According to the NYS Sheep and Wool Festival website there are 19 days, 23 hours, 51 minutes, and 32 seconds until the gates open for the 2014 festival. Into the Whirled has once again be invited to be a vendor at this years festival and we could not be more excited about it. Even with months of preparation under our belt, the next few weeks are going to be insane! If you want to keep tabs on what we are up to in the studio, be sure to follow us on Instagram, or like us on Facebook.

2014 RtR
Date: Saturday, October 18th & Sunday, October 19th
Time: 9:00 – 5:00 / 10:00 – 5:00
Location: Dutchess County Fairgrounds
Address: 6550 Spring Brook Avenue – Rhinebeck, New York 12572
Website: NYS State Sheep & Wool Festival
Booth location: Building C – Booth C38 & C39

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Have you heard the exciting news? A new Craftsy class is scheduled to be released next week! Why am I so excited about it? Simple – it’s an online class titled Ply to Knit: Spin the Yarn You Really Want from the incredibly talented and super creative Jillian Moreno!

Craftsy is hosting a drawing this week that will award one lucky winner a copy of the class the day it is released! Click here to register for your chance to win. You do have to be a Craftsy member to enter.

Folks, we have a shop update scheduled for this weekend! In addition to the August Club extras we have lots and lots and lots of yarn. The preview is live and ready for your viewing pleasure…

Shop Update: Saturday, September 6th
Time: 10:00 AM EDT

September 2014 - Shop update preview

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There is a ridiculously large, massively insane, rather large shop update scheduled for this weekend and the previews are live!!

Shop Update: Saturday, August 9th
Time: 10:00 AM EDT

Yarn enthusiasts, we promised that you were next…

Just added to the shop: Dyed to Order semi-solid YARN!!

Currently we are offering twenty of our favorite coordinating ‘Dyed to Order’ semi-solid yarns in two sock weight yarns, one DK weight yarn and one worsted weight yarn. As we come to understand exactly what folks are looking for we will expand that selection. If there is a yarn base or color we missed, send us a message, let us know what you want!

Summer 2014 Semi-Solid Yarn Collection

You might have noticed that things have been pretty quiet around here since we returned home from the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival…

Your right, they have been. Well, sorta. Outwardly yes, but in reality James and I have been working on some (actually LOTS of) new and what we hope to be brilliant additions/changes/enhancements to ITW. While I would love to blurt out ALL the things we are working on – I won’t. Instead, allow me to share just one of them:

Dyed to Order semi-solid spinning fibers!!

Currently we are offering twenty of our favorite coordinating semi-solids in two fibers types; Polwarth and Bluefaced Leicester. Fact of the matter is that we had to start somewhere and we decided that it best to start with a small offering until we come to understand what folks are really looking for. Thats were you come in. If there is a fiber type or color we missed, send us a message, let us know what you want!

Summer 2014 Semi-Solid Fiber Collection

Yarn enthusiast, fear not, your next…

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Here we go again…

It is time for you to decide the inspiration for the next round of Yarn, Classic Fiber and LUXE Fiber Club colourways!

We have changed the rules. Just enough to confuse you:
Each round we learn something new and each round we try to make the club better then the last. To ensure a well rounded collection of inspirational images we have modified the voting process. Please take a moment to review the changes listed below.

In a nutshell, here is how it works:
Everyone shares their images with the ITW Ravelry Group, then, with the click of a LOVE button, everyone votes for their favorite images. Based on your votes, we will then announce the top twelve images. Of those twelve images, we will select four to be used as the inspiration for the next four months of Club.

There are some rules and guidelines, but they are simple:

Dates for image submission:
July 7th- July 13th

Theme for this round:
‘Insects’ – Beetles, bugs, butterflies, OHMY! Summer has arrived here on the east coast, so we thought – what better time to appreciate nature’s little gems?! Need some ideas – feel free to check out the ITW Pinterest page…

The Rules:
1. Share only ONE picture per post.
2. There is no restriction on the number of images you may enter.
3. Please Do NOT use the ‘Disagree’ button.

The details:
On Monday, July 14th we will close the thread to new entries and ask that folks vote for their favorite images with the click of the LOVE button. Love as many as you wish!

Votes will be tallied on Friday, July 18th and the twelve images receiving the most votes will be announced. From those twelve images we will choose four images. Those four images will be the source of inspiration for the August, September, October, and November Club colourways.

The prizes:
The individuals responsible for posting the four images we ultimately select as club colourway inspirations will each receive a four ounce braid of the fiber or yarn created in their colourway the month it is released!

Club Subscription Details:
Details on the Yarn Club Subscription can be found HERE
Details on the Classic Fiber Club Subscription can be found HERE
Details on the LUXE Fiber Club Subscription can be found HERE