Prison Grey for Darn Knit Anyway

After dyeing a custom colour for Darn Knit Anyway’s Shop Hop last year, we were thrilled to be invited to dye for their shop again this year. This year’s theme was their Historic Stillwater Prison (Stillwater was the location of Minnesota’s very first federal prison) which housed members of the Jessie James gang. Our “Prison…

Spring 2014 Colours at SweetGeorgia

Spring is nearly here and we are celebrating with six new colourways for our collection! We have a few citrusy brights including Melon, Blood Orange, Basil and Coral Rose, along with two variegated colourways, Oyster Bay and Spring Garden. Blood Orange is a colour we originally designed for the Cookie A sock club last year…

Club Colour Catch-up!

We’re due for a BIG catch-up post! Since the baby arrived, I have fallen behind on a couple things… one of them being doing the monthly reveal for the Club colourways. But here, I want to show off the past several months… October 2013: Autumn Wind Dyed on our Superwash Merino + Nylon fibre base…

Star House Cowl by Mindy Wilkes

Have you seen the Spring 2014 issue of Interweave Knits? We’re in love with this gorgeous and luxurious merino and silk lace cowl designed by Mindy Wilkes. The Star House Cowl alternates rings of doubled “hems” and lace patterning, creating an accessory with heft and dimension—yet one that’s still delicate. Star House Cowl details Finished…

SweetGeorgia at Unwind Brighton

Do you have plans for this summer? Perhaps you’d like to join me in Brighton, the lovely seaside resort in the south of England. I’m thrilled to say that I’ve been invited to teach and speak at the first-ever Unwind Brighton yarn and fibre festival! Unwind Brighton will be held July 12 and 13 and…

Quest for the Baby Quilt

Back in June, when I was about 4 months pregnant, I became obsessed with the idea of making a baby quilt. We hadn’t announced our pregnancy yet, but the fact that I was furiously pinning baby quilts on Pinterest gave it away to some people. The mere mention of my wanting to quilt something made…

Moscato by Amy Herzog

Amy Herzog, prolific knitwear designer and author of “Knit to Flatter” has designed a new pullover in our Merino Silk Fine yarn! Moscato is a sweet, simple-looking pullover with some fun tailored touches. The wide neckline is slightly draped, and the hem of the sweater, sleeves, and shoulders are all trimmed with fun button accents….

A Year in Review: 2013

Every year, I write a year-end closing post. It’s cathartic. It sweeps away the detritus of the year passed and makes way for something new. This past year, my “something new” has made my brain mush and made it a challenge to string multiple phrases together (ask me how many times I just re-worded that…

2013 Spinzilla By The Numbers

Over 1.3 Million Yards of Fiber is Spun During Spinzilla! 1,373,175.06 yards of yarn spun 94,939.73 yards spun by winning team 24,500+ the minimum amount spun by every team 16,852 yards spun by an individual on a team 13,106 yards spun by winning rogue spinner (spinning unaffiliated) 6,000 dollars raised for the Needlearts Mentoring Program…