Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Two New Black Pearl Yarn Patterns Are Released!

We are very excited to release two patterns designed by top-notch professional designers, Melissa Wehrle and Miriam Felton.

Georgia, a sweater designed by Melissa Wehrle.
Soft, sexy and sweet. Georgia is a very flattering
style for most bodies types thanks to empire waist
ribbon placement and a more generous fit below. She's sure to knit up quick and become an instant favorite!
A great holiday sweater!

The pattern is available at both One Planet Yarn and Fiber and on Melissa's blog. The yarn used in the pattern is Black Pearl Yarns DK weight cashmere in Ginger Peach but this sweater would be adorable in the Red Dragon or Bamboo Green!

Cable Woven Scarf and Shawl, designed by Miriam Felton.
Cables in cashmere, what could be better! Envelop yourself in luxury by knitting this scarf or wrap in DK weight cashmere. The woven cable motif grows naturally out of 2x2 ribbing; simple, yet elegant.

Woven Cable Wrap1

The pattern is available both at One Planet Yarn and Fiber and on Miriam's website. The yarns used for the shawl and scarf are Black Pearl Yarns cashmere in Polynesian Plum and Singapore Smoke, available at One Planet Yarn and Fiber. This shawl would also be absolutely stunning as a holiday wrap in either pure cream (Jasmine Pearl) or jet black (Black Onyx), both also by Black Pearl yarns.

PS Interested in trying the Black Pearl 100% Cashmere yarn to make one of these beautiful items? Send an email to and we will send you back a special code for this purpose!

Monday, November 27, 2006

Yarn Pirate and her Blog Contest

Oh, how exciting. A big box of new yarns from Yarn Pirate is arriving this week. If you haven't seen her yarn, it is wonderful! Great colorways and super soft base yarn! Plus she is truly wonderful to work with! Make sure to go check out the One Planet Yarn and Fiber contest she is having on her blog right now!!

It is so much fun! Win prizes and learn fun things!!!

Don't forget! Sign up on the One Planet Yarn and Fiber mailing list and receive special coupon codes in your email!

Monday, November 20, 2006

Sunshine Yarns at One Planet

We are so lucky to have Sunshine yarns at One Planet Yarn and Fiber! I realized I did not post about them before the store opening announcment. Dani's yarns are amazing!! Come take a look:


A photo or two of my favorite of her colorways! Each skein of Dani's yarn is just perfect and it is such soft soft yarn! I love it!

Saturday, November 18, 2006

The Store Is Open

The new store is OPEN!

Please come take a look at our new online store!

There are still items and photos to add and more things to do, but still you can register please and take a look.

One Planet Yarn and Fiber at

We feature yarns, knitting and crochet items, spinning stuff, patterns and all kinds of other fun things from around the world!!!

Please register on the site to be on our mailing list to receive special promotions and information, and to provide product reviews. New items are still coming in and will be added continuously.

For those of you who register by , we will send you a special discount code to use for a discount on several brands of yarns and other items, which will be good until 12/31/2006. You must register by entering your first and last name, email address, and full address. This information is totally private and will never be given out or sold! Really, it won't be!

Thanks for visiting! Let us know what you think. Leave a few product reviews if you have used any of these products before which I know you have. We have yarns and other items from some of the best indie people in the world (we think!)

We'll be looking for your complete registration! And we'll send you a discount code with more information! Thanks!

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Spin Off-Nov/Dec 2006

Do you read Spin Off Magazine? It is the spinning version of Interweave Knits. The next issue is mailing to subscribers this weekend and it will be on the newstands on December 5th! We are going to have a photo or two in there of our spindle kits!! We haven't seen how big the article or photo is, probably tiny, but still it is exciting.

So of course Woolyvines is hard at work making stone spindles. Knitted Bits made many beautiful and colorful spindle bags and Yarn Botanika has dyed lots of matching fiber. Here are two of the kits just completed......!

All of these will be available in the new One Planet Yarn and Fiber store soon, along with many other yarns and other goodies from around the planet. Some will also be listed in the ETSY store.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Needle Felting Kit and Pattern

More in the mail:

Wow, the boxes are piling up and I am in the middle of dyeing. Too much to do! So just a few glimpses for all of you as I can't give away all the surpises right? Also this same post will be on the new store blog One Planet Yarn and Fiber so check it out and please subscribe via bloglines or whatever you use.. so eventually, this can be my personal knitting blog again ! With dyeing and spinning thrown in of course.

I worked with Laura (yarn thrower) in the development of a needle felting kit. Someone told me they were all the rage, so I did a blog search and found Laura's oopsie bag which I thought was so cute and asked her would she want to do a pattern for us for a kit. She really did an unbelievable job. First of all, the pattern is just incredible. It gives you complete directions for making the felted bag in several different styles..with long handles, with commercial handles and with several designs. It shows you how to do the needle felting too. She sent me the final bag with the long straps and I gasped when I took it out of the box because it is gorgeous in person. First, it is HUGE and wonderful for carrying my knitting in so that is what I will be using from now on! The photos don't do it justice. Here is the front and the back of the bag hanging on my door.......
My creation
The pattern is for sale in our ETSY shop alone and also with a complete needle felting kit. You know....I used to think needle felting involved heat, but not so!! The kit contains really everything you need to complete the design..different colored rovings, felting needles and a foam block, plus the pattern.

We are looking for other cool needle felting kits to carry at One Planet. We have one really neat one coming from England that I fell in love with, but still we are on the look out for more. If you know of any, let us know.

I have three more boxes of things to open up and photograph so there will be a few more posts this week.....

Back to the dyepot.....

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Every day is a holiday

Every day now a package seems to come to either my house or my sisters house. It really is quite fun opening these things up!

By the way, the new blog is set up. Take a peek!!!! Put it on bloglines, please!! Then I can go back eventually to Yarn Botanika being my knitting blog!

There is also a pretty button here that you can put on your site if you are so inclined! The store is so cool, with stuff from all around the planet, that believe me you will want to at least look!

Here is a peek at a few things that came in this week.

Lots of Chiagoo knitting needles, made in China of mosa bamboo, which I just love for some reason. I once tried the other "C" bamboo needles and I hated them. The finish wore off really quickly. These are great and the finish so far has not worn off and I have been knitting with one pair for months now...
My creation

Some fantastic wool wash from SOAK in Canada arrived. It comes in incredible fragrances, no rinsing required and great packaging too. SoakStarter

And the most fun, although this is just glimpse,the amazing new Lanas Pura Yarns from Uruguay. This is our new line of yarns, handpainted by artisans just for us in about every knitting weight imaginable. We started with just the lace and fingering, but we'll be adding quite a bit more in solids and handpainted. Here are photos of the lace weight in "periwinkle rose" and the fingering in "desert bloom." Many many more to come!
My creation

Back to trying to get the shop open!