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    Dyeabolical Blog

    Last Call for Halloween Pre-Orders

    Pre-orders for the Halloween/Autumn Watercolor Stripes colors close tomorrow, September 10. Hurry!

    Candy Scorn Watercolor Stripes, The Witch's Brew Watercolor Stripes, Candy Scorn Watercolor Stripes, Apple Picking Time Watercolor Stripes

    Do you love the randomness of hand dyed yarns, but love the matchy matchy of the perfect pair of socks? This yarn is for you. My Watercolor Stripes yarns are self-striping versions of my traditional variegated colorways. You get the same gorgeous colors, the same kettle dyed effect, but none of the randomness or fraternal sock mates that come with small repeat variegated yarns. Each Watercolor Stripes colorways is split in to 2 matching skeins. Simply start each sock at the same spot in the skein to get nearly identical socks.

    Pre-orders for the colors above close September 10.

    (Psst! Are you looking for fade kits in similar colors as above? Click here to ask me about making a special order.)

     

    Episode 21 - Knit. Dye. Read. - a Knitting Podcast

    Time Stamps:
    Giveaway - 4:56
    Brass vs. steel stitch markers - 7:34
    Watercolor - 12:40
    Knitting content - 17:10
    Stash Acquisitions - 23:15
    Shop update - 30:45

    Knitting:
    After the Rain extended size test knit, designed by Heidi Kirrmaier

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    Episode 20 Show Notes

    Episode 20

    Time Stamps:
    Giveaway - 5:45
    Punch Needle - 10:06
    Knitting - 17:05
    9" Sock Needle Demo - 25:37
    Podcast recommendation - 34:30
    Shop update - 40:27

    Punch Needle:
    Punch Needle: Master the Art of Punch Needling Accessories for You and Your Home
    Yarn from Victoria House Fibers
    Oxford Punch Needle
    Ultra Punch Needle
    Monks Cloth

    Knitting:
    After the Rain extended size test knit, designed by Heidi Kirrmaier
    Vanilla socks for Scott. There is no pattern, but you can see my recipe here: https://www.ravelry.com/projects/lehcarstl/socks-for-scott

    Podcast Recommendation:
    The Last Homely House East of the Sea
     https://www.youtube.com/user/MAKErecycled


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    August Newsletter - Colors of the Month, Free Shipping, and New St. Louis Colorways

    Hello!

    I hope your summer is going well. Scott and I just got back from vacation in Bennett Springs, MO. It was steamy, hot, and humid, but the spring was beautiful and we treasured spending time with our nieces and nephews.

    But if vacation is over, then that must mean it is almost August and that means new Colors of the Month listings. For August, we have a few familiar old favorites that have been redesigned as Fades. But before you click over to Etsy to begin shopping, keep reading to the end of the email. There is a free shipping offer until August 7 on orders over $35 but only through my newly re-opened website.



    From left to right, Paris at Last Fade, Phoenix Rising Fade, Blood Orange Fade, Fate, PhD Fade, Iris You Were Here Fade, Jo Rides a Motorbike Fade


    Dyeabolical Fade sets are previously variegated colorways that have been deconstructed in to their component parts and dyed as coordinating sets that mimic the look of the original colorway. Each set is designed to shift the color in a harmonious, gradient-like manner while still having enough distinct color variation to be used easily in striping projects.


    Each fade set this month is offered on the Lovely Sock base as mini size or full size skeins, full size Merino DK sets, and full size Merino Worsted sets. If you would like a Fade dyed on a different base yarn, just ask. I will always do what I can to fulfill your request.

    Orders for the August Fades close August 7.


    Now about that free shipping...

    The Shopify shop on my website was closed temporarily while I was down for the count this last fall and winter, but it is now reopen and ready to take orders. To celebrate, I am offering free U.S. shipping on orders over $35 from now until August 7. This offer is only good on my website. It does not apply to Etsy orders.

    My Etsy shop will remain open for now, but please be aware that the prices on Etsy may be higher than those on my website and the selection may be more limited. You will always get a better selection and better value shopping directly from my website.
     

    Yes, but can we talk about Halloween?

    Yes, lets! The next few weeks are all about doing colorway development for a few new Halloween sock yarns. If you have any special requests for Halloween colorways or themes then just ask. I am always open to suggestions.

     

    And for you St. Louis sports fans...


    Play Ball and Gloria Fades are now available on a semi-permanent basis. Each set comes with 5 colors, with an optional 6th skein of Naked (undyed ecru).

    If you are in the St. Louis Metro area, then don't forget that Summers Last Blast Yarn Crawl starts this Friday. Make Knitorious one of your stops this weekend to buy Dyeabolical Fades in person.

     


    Thank you and happy knitting!

    Rachel

    Episode 19 Show Notes

     

     

    Time Stamps:
    CW/TW - there is a brief discussion of the #sockmatician #diversknitty issue between 3:59 and 7:58.
    Knitting Content - 7:58
    Book Talk – 34:14
    Shop Update – 37:34

    Anti-Racism and Diversity Statements:
    https://instagram.com/p/Bz9f_japKs4/
    https://www.facebook.com/DyeabolicalYarns/photos/a.143961861625/10155977412046626/

    Knitting:
    Wonderland Adventure Scarf – Celia Cabodevilla
    Harrisville Designs Shetland – 44 White and 31 Cobalt

    Magpie Tendency by Melissa Alexander-Loomis
    Handspun

    Scott’s socks – switched from size 1.5 US dpns to size 0 chiaogoo 9” needles for driving
    Paton's Kroy Blue Ragg

    Heidi Kirrmaier After the Rain test knit
    Dyeabolical Blood Orange Fade

    Books:
    Books 3, 4, and 5 of the Heartstriker series written by Rachel Aaron and narrated by Vikas Adam.

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