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New Pattern: Free Lip Balm Cozy Knitting Pattern Using Reclaimed Sari Ribbon – Darn Good Yarn

February 26, 2013

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Don't you hate it when your lips get chapped and you accidentally washed your tube of lip balm? With this quick, free knitting pattern and 2 colors of Darn Good Yarn's 5 yards of reclaimed sari ribbon, you'll never have…

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New Pattern: Free Rope Cording Pillow Pattern Using Recycled Sari Rope Yarn – Darn Good Yarn

February 24, 2013

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I've been there. I want to make something, but I don't know how to do that craft. Are you not a knitter? Are you not a crocheter? Do you love Darn Good Yarn (of course you do!), but your crafting…

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FedEx Had a Great Time Hanging With the Darn Good Yarn Crew!

February 21, 2013

Alright, it’s all over. Time to resume a normal day at Darn Good Yarn (I might be too ecstatic to do that!). Mike, the Darn Good Husband, and I had such a blast with the FedEx crew! They were absolutely amazing. Thank you all for coming out to hang with us!

We managed to take some fabulous behind the scenes photos while they were here. Check them out!:

FedEx at Darn Good Yarn

FedEx at Darn Good Yarn

I don’t think I could have a bigger smile! I can’t express in words how exciting everything was!

FedEx at Darn Good Yarn

And here’s a thumbs up from The Darn Good Husband (he was such a wonderful husband that week!–well, he’s always wonderful):

FedEx at Darn Good Yarn

One of the other things Darn Good Yarn did was show FedEx how we work in the community. Here’s a picture of us at the Agway, teaching people to knit (with big needles and fabulous yarn, of course!):

FedEx at Darn Good Yarn

This was such a memorable event for us, and we have to send a big thank you to ALL of our Darn Good Yarn fans! We couldn’t have gotten here without you. :) Big love going out to everyone!

xoxo,

Nicole Snow, President of Darn Good Yarn

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New Pattern: Woven Messenger Bag Made From Recycled Resolution Sari Silk Yarn – Darn Good Yarn

February 17, 2013

An excerpt from Patterns

Is everyone having a great Sunday morning? Things seem to be winding down after the FedEx filming crew left. You can read about it here. Now, back to the fun stuff! Rebecca from Pea Knits shared with me this gorgeous…

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Mini Packs of Recycled Sari Silk Ribbon Now at Darn Good Yarn – Newsletter

February 14, 2013

Phew! Sorry it’s been so long since I sent an email out. Things have been CRAZY ever since we won the FedEx Small Business Grant Contest!

I’m actually doing last minute preparations for the FedEX Press Crew– They’re heading down right now to record and get a sense of what is going on. I’ll be posting pictures of the events on our Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/dgyarn) and Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/darngoodyarn) so you can get a taste of what is going on here… After all, YOU had a big part in us winning!

Make sure you let me know if there is anything in particular you’d like to see or have posted!

With that said, I have been hearing what you and the rest of your fellow Darn Good Yarn-ers have been saying… There are times where you don’t need a giant skein of fiber for a project. Maybe you just want a little bit to accent a project or maybe you need a tad more to complete the last part. Maybe you’re just looking to make some jewelry to accent your scarf!

Well, I know that times are a bit tougher now (Mike commutes and is here only a weekend or two a month.. believe me, I know…), so I want you to be able to finish ALL your projects instead of having to spend more because you needed “just that little bit for a finishing touch.”

I have created “mini” packs of some of our most popular ribbons and they are now available. They’re a little bit more expensive “per yard” because we needed to create special packaging, cut them to length, etc. but, believe me, I’m giving away for as little as I can… This is more a service to you :-)

You can do a LOT of cool things with this yarn: make jewelry, add accents to projects, add trim, create tassels, extend the length of your knitted item, etc.

For the next week, if you order $70 or more of yarn, we will throw in a FREE mini-skein of yarn of your choosing!

On top of that, if you cant choose between yarns and won’t be able to order $70+, I’m also offering a 20% discount on up to three mini-skeins of yarn if your order is $49 or more. Use code MINIRIBBON at checkout (exp 2-17)

FINALLY! I will be holding a contest. Once you get your mini-skeins of yarn, post a cool project you have completed on http://www.facebook.com/dgyarn with them and the winner will get a $25 gift card + 10% off as well!

Stay fabulous darlings!

Nicole

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FedEx is Filming Darn at Good Yarn!

February 13, 2013

Hey everyone! Some really cool things have just happened. Remember back when Darn Good Yarn won that $25,000 grant award from FedEx? Well, they’re in my living room! Yup, here’s me sitting all cool and collected (psst! Look at how tidy my desk is!):

Fedex is coming to Darn Good Yarn

..and look at that, I’m even wearing FedEx colors! Alright, deep breath. It’s going to be hectic here with the filming crew, but it’s a great way to show a big business how hard small business owners work. I mean, most businesses start out this way, right?

Here they are setting up for the interview:

Fedex is coming to Darn Good Yarn

It feels really official now! Well, I can’t post too many behind the scenes pictures right now…I gotta build up the suspense! More pictures can be found on my Facebook page if you haven’t already joined me. :)

Oh, and here’s a picture at the Agway, just before we start the knitting class! (Yeah, that’s the Darn Good Husband in the background there!):

Fedex is coming to Darn Good Yarn

So excited! Stay tuned for more teasers. :D

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xoxo,

Nicole Snow, President of Darn Good Yarn (nicole@darngoodyarn.com)

New Pattern: Crescent Shawl Pattern Using Puffed Silk Yarn – Darn Good Yarn

February 12, 2013

An excerpt from Patterns

Good evening everyone! Fellow Darn Good Yarner Lauren has used my puffed silk yarn in my English Garden colorway to make this gorgeous crescent shawl. This yarn looks fabulous knitted up, and is MEGA soft and squishy–exactly what you'd want wrapped…

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New Pattern: Mainely Fabulous Reclaimed Sari Silk Ribbon Hat Free Knit Pattern – Darn Good Yarn

February 8, 2013

An excerpt from Patterns

This is one fabulous hat. And it was made in Maine. So, what to call it? Mainely Fabulous of course! Do you know how easy this hat is to knit? It’s as simple as 1-2-3. 1. Skein of DGY’s At…

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New Pattern: Refurbish an Old Chair with Recycled Sari Ribbon Yarn – by Darn Good Yarn

February 6, 2013

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Do you have a hideous old chair that you don’t want to get rid of because it’s useful, but at the same time is an eyesore? I have just the crafting DIY project! The best part is, there’s no sewing–just…

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