You may have noticed I’m not the most frequent blogger. It seems that my hands have been so busy creating yarn and keeping up with life that I forgot to stop a minute and update you lovely readers.
First: I updated the website! It’s now sleek and straightforward and includes lots of colorful pictures of yarn. I’m still working on gathering photos of my process, since I rarely stop in the middle to snap pictures.
Second: You might have noticed a couple of new stores on the Shop page. Yes, Bumblebirch is venturing North to Washington! You can now find my yarn at the Tea Cozy Yarn Shop in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle, as well as Tolt Yarn and Wool in heavenly Carnation (just 45 minutes East of Seattle). A couple months ago I took a trip up from Portland to visit both stores and was so tempted to stay and knit. If you’re in either neighborhood you should go check them out! They are both beautiful stores, welcoming and friendly, and stocked with inspiring yarns and samples.
Third: It’s summer and crops are in full swing, so it’s preserving season! This is what I’ve been working on when I’m not dyeing yarn. Each year I get a little more ambitious. Last year I put up peaches 4 different ways. This year I bought pickling cucumbers in bulk and put up 20lbs of blueberries my family and I picked at Blue Bee Farm on nearby Sauvie Island.
I still have plans for blackberries, peaches, tomatoes…and anything else that catches my fancy.
Fourth: Autumn is coming quick on the heels of August, so Fall Yarn Club subscriptions are already available. There are limited spots so get yours quickly! The price includes 3 months of surprise yarn AND shipping. What a great deal!
Lastly: There’s a PNW-style heat wave going on right now (anything over 82F is too hot for Portland) so I’m going to turn off the heat-producing computer, make myself some iced tea, and get to knitting something small. Stay cool, friends!