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10 Fun Fact about Me and Darn Good Yarn

March 12, 2012

Here are 10 fun facts about me and Darn Good Yarn:
1- Darn Good Yarn saved 6,000 pounds of waste from going into landfills last year and turned it into fantastic yarn!
2- My favorite book is Atlas Shrugged
3- Darn Good Yarn just sponsored two daughters of one of the spinners who makes “Darn Good Yarn” to go to school this semester!
4- I’ve moved my house and my business 10 times in 5 years
5- I’m from NJ originally, now I’m in Maine!
6- I love wearing bright colored lipstick
7- My favorite movie(s) are Kill Bill 1&2
8- I’m a lazy knitter–Sure I can make the complicated but I like things simple that fit into my schedule
9- My favorite meal I like to cook is roasted duck with roasted brussel sprouts
10- I am in love with my business–I never feel like I’m working and it always warms my heart when I see the projects that people make with my yarn

 

Happy Monday Loveys!

xo,

Nicole

How to make a simple bracelet and Super Drama-riffic Day at DGY–get a glimpse of the craziness!

March 12, 2012

The latest juice

December 3, 2011

Happy weekend bellas!

 

Well, I think I am finally better now. Almost 100% but it is nice to be able to put a full day of work in again and not feel totally horrible. There have been so many cool things going on here at DGY.

Last night I got to attend a ribbon cutting in my local town of Dover-Foxcroft Maine. The store is Sister X Two and they carry yarn (including Darn Good Yarn’s!), scrap booking supplies and they’ll carry fabric in about three weeks. It’s pretty exciting and I feel really lucky to have my yarn in their store!

 

But there has been a lot of behind the scenes stuff going on at Darn Good Yarn. So, if you’re interested to hear about all the dirt, watch this video.

 

 

 

With all of my love, as always,

 

Nicole

Sharing some laughter

October 9, 2011

Or at least a chuckle…

 

Hi everyone,

 

I hope you’re having a great weekend. My dad is visiting me right now to catch the leaves changing. Yesterday the leaves looked ok. But today a few of them got the memo that it is indeed fall and they started changing. Check it out:

But my sweets, it gets better. Last night I was shown one of the funnier (top 5) youtube clips and I had to share it with you. I know some of you dog lovers will really crack up. So here’s to laughing.

 

 

Have a great day.

xoxo

Nicole

Turning a corner

October 7, 2011

Well happy Friday my dears. I realize I haven’t been the youtubing, facebooking, blogging yarn darling lately. If you wanna know why, read on…

You may or may not know that I moved into my first house about 3 months ago. I’m totally loving it but it’s in Maine and it needed help getting ready for its first winter. You see it was a vacation rental when we purchased it so it 1) didn’t have any love put into it and 2) I had to make sure things like logs were stacked for the stove, basements were cleared out and dump runs were made. And then to top things off I somehow gained almost 10 pounds during the move… maybe it was the altitude drop. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it. :)

 

Oh yeah, did I mention I had to keep up with the day-to-day of Darn Good Yarn?

 

I’m not complaining at all! I have just been exhausted and have been doing just enough to try and stay up-to-date and not burn out. But something happened this week, I just seemed to get over a hump, got this place a little more feng shui-ed and things seem to be flowing a little better. So, I can get back to working on projects for you like the free patterns (yes, I need to publish that mitten pattern!) and that new portion of the site I want to get going called Darn Good You.

 

So enough about me, you want to know about the yarn right?! Well, I have a cool shipment coming in about 2 weeks which will have wool and silk blends. When I first saw the sample runs it reminded me of stain glass. But right now I just introduced a 4 ply banana fiber yarn. This stuff is a lot different than the typical banana fiber I normally carry. Check it out here. I have lines of recycled cotton yarn and cotton ribbon that I will try my very very best to get onto the site for you today too!

 

How do you stay motivated? Please share in the comments below!

 

Thank you so much for all of your support. My Darn Good Yarn family is so awesome and I feel blessed to have you around!

 

Namaste,

 

Nicole

 

River Colors Yarn Store

June 28, 2011

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Jewelry Design with Recycled Yarns!

June 13, 2011

http://misheldesigns.blogspot.com/2011/05/banana-fiber-is-yummy.html

Good morning dahlings!

 

So this morning, I needed to show the wonderful creations that Michelle has put together (ummm see above!!!) Michelle is an amazing jewelry designer and in her latest creations she’s integrated some of Darn Good Yarn’s very own Recycled Silk Sari Yarn, Ribbon and Banana Fiber Yarn.

 

Please take a moment and check out the posting here to get your inspiration: http://misheldesigns.blogspot.com/2011/05/banana-fiber-is-yummy.html

and if you would like to learn more about what Michelle is up to go and visit her full site: http://www.misheldesigns.com/

 

Happy Monday everyone! Hope you had a great weekend!

 

xoxo

Nicole

New Silk Sari Ribbon and Allergies Attack!

May 27, 2011

Victorian Rose Sari Silk RibbonHoly moly,

It’s finally Friday and just after 10am to boot…where did my morning go? Oh I know where…watch the video to find out! Also, have you seen the new Silk Sari Ribbon colors? If not, check them out here: New Sari Ribbon Colors

 

Also, the shop that was featured in the video below is

Taming of the Ewe
26 Public Square SW, Jacksonville, AL 36265 (256) 727-7081 ‎ taming-the-ewe.blogspot.com
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Way to go Detta!

 

Oh and if you’re interested, my new site that I just launched is called http://thecraftywiner.com

 

Have a wonderful day everyone!

xoxo

Nicole

UPDATE!Friday the 13th strikes Darn Good Yarn

May 13, 2011

Hi Everyone!

 

Friday the 13th strikes Darn Good Yarn!!! Have a chuckle and watch the video. I also feature a new recycled silk bracelet in the vid that I think you will love!

 

and now a 2:30p update… the shrug is done!

 

 

xoxo

Nicole

If I’m fat in my bathing suit… Wednesday 5-11 update last days to get 10% off too

May 11, 2011

Hi everyone,

 

So, it’s officially a hump day here at Darn Good Yarn but that’s good because I’m making something out of recycled sari ribbon yarn but, you’re just to have to watch the video to see what it is:) You’ll also see why I don’t care if I’m fat in my bathing suit this year:)

 

And remember, there is only a few days left to get 10% off the Original Premium Recycled Silk Yarn! Hurry!

 

xoxo,

Nicole