Wednesday, July 18, 2007


Hi Everyone!

We are up to 12 participants which is great! Sign ups are still open though, until the end of the month.

I posted a couple of links for resources to buy yarn or dye online. The one link that I labeled Cheapest Jacquard dyes is amazon. It's the same stuff as on knitpicks, but cheaper. Even cheaper than the starter pack by like 20 cents a jar. And they have way more colors. I ended up buying 7 jars of it to try out. If you want just the primary colors, the best ones to get are Sapphire Blue, Sun Yellow, and Fire red. I got those plus black, pink, brown, and turquoise. I knew I didn't want to try and mix those colors. It was less than 30 bucks including shipping!

Also everyone check out Catnip Yarns. It's yarn at close to wholesale, but you don't need a wholesaler license. They are super friendly, and the yarn is top quality. For sock yarns go for Kona or even Treadsoft. They also sell by the cone which is even cheaper. :)

If anyone has a link they think should be added to the list, leave a comment and I'll add it!

Thursday, July 12, 2007


Here is the questionnaire for the hand-dyed yarn swap. Please answer the questions and send them in an email (titled "Questionnaire") to us.
  1. What is your name and mailing address?
  2. What kind of yarn do you plan on dyeing?
  3. What kind of yarn would you like to receive? (lace, sock, worsted, don’t care, etc)
  4. What are some of your favorite colors?
  5. Any colors you hate?
  6. What are your favorite things to knit?
  7. Is there any fiber in particular you’d like to receive?
  8. Any allergies to certain fibers?
  9. Do you have any favorite scents?
  10. What are your favorite snacks, chocolate, nuts, etc?
  11. Would you like to be an angel in the event someone drops out?
  12. Is there anything else that we should know?

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

The Unofficial Get Stitchy hand-dyed yarn swap!

Introducing Our Hand-Dyed Yarn Swap!

Here's a few rules for this one:
  1. Yarn must be hand-dyed by your for your swap pal.
  2. Pals can be secret, or if you would like you can reveal yourself. It's up to you.
  3. There are standards for the type of yarn you dye. If you aren't sure, ask.
  4. If you would like to send other things to your swap pal, you may. It's not required though, only the yarn that you dye is.
  5. If for any reason you can't fulfill your obligation, please let us know so that your pal will not be left out.
  6. Sign ups will be open until July 22. (NOTE: I'm now extending the deadline for sign ups until the end of July!)
  • Lace yarn should be around 600 yards
  • Fingering or sock should be about 400
  • Worsted at least 200 yards
  • Bulky, at least 100 yards
ETA July 30th: I had a question about dye requirements. You can use whatever method you like to dye the yarn. Some of us are trying the acid dyes, and some are sticking to the kool-aid or Wiltons because that's what works for them. Whatever method you choose, it's up to you!