projects. For all those two-color shawl and scarf projects out there, here's what we are thinking.
Heather's choice (SSYC's shop manager and Poste Yarn dyer extraordinaire)
I have two special sets from Hedgehog Fibres this month! All summer long as part of our 11th anniversary celebration, I'll have two limited edition sets of two colors, both on Sock and Skinny Singles.
Shown on Sock above and Skinny below, these are only available until they sell out, and then no more. Hedgehog has specifically created duos to go together for all those popular shawl and scarf projects. Use them together for something like Phi or Cozy Does It or Stripe Study (yeah, I've done all those), or separately for the project of your choosing.
Stay tuned each month this summer to see what else Beata and her team send us from Ireland!
I have slew of new sale yarn to help us celebrate our 11th anniversary summer! Check out the dozens of options I have for you in OnLine Supersocke. 100 g skeins of fingering weight, some with cotton stretch, some infused with aloe and jojoba, and DK weights with aloe and jojoba too. All for 45% off while they last!
Thanks so much for last week's great response to our first of two Anniversary Knit Kits (next one coming in a month)! Many of you have been asking if the yarn and bag will be available later, and while they will not, there are some other cool options in the shop right now.
If you want free US shipping with a $85 purchase, I suggest adding one or more of the following:
The new Poste Yarn Test Kitchen Set. These are two skeins of our Patina (merino/tencel/nylon) yarn. One is a multicolor and one is a semi-solid. We will pair two that we think would look lovely together, and it will be a complete surprise to you for 25% off. Order as many as you like til they are gone for good. This is our way of testing our new dye methods or yarn bases in our own studio and we'll be offering different sets all summer long. And if you want single skeins of Patina, they are always available here. After you receive your Test Kitchen Set, you might find you want more skeins for a three or four skein project and these single skeins would go well.
It's been quite awhile since we've had Online Supersocke in the sale section, but it's coming back soon at a price you won't want to miss! Here's a preview of a few of the collections you'll see mid-June here. All summer long, expect an ever-changing sale section to celebrate our 11th anniversary!
Wednesday morning of this week, I'll have available the first of two 11th Anniversary Knit Kits- the Vintage Kitchen Knit Kit.
This throwback design features a skein of Vintage Kitchen striping yarn from Knitterly Things, a Skinny Sock bag from Bird Leg Bags, and a set of adorable macaroon stitch markers created by an amazing artisan out of polymer clay.
Isn't this combination to die for? I mean, I thought I loved the yarn. Then I see it with this Pyrex fabric and the tiny little macaroon stitch markers and I just swoon.
As usual, I do expect this kit to sell out within a day, which is typical of our special edition kits. I'd love to have more for everyone, but as each part is hand made, there is a limit to how many I can create. Please know that I'll have another special edition kit to celebrate our anniversary again in July, and of course more for the holidays throughout the remainder of the year.
Thank you so much for your continued loyalty to Simply Socks Yarn Company and the artists and companies we represent. You have allowed us and those we support to grow and thrive in an industry that lets us to do what we love with integrity and pride. We support our families while making a living in the arts and crafts, and that's because of YOU and how you value what we do. Thank you ever so much for that! We will continue doing our best to support your love of the fiber arts and creating things that are worth your time and hard earned yarn dollars.
Just in: New, fun, summery prints from the folks over at Bird Leg Bags! Some people match their shoes and handbags, some coordinate knitting bags to knitting, and we're had some fun choosing what we'd pick out to go with these new bags. Throw in your favorite color of Floops and Stitch Keepers which we both just restocked, and you have the perfect summery kit!
What about you? Do you match your knitting to your knitting bag? Your knitting bag to your outfit? All of the above? I'll admit, I'm still toting around one of the special edition Yarn Bombing Reindeer bags from this past Christmas. And it definitely doesn't match what I'm knitting.
This past Saturday was our 11th anniversary party and it was a busy, fun day! Thanks so much for those who joined us in person, finding great yarn and eating tasty ice cream. Shown here are just a few snapshots of the day- me and my stash (at least til it becomes yours!), Diana's awesome sweater, a super cool blanket in progress, Carousel Ice Cream's tasty offerings, and Linsey's beautiful Pure Joy.
Yarn Overload 2016 continues, and do I have a doozy of a surprise for you! As part of SSYC's 11th anniversary celebration, Madelinetosh has sent over fifty colors of their cashmere blend 80/10/10 MCN Sock. Not only that, but I'm able to offer them to you for $22 a skein. That's the same price as Tosh Merino Light or Twist Light, and two+ dollars LESS than Tosh Sock but with 10% cashmere for luxury and 10% nylon for durability. Basically, you're getting cashmere for free. FREE. Happy birthday to us and you, right?
Found Pottery above and Fragrant below
Need some pattern inspiration? While the MCN Sock would obviously make great socks, it would be a shame to not try that cashmere right next to your neck. Ideas for one, two, and three skein projects, as well as a couple of sweaters we think would be lovely in this blend:
This MCN sock isn't a base that Madelinetosh normally offers for retail, so if there's a color or three you're thinking about, grab them soon, because it won't last long. This is just a special from them to all of us to start our summer-long anniversary celebration on a super high!
Also, happy Memorial Day to everyone today! Here in the US, we honor this as a federal holiday, which means for our shop we are closed as USPS celebrates this federal holiday too. Thanks for allowing us an extra day to get your orders to you, as we get back on track after our long weekend.
Here in Indiana, summer seems to have arrived all at once. Memorial Day weekend, the end of the school year, and the warm weather have me wanting to knit bright, breezy, summery colors. So when we opened up the newest offerings from Knitterly Things, I knew this batch of Vesper Sock was the exact thing I was looking for. Now I only have to pick a color.
Many more new colors and restocks in Socks that Rock Lightweight- over ONE HUNDRED colors in stock right now. And don't forget to take a look at the Super Sparkle that arrived for the first time as well! Awesome colors for summer. Shown below in Sherbet.