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And the winners are…

December 9, 2010

This was a quick contest because Mike’s birthday (official DGY husband) is tomorrow and I need to bake a cake, clean the house and print labels for these new yarns and get them attached!

This is quickly becoming a very fun tradition at Darn Good Yarn and it’s beyond wonderful to have so many of you take part in this. I always smile when I add the labels with the winners names and send this marvelous yarn off to yarn shops all over the place.

Congrats to the following  people for their yarn color choices:

Yarn #1 goes to Jill Holland winning with Jubilee

Yarn #2 goes to Tiffany Conner with India’s Indigo

Yarn # 3 goes to Sam Rose (of Calamity Designs) with Snooki. She submitted it as a joke but I’m a Jersey girl at the end of the day.

Yarn # 4 goes to Rebecca Mohrbach for Rapunzel

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Name that color NOW!!!

December 9, 2010

Good morning Darn Good Yarners!

I told you that you would have a lot of opportunities this month to name some yarns. I have four more for you this morning. To submit your ideas, just leave your response as a comment below! I numbered the yarn’s in their captions so you can just type something like 1= xyz, 2=abc etc.

This is a quick one so make your entries this morning and tell your friends to get in on the action

Have a great day!

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Recycled Sari Ribbon Color Choices

October 21, 2010

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If you having a problem choosing the right sari ribbon for your project, call or email us and we’ll send you pictures and help you on your crafting quest!

Confessions and Tote Bags

September 19, 2010

Need the recycled sari ribbon described in this video? Just click here! You just need 1 skein of sari ribbon, scissors, hot glue sticks and of course a hot glue gun! Learn how to make this cool tote bag in the video!

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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!


No Knit, No Crochet Silk Headband Kit

September 14, 2010

How flippen cute?!

This headband was inspired when I cut my bangs too much…uh oh. So the headband helped make my botched haircut job look halfway decent. See more of the drama on this video:


So, this kit will include enough recycled silk sari ribbon to make this headband along with a link to instructions and the beads.

You just need to supply the glue gun and a stick or two of hot glue.

You can choose which two flower colors you’d like on your headband. If you would like other color combos, just email us and ask and we’ll make it work for you!

Click here to purchase your kit!

1 hour Sari Ribbon Netbook Case

September 10, 2010

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Ah, before we get into the knitting pattern, I wanted to share a special woman’s Etsy store site: Rose Young’s awesome store: fuzzballs.etsy.com

That’s where I got that great necklace from in the video.

OK, back to the show!

So some background: I was looking for a sleeve originally for my netbook. I made one, but it’s not terribly useful. I carry too much “stuff” with me. I usually use this at the library and I’m taking notes in a dare-I-say real notebook while I have research happening on the netbook. So, I made this bag more loopy with no real structure. It serves the purpose, it’s quick to make, it’s colorful and best of all.

You can also modify this to make it satchel type bag by lining it and throwing a strap on it.

You’ll need two skeins of any of these yarns located here

Size US 19 needles

Cast on 3 sts,

Row 1, K3

Row 2-7 M1, K to end of row (Row 7 is approximate depending on the size of your netbook. Measure yours and make adjustments as necessary.)

Row 9-12 knit

Row 13-18, k2tog, K to end of row

Row 19 K3

Bind off

Make another panel.

Sew together leaving one end open (your choice of lengthwise or width wise). I used left over ribbon to make closures. But you can use buttons or whatever else your heart desires!

How to soften your projects

September 10, 2010

I get this question a lot; “How can I speed up the break-in period of an item I made?”

Great question! Over time, the silks that you work with from Darn Good Yarn will get softer and softer. However, I understand there are times where you want that vintage soft look.

So follow these easy tutorial and you’ll be on your way to experience the softness that all of Darn Good Yarn’s Recycled Silk Yarns and Ribbons can bring!

What you need:

Dryer

5-7 tennis balls depending on the size of your dryer and/or project

2 Tbsp of hair conditioner or liquid fabric softener

4.5 cups of warm water

Bucket

Optional:

soak washSoak Wash to pre-clean your project (great for those items that will be against skin!) Buy it by clicking here.

Dryer Safe bag


Instructions

1.Pour and mix the conditioner (or fabric softer) and water in the bucket until conditioner is dissolved.

You can precede this step by washing your project in Soak Wash. Buy it by clicking here.

2. Place project into bucket and hand agitate being sure to get this softening solution in all of the nooks and crannies. (about 2 mins)

3. GENTLY, squeeze out the water. Be careful about warping the project by over-squeezing the water out of your project…you could misshape it!

4. Throw project in dryer safe bag (or not). I originally made the mistake of having too large of a bag and my project wound up being mashed to one side and did not dry! When I re-tried the process, I stuck some wet towels along with 5 tennis balls and my project into the dryer on my standard setting (until everything was ALMOST dry). Remember, don’t go on your hottest dryer setting–use the medium setting.

5. Check your dryer every 10 mins. You want to pull your project out just when it still has a little bit of dampness. This is important in case you have to reshape your project. From there you can lay it flat to dry the rest of the way. If your project doesn’t need reshaping you can let the full cycle of dryer take over.

6. You’re all set! Not only do you have a softened project, but it smells good too:)

When in Mineral Point, Wisconsin…

September 10, 2010

When you’re in Mineral Point Wisconsin you must must must stop by Jony’s shop “Simply Scarfs” at 152 High Street. (contact @ simplyscarfs@charter.net for questions).

Check out the magnificent creations that you can get there though! Yes, silly, they’re made from the ever-awesome line of Darn Good Yarn’s recycled silk sari ribbons

Holy Moly!

September 1, 2010

I wonder what kind of dreams Lashell has. I bet they are in color and have lots of sari ribbon in them. Look at the new, wondrous creations she’s waived her magical hands at!

Oh, and if you like the pendants, check out this one of a kind shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/fuzzballs?ref=seller_info

Rose owns this shop (Click here to visit Rose’s shop!). If you are making some awesome pieces for yourself, contact Rose. She’ll hook you up! Just amazing pieces!!!!

Click on any one of the pictures to visit Lashell’s etsy shop. Do you own a small shop and want to carry a line of her items? Just let me know! Email me now!