Saturday, June 15, 2019

Knit Up & Dye Episode 106 - Just Dance




Host: Jessica L'Heureux
Ravelry: jesseknits
Ravelry Group: Knit Up & Dye Podcast
Instagram: dyemonkeyyarns
Blog: dyemonkeyyarns.com
Email: jesse@dyemonkeyyarns.com
Etsy: http://dyemonkeyyarns.etsy.com
Patreon: https://patreon.com/knitupanddye


Theme Music:
"Throw the Hammer Hard" - Bob Log III
Thank you, thank you, Bob for letting me use this!
Buy his music at boblog111.com
BOB is on WORLD TOUR and might just be near you.
Please visit his website for a show near you.

Call for test knitters for "unnamed shawl"
Email me at jesse@dyemonkeyyarns.com if you are interested in test knitting. Please use Subject Line: Test Knit

Featured Yarns & Patterns:

 "Stormy Sky Shawl" by Life is Cozy available through Ravelry.
Cast on using: Tap Monkey by Dye Monkey Yarns in "Swanky"

"Brickyard" by Elizabeth Doherty available through Ravelry.
Swatching using: Kraken DK by Supernatural Yarns in "Acromantula Colony"

"Through the Clouds Shawl" by Rachy Newin available through Ravelry.
Project is using:
Hixon by Unwound in "Unwound Teal"
an unknown yarn I found caked in my studio with no label
Hercules Soc by Fairy Tale Knits in "May the 4th"
and  Premium Draft by Brew City Yarns in "Tenerife Sea"

Winding Station base was purchased from IKEA
"FINNVARD"
https://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/80150095/

NEXT TRUNK SHOW!! October 17-20th
Unwound
413 Jay St.
La Crosse, WI 54601
608-519-3722
www.unwoundshop.com
contact@unwoundshop.com

When it all gets to be too much,break out in DANCE.
Dance it out, dance it in, dance through it, over it, around it.
Dance in your mind, or with your whole body.
And when the song ends...

Pick another song.

Love.


Monday, June 3, 2019

Knit Up & Dye Episode 105 - So Much to Celebrate


This is my trunk show recap with lots of new projects, acquisitions and the announcement of Dye Monkey Yarns 4th Anniversary Sale.

Host: Jessica L'Heureux
Ravelry: jesseknits
Ravelry Group: Knit Up & Dye Podcast
Instagram: dyemonkeyyarns
Blog: dyemonkeyyarns.com
Email: jesse@dyemonkeyyarns.com
Etsy: http://dyemonkeyyarns.etsy.com
Patreon: https://patreon.com/knitupanddye

Theme Music:
"Throw the Hammer Hard" - Bob Log III
Thank you, thank you, Bob for letting me use this!
Buy his music at boblog111.com
BOB is on WORLD TOUR and might just be near you.
Please visit his website for a show near you.

Call for test knitters for "unnamed shawl"
Email me at jesse@dyemonkeyyarns.com if you are interested in
test knitting. Please use Subject Line: Test Knit

Featured Yarns & Patterns:

Improvised Cowl
(100 sts cast on, join in the round, work (K4, P1) for as long as you
have yarn for, bind off.)
Used: Maxima by Manos Del Uruguay in "Beehive" M8881

 "Stormy Sky Shawl" by Life is Cozy
available through Ravelry.
Cast on using: Tap Monkey by Dye Monkey Yarns in "Swanky"

"Brickyard" by Elizabeth Doherty
available through Ravelry.
Swatching using: Kraken DK by Supernatural Yarns
in "Acromantula Colony"

"Through the Clouds Shawl" by Rachy Newin
available through Ravelry.
Project is using:
Hixon by Unwound in "Unwound Teal" and "River Bottom"
Hercules Sock by Fairy Tale Knits in "May the 4th"
and  Premium Draft by Brew City Yarns in "Tenerife Sea"

NEXT TRUNK SHOW!! October 17-20th
Unwound
413 Jay St.
La Crosse, WI 54601

608-519-3722
www.unwoundshop.com
contact@unwoundshop.com

Be sure to follow me on Instagram for photos of the trunk show.

Stretch yourself.
Cast on something that contains a technique that scares you.

Saturday, June 1, 2019

4th Anniversary Sale

Celebrate 4 Years of Dye Monkey Yarns with 30% OFF
until June 15th.
Use coupon code MONKEYDANCE

Super Secret Bonus: If your order "sells out" a listing, I'll refund your shipping.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Knit Up and Dye Episode 104 - Travel Knitting





Preparing for the trip to my trunk show and gathering my travel knitting. I finished my watermelon socks.

Host: Jessica L'Heureux
Ravelry: jesseknits
Ravelry Group: Knit Up & Dye Podcast
Instagram: dyemonkeyyarns
Blog: dyemonkeyyarns.com
Email: jesse@dyemonkeyyarns.com
Etsy: http://dyemonkeyyarns.etsy.com
Patreon: https://patreon.com/knitupanddye

Theme Music:
"Throw the Hammer Hard" - Bob Log III
Thank you, thank you, Bob for letting me use this!
Buy his music at boblog111.com
BOB is on WORLD TOUR and might just be near you.
Please visit his website for a show near you.

Call for test knitters for "unnamed shawl"
Email me at jesse@dyemonkeyyarns.com if you are interested in test knitting. Please use Subject Line: Test Knit

Proposed travel knitting project is  "Stormy Sky Shawl" by Life is Cozy available through Ravelry.

TRUNK SHOW!!
Unwound
413 Jay St.
La Crosse, WI 54601

608-519-3722
www.unwoundshop.com
contact@unwoundshop.com

Contact shop to reserve your spot in the KAL, Class, or Brunch or all THREE!
Love to have you along for the journey!

Be sure to follow my on Instagram for photos of the trunk show.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Knit Up and Dye Episode 103 - Boxes Inside and Out



Discussion about my current knitting project which has oddly turned into a pair of compression socks, for better or worse, my future travel knitting, my trunk show and the class I'll be teaching while I'm there. Grab your knitting and a cup of coffee or tea and let's spend some time together.

Host: Jessica L'Heureux
Ravelry: jesseknits
Ravelry Group: Knit Up & Dye Podcast
Instagram: dyemonkeyyarns
Blog: dyemonkeyyarns.com
Email: jesse@dyemonkeyyarns.com
Etsy: http://dyemonkeyyarns.etsy.com
Patreon: https://patreon.com/knitupanddye

Theme Music:
"Throw the Hammer Hard" - Bob Log III
Thank you, thank you, Bob for letting me use this!
Buy his music at boblog111.com
BOB is on WORLD TOUR and might just be near you. Please visit his website for a show near you.

Call for test knitters for "unnamed shawl"
Email me at jesse@dyemonkeyyarns.com if you are interested in test knitting. Please use Subject Line: Test Knit

Proposed travel knitting project is  "Stormy Sky Shawl" by Life is Cozy available through Ravelry.

TRUNK SHOW!!
Unwound
413 Jay St.
La Crosse, WI 54601
608-519-3722
www.unwoundshop.com
contact at unwoundshop.com

Contact shop to reserve your spot in the KAL, Class, or Brunch or all THREE!
Love to have you along for the journey!

Thank you all for making this possible!
Love you all. See you next week.

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Knit Up and Dye Episode 102 - Rebalancing




Getting back to some knitting and doing a lot more dyeing and colorway development. Major focus has been on preparation for my upcoming trunk show at Unwound in La Crosse, WI. Sneak peek of a couple new colorways and general discussion about my future knitting plans.

Host: Jessica L'Heureux
Ravelry: jesseknits
Ravelry Group: Knit Up & Dye Podcast
Instagram: dyemonkeyyarns
Blog: dyemonkeyyarns.com
Email: jesse@dyemonkeyyarns.com
Etsy: http://dyemonkeyyarns.etsy.com
Patreon: https://patreon.com/knitupanddye

Theme Music:
"Throw the Hammer Hard" - Bob Log III
Thank you, thank you, Bob for letting me use this!
Buy his music at boblog111.com BOB is on WORLD TOUR and might just be near you.
Please visit his website for a show near you.

PATRONS:
Big changes to the benefit tiers. Thank you for all your suggestions and feedback.
I hope you love these new options.

"Porch Light" - Estimated release date is May 1st.

Call for test knitters for "unnamed shawl" Email me at jesse@dyemonkeyyarns.com if you are interested in test knitting. Please use Subject Line: Test Knit

Thank you all for making this possible! Love you all. See you next week.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Knit Up and Dye Episode 101 - New & Redefined




Very excited about the new benefit tier structure for patrons. Please check out my patreon page for more information. New shawl design on the horizon and a call for test knitters.

Host: Jessica L'Heureux
Ravelry: jesseknits
Ravelry Group: Knit Up & Dye Podcast
Instagram: dyemonkeyyarns
Blog: dyemonkeyyarns.com
Email: jesse@dyemonkeyyarns.com
Etsy: http://dyemonkeyyarns.etsy.com
Patreon: https://patreon.com/knitupanddye

Theme Music:
"Throw the Hammer Hard" - Bob Log III
Thank you, thank you, Bob for letting me use this!
Buy his music at boblog111.com
BOB is on WORLD TOUR and might just be near you.
Please visit his website for a show near you.

PATRONS:
Big changes to the benefit tiers. Thank you for all your suggestions and feedback. I hope you love these new options.

"Porch Light" - Estimated release date is May 1st.

Call for test knitters for "unnamed shawl"
Email me at jesse@dyemonkeyyarns.com if you are interested in test knitting. Please use Subject Line: Test Knit

Thank you all for making this possible!  Love you all. See you next week.

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Knit Up and Dye Episode 100 - Casting Forward



Includes quick review demos of Long Tail Cast On, Infinite Long Tail Cast On, Chinese Waitress Cast On and my modified version: Chinese Drive-Thru Cast On.

Host: Jessica L'Heureux
Ravelry: jesseknits
Ravelry Group: Knit Up & Dye Podcast
Instagram: dyemonkeyyarns
Blog: dyemonkeyyarns.com
Email: jesse@dyemonkeyyarns.com
Etsy: http://dyemonkeyyarns.etsy.com
Patreon: https://patreon.com/knitupanddye

Theme Music:
"Throw the Hammer Hard" - Bob Log III
Thank you, thank you, Bob for letting me use this!
Buy his music at boblog111.com
BOB is on WORLD TOUR and might just be near you.
Please visit his website for a show near you.

PATRONS:
Please go vote. Your feedback is important. Tell me how I can best honor you.

Upcoming shawl pattern is "Porch Light" Estimated release date is May 1st.

Thank you all for making 100 episodes possible! Love you all. See you in 2 weeks.

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Knit Up and Dye Episode 99 - Herding and Penning



Announcing a giveaway to celebrate my upcoming 100th episode! Also, a sneak peek of an upcoming pattern and I talk about events scheduled for my trunk show at Unwound in May 2019.

Host: Jessica L'Heureux
Ravelry: jesseknits
Ravelry Group: Knit Up & Dye Podcast
Instagram: dyemonkeyyarns
Blog: dyemonkeyyarns.com
Email: jesse@dyemonkeyyarns.com
Etsy: http://dyemonkeyyarns.etsy.com
Patreon: https://patreon.com/knitupanddye

Theme Music:
"Throw the Hammer Hard" - Bob Log III
Thank you, thank you, Bob for letting me use this!
Buy his music at boblog111.com

"How to Eat an Elephant" Blanket
My formula is on my project page at https://www.ravelry.com/projects/jesseknits/how-to-eat-an-elephant

Celebrate Episode 100 with me!
Enter via Instagram by posting picture of any finished project using one of my patterns or yarns - use #KUAD100 OR EMAIL same to jesse@dyemonkeyyarns.com Subject line: #KUAD

Upcoming shawl pattern is "Porch Light" - Estimated release date is May 1st.

Upcoming hat pattern is "Keiko" Releasing May 23rd @ Unwound - Online release to follow.

Love you all! Have a great week!


Sunday, March 17, 2019

Knit Up and Dye Episode 98 - Spot the Problem



This week I release a skein of yarn to yarn heaven, thanking it for the joy it brought and mysteries it solved. I show off the stunning progress I've made on my blanket (uh, huh...) and introduce you to my latest design: Porch Light. Join me!

Host: Jessica L'Heureux
Ravelry: jesseknits
Ravelry Group: Knit Up & Dye Podcast
Instagram: dyemonkeyyarns
Blog: dyemonkeyyarns.com
Email: jesse@dyemonkeyyarns.com
Etsy: http://dyemonkeyyarns.etsy.com
Patreon: https://patreon.com/knitupanddye

Theme Music:
"Throw the Hammer Hard" - Bob Log III
Thank you, thank you, Bob for letting me use this!
Buy his music at boblog111.com

"How to Eat an Elephant" Blanket
My formula is on my project page at https://www.ravelry.com/projects/jesseknits/how-to-eat-an-elephant

Giveaway coming up to celebrate Episode 100!

Upcoming pattern is "Porch Light" Estimated release date is May 1st.

Love you all! Have a great week!


Sunday, March 3, 2019

Knit Up and Dye Episode 97 - Bad Math & Pirates



Some bad math has caused issues with the Porch Light design. My sweater yarn order has arrived and all I want to do is cast on. Temptation is at an all time high. Will I succumb and cast on, or will i persevere and finish my design? Also includes a silly gift unboxing, fuzzy friends updates, studio enhancements and the Patreon drawing.

Host: Jessica L'Heureux
Ravelry: jesseknits
Ravelry Group: Knit Up & Dye Podcast
Instagram: dyemonkeyyarns
Blog: dyemonkeyyarns.com
Email: jesse@dyemonkeyyarns.com
Etsy: http://dyemonkeyyarns.etsy.com
Patreon: https://patreon.com/knitupanddye

Theme Music:
"Throw the Hammer Hard" - Bob Log III
Thank you, thank you, Bob for letting me use this!
Buy his music at boblog111.com

Featured yarn by Shannon @ Supernatural Yarns http://www.supernaturalyarns.etsy.com

THANK YOU for supporting Paperback Rider Little Free Library Fundraiser to purchase a tricycle to help distribute books for free. WE DID IT! 100% PLUS FUNDED!!

Love you all! Thank you ALL for your love & support! Go spring into something new!

Monday, February 25, 2019

Knit Up and Dye Episode 96 - Filthy and Rough, but Here!





Update on life and health. Thank you all for your support! Actually have some knitting to show off, early call for test knitters for Porch Light shawl, a pile of acquisitions to show off, and a sneak peek at this month's Patreon colorway. We've started a trial adoption of a new companion for Rudy and I've got some doggie play video at the end for your enjoyment.

Host: Jessica L'Heureux
Ravelry: jesseknits
Ravelry Group: Knit Up & Dye Podcast
Instagram: dyemonkeyyarns
Blog: dyemonkeyyarns.com
Email: jesse@dyemonkeyyarns.com
Etsy: http://dyemonkeyyarns.etsy.com
Patreon: https://patreon.com/knitupanddye

Theme Music:
"Throw the Hammer Hard" - Bob Log III
Thank you, thank you, Bob for letting me use this!
Buy his music at boblog111.com

Featured yarn & bag by Shannon @ Supernatural Yarns
http://www.supernaturalyarns.etsy.com

Help support Paperback Rider Little Free Library Fundraiser to purchase a tricycle to help distribute books for free.

50% of all pattern sales and 10% of all yarn sales through end of Feburary will be donated. She is 100% funded - thank you all for your support. Our end of month final contribution will be for extraneous items such as locks and lights, etc.

You can also find stories and pictures from her literary pedaling adventures on her instagram account at @paperbackrider.lfl

Love you all! Thank you ALL for your love & support

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Knit Up and Dye Episode 95 - Not Too Much



Really haven't done much knitting this past week, but I'm on the mend and finally back to working through my design process. I do discuss my experiences with depression in this episode, and offer encourage anyone struggling in their lives to reach out, as well as for all of us to extend kindness to others, as small things can make a huge impact in the lives of others.

Host: Jessica L'Heureux
Ravelry: jesseknits
Ravelry Group: Knit Up & Dye Podcast
Instagram: dyemonkeyyarns
Blog: dyemonkeyyarns.com
Email: jesse@dyemonkeyyarns.com
Etsy: http://dyemonkeyyarns.etsy.com
Patreon: https://patreon.com/knitupanddye

Theme Music:
"Throw the Hammer Hard" - Bob Log III
Thank you, thank you, Bob for letting me use this!
Buy his music at boblog111.com

Help support Paperback Rider Little Free Library Fundraiser to purchase a tricycle to help distribute books for free.

Exclusive colorway and products can be found at www.dyemonkeyyarns.etsy.com in the Paperback Rider Benefit section.

Direct donations can be made via https://www.gofundme.com/paperbackrider

You can also find stories and pictures from her literary pedaling adventures on her instagram account at @paperbackrider.lfl

Love you all! See you next time!

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Knit Up and Dye Episode 94 - Fell Off the Planet



So glad to be back!! Finally feeling better after having been sick and ready to focus on all things knitty. I show off progress I've made on my How to Eat an Elephant blanket, and talk about a fundraiser I'm passionate about for Paperback Rider Little Free Library and show off some new acquisitions.

Host: Jessica L'Heureux
Ravelry: jesseknits
Ravelry Group: Knit Up & Dye Podcast
Instagram: dyemonkeyyarns
Blog: dyemonkeyyarns.com
Email: jesse@dyemonkeyyarns.com
Etsy: http://dyemonkeyyarns.etsy.com
Patreon: https://patreon.com/knitupanddye

Theme Music:
"Throw the Hammer Hard" - Bob Log III
Thank you, thank you, Bob for letting me use this!
Buy his music at boblog111.com

"Thestral" on Pixie Sock by
Supernatural Yarns
www.supernaturalyarns.etsy.com

How to Eat an Elephant
My formula is on my project page at
https://www.ravelry.com/projects/jesseknits/how-to-eat-an-elephant

Help support Paperback Rider Little Free Library
Fundraiser to purchase a tricycle to help
distribute books for free.

Exclusive colorway and products can be found at
www.dyemonkeyyarns.etsy.com in the
Paperback Rider Benefit section.
Direct donations can be made via
https://www.gofundme.com/paperbackrider

You can also find stories and pictures from her literary pedaling
adventures on her instagram account at @paperbackrider.lfl

Love you all! Have a great week!

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Paperback Rider Fundraiser

I am ridiculously proud to announce that together we have raised $461.39 through Dye Monkey Yarn sales (10% of all sales in January 2019) and the sale of the exclusive Paperback Rider colorway (50% of every skein)!

I have made a "to-date" donation to help enable Terri to place the down payment and order for her new trike so that construction may begin and delivery can be made possible in time for spring.

We are still $1026 shy of the goal.

To that end, I am extending my donation of 10% of all sales through February 2019, 50% of every skein of the exclusive colorway will continue. AND, I am adding 50% of all sales of my knitting patterns through Ravelry through the month of February 2019.

Please consider making a direct donation via www.gofundme.com/paperbackrider.

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Knit Up and Dye Episode 93 - Goals, Not Resolutions



I show off my progress on my How to Eat an Elephant blanket, my prep work for the Squircle sock demo, announce my next trip to Unwound in La Crosse, WI, and draw the winners for this month's Patreon drawing. Thank you everyone for hanging in through my choppy edits.

Host: Jessica L'Heureux
Ravelry: jesseknits
Ravelry Group: Knit Up & Dye Podcast
Instagram: dyemonkeyyarns
Blog: dyemonkeyyarns.com
Email: jesse@dyemonkeyyarns.com
Etsy: http://dyemonkeyyarns.etsy.com
Patreon: https://patreon.com/knitupanddye

Theme Music:
"Throw the Hammer Hard" - Bob Log III
Thank you, thank you, Bob for letting me use this!
Buy his music at boblog111.com

How to Eat an Elephant
My formula is on my project page at
https://www.ravelry.com/projects/jesseknits/how-to-eat-an-elephant

Help support Little Free Library Paperback Rider
Fundraiser to purchase a tricycle to help
distribute books for free.

Exclusive colorway and products can be found at
www.dyemonkeyyarns.etsy.com in the
Paperback Rider Benefit section.
10% of all sales for January 2019 through my Etsy shop
will be donated.
50% of sales of the exclusive Paperback Rider colorway
will be donated.
Direct donations can be made via
https://www.gofundme.com/paperbackrider

You can also find stories and pictures from her literary pedaling
adventures on her instagram account at @paperbackrider.lfl

Stay healthy my friends!
See you soon!