Yeah, Baby!

Our next Etsy shop update on Aug. 12 will feature 3 self-striping colorways and 2 variegated colorways, including the first in our Austin Powers series, “Yeah, Baby!”

Yeah, Baby!

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Yeah, Baby! Based on the Austin Powers movie “International Man of Mystery,” “Yeah, Baby!” has been dyed on our Big Sky Base.  This 6-color self-striper consists of 5 rows each of Austin’s crush blue velvet suit, pink fembots, Dr. Evil gray, Big Boy blue, 60’s groovy yellow, and Vanessa pink.  Oh, behave!

 

 

Watercolor Rainbow

Watercoloor Rainbow Skeins

Watercolor RainbowDue to popular demand, we are bringing back “Watercolor Rainbow.”  Dyed on our Big Sky Base, it comes in two identical half-skeins.  The striping sequence consists of 12 rows dyed in a gradiant effect (dark progressing to medium progressing to light) of each of the following colors:  tomato red, tangerine orange, mustard yellow, spearmint green, tidepool blue, mulberry purple, and boysenberry violet.  Each OCD skein set comes with a Sister Sidekick heel/toe mini skein in tidepool blue.  Mini skeins = 378 yards; Sidekick = 50 yards.

Michonne

MichonneMichonne Skein

We have dyed the popular “Walking Dead” colorway, “Michonne”, on our Big Sky Base this time.  The 5-row stripe names were inspired by some of Michonne’s quotes:

“We don’t leave anyone behind.”
“We had to stop being out there.”
“Did you ask him the questions?”
“I told you to stop.”
“Don’t you want one more day with a chance?”
“Anger makes you stupid. Stupid gets you killed.”

 

Serenity Now!

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Seinfeld fans unit!  Serenity Now! was dyed on a brand new base for us, our Swan Lake Silk blend, consisting of 50% superwash merino wool and 50% silk.  This silky smooth colorway contains hints of mauve, violet, pink, and olive green, perfect for your next shawl, scarf or cowl.

 

 

 

 

Purple Sky

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Lastly, we are offering a variegated colorway sporting bright blue, periwinkle, purple and aqua colors, called “Purple Sky.”

Watercolor Rainbow

Check out our Etsy shop update on July 1 for the debut of our longest striping sequence ever — Watercolor Rainbow — consisting of 12 rows each of 7 gradiant colors — that’s 84 rows total!  The shop update will also include two previous summertime favorites:  Make It Pop and Lakeside.

Watercolor RainbowWatercolor RainbowWatercoloor Rainbow Skeins

This super-long self-striper was dyed on our Big Sky Base, and it comes in two identical half-skeins for you two-at-a-time sock knitters out there.  The striping sequence consists of 12 rows dyed in a gradiant effect (dark progressing to medium progressing to light) of each of the following colors:  tomato red, tangerine orange, mustard yellow, spearmint green, tidepool blue, mulberry purple, and boysenberry violet.  Each OCD skein set comes with a Sister Sidekick heel/toe mini skein in tidepool blue.

 

Make It Pop SkeinMake It PopMake It Pop

Make your socks “pop” with the six bright colors of this colorway – perfect for Summer.  Knit up 5 rows each of Sun hi magenta, Jodi pink, Corki yellow, XOIQ aqua, MacKendrick prep red, and Caleb green.  This colorway will be available on our Big Sky Base.

 

 

 

 

LakesideLakesideLakeside Skein

Now that summer is in full swing, it’s time to hit the lake.  Named after the Montana town near our summer lake get-a-way, this colorway was dyed on our Big Sky Base and consists of four rows each of evergreens, berries, waves, rocks, lake shore, and summer sky.

Pippi Longstocking Yarn Available!

Our next Etsy shop update is Friday, May 20, 2016, at 4pm (MDT).  Here are the new available colorways:

Pippi Goes to the Circus Skein

Pippi Goes to the Circus

Pippi Goes to the CircusThe fun, adventuresome Pippi Longstocking was the inspiration for this colorway.  Dyed on our Big Sky Base, this colorway consists of 5 rows each of strongest girl in the world red, Villa Villekulla green, pluttifikation pink, outrageous orange braids, Wrestling the Mighty Adoff burgundy, and adventures on the sea blue.  Each skein comes with a Sister Sidekick heel/toe mini skein in pluttifikation pink or cherry red.

 

 

Pippi to the Rescue

Pippi to the Rescue

Pippi to the Rescue SkeinOur second Pippi inspired colorway was dyed on our Big Sky Base.  The striping sequence consists of 5 rows each of carrot colored hair, red pigtails, Malin’s pink undershirt, sea captain navy blue, Mr. Nilsson’s little green bed, and blindman’s buff cream pie.  Each skein comes with a Sister Sidekick heel/toe mini skin in pluttifikation pink or cherry red.

 

 

 

Yellow SubmarineBeatles Yellow Submarine Image

Yellow Submarine

This colorway is the third in our Beatles’ series.  This self-striper was dyed on our Big Sky Base, and the striping consists of 4 rows each of Ringo red, sky of blue, sun yellow, Jane Asher pink, sea of green, mariner maroon, and Mean Mr. Mustard.

 

 

 

RIP Prince Skein

RIP Prince

RIP PrinceOn April 21, 2016, the legendary Prince passed away, so this colorway was dyed in tribute to him.  Dyed on our Big Sky Base, this colorway consists of 3 rows of Prince Rogers Nelson, 3 rows of Love Symbol #2, 3 rows of Sign o’ the Times, and 3 rows of Purple Rain, all surrounded by 2 rows of mourning.

 

 

 

Make It Pop

Make It Pop

Make It Pop SkeinMake your socks “pop” with the six bright colors of this colorway – perfect for Spring.  Knit up 5 rows each of Sun hi magenta, Jodi pink, Corki yellow, XOIQ aqua, MacKendrick prep red, and Caleb green.

Bold & Brave Kit

We are very excited to announce that our yarn was included in a kit released on April 16, 2016 by Little Skein in the Big Wool, based upon the adventures of Pippi Longstocking!  We dyed a speckled/variegated colorway (called “Pippi’s Freckles”) and two different self-striping colorways (called “Pippi Goes to the Circus” and “Pippi to the Rescue”).  We also dyed several Sister Sidekicks (heel/toe mini skeins) in a variety of colors to coordinate with the speckled and self-striping colorways.  Check out Little Skein’s website for more details, and look for the Pippi colorways in our Etsy shop in the future.  http://littleskein.com

Tantalizing Twelve Stripers!

Our Etsy shop update on Friday, April 15, will include two 12-stripe colorways — “Chocolate Rainbow” and “It’s Zombody’s Birthday”.  These super-long striping colorways will be in limited supply, so get them while they last!

Chocolate Rainbow Skein

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Our newest 12-stripe colorway mixes bright rainbow colored stripes with three different shades of warm chocolate brown stripes.  This colorway was dyed on both our Yellowstone Base and our Big Sky Base, and the striping is 5 rows each of yummy purple, dark chocolate, cotton candy blue, blueberry tart, green apple, milk chocolate truffle, starburst orange, lemon yellow, cherry cordial, raspberry chips, nougat, and huckleberry.  Each skein comes with a Sister Sidekick mini skein in cotton candy blue or huckleberry (Big Sky Base), or green apple or nougat (Yellowstone Base).

It's Zombody's Birthday Garnet SidekickIt’s Zombody’s Birthday

This jewel-toned striper has been one of our most popular, so we are bringing it back.  Dyed on our Yellowstone Base, the 5-row striping sequence corresponds with each month’s birthstone:  Garnet (Jan), Amethyst (Feb), Aquamarine (Mar), Diamond (Apr), Emerald (May), Alexandrite (June), Ruby (July), Peridot (Aug), Sapphire (Sept), Pink Tourmaline (Oct), Topaz (Nov), and Zircon (Dec).  Each skein comes with a Sister Sidekick in “Garnet” (Jan) or “Amethyst” (Feb).

 

Sugar Skulls Skein

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This colorway combines solid colored stripes with wide speckled stripes and was inspired by the funky “sugar skulls” fabric in an Erin Lane project bag.  This colorway was dyed on our Big Sky Base, and the striping consists of approximately 2 rows of tangerine icing, 5 rows of strawberry sweets, and 8 rows of speckled sugar, followed by 2 rows of blue raspberry icing, 5 rows of Day of the Dead black, and 8 rows of speckled sugar.

 

Sweet Pea Skein

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An updated version of a previous colorway, this self-striper was dyed on our Big Sky Base, and the striping consists of 4 rows of petal pink, 1 row of natural, 4 rows of earthen gray, and 1 row natural.  Each skein comes with a Sister Sidekick in petal pink.

 

 

 

 

Octopus's Garden Skein 2

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We have re-dyed this colorway (one of our first), and it is the second in our new Beatles series.  Dyed on the Big Sky Base, the striping consists of 5 rows each of aquamarine blue, sea bed grey, tidal wave green, algae lime, carbonate purple, and chlorophyll green.  As Ringo sings, “I’d like to be under the sea in an Octopus’s garden in the shade.”  Ringo Starr of the Beatles, 1969.

 

 

Call the Midwife Skein

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We were so excited for the start of Season 6 of “Call the Midwife” that we dyed this colorway again on our Yellowstone Base.  The striping consists of 6 rows of Sister Julienne, 6 rows of Trixie, 6 rows of Shelagh Turner, and 6 rows of Sister Mary Cynthia.  “Now and then in life, love catches you unawares, illuminating the dark corners of your mind, and filling them with radiance.  Once in awhile you are faced with a beauty and a joy that takes your soul, all unprepared, by assault.”

 

Star Wars Skein

These Are Not the Droids You’re Looking For

Just in time for the release of “The Force Awakens” on DVD, we re-dyed this colorway on our Big Sky Base.  The striping sequence is 5 rows each of R2-D2 blue, storm troopers white, Millennium Falcon grey, Chewbacca brown, BB-8 orange, and The First Order black.  “Without the Jedi, there can be no balance in the Force.”

Walking Dead Collection Begins!

Etsy shop update — Friday, March 11, 2016, at 4 pm, mountain time.  For this update, we are pleased to announce the first colorways in our new Walking Dead collection — “Rick” and “Michonne”.   Watch for more to follow.  So for all of you Walking Dead fans out there, be sure to begin your self-striping yarn collection now!  We are also excited to introduce a new Beatles inspired self-striping yarn collection.  Check out the psychedelic colors of “Watching Rainbows” (below), and listen to the rare unreleased song on YouTube.

RickRickRick Skein

Our first Walking Dead collectible is one of our most manly colorways yet — manly, like Rick, of course.  Dyed on our Yellowstone Base, the 5-row stripe names were inspired by some of Rick’s quotes:

“We’re going to have to fight.”
“I want to show you the new world.”
“I know this sounds insane.  But this is an insane world.”
“You keep the windows intact, you keep society intact.”
“The deal is done.”
 “These people are my family.”

 

MichonneMichonneMichonne Skein

Named after Rick’s new love interest, Michonne is the second colorway in our Walking Dead series.  She’s quiet, but mighty, so of course she had to be dyed on our mighty new Beartooth sport base.  The 5-row stripe names were inspired by some of her quotes:

“We don’t leave anyone behind.”
“We had to stop being out there.”
“Did you ask him the questions?”
“I told you to stop.”
“Don’t you want one more day with a chance?”
“Anger makes you stupid. Stupid gets you killed.”

 

Watching RainbowsWatching Rainbows

This colorway is the first in our new Beatles collection.  “Watching Rainbows” is an unreleased improvised song recorded on Jan. 14, 1969 during the Get Back sessions at Twickenham Studios.  Sung by John Lennon, the lyrics are reminiscent of “I Am the Walrus.”  This colorway was dyed on our Big Sky base, and the striping consists of 6 rows of umbrellas, 6 rows of English garden, 6 rows of electric guitar, and 12 rows of muted rainbows.  So, kick back and listen to this unreleased gem from the classic band, and imagine knitting rainbows in an English garden.

 

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This colorway is making its appearance just in time for Saint Patrick’s Day.  Dyed on our Big Sky base, the striping is 3 rows of green beer, and 1 row of shenanigans, followed by 3 rows of St. Patty’s Day hangover.  Luck o’ the Irish to ya!

 

 

 

 

 

Pity PartyPity PartyPity Party Skein

Sometimes don’t you just want to throw yourself a pity party?  We do!  This colorway was dyed on our Big Sky base, and the striping is 5 rows each of cruel joke pink, cry if I want to blue, did my invitations disappear brown, more cake for me yellow, pity party’s in flames orange, and pastel ribbons purple.

 

 

 

 

OutlanderOutlanderOutlander Skein

We have brought back one of our most popular colorways for this update — Outlander.  This time we dyed it on our Yellowstone Base and have included a “Sister Sidekick” mini heel/toe skein.  This colorway boasts eight different colored stripes, approximately 3 rows each, of Jamie, Inverness, Claire, Castle Leoch, Redcoats, Scotland, Black Jack, and Craigh na Dun.  “Sister Sidekick” in Jamie.

 

It’s Zombody’s Birthday!

After an extended absence (while busy working on the yet-to-be-revealed kit), we will be updating our Etsy shop at 4pm on Friday, Feb. 5, with these exciting colorways fresh from the sisters’ studio —

It’s Zombody’s Birthday

When Megan (of the Stockinette Zombies blog and podcast) asked us to dye a custom colorway as the grand prize for their year-long self-striping KAL, we jumped at the chance.  Since their KAL lasted 12 months, we decided to tackle a 12 striper, with each stripe representing a month of the year in its birthstone color.  Available on our both Big Sky Base and our Yellowstone Base, the striping sequence consists of 5 rows each of Garnet (Jan), Amethyst (Feb), Aquamarine (Mar), Diamond (Apr), Emerald (May), Alexandrite (June), Ruby (July), Peridot (Aug), Sapphire (Sept), Pink Tourmaline (Oct), Topaz (Nov), and Zircon (Dec).  Watch Episode 200 of the Stockinette Zombies to see this yarn knit up by Megan in the Skew sock pattern — http://www.stockinettezombies.com

 

 

My Bloody Valentine

Inspired by the 1980’s horror movie, this colorway is a dark twist on the traditional Valentine’s holiday.  Dyed on our Big Sky Base, the striping consists of 5 rows each of coal mining gray, bloody red, mine shaft black, don’t break my heart light pink, candy box dark pink, and Valentine’s party purple.

 

 

 

 

 

Cold Weather Blues

We’ve been singing the cold weather blues here in Montana this blustery winter season.  Named after the classic Muddy Waters song, this self-striper was dyed on our Big Sky Base, and the striping sequence consists of 5-6 rows of arctic blue, 2-3 rows of icy gray, 5 rows of deep chill, 3 rows of icy gray, 5 rows of numb toes, and 3 rows of frostbite.  Brrr!

 

 

 

 

Star Wars Skein“These Are Not the Droids You’re Looking For”

The Star Wars bug has definitely hit the sisters.  Inspired by “The Force Awakens”, we dyed this self-striper on our Canyon Creek MCN Base.  The striping sequence is 5 rows each of R2-D2 blue, storm troopers white, Millennium Falcon grey, Chewbacca brown, BB-8 orange, and The First Order black.  This yarn is so luxurious, it’s out of this galaxy!

 

 

 

 

Into The Galaxy

Watch out for flying comets!  A new variegated yarn has been added to our shop.  Any project is sure to shimmer in this galactic colorway, which was dyed on our Stillwater Sparkle Base with hints of sparkle throughout.

 

Stay Posted for Our Upcoming Kit!

We know it has been a while since our last blog post and Etsy shop update, but the sisters have been hard at work dyeing large quantities of yarn these past few months for a kit that will be released in February 2016.  We are delighted to have been chosen by Little Skein in the Big Wool to participate in one of her kits that will include exclusive editions of our speckled and self-striping yarn, a fun new sock knitting pattern, a uniquely designed project bag, and lots of other goodies.  We just know you will love this kit, so check out future blog posts for more details.

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Lakeside

Lakeside Lakeside SkeinWe are including a couple of new colorways in our Etsy shop update on September 11, 2015, including this 6-color self-striper called “Lakeside.”  Named after the Montana town near our summer lake get-a-way, this colorway was dyed on our Big Sky Base and consists of four rows each of evergreens, berries, waves, rocks, lake shore, and summer sky.  Alas, summer is almost over, but you can re-live the warm summer lakeside days all year long with this colorway!

Apocalyptic Rainbow

Apocalyptic Rainbow Apocalyptic Rainbow SkeinDon’t wait for the end of the world to knit up this rainbow!  Dyed on our Big Sky Base, the stripe sequence consists of 3 rows each of fiery red, hazy sunrise, grass green, end of the world teal, blue sky, fateful black, smokey horizon, and ominous purple.