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Nicole wears bright pink socks!

February 17, 2011

Hidy ho friends!

Indeed, I do wear bright pink socks. You can see them in this video:

But if you’re interested in checking out the brand new fantabulous multi colored recycled sari ribbon called “At the Bahamas” the you need to click right here!

Aren’t the colors just marvelous. And just to restate how I made the scarf in the video, you need one skein of At the Bahamas Recycled Silk Ribbon, CO 6 sts on size 15′s and then just work up in knit! Woo hoo!

xoxo

Nicole

PS click on any of the pictures to see more!

The Recycled Sari Silk Yarn Hobo Purse Pattern

February 11, 2011

Hi friends,

Alas, a Friday is here and with that comes a new pattern I wanted to share with you.

Check out this pattern (click here)! Just a nice big bag that holds everything you need and the wonderful color transitions naturally made by Darn Good Yarn’s Premium Recycled Silk Yarn make this hobo a show stopper.

Chriss (our resident crochet artist) strikes again with this versatile take on the ever-popular hobo purse.

What do you think?

xoxo

Nicole

Yippie, I’m a guest blogger!

January 24, 2011

Good morning friends!

I hope you had a great weekend. I had a great weekend. Mike had off both days so we got to spend some nice time together.

Today, I’m expecting a HUGE shipment of new yarns to get here. I’m so excited! It’s like Christmas when they get here along with a killer bicep workout because the boxes are so heavy.

I wanted to share with you my first post as a guest blogger too! http://oaxacaborn.wordpress.com/2011/01/23/guest-blog-recycled-silk-ribbon-from-nicole-of-darn-good-yarn/

What do you think?

xoxo

Nicole

Yarn color-naming winners for 12-6

December 6, 2010

The choice, as always, was tough but luckily I have lots of new yarns coming in over the next few months so you can give it a try.

What am I talking about? Well, the yarn color naming contest! If you’re a part of the group “Darn Good Yarn Fans” you’ve noticed that I’ve been having a series of contest where you can put your two cents in for the name of the colors of the new yarns I’ve been presenting to Darn Good Yarn.

I’m always so impressed by the creativity.

But this round of winners goes to Michelle M and Jared S!

Michelle named this yarn Cerulean Skies. You can read more and discover this new blend of yarn here.

And Jared S, wow, what a head-turner of a name La Belle Mousse de Mer (Beautiful Sea Foam)–hmm, I don’t know if it was the French wine I had last night or what but this one was too pretty to pass up. You can read and see more about this yarn here.

Darn Good Yarn’s Return Policy

September 23, 2010

Please note this fantastic return policy is for the yarn purchased on my site darngoodyarn.com, not ebay (Ebay is a 14 days in original condition–sorry it’s more strict, their fees make it very restrictive, feel free to order through this site and get a better deal anyway!).

Q: What’s your return policy?
A: Did you ever hear that commercial that talks about happy cheese comes from happy cows? Well, happy crafts come from happy Darn Good Yarn-ers. I (Nicole, the owner of Darn Good Yarn) know that shopping online can suck sometimes. When it comes to yarn, it’s a tactile experience… mmm to run your fingers over the yarn. So, shopping for these jewels online takes a wind out of the sales a little (but luckily I charge a lot less than your LYS, you’re still supporting one very small business and you can shop in your PJ’s at my store).

But, this is why Darn Good Yarn is so, well, Darn Good. Try it, Feel it, Love it, Hate it, Use it, Stare at it. If you’re not pleased with it (even if you’ve started crafting with it), send it all back in 30 and I’ll refund you even the shipping. Trying Darn Good Yarn is 100% Risk Free If you’ve started using it and you’re not delighted, just stop, take it off the needles, put it in the box and send it back to me. You have 30 days from placing the order, International orders have 40 days from placing the order. Prior to returning any yarn, please contact us at info@darngoodyarn.com with the reason and what exactly you’re returning.

FREE BALL OR SKEIN OF YARN!

September 16, 2010

Buy any 5 balls or skeins of yarn on the entire site (mix, match and coordinate!) and you’ll get a free ball of yarn. The free ball will be equivalent to the least expensive ball of yarn. If you would like to specify the free ball of yarn you’d like, just message us when you check out! You don’t need to add it to your cart! That’s important because you’ll get charged for it!

When you check out, after you submit your payment info (like credit card info) you will see a link that says “message seller” click that and just write a note to me like “hey NicoleĀ I want my free ball of yarn to be the premium recycled silk yarn”.

Also, for any bulk packages of yarn (the 1kg or 2kg bulk discounts) this offer is excluded because the yarns in the bulk discount are so heavily reduced.

If you have any questions, just let me know! nicole@darngoodyarn.com

Recycled Silk Sari Yarn

Recycled Silk Sari Yarn

The Creativity of Daphne

September 16, 2010

I love Canada (did you know I went to school not too far from the border? Go Clarkson University!) and I’ve had some good times there (which we’ll save for another blog post). But I love Canada even more now because that’s where Daphne is from!

Who is this Daphne? An entrepreneur, an artist, a knitter, a yarnaholic, a fantastic photographer and a fellow Darn Good Yarner!

I wanted to share pictures of some of the items she made (including Darn Good Yarn’s very own 20,000 Leagues Under the Purse).

Did you know you can find her at craft fairs around Prescott Ontario too?! If you’re going to be in the area and want to check out (and buy) one of her purses here’s her contact info. Even if you’re not in the area and would like to purchase one of these simply darling bags (Remember the holidays will be here sooner than you know!!!) just shoot her an email and she’ll get you set up and ship it to you!

Daphne’s info is : keltcarr@yahoo.ca 613-925-3028 and she is located in Prescott Ontario Canada!


Calamity Designs!

September 15, 2010

Look who is going to start working with Darn Good Yarn; Calamity Designs!

http://calamitydesigns.etsy.com

Watch the creativity in action and get inspiration here: http://chaosandcalamity.wordpress.com

Sam runs Calamity Designs. she’s an artist, with a shop and she’s in the process of getting her design company going!

She writes some awesome custom patterns including the Heel Market Bag which you can find on Ravelry.

But check out first, the wonderful logo and then check out some of Sam’s handiwork with recycled silk yarn!

Minisweaters, boleros, shrugs you can make with Darn Good Yarn

September 13, 2010

Mini-sweaters, boleros, shrugs

I love them all! Why? They’re quick to make and add that little extra something over your outfit. I’ve been living in places where you need to keep taking layers on and off so they’re vital for me! Enjoy these free patterns I found:

Also, if you ever have a question about how many balls of yarn to get for a pattern, email us! That’s what we’re here for!

http://theyarniad.blogspot.com/2009/11/patternum-gratis-safire-minisweater.html This would be lovely in Nicole’s Recipe Banana Fiber Blend!

http://www.dailyknitter.com/allison.html
Use two strands of recycled silk together or our thicker banana fibers!

http://www.universalyarn.com/pattern.php?pattern=29
Use the Landscapes Handspun Banana Fiber for this one!

http://kellymaher.wordpress.com/2007/07/04/ribbed-lace-bolero/ How fantastic is this one? Use a bright colored yarn.. 2 strands of the recycled sari silk.. tres bien!

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=62184.0 In our banana fibers (except The landscapes series) just marvelous!

http://ria-saakshi.livejournal.com/57178.html wonderful in our yo-yo diet thick and thin wool yarn

http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/50718.html?r=1 you’ll have to login but it would be wonderful in our alpaca yarns or heavier banana fibers like Nicole’s Recipe!

http://feministsahm.blogspot.com/2010/04/indifference.html This would be lovely in our solid colored recycled silk yarn

http://www.knitlist.com/98gift/shrugrecipe.htm simple and wonderful in any of our sari silks

http://www.knitonthenet.com/issue2/patterns/unshapedshrug/ a nice way to move from scarves to something a little more. Try our recycled silks for this one.

Sweaters you could make with Darn Good Yarn

September 13, 2010

Yes, I openly admit to being a lazy knitter. It’s not that I’m lazy per se… I just have a lot going on. So, if I put a project down I want to be able to pick it right up again in about oh… 2 months. I also don’t like my yarns to be exclusive. Sure, I could round up some cabled fair isle craziness but that’s not what Darn Good Yarn is about. The complexity of these yarns will speak for themselves in understated patterns.

Recently, I was asked for a few recommendations for a slightly fitted sweater. Here’s what I came up with! If you know of others that should be on this list, please email me at nicole@darngoodyarn.com.

Also, if you ever have a question about how many balls of yarn to get for a pattern, email us! That’s what we’re here for!

http://parallaxknitting.com/about-2/kaleidoscope/ While on the intermediate side– you can really hammer down on shaping. Premium Recycled Silk Yarn would do the trick here!

http://www.mangomoonyarns.com/pattern.php?id=22 This one is not totally fitted around the waist however it’s super easy! This would be made with the Premium Recycled Silk (at a fraction of the price too :) )

http://www.whattoknitwhen.com/2008/12/ellie.html this does have more fit but it’s nice and light and slightly sheer. It would be wonderful in the Premium Recycled Silk

http://www.dailyknitter.com/grace.html This would work up in using possibly 2 strands together on 10.5′s You could shorten the sleeves how you see fit! The yarn would be the Premium Recycled Silk

http://www.lanagrossa.com/service/mdm/05_2004/index.html This one is a little tangier and could be worked with any of the banana fibers except for the Landscapes Series

http://www.dailyknitter.com/kelly.html worked in yo-yo diet, this would work up nice a quick!

http://www.pickles.no/late-summer-sweather/ A little looser, I don’t think you need to strip this one.. just go for it in our Premium Recycled Silk. With the nice wide stitching it would look stunning with a strong solid fitted tank top underneath it!

http://site.daisyyarns.com/marinaorganic.pdf an easy sweater with a fitted waist included! Perfect for our Premium Recycled Silk Yarn

http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEff10/PATTmythos.php I love this sweater and it will be on my to-do. Use the solid colored recycled silks or the premium recycled silk sari yarn.

http://chrisknitsinniagara.blogspot.com/2008/02/silk-v-neck-pullover.html Could you imagine this in one of our more subdued blends like Golden Temple Recycled Sari Silk.. oo la la!

http://www.bluealvarez.com/bluealva/patterns/purplesweater.html this would be stunning in solid colored banana fiber don’t you think?

http://www.berroco.com/exclusives/tonto/tonto_b.html Yes, whilst a little on the intermediate side, it’s really not too bad. Do a guage check.. you might be able to use two strands together!

http://www.bhg.com/crafts/knitting/wearables/very-cool-knitted-v-neck-sweater/?page=1 So easy and would look lovely in banana fiber!