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🧶Meet the fearless Corinne

Corinne: “Hello?” Me: “Hi Corinne! Am I pronouncing your name right?” Corinne: “Yes. Wait…who is this. It sounds like…Shelley?” Me: (laughing) “It IS Shelley! How did you know?” Corinne: (laughing now too) “I was watching Ginnifer Goodwin’s workshop yesterday, and you talk a lot in it…so I recognized your voice! But why are you calling…
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🧶The story of the cracked pot

Hi from somewhere in Nebraska, where we celebrated Thanksgiving with Hot Luke’s extended fam. Dear reader, I hope this email finds you rested and relaxing after a busy week. A couple weeks ago, after a particularly challenging hot yoga session where I had been a bit disappointed in my balance and “performance” that day, my…
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🧶How far would you walk uphill for inspiration?

When Olga Buraya-Kefelian @olgajazzy was growing up in Belarus, she would save up money each month to buy a Cosmopolitan magazine. She and her mother, a seamstress, would pore over the pages together. They couldn’t afford to buy the clothes, but her mom would sew and Olga would knit. Then Olga married her enlisted spouse, and…
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🧶A tale of two hats

I don’t know about you, but I’ve had more hat-making mishaps than any other kind of yarn disaster. There was the time I didn’t swatch, and ended up with a hat so big it came down past my nose (remember Mushmouth from Fat Albert?) And the time I used the wrong yarn, so my brim…
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🧶 Presenting…your new Hot Loops Wall!

“Chase your dreams and never give up! Be your true goofy, authentic self, imperfections and all, because our lives are too short and this life is filled with perfect imperfections.” These are the wise words of Ross Taylor, the featured dyer of the new Fall Hot Loops Wall. Just a few short years ago, Ross…
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🧶Jasmina’s unforgettable story

Have you ever had such a magical experience, you were afraid to share it, for fear the bubble might pop and you’d realize it was all a dream? That’s what my first Rhinebeck felt like. I’ve put off writing this week’s newsletter because I just wanted to swim in the magic a little bit longer.…
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🧶 Finished…just in time!

Can you believe it? It’s my first time. After 18 years in this amazing business…my very first Rhinebeck! So I’m writing your newsletter a couple days early this week, and it’ll be a bit shorter than usual since I’m busy packing (and freaking out a bit with all the excitement!) Before I forget, since I’m…
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🧶How to support 12 indie makers all at once

We all have our favorites. Each of us follows lots of different independent dyers and makers. Every day my feed is full of new colors and fibers, each handmade as a true (and often backbreaking) labor of love. Each with its own story of a beautiful, creative human who brought it to life. I try…
Read More

🧶The pattern Beth makes on repeat

Apparently you Yarnies are into trivia! 😎 Last week’s Knit Stars Trivia was such a hit, we’re doing it again…this time with questions about our upcoming Masterclass Season 8 Premiere. This week’s winner will receive an updated “Nice Ice Baby” package of Season 8 exclusive yarns, kits and extras…including this new, commemorative Koigu Pencil Box…
Read More

Trivia time (win a Joji bag!)

This week, we’re winding down our sale on Knit Stars Masterclass Seasons 1-7… And I thought, let’s finish the sale on a fun note! So this is your chance to test your Knit Stars knowledge. ✨Knit Stars Trivia ✨ To enter, follow these simple steps: STEP 1: Hit reply to this email STEP 2: In…
Read More

My Love Letters to Knit Stars Seasons 1-7

Editors Note: To access Knit Stars Masterclass Seasons on sale (or join the waitlist for the next offering), go here. People often ask (especially during our sale weeks), “Shelley, what’s your favorite Knit Stars season?” It’s like asking me, “Which is your favorite child?”  So I thought it might be helpful, to those of you…
Read More

🧶 Who’s the next Hot Loops dyer?

Have you heard the news? We wanted you to be first to know…the featured dyer for the Fall 2023 Hot Loops Wall Reveal is going to be none other than… 🥁🥁🥁🥁🥁… Ross Taylor of Twisted Ambitions Yarn! If you’ve been following all the building anticipation for our upcoming Knit Stars Masterclass Premiere, you know that…
Read More

🧶Mood booster

Happy Sunday Mandy, This past Monday wasn’t so much a Monday as a MONDDDAYYYYY. Ever had one of those? So by Tuesday I was really in need of a mood booster. Then voila, I opened up our Facebook Masterclass group and there was this cool new feature called Mood Booster Chat. I started up the…
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🧶Yes you can!

This week I’m having an I CAN week. (You know, one of those weeks where it seems like maybe I can’t, so I look for little positive reminders that YES I CAN.) So I thought it would be a great time to help you have an I CAN week, too. I started the week out…
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🧶Meet the fearless Corinne

Corinne: “Hello?” Me: “Hi Corinne! Am I pronouncing your name right?” Corinne: “Yes. Wait…who is this. It sounds like…Shelley?” Me: (laughing) “It IS Shelley! How did you know?” Corinne: (laughing now too) “I was watching Ginnifer Goodwin’s workshop yesterday, and you talk a lot in it…so I recognized your voice! But why are you calling…
Read More

🧶The story of the cracked pot

Hi from somewhere in Nebraska, where we celebrated Thanksgiving with Hot Luke’s extended fam. Dear reader, I hope this email finds you rested and relaxing after a busy week. A couple weeks ago, after a particularly challenging hot yoga session where I had been a bit disappointed in my balance and “performance” that day, my…
Read More

🧶How far would you walk uphill for inspiration?

When Olga Buraya-Kefelian @olgajazzy was growing up in Belarus, she would save up money each month to buy a Cosmopolitan magazine. She and her mother, a seamstress, would pore over the pages together. They couldn’t afford to buy the clothes, but her mom would sew and Olga would knit. Then Olga married her enlisted spouse, and…
Read More

🧶A tale of two hats

I don’t know about you, but I’ve had more hat-making mishaps than any other kind of yarn disaster. There was the time I didn’t swatch, and ended up with a hat so big it came down past my nose (remember Mushmouth from Fat Albert?) And the time I used the wrong yarn, so my brim…
Read More

🧶 Presenting…your new Hot Loops Wall!

“Chase your dreams and never give up! Be your true goofy, authentic self, imperfections and all, because our lives are too short and this life is filled with perfect imperfections.” These are the wise words of Ross Taylor, the featured dyer of the new Fall Hot Loops Wall. Just a few short years ago, Ross…
Read More

🧶Jasmina’s unforgettable story

Have you ever had such a magical experience, you were afraid to share it, for fear the bubble might pop and you’d realize it was all a dream? That’s what my first Rhinebeck felt like. I’ve put off writing this week’s newsletter because I just wanted to swim in the magic a little bit longer.…
Read More

🧶 Finished…just in time!

Can you believe it? It’s my first time. After 18 years in this amazing business…my very first Rhinebeck! So I’m writing your newsletter a couple days early this week, and it’ll be a bit shorter than usual since I’m busy packing (and freaking out a bit with all the excitement!) Before I forget, since I’m…
Read More

🧶How to support 12 indie makers all at once

We all have our favorites. Each of us follows lots of different independent dyers and makers. Every day my feed is full of new colors and fibers, each handmade as a true (and often backbreaking) labor of love. Each with its own story of a beautiful, creative human who brought it to life. I try…
Read More

🧶The pattern Beth makes on repeat

Apparently you Yarnies are into trivia! 😎 Last week’s Knit Stars Trivia was such a hit, we’re doing it again…this time with questions about our upcoming Masterclass Season 8 Premiere. This week’s winner will receive an updated “Nice Ice Baby” package of Season 8 exclusive yarns, kits and extras…including this new, commemorative Koigu Pencil Box…
Read More

Trivia time (win a Joji bag!)

This week, we’re winding down our sale on Knit Stars Masterclass Seasons 1-7… And I thought, let’s finish the sale on a fun note! So this is your chance to test your Knit Stars knowledge. ✨Knit Stars Trivia ✨ To enter, follow these simple steps: STEP 1: Hit reply to this email STEP 2: In…
Read More

My Love Letters to Knit Stars Seasons 1-7

Editors Note: To access Knit Stars Masterclass Seasons on sale (or join the waitlist for the next offering), go here. People often ask (especially during our sale weeks), “Shelley, what’s your favorite Knit Stars season?” It’s like asking me, “Which is your favorite child?”  So I thought it might be helpful, to those of you…
Read More

🧶 Who’s the next Hot Loops dyer?

Have you heard the news? We wanted you to be first to know…the featured dyer for the Fall 2023 Hot Loops Wall Reveal is going to be none other than… 🥁🥁🥁🥁🥁… Ross Taylor of Twisted Ambitions Yarn! If you’ve been following all the building anticipation for our upcoming Knit Stars Masterclass Premiere, you know that…
Read More

🧶Mood booster

Happy Sunday Mandy, This past Monday wasn’t so much a Monday as a MONDDDAYYYYY. Ever had one of those? So by Tuesday I was really in need of a mood booster. Then voila, I opened up our Facebook Masterclass group and there was this cool new feature called Mood Booster Chat. I started up the…
Read More

🧶Yes you can!

This week I’m having an I CAN week. (You know, one of those weeks where it seems like maybe I can’t, so I look for little positive reminders that YES I CAN.) So I thought it would be a great time to help you have an I CAN week, too. I started the week out…
Read More

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🧶Meet the fearless Corinne

Corinne: “Hello?” Me: “Hi Corinne! Am I pronouncing your name right?” Corinne: “Yes. Wait…who is this. It sounds like…Shelley?” Me: (laughing) “It IS Shelley! How did you know?” Corinne: (laughing now too) “I was watching Ginnifer Goodwin’s workshop yesterday, and you talk a lot in it…so I recognized your voice! But why are you calling…
Read More

🧶The story of the cracked pot

Hi from somewhere in Nebraska, where we celebrated Thanksgiving with Hot Luke’s extended fam. Dear reader, I hope this email finds you rested and relaxing after a busy week. A couple weeks ago, after a particularly challenging hot yoga session where I had been a bit disappointed in my balance and “performance” that day, my…
Read More

🧶How far would you walk uphill for inspiration?

When Olga Buraya-Kefelian @olgajazzy was growing up in Belarus, she would save up money each month to buy a Cosmopolitan magazine. She and her mother, a seamstress, would pore over the pages together. They couldn’t afford to buy the clothes, but her mom would sew and Olga would knit. Then Olga married her enlisted spouse, and…
Read More

🧶A tale of two hats

I don’t know about you, but I’ve had more hat-making mishaps than any other kind of yarn disaster. There was the time I didn’t swatch, and ended up with a hat so big it came down past my nose (remember Mushmouth from Fat Albert?) And the time I used the wrong yarn, so my brim…
Read More

🧶 Presenting…your new Hot Loops Wall!

“Chase your dreams and never give up! Be your true goofy, authentic self, imperfections and all, because our lives are too short and this life is filled with perfect imperfections.” These are the wise words of Ross Taylor, the featured dyer of the new Fall Hot Loops Wall. Just a few short years ago, Ross…
Read More

🧶Jasmina’s unforgettable story

Have you ever had such a magical experience, you were afraid to share it, for fear the bubble might pop and you’d realize it was all a dream? That’s what my first Rhinebeck felt like. I’ve put off writing this week’s newsletter because I just wanted to swim in the magic a little bit longer.…
Read More

🧶 Finished…just in time!

Can you believe it? It’s my first time. After 18 years in this amazing business…my very first Rhinebeck! So I’m writing your newsletter a couple days early this week, and it’ll be a bit shorter than usual since I’m busy packing (and freaking out a bit with all the excitement!) Before I forget, since I’m…
Read More

🧶How to support 12 indie makers all at once

We all have our favorites. Each of us follows lots of different independent dyers and makers. Every day my feed is full of new colors and fibers, each handmade as a true (and often backbreaking) labor of love. Each with its own story of a beautiful, creative human who brought it to life. I try…
Read More

🧶The pattern Beth makes on repeat

Apparently you Yarnies are into trivia! 😎 Last week’s Knit Stars Trivia was such a hit, we’re doing it again…this time with questions about our upcoming Masterclass Season 8 Premiere. This week’s winner will receive an updated “Nice Ice Baby” package of Season 8 exclusive yarns, kits and extras…including this new, commemorative Koigu Pencil Box…
Read More

WAVE 2 – COMING SOON!

     
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Trivia time (win a Joji bag!)

This week, we’re winding down our sale on Knit Stars Masterclass Seasons 1-7… And I thought, let’s finish the sale on a fun note! So this is your chance to test your Knit Stars knowledge. ✨Knit Stars Trivia ✨ To enter, follow these simple steps: STEP 1: Hit reply to this email STEP 2: In…
Read More

My Love Letters to Knit Stars Seasons 1-7

Editors Note: To access Knit Stars Masterclass Seasons on sale (or join the waitlist for the next offering), go here. People often ask (especially during our sale weeks), “Shelley, what’s your favorite Knit Stars season?” It’s like asking me, “Which is your favorite child?”  So I thought it might be helpful, to those of you…
Read More

🧶 Who’s the next Hot Loops dyer?

Have you heard the news? We wanted you to be first to know…the featured dyer for the Fall 2023 Hot Loops Wall Reveal is going to be none other than… 🥁🥁🥁🥁🥁… Ross Taylor of Twisted Ambitions Yarn! If you’ve been following all the building anticipation for our upcoming Knit Stars Masterclass Premiere, you know that…
Read More

🧶Mood booster

Happy Sunday Mandy, This past Monday wasn’t so much a Monday as a MONDDDAYYYYY. Ever had one of those? So by Tuesday I was really in need of a mood booster. Then voila, I opened up our Facebook Masterclass group and there was this cool new feature called Mood Booster Chat. I started up the…
Read More

🧶Yes you can!

This week I’m having an I CAN week. (You know, one of those weeks where it seems like maybe I can’t, so I look for little positive reminders that YES I CAN.) So I thought it would be a great time to help you have an I CAN week, too. I started the week out…
Read More

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