I’m so thrilled that the 3rd issue of our magazine is finally arriving next week from the printer!! I wanted to tell you a little bit more about what will be inside. So, this issue is a collection of 3 patterns and 4 recipes. The theme of this issue is Growth, which seemed perfect for spring, when shoots and blooms and leaves are all pushing their way up from their long winter sleep.
Hello all!! It’s been a minute since I’ve been able to properly sit down and say hello, cause I’ve been stuck in trade show world for a month and a half or so. But I’m finally home from work trips
Well, It’s that time of year! Time for me to get a bit crazy in the head with preparations for the multiple trade shows coming up! We wanted to write a quick blog post to let you know about when and where we’ll be! Be sure to come visit us if you're in the New York area this month at Vogue Knitting Live, and in February at Stitches West!
In a new series on my blog every other month, I’ll be delving into a bit of nerdy, fiber art history. Specifically, in-depth looks into the history of dyeing around the world. I’ve decided to focus on specific cultures for each of these, so that I can go a bit deeper into that area’s dye story. Looking closely at the way art techniques developed opens a window into that culture’s entire history. New textile making processes might be added after the introduction of a new maker’s tool following a historic event, new dyestuffs are used after new trade routes open and flourish, and items are exchanged between countries, and periods of unrest result in new and unique ways to produce fibers and colors, meant for specific political, social or religious purposes. Color is literally woven into our past, and these are the stories of our ancestors, working to make those colors come to life.
I can hardly believe that it’s been 5 years since I started dyeing yarn in my kitchen for Nutmeg Fibers!!! And also, that I’ve been in business as Nutmeg for 7 years! This post is over a week after “New Years” but it takes me a little time to get around to my blogging schedule after the holiday season is over. Oh well! That’s how life works.
I sent out an email post about this new pattern from Julie Hoover last week, but wanted to be sure to mark it in my blog as well! Especially since this would be PERFECT for last minute holiday gifts.
So, we’ve reached the end of our KAL! I hope that you’ve all had fun! We've given out over $500 in prizes to some lucky winners in our event (with 3 more to be awarded today as well!), and seen loads of really beautiful pictures of Rie’s pattern from all over this wide world. One of my FAVORITE things about knitting
The end of fall is fast approaching, with Thanksgiving already on our doorstep here in the USA, and our winter holiday season only a week behind that. Most of you might be thinking that it’s too late to start new projects that’ll be used as presents during your winter celebrations in December, but we took some time today to scour our favorite websites for patterns that are perfect holiday quick knits! These are mostly all 1-2 skeins projects, many with larger gauge Aran weight yarn, that could easily be completed by the time you’ll need to start handing out your presents!!
You guys, I am beyond excited about an upcoming project I have in the works here at Nutmeg! I’ll be talking about this a lot over the next few weeks, but will tell you just a little today about a new organization that I discovered recently, called Patreon.
Hello all!!! I’m so sorry that this is a week behind, so I decided to just join week 4 & 5’s post together. I got an unexpected opportunity to participate in a local fiber festival last weekend, so it threw my weekly schedule off a bit. Thanks for your patience!!