Thursday, September 8, 2011

Tons of Candy Skein News & a Few New Skeins!


As promised I have a ton of news regarding Candy Skein that I've been keeping secret for some time. I'm about to burst with it all, so I wanted to share it all with you today. I'll get right to it.




First off, I am most excited to announce that my Delicious series of yarn, both lace and fingering weight, will be featured in the November/December issue of Interweave's Handwoven Magazine on the Goods page. They contacted me in July expressing interest, and I must say, they are so easy to work with! As the date gets closer, I'll share the picture I took for them that will be used in the magazine. Be sure to check your LYS and magazine retailers when it hits stores 10/25/11!




Next up in exciting Candy Skein news, I'm happy to announce the new Candy Skein Addicts KAL for October-December (starting October 15th)! We will be making the Rhombi (Ravelry pattern link) short sleeved cardigan. Not only is the designer super excited for the KAL, she is also going to be discounting the pattern for us starting September 21st! Also, if you order yarn for the KAL, I will discount $2 per skein from the original price of the yarn.

Thanks to ninja8tofu (the pattern designer) for allowing me to use her great picture. The pattern is originally knit in a sport weight, but a friend of mine knit it in fingering and it's gorgeous. We will be doing the KAL in either Yummy fingering or Delicious fingering (I'll be making mine in Delicious fingering in Brain Freeze), which I am currently swatching for so that I can help convert the pattern for fingering yarn use. It only takes 2-3 balls of yarn, so it's a perfect versatile cardigan. Great with a tank top, short sleeves or even a long sleeved t-shirt. Here is a link to my friend Christi's Rhombi that she made in fingering weight yarn.

If you're interested in participating, please contact me at Candyskein@gmail.com so that I can get your yarn in the dye pot ASAP. You can pick from any colorway in the kettle dyed section! Be sure to scroll through all three pages of colors.



Candy Skein will be participating in the Vista, CA Fiber Arts Fiesta from October 8-9. It is the first year for this show, and one of the only Southern California fiber shows. I'm very very excited, as I will have a booth filled to the brim with Candy Skein yarn! If you live in the area, or know someone who does, please be sure to let them know or come on down to visit me! I'll be there both days, along with Ami Amour! She will be displaying/selling her original amigurumi designs, as well as the patterns.

Due to the fiber show, today will be my last day posting yarn for sale on my website until the show in over. However, I will still be taking custom orders for Yummy lace, Yummy fingering, Yummy worsted, Delicious lace and Delicious fingering (and of course for the KAL). If you're interested in ordering any of those and don't see the color you'd like up in my store, please contact me on Ravelry (hpseeker4) or at my email (candyskein@gmail.com). Don't worry, I'll still be keeping you up to date on all of my fun Candy Skein dyeing, it just won't be going up on my page for sale!




Last but not least, I'm so excited about these. What are those adorable little candy beads? Each skein of Candy Skein yarn will now come with a little matching (or as close as possible) bead hanging from the tag! Don't you just love these little guys?


PHEW! That is a LOT of news. As each exciting event gets closer, I'll be reminding/updating you!

Now on to this week's new yarn!






Colorway: Grape Fizz
Series: Yummy
Fiber content: 75% Merino Wool, 25% Nylon Superwash
Weight: Fingering Weight
Yardage: 463 yards
Unit Weight: 100 grams
Care: Machine wash/Tumble dry low

Price: $16
Quantity Available: 1
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Colorway: Cherry
Series: Delicious
Fiber content: 70% Baby Alpaca, 20% Silk, 10% Cashmere
Weight: Light Fingering Weight
Yardage: 437 yards
Unit Weight: 100 grams
Care: Hand wash/Dry Flat

Price: $28
Quantity Available: 1
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Colorway: Banana
Series: Delicious
Fiber content: 70% Baby Alpaca, 20% Silk, 10% Cashmere
Weight: Light Fingering Weight
Yardage: 437 yards
Unit Weight: 100 grams
Care: Hand wash/Dry Flat

Price: $28
Quantity Available: 1
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Colorway: Apple-tini
Series: Delicious
Fiber content: 70% Baby Alpaca, 20% Silk, 10% Cashmere
Weight: Light Fingering Weight
Yardage: 437 yards
Unit Weight: 100 grams
Care: Hand wash/Dry Flat

Price: $28
Quantity Available: 1
BUY

11 comments:

  1. Ooh - congrats on the magazine feature!

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  2. Thats awesome that you got featured! Also I am loving those colours, makes me want to buy wool :O

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  3. Oh, wow, a mention in Handwoven?! Amazing (and well-deserved)! My mom actually had a project how-to for a collapsible fabric box published in Handwoven yeeeears ago. She has a subscription to the magazine, and I will be so excited to peek at her October copy. :D

    Also, I love the candy beads, and I'm not usually a yellow fan, so much, but that Banana yarn is fabulous, what a wonderfully soft yellow!

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  4. WOW AND CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  5. Congrats on all your good news!!! Love the patterns and skeins. One of these days when I get my stash under control, I am buying!!!

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  6. Thanks, Chris!

    Unforth, too much news, eh? ;)

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  7. Tami, I know I'm a little late but congratulations on all the wonderful things happening for Candy Skein!!!!!

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  8. Those little beads are the Perfect finish on some amazing yarn! Congrats on the magazine mention too!!! SO exciting :)

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