Design Inspiration Revealed: Susanna IC’s Vernice Shawl

Susanna IC has built her reputation on beautifully-designed shawls, and has had patterns published in many leading knitting magazines, including Twist Collective and Wool People. She designed the stunning Vernice Shawl for our Fall Collection: in the first of a series, … Continue reading

Ready for Fall Knitting!

Hi, Knitters, My knitting mojo is back. It’s finally September!!! That means it’s real knitting season, even if it’s 90 degrees outside right now. Of course, we’re all really excited about the new Impressionist Yarns, which is a new technique … Continue reading

Yarn Con Yarn! And last chance for Early Spring Yarns

Hi, Knitters, We’re skeining, dyeing, labeling and packing as fast as we can to get ready for Yarn Con in Chicago this weekend! Belle will be accompanying me and we’re really looking forward to the sweet organizers and meeting/seeing Chicago … Continue reading

Yarn Con Yarn! And last chance for Early Spring Yarns

Hi, Knitters, We’re skeining, dyeing, labeling and packing as fast as we can to get ready for Yarn Con in Chicago this weekend! Belle will be accompanying me and we’re really looking forward to the sweet organizers and meeting/seeing Chicago … Continue reading

Over the Rainbow for New Gradient Stripes!

Hi, Knitters, I couldn’t wait to tell you that we’re ready to offer four more colors, and  now the Harry-Potter-Inspired House Socks collection is complete! Introducing: Brave at Heart. I  Proud crimson stripes with magnificent gold. Whether you’re fighting evil … Continue reading

Handpaint Classes in the Lair

It’s so much fun dyeing things up in the Lair we wanted to share it with you! If you’re near Madison, Wisconsin (or might be passing through), please join the party and leave with yarn in your own gorgeous color … Continue reading

New Knitting Year and Last Sale Day

Happy New Year, wonderful knitters! It’s very cold and snowing beautiful, glittery flakes today. I hope everyone is feeling good as they roll out of bed for the first day of 2014. I’m so excited that this year will bring … Continue reading

Fiber Friday: in the Dyeing Studio

It’s snowing steadily here; hope you’re keeping cozy wherever you are! For some Friday fiber fun, here are some scenes from the Evil Lair: I’m really excited; my skeins from Green Mountain Spinnery arrived! Can’t wait to dye up these … Continue reading

Yarns Afoot

It’s been a couple of weeks now since the kids and I cleaned up the basement room with our washer and dryer and created the Evil Lair. It’s really a dyeing studio, but Belle began calling it an evil lair because of … Continue reading
July 24, 2012 by Knitcircus

Pretty Colors, Pretty Yarns, Pretty Fun

Belle and I took a yarn-dyeing class at beloved LYS The Sow’s Ear this weekend, and, oh, my, was it fun! Under the shady trees in the yarn shop’s front yard, Liz led us through the process of using acid-based … Continue reading
June 04, 2012 by Knitcircus