My studio and house are all a-buzz with preparing for the Mid-Ohio Fiber Fair and the release of new patterns coming within the next few weeks. Sample knitters are working hard to get shawls finished for the spring collection, and now we need to move some yarn to make room for all the new yarn I’m dyeing.
Work in progress by one of my sample knitters, Photo courtesy of Katy Wheeler
So, I’m hosting another auction to move out some yarn and raise some funds to complete our booth and send us on our way to the Mid-Ohio Fiber Fair.
OMG Yarn’s Spring Cleaning Auction
Begins Friday, May 8, 2015 at 4pm and runs until 6pm Sunday, May 10, 2015
I’ll be posting some teasers, but what you should expect from the auction this year is yarn, a few finished items, and a few fibers and such in my stash. There will be mostly OMG yarn, but there will also be some other yarn from the retail space that I just need to get gone.
Since we had some issues with coordinating pick up last year, all items will be shipped (shipping will be $3 for local people, $5 if outside WI).
The auction will be a great way to support your local yarn shop and help OMG Yarn officially hit the road and debut on the national stage.
In the mean time, keep an eye out for stuff you’d like to get your hands on, and stay tuned for the announcement of May’s project of the month. 🙂
I also had the pleasure of traveling to Chicago this past weekend to visit YarnCon. It was absolutely wonderful! I had fun, visited with friends and:
- Enjoyed a chat with Allyson D of Holla Knits and see the sample sweater I dyed yarn for in the book Midwestern Knits, to be released this fall.
- Hugged Shannon Okey of Cooperative Press after exchanging some tweets with her across the parking lot of the venue.
- Bought a bit of yarn, including a Magic Ball from Sophie’s Toes…it’s pretty awesome, if you ask me and it’s all mine!
Firing up the Dye Pots
I have a LOT of new bright colored, unique yarn in the works, and have been doing regular shop updates to the Etsy store. I have been filling my Mondays and Wednesdays with all the dyeing I can muster and the pile is getting big. Everything online is in stock in the Bay View store, so if you’re local, you should come get a skein…or two.
A sneak peek at Barb Mastre Stanford’s Spring/Summer 2015 design…I’m crocheting this sample in OMG Vegas…
The newest yarn base, Calatrava, is a big hit, and seems to be doing well this far. It soaks up dye much differently than some of the other bases, and is energetically spun. My designs for the spring and summer feature Calatrava and are all big, gorgeous lacy shawls.
Stitch and Bitch
In case you were wondering, we now do a Friday Night Knit Night every other Friday from 6pm to 9pm in the shop. We have quite a few regulars, including a few ladies that are quickly becoming fun friends that I look forward to seeing each time I host the event. Keep an eye on our calendar if you’re interested in attending, the next stitch night will be held Friday, May 1 (and I might have to go see Avengers: Age of Ultron right after too…).