Sunday, January 15, 2017

Knit Up and Dye Episode 16 - Intentions

In this episode, I show off my progress on the Curiosity scarf by Barbara Benson and talk about how a friend is doing it differently (and how I wish I had too), discuss how I'm advancing with my improvised curse breaking sweater, and show off five new colorways exclusive to the Intention Knitting KAL kits - which are available for presale now in my Etsy shop.

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Intention Knitting KAL

Left to Right: Harmony, Empowerment, Success, Achievement, Sanctuary

Pre-order is now open for the Intention Knitting KAL kits. Choose the colorway that speaks to you!

Your kit will include one skein of Tap Monkey (75% Superwash Merino / 25% Nylon 100g/463 yards) in your chosen colorway and a digital copy of "Good Vibrations" sock pattern - $28 USD, plus shipping.

Kits will ship February 6, 2017 with KAL to begin February 12, 2017.

The Intention Knitting KAL is a project of meditative gratitude knitting. The sock pattern is a simple slip stitch textured sock in multiple sizes designed to make the most of your variegated yarn while providing you an opportunity to focus on key words, emotions, and thoughts of gratitude. By simply choosing a mantra, feeling or memory that resonates with your desired happiness and bringing it to the forefront of your thoughts while working on your project, you will infuse this positivity into your project, making it a meaningful gift for yourself or a loved one.

Which colorway resonates with you? What energies do you want to knit into your socks?

Harmony features tones of silver, white and pink to encourage a stronger connection with the self, quieting the mind and encouraging love of oneself.

Empowerment is comprised of tonal variants of vibrant reds and plum purple calling for respect, building passion and directing your personal power into focus.

Success glows with warm marigold tones of rich gold and warm orange tones enriching your sense of security, enacting motivation and setting prosperity into motion.

Achievement boldly blends rich mossy greens with iris blues organizing the mind, structuring thoughts and building ambitions towards your goals.

Sanctuary soothes the soul with silver strands of privacy, peaceful soft blues, and protective black boundaries creating your own personal mental safehouse.

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Sunday, January 8, 2017

Knit Up and Dye Episode 15 - Psychometry, Product Pricing & Progress

In which I discuss the “science” behind why intention knitting works, answer questions about yarn, pattern and product pricing, and show off a little progress, all before dashing off to binge knit in front of my television for the rest of the day.
Slipstream Shawl is available until 01/21/17 for 50% off with coupon code: 2017

Monday, January 2, 2017

Knit Up and Dye Episode 14 - Boundaries

In which I set my intention word for the year, tell you about a couple sales and show my current WIP.

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Sunday, December 25, 2016

Knit Up & Dye Episode 13 - Happy Holidays

In which you travel back in time with me briefly for a gift reveal, return to the present day to check out some cool new colorways and watch me re-skein a hank so that you can see the interplay of colors.  You'll also be introduced to my new studio friend Purl and get a sneak peak at "James"

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Knit Up and Dye Episode 12 - Early Christmas

The new colorways have been updated to my Etsy shop.
Any yarn purchase 12/18/16 until 01/01/2017 qualifies you for a free copy of Fancy Foot Bags, a collection of five sock patterns (three are top down, two are toe up). When you order, please be sure to include your preferred email address or Ravelry account name for pattern delivery.

Saturday, December 17, 2016


Looking ahead to 2017 and all that has changed with my companies, I'm making some changes.

The first, and most drastic change you will see is right here.

I've merged my blogs into one centralized location.  All Jesse Knits and Dye Monkey Yarns content is now located HERE (you're looking at it) on my new Knit Up & Dye blog. All knitting, dyeing and podcast posts will now be located here. I think this will be easier on all of us - no more chasing the monkey around trying to figure out where she put what.

All emails remain active.

There are no changes being made to my Pattern Store on Ravelry or my Etsy Shop.
My Instagram account remains DyeMonkeyYarns.

There are some more changes coming, but they will be far less noticeable. All changes are meant to streamline your experience and my workflow.

Your feedback matters. Please let me know what you like, what you don't, and I'll work to make this experience craftastic for everyone!

Happy Knitting & Dyeing!

Monday, December 5, 2016

Knit Up & Dye Podcast Episode 10 - Making Light of It ALL

This episode is loaded with goodies…
Gratitude knitting challenge continues, with expansions into your daily life, as well as a quick tutorial on conditioning your needles, and a demonstration of picking up stitches, and there is another goody in there if you are paying attention ;)