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Going back to Etsy

SwitchKnits.com isn’t going anywhere. It will always be the most reliable way to get to me and my products. But I’ve switched the store section back over to Etsy completely, for one reason: that’s where the customers are. I’m guilty of being an Etsy junkie myself — when I go looking for something handmade, my first stop is Etsy unless I already know of a good standalone source.

I’m still taking custom orders and commissions. Drop me a note if you’re looking for something particular, and I’ll do my best to help you out.

Sorry for the confusion, and thanks for your patience!

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On Ravelry?

I started a discussion group on Rav for fans of my yarn (and other stuff I make). I’m hoping to get some conversation going, and also see what y’all have made with my yarn. I’ll probably do occasional giveaways and group-only coupons, if I get at least a few members. Come join me!

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Aaaand I’m still alive.

Sorry for vanishing for so long. Depression sucks. I’m back to spinning and will have some new products up soon! Here’s a preview.

I set my Etsy store back up, since some people prefer to shop there. Same handspun, same prices. I haven’t copied over the other stuff in the shop yet, but I will.

Also, you now get FREE shipping on domestic purchases. Thanks for shopping!

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I <3 Ravelry

I’m way behind in posting this, but depression has been kicking my butt.

I love Ravelry. I’ve been a user since 2007, and I continue to support them. Their “no Trump” policy makes me very happy.

I’d say more, but I need to go back to bed.

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Pride Packs: coming soon!

I’ve been working on something big. I’ve found an indie dyer to help me create Pride Packs: collections of handspun mini-skeins in the colors of every LGBTQIA+ pride flag I’ve come across. Each pack will contain roughly four ounces of yarn, split up into equal mini-skeins. For example, the Asexual Pride flag will be split into one-ounce skeins, because the flag has four colors. The regular rainbow flag, with six colors, will have 0.66-ounce skeins. Of course, I’ll standardize the amount of yardage in each pack so you know how much you’re getting of each color.

Cool, huh? But I need your help. While I have ordered wool to make at least one Pack of every flag listed in the poll below, I want to get an idea as to which Pride Packs my customers are interested in so I can make more of those. I want everyone to be able to get yarn in their flag of choice!

So please fill out the form below, if you’re interested in the Packs. Submitting the form in no way obligates you to buy anything; I’m just trying to gauge interest. You don’t even have to leave your email address, although if you do I’ll put you on the notification list for when Packs are available.

Thanks for your time!


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Commission in Progress: Sparkle and Rainbow

I’m currently spinning up two different bits of fiber for a client. These two bobbins, of a superwash wool/sparkle nylon blend, will be plied (twisted) together. You can’t tell from the photo, but the yarn goes from blue to green to blue again repeatedly.

Fiber by Turtlepurl Yarns & Notions

And this is the first bobbin of a rainbow gradient. I’m spinning it very fine, at the client’s request.

Fiber by Franjous Fibers

I have two weaving commissions coming up next — fabric for a tote bag, and then a scarf with a custom design on it. As always, if you’re interested in my custom work, contact me!

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Coming soon: LGBTQIA+ bracelets!

Today I did up some ace pride bracelets. I’m planning trans, non-binary, intersex, demi-sexual, bisexual, and pansexual one’s in the near future too.

I’m planning on shoelaces and skate laces as well. And I’m taking requests. Subscribe to the blog or follow me on Facebook to see when the bracelets are posted to the shop. They’ll be $6 each plus about a dollar for shipping within the US. All handwoven by me on an inkle loom!