Monday, May 23, 2022

2022 Spring Mini Skein Mini Series!

Welcome to the 2022 Spring Mini Skein Mini Series! The first episode premieres at 8:30 PM Eastern time tonight on YouTube, Monday May 23, 2022.

The videos will air as premieres with a live chat room, so if you tune in a little late you'll start in the middle of the video. You can watch everything on demand like regular YouTube videos after the premiere. I will be in the live chat room for as many nights as I can to hang out and react to the videos along with you!

How long are each of the videos?

When a video is scheduled as a premiere, you can't see the run time, so here are the approximate video lengths :
  • Night 1(5/23) - 40 minutes
  • Night 2 (5/24) - 45 minutes
  • Night 3 (5/25) - 50 minutes
  • Night 4 (5/26) - 40 minutes
  • Night 5 (5/27) - 30 minutes
  • Bonus (Night 6 - 5/28) - 1 hour
  • Vlog (5/29) - TBD
I may be a little late to the chat for night 3 (Wednesday 5/25) due to a last minute appointment but I should be there for each of the other nights. (I'll leave a pinned comment in the chat if anything changes.)

Can I still get some yarn?

Yes! There are a couple 2022 SMSMS yarn sets, add on skeins, and double stranded sock blanks remaining in the ChemKnits Creations Etsy Shop.

Saturday, March 19, 2022

Preorder the Spring Mini Skein Mini Series Yarn Sets! (2022 SMSMS)

2022 Spring Mini Skein Mini Series yarn sets are now available for preorder! These yarn fade bundles include 6 - 20 g mini skeins (120 g total) plus multiple fun extras.  They are mystery packages you can unbox while watching the dyeing videos at the end of May 2022. 

I will share more details the theme and answer any questions in a YouTube Livestream at 1:30 PM Eastern time today

When will the yarn ship?

Yarn sets will ship at the end of April 2022.

When will the series begin?

The 2022 Spring Mini Skein Mini Series will start on Monday May 23, 2022 at 8:30 PM Eastern Time on the ChemKnits Tutorials YouTube Channel.

You can see all of the videos as they are published on the following playlist: 

Listings and Available Add-Ons

  • 2022 Spring Mini Skein Mini Series Sets - 120 g of hand dyed yarn (6 - 20 g mini skeins) set designed to work together in one project.  You can watch me dye the yarn in one of the SMSMS videos - each yarn set is wrapped and labeled with the date of the video so you can unwrap while you watch. There are many different yarn bases available in sock and DK weights. The sets come with multiple fun extras. If you want spoilers on the types of extras check out the bottom of the listing! 
  • Add On Full 100 g Skein - 100 g of yarn dyed in a colorway related to the series theme.  Choose between three yarn bases (Superwash DK, Superwash Sock, and a non-superwash Sock weight base.) The three bases will all have the same colorway. The yarn will be wrapped with a fun progress keeper so you can unwrap the yarn while watching the dyeing video. You have to purchase the mini skein set to purchase any add ons.  
  • Add On Double Stranded Sock Blank - 100 g sock blank that will unravel into two matched 50 g skeins of yarn.  Yarn base is 80% Superwash Fine Highland Wool / 20% Polyamide, Sock Weight, 357 yards / 100 g. The blanks will be wrapped with a fun progress keeper so you can unwrap the yarn while watching the dyeing video. You have to purchase the mini skein set to purchase any add ons.

SMSMS Yarn Set Yarn Base Options

There are 7 yarn base options for the 2022 SMSMS, and the videos will feature a lot of side by side comparisons.  If the base you wanted has sold out, message me to check if I have more! I am still dyeing more yarn, and will add more listings based on the stock I have on hand. 

  • FINGERING SOCK: 75% Superwash Merino/25% Nylon, Fingering Weight,  463 yards / 100 g; 555 yards / 120 g , EITHER 2-PLY or 4-PLY. This yarn base may feature either a 4 ply yarn or a 2 ply higher twist yarn with the same fiber content and yardage.  
  • SPARKLE SOCK:  75% Superwash Merino/ 20% Nylon / 5% Stellina, 438 yards / 100 g; 525 yards / 120 g.  Note the Stellina is either Silver or Gold.
  • MERINO YAK SOCK: 70% Superwah Merino / 20% Yak / 10% Nylon, Fingering Weight, 437 yards / 100 g; 524 yards / 120 g
  • MCN Sock: 80% Superwash Merino /10% Cashmere / 10% Nylon, fingering weight, 400 yards / 100 g. 480 yards / 120 g
  • MERINO SILK SOCK: 80% Superwash Merino / 20% Silk, fingering weight, 400 yards / 100 g. 480 yards / 100 g
  • SUPERWASH DK: 100% Superwash Merino, DK Weight, 274 yards / 100 g; 328 yards / 120 g
  • SUPERWASH BLEND DK: 75% Superwash Merino / 25% Nylon, DK Weight, 245 yards / 100 g total; 294 yards / 100 g

The most limited yarn bases are the "Sparkle Sock" and "Merino Silk Sock." I plan to dye more of both this week with yarn I already have. I am also placing a new yarn order tonight - I would never list a preorder on a base that I do physically have, but there is a chance that I can release more.

Let's Play with Color!

Please let me know if you have any questions. I'm super excited to talk more about the series!  The colors are stunning and I want to keep a set in every colorway and every base, I'm truly going to struggle to pick one.