Category Archives: Sunshine Yarns

Color Dreaming

“I found I could say things with color that I couldn’t say any other way–things I had no words for.” – Georgia O’Keeffe


I’m missing New Zealand terribly today — maybe its the hunt for warmer weather, or the gorgeous scenery, or the ocean. I miss the smell of the ocean. The aqua color above is called “Forever At Sea” ; at least I can look at it and dream….

4 Years of Sunshine

Oh my goodness! How is it already October? I feel so behind on so many things – and am having a hard day mentally. But, I wanted to share the pretty mosaic I made a few weeks back, just in case you missed it. It was our 4 year Sunshine Yarns anniversary last month – how time really flies!


I just love how colorful this turned out. Thank you all once again for making this all possible!

New Moon Alice Mitts

My amazing friend (and talented knitter) Deneise, wrote up this fabulous new pattern I just had to share with you! She happens to also be the force/moderator behind the Sunshine Yarnies Ravelry group that has grown and grown this past half year.

We came across this fabulous picture from the “New Moon” Twilight saga movie that is coming out this November. Our beautiful and fun Alice is wearing some delicious looking fingerless mitts!


I dyed the yarn and Deneise knit up a pattern – voila! Here is the Sunshine Yarns version, which we oh so love!


You can find the pattern on her project page here. I will be listing more yarn in the store in the Classic Sock, the new Luxury Sock and the Merino Worsted on September 15th. I think its going to sell out quickly, so email me ASAP if you want to special order a skein. Now, who is excited for the movie?!

All Fresh and New

After a week long camping trip in SE Utah, we are revived mentally and back in to the swing of things. We had a great trip and spent lots of time hiking and enjoying the scenery. I will post some pictures soon, but here is something to get you going….


And, I’ll be updating the store tomorrow with loads of overdyes. Here is a little sneak peek –


From left to right: Rosewater, Mellow, Peacock and Mulberry Spice

Happy Monday!

Lots and Lots

I have so much to say! Hello everyone; how are you?! Sunshine Yarns has been so, super busy these last two weeks. We have tons of new, wonderful customers, lots of fun KAL’s going on in our Sunshine Yarnies Ravelry group, and some new yarns and rovings. Go see the main page, doesn’t it look more fun to you? With all this action going on, I’ve been dyeing and dyeing and doing lots of updates. Its all so much fun, so I can’t really complain. We have still been able to run, hike, bike, ski and well, do a little bit of knitting :)

I finished this a few weeks ago, but it took me a while to redo the neckline and block (oh, and add buttons). To me, those little details can sometimes take a lifetime – you know? So, I present to you, Amelia’s newest little dress (that will be heading her way shortly) —

Vine Flower Dress
Vine Flower Closeup

Pattern: Vine Flower Dress by the amazingly talented Anne Hanson
Yarn: Sunshine Yarns Merino Worsted in Aqua; 2 skeins
Needles: Addi 16″ US 7
Measurements: 6 month size
Started: April 2, 2009
Finished: April 12, 2009
Other Details: I tore out the neckline and added a button closure on the right shoulder. This way, Amelia’s noggin can keep growing and she can keep wearing this (hopefully from a dress into a shirt). I love this pattern, it so, so pretty!

In other news, we started up a garden this year at my parents house. Since our lives are still unsettled, we don’t quite have a permanent living situation with space. But, my parents do and we jumped on it :) My dad has done a garden here in the past, and gave us the encouraging nudge to take the plunge.

Some seeds

On Earth Day, (since that was just the perfect day, right?!), we finished tilling the garden plot and working the soil. We went to the farmers market and picked up a handful of wonderful organic, heirloom seeds and plants. We also picked up lots of tricks of the trade. Where I see myself in 10 years – dyeing yarn and having a nice little ranch house on about 10 acres. Garden, animals, kids running around with chickens; you get thie picture!

And then I can say, this is where the gardening part began:

Planting Chard

I planted chard seeds today! A few days ago we put small little spinach plants and speckled leaf lettuce into the ground. Here is Scott in front of our garden plot (the small fencing is because of the bunny named Laurel who lives under the porch):

Scott with the Garden

Hopefully when I show this garden in the middle of the summer, it will be all green behind Scott and full of colorful vegetables! Have a great night.