Posts Tagged ‘silk 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!:
This is how those fabulous Heirloom Knitting Needles are made:
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!:
And finally, a sneak peek at the basement. Squeakers is exhausted from all of the excitement. What a day it was!:
Again, without all of you to support us, Darn Good Yarn would never have won this awesome grant. Thank you for everything you do!
Nicole Snow, President of Darn Good Yarn
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!:
I don’t think I could have a bigger smile! I can’t express in words how exciting everything was!
And here’s a thumbs up from The Darn Good Husband (he was such a wonderful husband that week!–well, he’s always wonderful):
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!):
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!
Nicole Snow, President of Darn 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!):
..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:
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!):
So excited! Stay tuned for more teasers.
Nicole Snow, President of Darn Good Yarn (email@example.com)
October 7, 2012
Isn’t that the truth? Maybe that’s why we’re all attracted to the new line of the hit yarn–pulled silk. Find the full collection here: http://store.darngoodyarn.com/products?search=pulled+silk&search-submit=
So what are you going to make?
Be sure to watch my mom and I talk about it on my Behind the Scenes series on youtube! (she was a guest star for an episode over the weekend). Subscribe to my channel: http://www.youtube.com/snowbigdeal08
Don’t forget to share Darn Good Yarn with your friends too!
October 4, 2012
See the full collection here: http://store.darngoodyarn.com/products?search=pulled+silk&search-submit=
December 13, 2011
Good morning bellas!
So, I went on my first run in weeks this morning. My cold from hell has finally “CTFO”-d (look it up in the Urban Dictionary if you’re unfamiliar with that highly useful acronym:) ) I was slow but very happy to be back doing my loop again with my friend, Maryann.
This weekend was outrageous (in a good way) and I think I will updating about it for the rest of the week. It was Mike’s birthday…he turned 29! And….. I got invited to the Beekman Farm in Sharon Springs NY. I had to totally put on my poker face when I met Josh because he so inspires me. I’m normally not a “I look up to xyz” kind of person but meeting Josh--well let’s just say it was a highlight of 2011! Here’s a video with some highlights
You’ll also see that in that video I am showing you a new easy 1 skein purse I made in a jiffy too this weekend…now to find a button. Any ideas?
Have a great day everyone!
December 9, 2011
Happy Friday my dearies!
I get to celebrate Mike’s birthday with him tomorrow. I can’t wait! (and yes… he got something hand-knitted) (I think he knows since one of his presents is kind of squishy).
But I did something fun today… I never do things like this… I went to the Beekman 1802 shop in Sharon Springs NY this morning. What a fun destination. The shop is pristine and something that is out of a dream. A wonderful collection of handicrafts, cookbooks….and the smell ….ahhhhhh. I love it there!
And while I was getting some last minute stocking stuffers I noticed my hands were really –umm… winterized. Having super dry hands is not good for knitting (or your cuticles, kids!). Tonight I am going to work on a fun little purse out of the new Stained Glass yarn I just got in. So I needed to have unchapped hands to design this purse I have swirling around in my head.
So, I have to tell you about this little gem I found at Beekman 1802 (and can’t stop using… and I’m wondering why I didn’t get more…); it’s called Stick of Butter. It has 4 different scents. I got “Spring”. It is like a little luxury. You can purchase it by visiting this link: http://shop.beekman1802.com/Beekman-1802-Stick-of-Butter-BP9.htm
I’ve used it this morning and my hands are all better and the scent is wonderful. It’s a nice dense blast of moisture perfect for winter hands. And I’ll let you know how my design turns out for the purse too!
And don’t forget, I just featured a new yarn for the next week that’s on a nice sale. Check out the savings and the yarn by clicking here.
Have a great weekend!
December 5, 2011
Happy Monday evening my yarnie buddies,
I have to share some excited news with you… watch the video:)))
Silk and wool married so perfectly together. This is yarn that you’ve always wanted. You’ve dreamed of this yarn. I know I have!
This creative yarn was made in a wonderful small family-owned co-op/mill where 70 women and 30 men work and get paid fair wages to sustain themselves and their families.
The yarn comes in 2 different plies and it makes the thickness a little different.
The 2 ply has 84 yards per skein and is a worsted weight and the 4 ply has 70 yards per skein and is a chunky weight. Each skein is 100g.
Every skein is a unique collection of color!
June 10, 2011
Take a moment and watch my Friday update!
I also talk about the new Free Pattern (click here) I posted this week.
There is also a new and improved discount plan on the site that I explain a little more on the video.
Phewwww! Crazy week here:)
Does anyone have some cool plans out there? Leave a comment and let me know!
April 4, 2011
I’m trying to get these winner announced for the Sari Ribbon Yarn naming contest at darngoodyarn.com for you by tonight… wish me luck-- you Darn Good Yarners rock!!!