With everything that is going on, I just wanted to take the time to make sure that I am keeping you up to date and what is going on with my shop and with my yarn bases.
I wanted to start with my yarn base information in general. And I just wanted to let you know that under the new website format you can easily find all yarn base information in each individual listing. I working hard to keep this as updated as possible while removing and adding new yarn bases. When looking at the description in each listing you will see right next to it Yarn Base Info tab. If you click on that link, it will switch over to this tab making it easier for you to find all of the information you need about my various yarn bases while at the same time still be able to look at specific colors.
At this time, I am also removing any yarn base information about discontinued bases from this general list (as it was becoming a little too crowded) and adding them directly into the description tab. If a yarn base is being discontinued I am collectively moving them all together into one listing and adding that it is discontinued into the listing's title. You can find any and all discontinued yarns in the Sale Collection on the website.
Here is a general list of yarn bases discontinued at this time (please keep in mind that I may be adding some more over the next few days):
- Singularity Fingering Base
- Bauble Heavy Lace Base
- Fluffy DK Base
- Nimbus Fingering Base
You might be asking, why am I discontinuing some bases? The short answer is some of these bases are not as popular as I had hoped. And the second is some of them are becoming a little harder to find. Much of this has to do with mills closing or only operating at half capacity. This is not necessarily a bad thing, it just means that the proper safety precautions are being done at this time to ensure that the products we are receiving are safe.
Now that I have all the technical stuff out of the way let's talk fun new yarn bases.
I am discontinuing my Singularity Base not because I don't want to carry a single ply anymore, it's just that I found a new single ply base that I really really like. So let me introduce you to Meridian.
I love that this base is an eco-friendly option made from 100% fine merino wool. And this single ply yarn base is toasty warm with a crisp structure and delightful softness. It is super super soft! However, unlike my Singularity Base the wool is not superwash treated. The colors dyed on this base will be a little more muted in tone because of it. And while I wash all my yarns after the dye process to get rid of any extra dye, this particular yarn base may still bleed when wet. You can also see in the image above a skein of Meridian on the left and a skein of Singularity on the right. One of the other things that drew me to this new base, is that each skein of Meridian has 437 yds/ 100 grams vs. the 400 yds/ 100 grams of Singularity. Yay for more yardage and being super soft!
Ok, let talk about another new fingering base that I am calling Aurora. (Don't ask me why, I have just been on a celestial kick lately and I am having fun naming my yarn bases right now after astronomy terms...lol).
Pictured above is my Snug base on the left and my new Aurora base on the right. Aurora is a beautiful new 4 ply fingering base yarn that consist of 70% Superwash Merino Wool and 30% Nylon. This superwash merino wool has a subtle softness and warmth we all know and love but with a higher nylon content giving this base some added strength. This particular base really reminds me of the touch and feel of a non-superwash yarn even though it has the benefits of the being superwash treated. And while it is the same size and my Sbug base yarn it does have less yardage with only 437 yards/ 100 grams in each skein. I am also not sure if this will be a limited edition type base for just the summer or if I will keep it on full time.
Speaking of Snug- I have always had two suppliers of this particular yarn base. But I also wanted to let you know that, my favorite mill that usually produces this particular yarn bases had to close for a few months because of everything that is currently going on. As a result, they are a little behind on catching up with orders and production in general.
The second supplier offers the same exact yardage and fiber content, it's just that their skeins tend to be little more dense and fluffier. and there is nothing wrong with super soft yarns that are fluffy and want to be petted all day. But I just wanted to keep you informed with what is going on. As you can see in the image above, my normal Snug base in on the left and the second suppliers skein is on the left. So to help with any distinction between these two bases on the website I will be calling the second one (the skein on the right) Snug 2, to make sure that you know which yarn base you are ordering.
I hope this clears up any questions or concerns that you may be having with the yarn base situation. And I hope this all makes sense...lol. The brain fog has been thick the past few days and I find I am at a loss for words or having trouble concentrating. Thanks for taking the time to read this and I hope you are all staying safe
Additional Info About New Yarn Bases
I am so happy to be bringing in some new eco-friendly yarn bases to the shop. But I wanted to let you know that the ties on my Meridian and Aurora Bases are slightly different from my other yarn bases.
Normally you find the ends of the skein attached to a central tie. But, with these particular bases the ends of the skein are twisted and then used as the tie itself. When you receive these skeins, to make it easier I will only leave on this one tie instead of the two you normally see. Before winding, just find this little twist where the ends overlap. Then all you have to do is cut off the small knot and pull on this little twist to release the ends of your skein.