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FedEx Hung Out with the Darn Good Yarn Crew: Behind the Scenes! – Darn Good Yarn

March 5, 2013

Okay, so it’s been a few weeks since they were here, but I wanted to share with you all the great fun we had with this sweet little sampling of candid pictures. You can always find more of the photos in my Facebook fan page gallery!

Squeakers just has to take the show!:

FedEx and Darn Good Yarn Behind the Scenes

This is how those fabulous Heirloom Knitting Needles are made:

FedEx and Darn Good Yarn Behind the Scenes

Making great content isn’t always beautiful. Sometimes you have to cook in front of the fire, like poor Greg had to do for the audio!:

FedEx and Darn Good Yarn Behind the Scenes

And finally, a sneak peek at the basement. Squeakers is exhausted from all of the excitement. What a day it was!:

FedEx and Darn Good Yarn Behind the Scenes

Again, without all of you to support us, Darn Good Yarn would never have won this awesome grant. Thank you for everything you do!

xoxo,

Nicole Snow, President of Darn Good Yarn

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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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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: How to make a tutu with recycled silk sari ribbon

December 21, 2010

An excerpt from Patterns

DarnGoodYarn.com owner, Nicole, walks you through the very basic steps of making a tutu. If you (as an adult) are working on this project on your own it'll take a little over an hour. Plan for a little more time…

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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.

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.

Recycled Silk Sari Ribbon Purses

August 5, 2010

Lashell is my total inspiration– Go check out her Etsy shop: : http://www.etsy.com/shop/designtalentedone ! Look at what she’s created with our Tibet Jewels Recycled Silk Sari Ribbon

Recycled Silk Sari Ribbon Purse

Recycled Silk Sari Ribbon Purse

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Recycled Silk Sari Ribbon Hat and Purse

Recycled Silk Sari Ribbon Hat and Purse

Darn Good Yarn in Interweave’s Fall 2010 Knitscene

August 2, 2010

Check it out, Darn Good Yarn is on page 91 of Interweaves’ KnitScene Fall 2010 Magazine. Pick up a copy today!

Check out the new project I’m working on too using our Tibet Jewels Recycled Silk Yarn

All about Faith…. the designer!

November 4, 2009

So you might remember I asked Chriss (our great crocheter) what inspires her: you read about it by clicking here.

But I had to ask our great knitter Faith the same thing. Read what she has to say!

Click here for Faith's Slipper Pattern

Click here for Faith's Slipper Pattern

I’ve been knitting since I was in my early teens. I made myself sweaters and ponchos and the like. I earned some of my money for university knitting sweaters. I hadn’t been knitting much lately except out of necessity (I go through a lot of mittens), but I found Darn Good Yarn by accident this summer. I was entranced by the yarn and intrigued by the 80 ways to save the earth tote bag. I ordered some of the yarn. When I decided to make the tote smaller than the pattern called for, I had leftover yarn, so I decided to make mittens. Silk is supposed to be the warmest thing to wear in the winter. They turned out well, so I figured I’d try socks, something I hadn’t knit since I was about 14. This meant ordering more yarn. I was working on them while on vacation, and my daughter and I wandered into a fancy yarn shop in Charlottetown. She fell in love with thrummed mittens, so I figured out how to make those. Her sister needed a pair after seeing them, naturally. By this time I was totally in love with the silk. Nicole was looking for designers, and every time I looked at the silk I came up with another idea for how to use it. We started collaborating, and there you are.

I also design cross-stitch and blackwork patterns and write for various publications, including a review zine.

Click Here Tibet Sari Silk Poncho Knit Pattern By Faith!

Click Here Tibet Sari Silk Poncho Knit Pattern By Faith!