Mini Skeins

Lately, it seems every trip is preceded by a sewing session: booth elements for the Tnna booth and a case for my last local workshop. This time, I sat at the sewing machine once more so as to have my very own logo bag for Rhinebeck:

Why do I need a logo bag? So I’ll be easier to find. You see, Marcel and I have been busy winding and twisting a few hundred mini skeins in preparation for the festival. I plan on giving most of them away that weekend – if you see me and my big orange bag, come over for your skein.

You may have noticed I said ‘most’ – as I realize not everybody will be able to attend Rhinebeck, leave me a comment before Wednesday October 14th if you’d like a mini skein mailed to you. I’ll choose 25 (in the US or Canada) at random shortly thereafter.

  • Rats, can’t go to Rhinebeck. But maybe I’ll catch you the week after while you’re in NYC? 🙂 Have fun at Rhinebeck!

  • Leah

    hah. I think the only thing I’d love more than one of your sample skeins would be to go to Rhinebeck. But… I can’t always get what I want, so let’s hope if I try hard, you might just send me something I need ;)… okay I know it’s stretching it but I always feel the need to slip a little rolling stones into everyone’s day. Have fun sewing!

  • Awww, look at the wee skeins! Everything is cuter in miniature.

    I hope you have a good time at Rhinebeck!

  • Sharon

    Oh – to be in Rhinebeck. But, tis not to be. Have a wonderful time. I be those mini skeins will be a huge hit!

  • marlono

    The tote is so cute! Nothing better to stash one’s yarn in! And I’d love a glimpse of the mini-skeins!

  • Deirdre

    Oh, I’ve always wanted to go to Rhinebeck… looking forward to your reports on it!

  • Oh wee skeins are fun! (I can totally use one for a colour accent for one or two of the patterns in the mag!)

    I’ve always wanted to go to Rhinebeck, but living on the Westcoast makes it hard. 🙁

    Have fun!!!!!!

  • Aw, mini-skein pity for those of us not attending Rhinebeck. Sounds great to me!

  • Emily

    Sadly not making it to Rhinebeck this year – maybe next. Would love to be entered for a miniskein – none of my LYS stock this, so I’d love to see how it is.

  • tracey

    Rhinebeck sound fun. Have a great time!
    The mini skeins and bags are both too cute.

  • SamLaTricoteuse

    Mini skeins – in itself it’s a blessing !!! Rhinebeck – hmmm lucky booth !!!

  • Wow, it’s a bag full of awesome-ness! Great idea, and great bag too.

  • Those mini-skeins are just too cute!

  • Wow, I’ve been wanting to try your new yarn and I can’t find it anywhere! Wish I was going to Rhinebeck, but I’d be happy to take one of those little skeins off your hands anyway. 😉

  • Victoria

    Would love to go to Rhinebeck one day, but for now I will content myself with other people’s accounts. Look forward to hearing all about it!

  • not sure i will make it to Rhinebeck (money money money) so would love a skein!

    cant wait to see them!

  • Tami Romano

    I can’t make it to Rhinebeck…sigh….but I’m eagerly awaiting your new site to be up and running! 🙂

  • Amanda

    A mini-skein would be much appreciated;-) I’d love to be able to pick it up at Rhinebeck, but alas that will not be possible.

  • bellamoden

    a miniskein! what an inspired idea. I love your orange tote too 🙂

  • edina

    I’m on the other side of the country so won’t be able to attend, but I’d love to try out a mini-skein. Have fun at Rhinebeck!

  • Julie Stauffer

    I would love a mini-skein! I have been unsuccessful finding your yarn locally. I will not be at Rhinebeck, otherwise I would be hunting you down in person.

  • kelly-ann (on Ravelry)

    What a great idea to hand out mini-skeins at Rhineback. Too bad I will not be there 🙁

  • Eeee!!! I would love to be entered in the running for a skein, since I can’t be at Rhinebeck this weekend.

    Are you ready to be mobbed? 🙂

  • Nancy J

    What fun you will have. I should be so lucky as to win a mini skein?

  • Ruthanne (in Seattle)

    I’d love a free skein. . . and as I live on the other side of the country, Rhinebeck is not in my future. . . Thanks so much.

  • Lori in Michigan

    I’m so enticed by your yarn! I’ve read such yummy things about it. Would love a mini-skein…a great consolation to not being at Rhinebeck!

  • Steph

    I would love a mini-skein! I’ve been reading good things about the yarns and would love to try them out.

  • I would love love love sample of your yarn! I would also love to go to Rhinebeck but my kindergarten class would never let me get away with that!

  • Boohoo… can’t be at Rhinebeck. Have fun! I’m sure everyone who’s spotting that orange bag will have fun…

  • Louise

    You are one of my favourite designers. I would love to feel the yarn that you concepted. I’m out West so I won’t be at Rhinebeck. Bet it’s like missing out on Woodstock.

  • Julia

    I heard so many good things about your yarn, would love to try it one day!

  • May

    Oh yes, I’d love to give the yarn a try!

  • Lisa E

    Ooh, I’m a sucker for mini skeins! Sorry I can’t make it to Rhinebeck, it sounds lovely!

  • Debbie B

    Being at Rhinebeck is a dream for me…someday, but not this year. I would love to be chosen. I hope you have fun!

  • Jani

    Yes, please – someday I’ll get to Rhinebeck, but not this time.

  • GingkoKnits

    As if I didn’t want to go to Rhinebeck enough already! I love the pattern booklet but I haven’t tried your yarn yet and would love to so that I can better decide what to knit next.

  • Susanne

    Wow, look at that bag, my kind of bag, big and full of yarn…
    Hope you have a wonderful time at Rhinebeck..
    congrats on this blog…at least we know where you have been!!

  • Joan

    I’ll be coming to Seattle, but that’s a long way from Rhinebeck… perhaps I’ll be lucky enough to win a small skein of your yarn?

  • I might be going to Rhinebeck, and then again I might not. I hope it’ll be the former! Have a swell time with AliP 🙂

  • No Rhinebeck for me this year (kids’ school fundraiser), but if you’re going to be in NYC, I’ll take a hand-delivery 🙂 Have a great time at Rhinebeck!

  • Tina

    I live in the Midwest, so I won’t be going to Rhineback. You’re one of my favorite designers, and I have been wanting to try your yarn. I recently bought a house though, so I’ve sadly had very little time to knit. If I received a skein though, I definitely would make some time! Thanks!

  • JennyG

    Ooh! I’d love a mini-skein. I’ve been to Rhinebeck in the past, but will miss the even this year. I live too far away these days!

  • I can’t make it to Rhinebeck – it is a long way from Colorado! But, I would love a mini skein!

  • Bridget

    Hmm, would love to go to Rhinebeck – but can’t. However, maybe I’ll get lucky and win one of those mini-skeins!

    Good luck with your debut at Rhinebeck.

  • Genevieve

    Wish I could make it to Rhinebeck like I originally planned but it is at the same time as the NEMF Foray on the Cape. At least I made it into the dyeing with mushroom workshop!
    Love the mini-skeins!

  • Lynne E.

    I’d love to have a mini-skein of St. Denis yarn! Can’t possibly make it to Rhinebeck, because I’m on the West Coast.

  • Won’t be at Rhinebeck this year; however, I look forward to seeing you at Knitty City on Monday.

  • Janet

    Can’t make it to Rhinebeck, but would love to win a skein of your new yarn. Looking forward to seeing and feeling it in person. When will it be in Victoria, BC?

  • Cher

    I would love to try the new yarn! Very exciting stuff. I’m all the way on the other coast, so no Rhinebeck for me. But I do enjoy the pictures, so I hope you get plenty of those.

  • Ooo I’d love a mini-skein! I’m too tied down with school to go to Rhinebeck this year.

  • oh, how adorable! I’d love one. And that tote is awesome. Wish I could make it to Rhinebeck. Some day…

  • Tiffany

    Such a long dream of mine to experience an autumn in Rhinebeck. Your bag is stand-out goodness. I hope you have a lovely time!!!

  • Oh, I’m missing Rhinebeck this year! Please put my name in a hat!

  • Nancy

    Rhinebeck a pilgrimage will be made from my west coast home someday . . .

    Looking forward to seeing your new yarn and book – a mini-skein would be quite a treat. I hope your trip is a great success!

  • Mary

    Hi! OOOHHHHH – I’d love to have a mini skein. How pretty!!

  • Jo

    I love the bag. I am too far away for Rhinbeck (little sob) but I would love to try out your new yarn.

  • I’m wishing Rhinebeck weren’t on the opposite side of the continent! I’m so envious of my blog pals who live in Quebec and are able to drive there. Your bag is lovely in it’s simplicity, yet eye catching in that yummy colour! A mini-skein would be a delightful treat — you’re bound to be very popular at Rhinebeck!

  • Lynn

    I’d love to sample your new yarn–this must be very exciting for you! Good luck!

  • Barb Collins

    Can’t make it to Rhinebeck – thanks for the chance for a mini-skein!

  • Ina

    Oh yes please! It looks like I’ll miss Rhinebeck this year, so a mini-skein would be a lovely kindness.

  • Yes, please! Your bag reminds me of a Halloween pumpkin filled with treats.

  • chaosgeek

    Ohhh I’d love to be able to go to Rhinebeck and flag you down for a mini-skein and hearing all about the yarn! Unfortunately, stuck here in Montreal, I’ll just have to hope to be one of the lucky 25! 🙂

  • Oh How cute! Mini-skein! Have a great time at Rhinebeck!

  • Rosario Benavides

    Sorry I missed you at the NYC Yarn Crawl and will also miss you at Rhinebeck. Would love a mini-skein!

  • Reina Tebby

    I wish I could go to Rhinebeck but it’s not in my future either. And I wish one of my LYSs would carry your yarn, but I don’t think any of them are, right now, anyway.

    Would love a mini-skein to try it out!

  • Jo Anne

    I love the bag!

  • Gaye

    I would love, love to have a sample. Have Fun at Rhinebeck.

  • Eva

    Ah, to go to Rhinebeck…. One day, some day…

    Can’t wait to see more of your exciting new venture!

  • Nancy

    We in the desert southwest love miniskeins, too! Soon it will be cool enough to wear (light) woollens – in the meanwhile, I’d love a miniskein to pet and plan with!

  • I have been trying to figure out where I can get a look at the St-Denis yarns! The closest store is 2 hours away.

    I just found your blog today so I know I’m a wee bit late but if there were a wee skein – I’d love to have a look.

  • Saw some of your yarn at LK Yarns in Halifax last week. It’s beautiful stuff. I’d love to have a mini-skein. Please and thank you.

  • Gina Murphy

    I can’t wait to see your magazine! I’d love to have a mini- skein. Thanks

  • Lovely tote bag! I would love to try out a mini-skein. Thank you for offering.

  • Donna

    Mini-skein? Count me in!