Why every day is Christmas, and how much I love the Grocery Girls!

I love packaging up yarn. I love seeing what people choose to buy, and how the colours look together. I get excited seeing all the different places in the world my yarn is going to, and spend far too much time googling all the different locations. Packaging up yarn is kind of like wrapping Christmas presents for me... at Christmas I get excited thinking about how my loved ones are going to react when they open their presents, and I hope that all you lovely customers get excited when you see a package from Isis Fibre Arts in the mail.

Don't these look like Christmas presents to you?

As to why I love the Grocery Girls, there are so many reasons...  they are lovely and hilarious, they remind me of all the happy times I had growing up in Edmonton, and they are serious yarn enablers! I was so happy to be able to offer a special deal for viewers of the Grocery Girls podcast, and because of that I now have customers in more parts of the world! I'm sending my first package to Australia (G'day Ed! I'm glad #GGmadeyoudoit!), and to the Faroe Islands (Hallo Majfrid!), which I now know a lot about (thanks Google!) and might have to add to my travel bucket list! 

Happy Easter everyone, I hope you're having a wonderful long weekend! 

New Colours! Stone Flower and Blue Spruce

I've been dyeing up a storm here at Isis Fibre Arts headquarters and I put the first couple colours on the site today. I've decided to change the way I add colours. In the past I waited to add a colour until I had  it dyed up in all my yarn bases, which sometimes meant it took a while. My new method is to put colours on the site as I develop them, in whatever yarn bases I have dyed up, and add the other yarn bases as I get them done.

This means that when you click on a colour all the currently available yarn bases will show, which might not include the one you're looking for. If that's the case, please send me a note letting me know what you'd like and I'll get on it!

One of the new colours on the site today is Stone Flower, which you saw in my Sumac Scarf pattern.  

Another new one is Blue Spruce:

It's a semi-solid teal blue, and it might be my new favorite... wait until you see it in Fingering Sparkle... so pretty!! I'll have that one up as soon as I get the photos done!

I also put a One of a Kind up called Mixed Greens. It kind of reminds me of salad greens, but in a nice way! So nice that I may have taken a skein for myself to make socks out of.... too bad I didn't have them finished in time for St. Patrick's Day!!  

I'd love to hear what you think of the new colours, and if there's anything in particular you'd like to see, please let me know! 


New Colour!!

Introducing Lobelia! A dark midnight blue with bits of royal blue and light areas, it reminds me of lobelia flowers in a hanging basket... mostly dark with white centers and brighter areas where the sun hits them. Available in everything from Lace to Worsted, although my personal favorite is Fingering Sparkle... I love sparkle... :)