Colorado Echoes – Made to Order

If you weren’t over on Facebook this morning, I released Colorado Echoes to a flurry of excitement and quickly sold out of what stock I had.  It was a big hit to say the least!

I’m currently waiting for more sock yarn base to arrive – it’s in the mail – so I’m offering made to order skeins with a tentative shipping date of July 8th.  If you want to be one of the first to “visit” Echo Lake, Colorado and go on my Dream Vacation with me, order now and I’ll package and ship as soon as the yarn is dry!  Click on the picture for the listing.


Phat Fiber – June 2015 – Dream Vacation

If you could go anywhere on vacation, where would it be?  If you are a fiber arts lover then come on over to Phat Fiber and join us on our dream vacations around the world!  Sample boxes will go on sale on Saturday June 27th following a preview video on Thursday or Friday.  I’ll share the video here on the blog as soon as it is released.

If you would like a sneak peek as to where I dream of going on vacation, I present to you Colorado Echoes.


This newest colorway is inspired by the photo I took in June of 2013 of Echo Lake, Colorado while driving to the top of Mount Evans (14000+ feet elevation) with my fellow fiber artist, Barbara of Kitty Mine Crafts (go check out her Dream Vacation colorway – Versailles, which will be released soon).  Don’t you just love the blue sky reflected in the water, the greens of the pines, and the crisp whiteness of the snow capped silver mountains?  It’s so peaceful and serene.  This is nature at its most beautiful and this colorway echoes what I love about Colorado.

Currently, Colorado Echoes is dyed on Panda sock yarn (a blend of SW merino/Bamboo/Nylon), but it can be dyed on any fiber base or yarn weight/base I can obtain.   Just contact me for information and I’ll see what I can do for you!

Colorado Echoes will go on sale in my etsy shop on June 25th.  Don’t forget to follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and right here on this blog for release announcement and shop updates!

New Handspun and Millspun

I worked on taking some pictures and adding some new yarns to the shop. today  First up is Tropical Waters.  This gorgeous Caribbean blue yarn was kettle dyed.  This is actually a mega skein – 4.5oz/129g and over 500 yards!  That’s 50 yards more than the average skein!  That could make a big shawl or numerous pairs of socks/gloves!  Makes me want to steal away for a beach vacation somewhere with white sand and bright blue water!
Tropical Waters Collage

This next yarn is handspun from a braid of 100% 19 micron merino that I dyed a while back called Dreamberry.  It was just begging to be spun, so I went for it.  It’s neat to see the before and after.


Dreamberry – before being spun

This yarn is a 2 ply worsted weight, 4.2oz and 186 yards.  The 19 micron merino is so soft and squishy.  This would look great as a cowl or a scarf.  I love all the pinks, purples, blues and hints of white.
Dreamberry Collage

Stop on over to the new shop on Big Cartel and take a peek.  Sarandipity Handmade


I’ve been going through my stash of ready to ship items and discovered a few that I’d never listed.  I now present to you – Watercolors.  It reminds me of a watercolor painting of flowers.  This was dyed using a new to me technique that a fellow indie dyer taught me.  I’m really happy with how this came out as I was not convinced I was going to like it when it was in the dye pot.

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Close up you can see the green, some peachy tan-ish color and flecks of red and orange/yellow.  This is a OOAK skein of panda sock (fingering weight) yarn.  It’s a Superwash Merino/Bamboo/Nylon blend (60/30/10) and is approx 450 yards in a 4oz/113g skein.

2015-02-13 10.53.04Wonder what other yummy yarns I’ll find going through my stash?  :)

Branching Out

I’ve decided to branch out and try a new site for selling my handmade stuff.  I’m giving Big Cartel a shot as I’m not sure I’m on board with all the changes that have been happening over on Etsy.  Things were great until they opened it up to the wholesalers and the people who can sell “handmade” items that they bought for pennies from China.  Makes it hard for people who actually put time and effort into making their items to sell and make money when others can offer the same thing for cheap.

Anyway, here’s my new shop.  Sarandipity Handmade.  I’m still going to use Etsy for a while, but I’m just testing the waters.  Several of my friends have made the move over to Big Cartel and love it, so I’m hoping I (and you) will, too.

My first listing on BC is for my newest handspun yarn – Lollipop Guild.  This is spun from a braid of Organic Polwarth that I dyed with bright green, purple, red and brown.  It’s a 3 ply, navajo ply and approximately a worsted weight/heavy weight.  There are 2 skeins of this and you get both (I had to split it because my bobbins are small and I can’t fit all 4 oz on at one time).  There is a total of 124 yards and 4oz/119g.  I just love the fun colors of this yarn and hope you will, too.2015-05-22 17.05.56A

I’m also hoping that I’ll have more time to start blogging again, so watch this space for more shop updates and more crafty stuff.  I’ve got some things planned that I want to work on for the upcoming Madison Street Fair in September so I’m hoping to blog about that, too.

Multi-Vendor Giveaway – Last Day to Enter!

I’ve been promoting a multi-vendor giveaway that I’m a part of and I totally forgot to blog about it!   How could that happen?

Today is the last day to enter the FIBER LOVE GIVEAWAY, so hurry over to Homemade Hats by Jacqui on facebook and enter.  What can you win, you ask?  Well, there are 13 fantastic prizes up for grabs.  There’s fiber, dyed yarn, handspun, finished items, even store credit from several shops.  Best of all, Jimmy Beans Wool is a sponsor!

What have I put up for grabs?  $20 in shop credit!  (Winner must pay shipping and any amount over the $20.)  Go, check out the other prizes and awesome shops.  And, if you haven’t already, make sure you like my facebook page (Sarandipity Handmade)  I’m just over 350 likes – I’m hoping to get 500 soon!  That’s big!  You’ll get to see new products as they are released and hear about coupons/discounts and sales/events.

Don’t forget to tell all your fiber loving friends!  Giveaway ends tonight, 10/14 at 11:59pm eastern!  Go, spread the word!  Don’t miss out!