Monday, December 21, 2015

The Dyer's Notebook - Episode 148

Episode 148 - How I Knit



Viewer Question from chefdlc: Hi Everyone---I’m hoping to try my first yarn dyeing experiment this week. I was wondering, does the citric acid in the pot exhaust along with the dye? If I want to do a second layer of color in the same dye pot, do I need to add more acid too? 


Christmas Socks are finished!
Gynx Yarns Glitz Sock "Christmas Lights"

Rowe by Michelle Wang
Gynx Yarns Merino Worsted "Woodland Adventure"

Gynx Yarns

Shop update is Tuesday, December 22 at 7 pm Central

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

The Dyer's Notebook - Episode 147

Episode 147 - Laser Printed Cool Things



AMA Thread: "My question is more of a “is there any reason not to” kind of question. I have roaster oven which I do not use. Somehow I thought I would use it for entertaining (silly me, since I’m an introvert and inviting people over is super stressful for me). Anyhow, I’m wondering if you can think of any reason why I couldn’t use it for heat setting the yarn? It’s self contained, has a rack and vented lid which I can close up with foil and uses standard oven heat settings like 350, etc. I know that I could not use it for food once I’ve used it for yarn, but at least I would be using it instead of it taking up closet space with no purpose for its life." - ClassicalGirl


Rooibos by Clare Devine
Gynx Yarns Merino Worsted "Eternal Sonata"


Hobbledehoy "Sea Queen"
Loop "Indigo Spectrum"

Stash Enhancement

Knit Spin Farm - Winter Parade
Tuft Woolens - Vanilla Latte, Chai Spice
Akerworks - Lendrum Woolee Winder 3D printed bobbins
TurtleMade 3D printed glow in the dark Turkish spindle

Monday, December 7, 2015

The Dyer's Notebook - Episode 146

Episode 146 - The Boring Safety Part


Congratulations to all of the winners of our 1000 member giveaway!


Part 1 of my dyeing tutorial: Materials, Safety, Mixing Dye Stock

Gynx Yarns

Shop update December 8 at 7 pm Central

Podcasts Mentioned
Andre Sue Knits


Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake (my mom omits the rum)

Monday, November 23, 2015

The Dyer's Notebook - Episode 145

Episode 145 - Making Minis


Giveaway Donors

Fibernymph Dye Works
Berry Colorful Yarnings
Mrs. Brown's Bags


Stars by Kira Moffat
Yarn Used: Another Crafty Girl, Voolenvine Yarns, Cakewalk Yarns

Quadri by Michele Wang
Yarn Used: Brooklyn Tweed Shelter

Gynx Yarns News

This week's update: November 24, 1 pm Central

Monday, November 16, 2015

The Dyer's Notebook - Episode 144

Episode 144 - Half Birthday



Nancy's Knit Knacks Ball Winder


Panes and Leaves by Elspeth Campbell, Gynx Yarns Glitz Sock in "Yuna"
Knit Star Ornaments by Kat Lewinski
Stars by Kira Moffat

Giveaway Donors

Clare Devine
Erika Wine
Knitty Kitty Bags
With Pointed Sticks
Lamb + Wolf

Gynx Yarns News

Holiday Announcement thread
Suggestion Box
This week's update: November 17, 7 pm Central

Monday, November 9, 2015

The Dyer's Notebook - Episode 143

Episode 143 - Stars of Pain



Slade by Michelle Wang, Gynx Yarns Merino Worsted
Vanilla Socks, Gynx Yarns Strong Sock "House Cup"
Knit Star Ornaments by Kat Lewinski

Gynx Yarns
Shop update Tuesday, November 10 at 7 pm Central!

Monday, November 2, 2015

The Dyer's Notebook - Episode 142

Episode 142 - Dalmation Arm


Rowe by Michelle Wang, Gynx Yarns Merino Worsted "Woodland Adventure"
Vanilla Socks, Gynx Yarns Strong Sock "House Cup"
Vanilla Socks, Gynx Yarns Power Sock "Abandoned Carnival"

Monday, October 26, 2015

The Dyer's Notebook - Episode 141

Episode 141 - Actually Spinning


Gynx Yarns Soctober KAL

KnittyAndColor "Flip Flop"
Gourmet Stash "Cat of the Canals/No One"
Hobbledehoy "The Sea Queen"

Podcasts Mentioned
Subway Knits
Knitting Expat
Tiny Paper Foxes

Shop Update
Tuesday, October 27 at 7 pm Central

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

The Dyer's Notebook - Episode 140

Episode 140 - Post Rhinebeck 2015



Viewer Question:
"I have just begun dyeing yarn and wool. I try to dye every other day. So far I have about 8 skeins, and am starting to dye roving tonight. I am using acid dyes. I have been doing kettle dyeing (immersion dyeing) and I am trying for variegated. I feel somewhat frustrated. I still feel like I don’t really know what I am doing, or the colors aren’t coming out like I imagined. Once they dry, I begin to like them. How long did it take for you to feel comfortable with the process?"


Abandoned Carnival Socks - WIP
Gynx Yarns Power Sock in "Abandoned Carnival", US 1 Hiya Hiya Sharps

Covered Bridge Cowl - FO
Covered Bridge Cowl by Anne Podlesak
Gynx Yarns Merino Worsted in "Howl's Castle"

Rhinebeck/Stash Enhancement

Voolenvine Yarns Halo Alpaca "Gashly Crumb"
Voolenvine Yarns Blitzed "Special Snowflake"
Voolenvine Yarns project bag
Backyard Fiberworks Co. Single Farm CVM
Into The Whirled Superwash Targhee "Godswood"
Loop Spontanious Spinning Clouds "Three Ring Circus"
Long Island Livestock worsted weight pewter llama/merino

Monday, October 12, 2015

The Dyer's Notebook - Episode 139

Episode 139 - Maxfield Cardigan

Socks - Gynx Yarns Power Sock "Abandoned Carnival"
Covered Bridge Cowl by Anne Podlesak - Gynx Yarns Merino Worsted "Howl's Castle"

Maxfield Cardigan by Amy Christoffers - Gynx Yarns Targhee DK "Gunmetal Gray" and "Gold Saucer"

Monday, September 28, 2015

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Monday, August 10, 2015

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Monday, June 1, 2015

The Dyer's Notebook - Episode 128

Episode 128 - Stash Dash?


Topics Discussed
Yarn Pricing
Stash Dash
Holla Knits Warm Weather Accessories
Dallas yarn shops

To enter the giveaway for the skein of Gynx Yarns Merino Sock in the "Bluebird" colorway and a copy of the Bowdoin Hat pattern, please leave a comment on this post (say anything you want, but you must include your Ravelry ID). Giveaway ends June 10.

Holla Knits Blog Tour Schedule

May 19: The Sweatshop of Love / Knitted Bliss - pattern giveaway, issue giveaway
May 20: Ruby Submarine - fringe tutorial 
May 21: Handmade by Stefanie - pattern and yarn giveaway

May 26: Doog Knits - kit giveaway 
May 28: Canary Knits - issue giveaway 
May 29: Laura Reinbach - pattern giveaway

June 1: Gynx Yarns Podcast - pattern and yarn giveaway 
June 2: Ruby Submarine - issue giveaway 
June 4: Rock and Purl - giveaway

June 8: Handmade by Stefanie - Take 5

June 9: Hands Occupied - issue giveaway

Monday, May 11, 2015

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Monday, March 30, 2015

The Dyer's Notebook - Episode 123

Episode 123 - Blanket

Dye/Business Topics Discussed:
Reskeining vs. Not Reskeining
Transitioning from dyeing as a hobby to dyeing as a business
Mixing bases in the dye pot
Wool washes vs. Dawn vs. Woolite etc.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Monday, March 9, 2015

The Dyer's Notebook - Episode 120

Episode 120 - Kind of Frazzled


Dyeing Topics:
Finding/choosing wholesale yarn suppliers
Staying positive when your business is small

Podcasters Mentioned
Subway Knits
FO and Dye

Stash Enhancement
Frosted Pumpkin Cherry Blossom Kit
Purple Puddle project bag
Voolenvine Yarns

Monday, March 2, 2015

Monday, February 23, 2015

The Dyer's Notebook - Episode 118

Episode 118 - Ice Day

Ask a Dyer Topics this episode:

What surprised me after starting Gynx Yarns
Dissolving dye stocks completely
My current yarn photography set-up
Yarn labels

Monday, February 16, 2015

Monday, February 2, 2015

Monday, January 26, 2015