If you happened to shop for yarn this weekend, you may have noticed that the new website design has gone live! What does this mean for those of you who have shopped with us for years? First, you'll be setting up a new account- you're old . Second, you'll find many of the features you've asked for: social sharing buttons, wish lists you can share with others, gift certificates, easy shipment tracking and huge pictures. I've received some really nice e-mails from you about the new look and features, and I'd love to hear more feedback. I welcome your likes and like-to-changes to firstname.lastname@example.org. Anything you'd like to share, I want to hear it. Please do e-mail.
You may have noticed the free tote offer on the homepage. For the first 500 who place an order on the new site, you'll receive this tote in your package. Please note that once that link stops working, the totes are gone.
Now, onto the yarn!
I have a spankin' new dyer to share with you. Maegen of The Cyborg's Craft Room creates boldly colored skeins in her Bloomington, Minnesota studio.
I love the names of her sock bases Assockilate and Assparkilate. If you are a Star Trek fan, you can tell what inspires those names. Assockilate is a merino/nylon base, and Assparkilate has a bit of sparkle. Just enough to grab your attention, but not too much to compete with the colors.
I loved unpacking these boxes- the colors are just amazing. I hope that the larger-than-life photos of the website show them off well to you, but believe me, in your hands they are even better. I'll be sharing an interview with Maegan tomorrow.
Been waiting to hear news of the next Dream Club from Dream in Color? The wait is over! The September color is available today. Each month for six months, Dream in Color dyes up a special edition colorway and pairs it with a pattern (which we give to you for free with your purchase). You don't have to sign up or subscribe to anything. You simply visit the shop on the 1st of the month and see what the color is. If you like it, grab it quick. If you don't, just wait til the next month.
Isn't this stunning?
You're probably thinking "Wait that pattern looks like it would take more than one skein of yarn." And you would be correct. It does take more than the standard 450 yard skein of Smooshy. But this skein isn't a standard sized skein. It's 170 grams and 620 yards. HUGE.
Want to get one (or more)? Just go here.
In case you think that's all that's new, it's not. I have spankin' new colors in Noro Taiyo, Dream in Color's new Jilly base (a one-ply which won an award at this summer's needlearts tradeshow) shown above, new colors in all the Fleece Artist, a long-awaited restock in Malabrigo Sock and Arroyo and an expanded needle selection. I've restocked all the Kollage square double points and I now have a lot more Addi needles: 24" bamboo, 40" bamboo, 47" turbos, 60" turbos, and bamboo double points. We carry such a vast selection of needles now that it takes up more than a huge 30 foot wall! Check out all the needles here.