Summertime means more reading and more knitting; these two loves combined to create the idea for our next colorway collection, The Great Reads. This will be an on going collection that will have series of new colorways added periodically. Each series will be offered one time only as Dye to Order. Our first series is based on five of my favorite "magical" books/series! Let me tell you a little bit about each one...
This Wednesday, April 19th at noon Texas time, the shop will be stocked with a little bit of everything that we have leftover from the fabulous DFW Fiber Fest!!!
I urge you to create an account and to be logged in as selections are vast but stock is limited and skeins tend to go fast. Wondering if your favorite will be in the sale? Most likely! Here are the colorways that will be showing up on Wednesday:
10 Days of Fiesta
A Case of the Mondays
Around the Corner
Beauty & Her Beast (online debut!)
Dark Side EPV
Frozen (on Ritz-sparkle)
Happy Birthday Cake
Happy Snowman (on Ritz)
Jelly Belly (online debut!)
Manly Man (free Man Card included with purchase)
Night @ the Roxbury
Polka Dot Afro Circus
Pumpkin Spice Latte
Pungent Reindeer King
Shiny Happy People (our DFW colorway for 2017)
The Sorting Hat
We will start shipping orders right away but with so much going up for sale, it may take a few days.
What's next? We have so much planned for Must Stash in the upcoming weeks and months! First off, Beauty & Her Beast will be available as a dye-to-order from April 22nd until April 27th. This 12 stripe colorway is inspired by the new Disney live action movie of the same name.
If you haven't see the coordinating cowl kit, you need to check out the Little Skein in the Big Wool's shop! She has a limited supply of ready-to-ship kits for sale on the 22nd with a pre-order option through the 27th. This fantastic cowl is not the same colorway as the Must Match socks, Beauty & Her Beast. It is two colorways, La Belle and La Bête! The cowl kit includes 500+ yard skeins in each colorway for a yarn baby that is just over 1000 yards and of course, Anne has pulled together unique kit options that are too good to miss.
Beginning in May, we will have back in stock a limited supply of all of our Star Wars colorways with a new Epic Galactic Battle Cowl miniskein kit available for the first time!
And the fun doesn't stop there! Also beginning in May we are introducing a creative new series inspired by the bookworm inside of me; The Great Reads Collection.
We are starting off with five of my favorite "magical" books and I am going to keep you in suspense for just a bit longer as to what they are. Each Great Reads colorway will be self striping as you have come to know and love Must Stash but we did recently introduce a new line of delicately speckled colorways called Simply Speckled on Instagram and at DFW.
They flew off the racks at DFW and so I cannot wait to offer them again online. You can expect to see more Simply Speckled colorways popping up in the shop from time to time.
2017 DFW Fiber Fest has come and gone and boy was it fun. I would like to thank Dianne, Suburban Stitcher, and Ivette and Sophia, my Must Stash Crew, for all their hard work this past weekend but mostly I would like to thank each and every one of you who stopped by the booth to say Hi, show me your WIPs/FO and to get more Must Stash into your stash!
Now that it is over...it's time to update the shop! I am counting inventory and getting everything back in order so we can have a Sorry You Couldn't Be There sale as soon as possible. I am going to pick a little bit of everything that was at the show so watch your email for what and when.
The skein named for and inspired by the Rogue One heroine, Jyn Erso, has it's very own Instagram Giveaway going on! Check out my profile and enter to win now!
The winner will be drawn tomorrow, January 3rd at 3pm! Afterwards, the Jyn Erso listing here on Shopify will open for anyone who didn't win but needs to score this color. The stock is limited to 80 skeins.
I have three new colorways for this Christmas season which will debut in the shop update tomorrow, Wednesday, November 30th at 12pm CST.
The first colorway is called "Father Christmas". I was inspired by the beautiful images and colors of vintage Christmas cards featuring the Old World Father Christmas trudging through the snowing woods making his delivers so I used rich colors like navy, cranberry and evergreen with a large handpainted snowy woods stripe. I wanted to give a nod to the original legend of St. Nicolas by including three stripes of gold to represent the three original gifts.
"Seasick Crocodile" is the second new colorway for this season. As you have guessed, it is inspired by the Seuss' Grinch. The whole striping sequence is his face and of course, there is a thin black stripe between each color because he is drawn like that!
The last new colorway is lovingly called "Tangled Lights". My family has a tradition of decorating for Christmas the weekend of the Thanksgiving holiday so when we pulled out the tubs, totes and bags we rediscovered treasures, found a few broken things and lots of tangled lights. It's a holiday tradition!
The shop update tomorrow will have lots of these three colors plus more Apple Picking and Pumpkin Spice Latte so I hope to see you there!