Well, it’s time for me to unveil the other big secret project I worked on all summer…
I’m a featured dyer in this month’s YarnBox!
Yep, there it is. It was a lot of work, but with the help of God and my family, it got done. I learned so much about myself, about yarn-dyeing, and about this growing industry I’m making a career in. It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and I am so grateful to Michael at YarnBox for asking me to be in on it!
I’m sure you’re curious about what went into my part of the boxes knitters everywhere are getting in their mailboxes. So I am putting together a series of blog entries showing the process. I took photos of almost everything, so you’ll be able to see what happened behind the scenes. The first real behind-the-scenes post will be up tomorrow — and it will include spoilers!!
In the mean time, here’s the timeline during which all of this took place. It’ll give you a better picture of just how big this project was!
- In April, Michael contacted me about possibly being part of YarnBox.
- In May, we talked it through, my family and I prayed about it, and the deal was made. I started working with my wholesale supplier to get the quantity of yarn I would need. It was tough with the annual summer merino shortage on the way, but God worked it out! I got the first batch of yarn from my supplier, bought a bunch of dye, and some more stock pots. We were ready!
- In June, we began dyeing the yarn.
- In July, I got the rest of the yarn from my supplier. And dyed lots (pun intended even though it’s lame). The finish line was in sight!
- In August, we dyed the last of the yarn and then spent a couple of weeks re-skeining and labeling and packaging the yarn. Then, on August 23rd, we shipped everything — over 1,300 skeins.
That’s it in a nutshell. But starting tomorrow, you’ll see that it really isn’t as simple as that tidy little timeline makes it appear! ;)