where to find Huckleberry Knits' final inventory June 3, 2022 13:07
I'm a bit horrified to see that the last newsletter I sent was in October 2020, to let you all know that I was doing Lambtown from home. As it turns out, that was the last show that I'll do.
My career was in public involvement and communications before I became a full-time dyer. When the pandemic hit, like a lot of people I re-evaluated my life and what I was doing with it. Although business was quite good--a lot of you were buying yarn while you were stuck at home!--it crystallized a sense that I should be doing something else. Shortly after Lambtown, I was offered a job with the local health department working on COVID communications, which hit a lot of my buttons: using a skill set developed over a lifetime to help my community through an incredibly challenging time.
I was still dyeing, though--fulfilling wholesale commitments that I'd already made and listing new yarn every now and then. But a couple of months ago, I accepted a new job. This new gig, plus the fact that my kid is entering his senior year of high school, has cemented my decision to wind down the business. My spare time is really limited these days and I have other things that I need and want to be doing.
Northwest Yarns has purchased my remaining yarn inventory (mostly American Dream DK, mohair/silk lace and suri alpaca/silk lace that would be absolutely perfect for Stephen West's new Rain or Shine Shawl, and some Willow and yak/silk/merino) and they will be selling it at Fiber Fusion in Monroe, WA this weekend (and probably online after that).
Will I still be dyeing? I'm considering a wholesale request from a longtime favorite retailer, and I might dye up some fiber for fun. But I plan to be closed up by the end of the year. It will probably take that long for me to sell all the undyed yarn and fiber I have!
I still plan to be part of the fiber community and hope to see many of you around. Thank you for all the years of support and friendship--you are what made this little dyeing business worthwhile, and what I will miss the most.