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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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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 colors of pulled silk yarn

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!

xo,

Nicole
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New Hand Dyed Pulled Silk Yarn

October 4, 2012

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Birthdays, Beekman and a new knitted purse

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.

The best goats ever! I heart Beekman1802.com

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!

xo,

Nicole

The perfect thing for dry hands

December 9, 2011

Happy Friday my dearies!

 

Mikey teaching me how to use a snowblower

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!

xoxo

Nicole

Stained Glass: A Darn Good Take on an oldie

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!

xoxo,
Nicole

Discounts, Free Pattern, and a Move: Not bad for a Friday!

June 10, 2011

Hi everyone!

Take a moment and watch my Friday update!

Recycled Sari Ribbon Meditation MatI talk about an upcoming move (get your orders in before 24 June!!)

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!

Love,

Nicole