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    Dyeabolical Blog

    Good News, Bad News


    Hello! I hope everyone is having a yarn-filled and yarn-fueled holiday week. We have had a low key week celebrating with family and working on many, many craft projects including making 3 cheesecakes, improvising a knit hat, cutting out a dozen PDF sewing patterns, sewing 3/4s of a men's raglan shirt, and working on modding an entry level guitar to be something truly amazing. But it is time to put those projects aside for a minute and talk to you about what Dyeabolical is going to look like in 2020.

    <deep breaths>

    The Bad News:
    I want to leave the door open the tiniest bit on this career that I love so much. There are, after all, still several tubs of undyed yarn sitting in my dining room. But this needs to be said before any more special orders come through. I am taking a long term, likely permanent, hiatus from dyeing yarn. It seems each month that I restrict dyeing more and more, and now finally I have to admit that it is time to wind it down.

    Scott and I want to thank everyone who has been so supportive of Dyeabolical Yarns over the last 13 years. Your support, especially over the past 2 years, has meant more than you know.

    The first skein I sold online - speckles before speckles were hot

    The Good News:
    The good news is that I will still be around and Dyeabolical the shop will still be around, just in a more limited capacity. The yarns I have in stock are all I have at the moment. Once those colors are gone, they're gone. I will no longer be accepting any special orders. However, I will continue carrying needles and notions.

    I would love it if you would consider Dyeabolical for your notions needs, but if you do shop elsewhere please consider buying from your local yarn stores or other authorized dealers.

    Where to find me in the future:
    I will continue to send out the occasional email about shop stock, any new designs that may be released, or any relevant news. If you were only here for the yarn and want to unsubscribe then I completely understand. Just use the link down below to modify your subscription.

    The Facebook group will remain open as long as it is active. Everyone is welcome to participate in the group. Your posts and projects do not need to have a Dyeabolical focus.

    You can find me on Instagram as knitdyeread or on Ravelry as lehcarstl. The Knit. Dye. Read. video podcast will (hopefully!) return this spring with a new shorter and more focused format.

    Thank you to everyone who has supported Dyeabolical in the last 13 years.

    Rachel and Scott

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    Hello and Happy Thanksgiving Eve Eve!


    There are a few administrative items to share today. Is there a less exciting word than "administrative"? How about CYBER MONDAY SALE or 15% DISCOUNT ON SPECIAL ORDER INTERCHANGABLE NEEDLE SETS? Now does it sounds more exciting? I hope so!

    First, yes, there will be a Cyber Monday sale. Another email with details is coming this weekend. All in-stock items will be on sale.

    Second, dyed-to-order is taking a temporary break for most of December. You can still place orders, but they may not ship until after the holidays. Please contact me directly using if you need an item sooner than that and I will see what I can do.

    But never fear! All in-stock yarns, knitting needles, hooks, and notions are shipping on their normal schedule (1-3 days) and are available for holiday delivery. Do you need gift wrapping? Just ask! 🎄🎄🎄

    And finally, do you have something special on your wish list this year? Perhaps Knitter's Pride Smart Stix sets or ChiaoGoo Interchangeables? Maybe the gorgeous Melodies of Life Zing sets? Just ask!

    I do not always keep these sets in stock, but I am happy to place a special order for interchangeable needle sets you or your loved ones this holiday season for 15% off the MSRP. This special is not available on my website, so please email me or use the Contact Us link at the bottom of the page to place an order.

    Addi Click Turbos are normally $180
    ChiaoGoo 4" and 5" Twist sets normally start at $90
    Knitter's Pride Dreamz, Symfonie, Ginger, Karbonz, Nova Cubics, and Nova Platinas start in the $90 range normally.

    My first order goes in tomorrow (Wednesday) afternoon and typically the turn around time is about 10 days. Order by December 9 at the latest to take advantage of this offer.

    Happy Thanksgiving from my family to yours!

    Closer Than You Think and Magical Pie Pants Pre-Orders

    Thank you to everyone who put in pre-orders in October. Winding and dyeing for the Hogwarts house colors has commenced. They will be winging their way to you via Owl Post within the next few weeks.

    And now that the Hogwarts dyeing is underway, it is time to announce our new pre-order colorways.

    Christmas is Coming Watercolor Stripes and Magical Pie Pants Watercolor Stripes

    Christmas is Coming is a fire engine red and emerald green colorway that has been one of my best sellers for years, first as a variegated yarn and the last few years as a Watercolor Stripes yarn. Magical Pie Pants is a new colorway of emerald green and natural. Both colors are dyed up as Watercolor Stripes.

    Watercolor Stripes are my version of self-striping yarns. The stripes are more semisolid in nature with gentler transitions between colors when compared to traditional self-striping yarns. All of my Watercolor Stripes come split in to 2 matching skeins to make it easier to make matching socks.

    Both of these colors are available on the Sturdy Sock (corriedale/nylon) or Targhee Sock (targhee/nylon) base.



    A special shout out to Sarah who named Magical Pie Pants.
    The green and white stripes look just like her son Pie's elfin pajama pants.

    Thank you and happy knitting!


    P.S. Some customers have been asking for mini-skein or full-size Fade versions of the last few Watercolor Stripes pre-orders. I am happy to take special orders for that. Use the contact form to request more details.

    Episode 24

    Time Stamps:

    Knitting content - 15:45
    Giveaway - 36:28
    Shop update - 41:25

    Shetland Wool Week

    Fibre Share Swap

    Making Magazine

    Vanishing Fleece by Clara Parkes

    Strange Brew by Tin Can Knits

    Threipmuir by Ysolda Teague

    Magpie Tendency by Melissa Alexander-Loomis

    Slipped Stitch Studios Needle Nook

    Sockhands Fingerless Mitts by Rachel Kluesner

    Ordering Christmas colors through special order - https://www.facebook.com/groups/dyeabolical/permalink/2535088619940353/

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    Episode 23

    Time Stamps:

    5:45 A serious talk about being how being nice isn't always nice and what "civility" actually means

    15:00 Giveaway

    17:00 Knitting content

    35:25 Books

    42:35 Shop Update


    Diya by Allison LoCicero

    Magpie Tendencies by Melissa Alexander-Loomis

    Tegna by Caitlin Hunter

    Nightshift by Andrea Mowry


    Brazen and the Beast by Sarah MacLean

    Pestilence by Laura Talassa

    Dread Nation by Justina Ireland

    Becoming by Michelle Obama

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