Join me at the Knitter’s Nest!!

I’m very excited to announce that I will be having a trunk show at The Knitter’s Nest in Clarkston, MI from Friday, August 2nd – Saturday, August 10th. This coincides with the I-75 Yarn Crawl. I will be present at the shop on Friday, August 2nd and Saturday, August 10th. The yarn will be there the entire week.

I will have my most popular colorways available such as Autumn Speckles, Cathedral, and Life’s A Beach.

Are you a local Sports fan? I have yarns for the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Lions, Detroit Red Wings and college team yarns for University of Michigan, Michigan State, Central Michigan and Ohio State.

I got started dyeing yarn in 2016 when my husband asked for wool fingerless gloves for hunting. After failed searches for a soft yarn, I learned how to dye yarn using Easter egg dye pellets. After seeing the color bubble up and color a bare skein of yarn, I knew I was HOOKED!

I moved into using professional acid dyes and began to make my popular Woodland Camo and Hunter’s Orange yarn. I began experimenting with speckling and other techniques.

I am a regular vendor at the Ann Arbor Fiber Expos in April and October. I love talking with customers about my passion and various projects they’ve made or plan to make. It’s very nice to see how they pair some of my yarn colors together that gets my creative juices flowing!

I would like for you to plan a trip to the Knitter’s Nest and say hi.

Lots of squishy yarn headed to Fiber Expo

A mere two weeks away, I will be headed to Ann Arbor, MI for the 2019 Spring Fiber Expo with a Ford F-150 filled with lots and lots of squishy yarn!  This will be my 5th Fiber Expo at which I’ve been a vendor and it’s so much fun talking with customers about my passion for taking bare yarn and turning it into uniquely, bold hand-dyed yarns! I always wind up with new project ideas from customer suggestions and I usually find different ways to pair yarns together with those I’d not thought of before. Lots of creative energy is had by all!

The Fiber Expo is held at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor Saline Rd, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103

Hours:

  • Saturday 9:00am—5:00pm
  • Sunday 10:00 am — 3:00 pm
  • $4 admission – one day
  • $6 admission – two days
    (children 12 & under free) (Entry fee is cash only)

Ok – so what is new for my booth this spring? I have seven new colorways for you to choose from:

I will also have a hard-copy print outs of my popular patterns from Ravelry.   The sock pattern shown below was designed by Phyll Lagerman named after and using my Dragonfly Dreams colorway. When you buy one of my patterns, I will ask for your Ravelry user name and then gift you an electronic copy for your library in case “your dog eats your pattern”.

 

If you can’t make it to the show, these yarns are available on my Etsy store here.  I would LOVE to see any projects you make from my yarns so tag me on Instagram (@splashofcoloryarns) or post them on my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/splashofcoloryarns

Being thankful….

I want to thank all my customers and businesses with whom I’ve worked this year.  It’s been a joy creating yarn that you love!  I find the times I can interact with you directly at fiber shows or trunk shows very inspiring.  I am amazed sometimes as my customers pair different colorways together for their projects that I wouldn’t have thought about.

This fall, my husband helped me move my yarn dyeing into the basement.  I got tired of having to clean up all my equipment and supplies in order to cook a meal!  Do you have one of those standard white hood range light/fan thing over your stove?  Well mine is no longer white! LOL  It’s rainbow colored. 🙂

Now I can keep my mess downstairs and it’s my own little “cave”.  I use a Google Home mini to play my favorite artists for dyeing — Boney James, Dave Koz, Euge Groove, etc.  Occassionally, there’s hard rock from the 80’s in there too.

Hopefully, you will find time to be with friends and family this weekend and find time to knit or crochet……Happy Thanksgiving.

Ann Arbor Spring Fiber Expo

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Next weekend, April 14th & 15th, I will be selling at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds with new color ways, a new cowl called Celebration of Minis using mini skeins as well as my popular Expedition Shawl kits.

It’s located at 5055 Ann Arbor Saline Road, in Ann Arbor.  I’d love to see you so stop by and say hi!

Saturday 9:00am—5:00pm

Sunday 10:00 am — 3:00 pm

$4 admission – one day

$6 admission – two days
(children 12 & under free)

Join me at the Fall Fiber Expo Oct 21-22, 2017!

I’m preparing for my second Fiber Expo show and wanted to tease you with some new colorways I’ll be bringing!

 

My newest colorways are available next week at the Fall Fiber Expo in Ann Arbor, MI. Show details listed below.  Listed top to bottom and left to right, choose from Cake Sprinkles, Let’s Roar (perfect for Detroit Lions fans), Sunkissed Berry, Cathedral, Garden Gnome Green and finally Burgundy.

I will also have plenty of my Woodland Camo yarn that I had at the spring Fiber Expo in both worsted and fingering weights.

Available Kits

New at the show this year are two of my recent designs kitted up with the color pattern and the yarn.  This way you don’t have to get the pattern from Ravelry and print it out. You can take the kit home and get started right away!

My Expedition Shawl kit features the pattern and two skeins of yarn – Sugar Plum and Gray, which were used in my sample shawl that debuted in the spring.  The second kit, In the Wood hat, features the pattern and a worsted weight skein of my Woodland Camo yarn perfect for you or your favorite outdoors person!
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If you’d like to look at the designs ahead of time, here are the Ravelry links:

Fiber Expo Details

October 21 – 22, 2017

Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds
5055 Ann Arbor Saline Road  —  
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103

Saturday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Sunday 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

$4 admission – one day

$6 admission – two days
(children 12 & under free)

Latest Yarns in my Etsy Store

I’ve been super busy building up my yarn inventory for the Spring Fiber Expo at Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds next weekend in Ann Arbor, MI.  You can read more about it here.  It will be my first time displaying my yarns in a fiber festival scenario.  I am sharing a booth with a good friend of mine, MidMittenKnitter, who makes a variety of wonderful project bags.  Her Etsy store is here.

I’ve developed some new colorways that include Life’s a Beach and Caribbean Rose.  One of the hard things about dyeing yarn is that I want to knit with everything I dye!  I guess if I did knitting all the time, I wouldn’t have time for yarn dyeing either.  I do have to say that I still smile and giggle when I dye yarn.  I love to see the dyes set on the yarn and watch the yarn go from bare “sheep” color to a beautifully colored skein of yarn.

Here is a snapshot of my inventory in my store.

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If you don’t see exactly what you’d like, then contact me or start a conversation on Etsy and we’ll talk about a custom order.