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New Pattern: Fantabulous Wild Peacock Wrap: Free Knit Pattern using Wild Peacock Sari Silk Yarn – Darn Good Yarn

June 12, 2013

An excerpt from Patterns

First, let me tell you about this yarn. Our Wild Peacock Sari Silk Yarn is the go-to yarn if you want eye-popping contrast. Just as peacocks flaunt their plumage, so will you. There is just about every jewel tone color…

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New Pattern: The Perfect Wine Koozie: Free Knit Pattern from a DGYer – Darn Good Yarn

June 9, 2013

An excerpt from Patterns

Lauren, dear, you're after my own heart. As many of you know, Lauren is a DGYer who loves making and sharing patterns with us, so here's the latest installment of her genius. This little wine cozy will make a great…

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This is Episode 10 of “Darn Good Yarn Live”.

May 30, 2013


Darn Good Yarn Live EP09

May 23, 2013

This is Episode 9 of “Darn Good Yarn Live”.

Click on the play button to play the stream from YouTube. The chat room is below the video feed. To chat, choose a nickname and type the warped words you see in the text box. Wait for a moment for it to log you in, then type in the white space below and press enter to send a message to the room.

If you are IRC savvy, you can join the chat with your favorite IRC client. Just point it toward #darngoodyarn on irc.freenode.net.

Show notes for this episode:

  • Nicole: Featured yarn of the week! Get a great deal!
  • Jen: Behind the scenes in Korea – Leaving etiquette
  • Nicole: Business tip
  • Jen: Crafting tip – Making a journal, trial and error
  • Questions


Helpful IRC Tips:

  • If your chat window isn’t scrolling, scroll to the bottom of the chat manually and then click on the “#darngoodyarn” button at the top of the chat window. If successful, it should mark the bottom of the chat with a horizontal rule and start scrolling automatically again.
  • Put “/me “ in front of your message to role play.
    (e.g. “/me hugs Jen” yields “* Brandon hugs Jen” in the chat rather than “<Brandon> hugs Jen”.)
  • Type “/nick NEWNAME” to change your nickname. Warning: there are a lot of people on the IRC server so expect the generic ones to be taken.
  • If you lose connection to the chat room, the best way to get back in is to just reload the page and log in again. You may need a new nickname until the server realizes your old one is not responding.
  • If the chat window is too small for you, you can use use a full-screen version at http://webchat.freenode.net. Just put in #darngoodyarn as the channel.

South Frontenac Fibers Interviews Darn Good Yarn!

May 20, 2013

Teira from South Frontenac Fibers asked me for an interview. She’s got the post up on her blog, so go take a look! Teira is a knitter and spinner, and has dogs and chickens. She posts on her blog frequently, and there’s a lot of great stuff to read there too. One of her goals this year is to create some patterns. Woot! I know I’m looking forward to a sock pattern, even though I’ve only made one pair (those were made special for the Darn Good Husband)!

I had so much fun answering her questions, and even made two video responses. Haha, I’m glad you got a good laugh, Teira. :D

Here is the video:

Thank you so much for doing this feature on your blog, Teira.

xoxo,

Nicole Snow, President of Darn Good Yarn

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DGYLive Episode 8

May 16, 2013

This is Episode 8 of “Darn Good Yarn Live”.

Click on the play button to play the stream from YouTube. The chat room is below the video feed. To chat, choose a nickname and type the warped words you see in the text box. Wait for a moment for it to log you in, then type in the white space below and press enter to send a message to the room.

If you are IRC savvy, you can join the chat with your favorite IRC client. Just point it toward #darngoodyarn on irc.freenode.net.

Show notes for this episode:

  • DGY Featured yarn of the week
  • Jen: Talks about being deodorant free!
  • Nicole’s quick business tip
  • Jen: Crafting Tip – Felting basics
  • Questions

 

Helpful IRC Tips:

  • If your chat window isn’t scrolling, scroll to the bottom of the chat manually and then click on the “#darngoodyarn” button at the top of the chat window. If successful, it should mark the bottom of the chat with a horizontal rule and start scrolling automatically again.
  • Put “/me “ in front of your message to role play.
    (e.g. “/me hugs Jen” yields “* Brandon hugs Jen” in the chat rather than “<Brandon> hugs Jen”.)
  • Type “/nick NEWNAME” to change your nickname. Warning: there are a lot of people on the IRC server so expect the generic ones to be taken.
  • If you lose connection to the chat room, the best way to get back in is to just reload the page and log in again. You may need a new nickname until the server realizes your old one is not responding.
  • If the chat window is too small for you, you can use use a full-screen version at http://webchat.freenode.net. Just put in #darngoodyarn as the channel.

New Pattern: A Fabulous Free E-Reader Knitting Pattern – Darn Good Yarn

May 12, 2013

An excerpt from Patterns

When you get your new e-reader, you start looking for a great holder to keep it safe and scratch free. (Or, maybe you bought a fabulous holder and then bought the e-reader). :) One of our Darn Good Yarners, Anne…

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Meet and Greet!: Che Sweetland from Meadowfly Farms – Darn Good Yarn

May 3, 2013

Hello! I gotta tell you about Che. She’s a sweet young woman who is love with DGY just as much as the rest of us. But here’s the cool part. Not only does she live in Maine, she’s also going to be providing us with some AWESOME soaps! Feeling a goat milk soap lather on your body is just heavenly.

Meadowfly Farm Goat Milk Soap

And the goats themselves are super cute! The does are milked daily, so this is really a hands-on small business. Che, we’re happy to have your soaps available on the DGY website!

Meadowfly Farm Goat Milk Soap

She’s got a lot of great soap fragrances available, and most of her soaps are all-natural. Head over to her blog  for the low down on Che!

xoxo,

Nicole Snow, President of Darn Good Yarn

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Darn Good Yarn Live EP07

May 2, 2013

This is Episode 7 of “Darn Good Yarn Live”.

Click on the play button to play the stream from YouTube. The chat room is below the video feed. To chat, choose a nickname and type the warped words you see in the text box. Wait for a moment for it to log you in, then type in the white space below and press enter to send a message to the room.

If you are IRC savvy, you can join the chat with your favorite IRC client. Just point it toward #darngoodyarn on irc.freenode.net.

Show notes for this episode:

  • DGY Featured yarn of the week
  • Jen: Tells tales of hiking in S. Korea!
  • Nicole’s quick business tip
  • Jen: Crafting Tip – Let’s run with that idea!
  • Questions

 

Helpful IRC Tips:

  • If your chat window isn’t scrolling, scroll to the bottom of the chat manually and then click on the “#darngoodyarn” button at the top of the chat window. If successful, it should mark the bottom of the chat with a horizontal rule and start scrolling automatically again.
  • Put “/me “ in front of your message to role play.
    (e.g. “/me hugs Jen” yields “* Brandon hugs Jen” in the chat rather than “<Brandon> hugs Jen”.)
  • Type “/nick NEWNAME” to change your nickname. Warning: there are a lot of people on the IRC server so expect the generic ones to be taken.
  • If you lose connection to the chat room, the best way to get back in is to just reload the page and log in again. You may need a new nickname until the server realizes your old one is not responding.
  • If the chat window is too small for you, you can use use a full-screen version at http://webchat.freenode.net. Just put in #darngoodyarn as the channel.

New Pattern: Free 86er Sari Chiffon Scarf Knit Pattern from a DGY Fan! – Darn Good Yarn

May 1, 2013

An excerpt from Patterns

Darn Good Yarner, Lori, submitted this pattern to us…and it's gorgeous! Seriously. And it's simplicity at its finest. When you have fabulous yarn, show it off. And that's exactly what Lori did! She took some big old needles, size US…

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