As quickly as the holidays came, they passed us just as quickly. But don't worry, the New Year doesn't have to be a boring slog back into the office cubical. January is a perfect chance for us knitters to clear our heads and set goals for the road ahead. Look at it like a fresh… Continue reading Tips on Setting Knitting Goals for the New Year
At last, winter is almost here. While the season hasn't officially started, it sure feels like it has! With the cold weather arriving, 2019 will be here before we know it. If you remember, 2018 was the year of the #SelfishKnittingChallenge. The goal? Knit something special for yourself! I know I did. That hard work… Continue reading My Top #SelfishKnitting Creations in 2018
Clutter. It seems like it never stops trying to invade our lives and personal spaces. Even worse, it can be easy to let things pile up. Knitting isn't exempt from this rule. Thankfully, there are ways to keep your work area clean and organized. Me? I created a knitting kit that keeps all of my… Continue reading What to Store in a Knitting Tool Kit
They say that good things come in small packages. Well, when it comes to knitting, a multi-color yarn kit makes a world's difference. At least, that's what I learned when making my newest sweater! It's colorful, comfy, and I absolutely love it! This sweater was put together using my Zweig Kit. In this post, I'll… Continue reading A Brand New Sweater: My Experience Using a Yarn Kit
Sometimes, you have to make a good idea even better. I've been hard at work doing just that! And so, I wanted to give you an update on new colorways that are available in the shop. I really think you'll like them. First, a little background... As many of you know, I recently moved to… Continue reading New Shop Update! A Fresh Take on Beautiful Colorways
Learning how to knit is a bit of a balance. For example, I look at what other Makers have done and try to create my own pretty version. It's important to follow advice from those who have the experience. But at the same time, your own creativity brings a lot to the table. That's what… Continue reading My Experience with Cable Knitting an Irene Cowl
My inspiration – taken on a hike up the South Sister mountain in Central Oregon. It's that time again – another new line ready for fall weather! I’ve been itching to share these new colors with you. At last, they are available on the shop today! All of them blend extremely well together, and all… Continue reading A Closer Look at the High Desert Line
I have to say, this past year has been an amazing journey. Unicorn Yarn Co. has grown beyond my expectations. Last summer, I started sharing my products on Instagram and Etsy, and I’ve been blown away by the response. It’s because of you that Unicorn Yarn Co. has taken off. Every time you like or comment… Continue reading A Thank You to my Followers and a Huge Giveaway Announcement
I’ve been a creative person for as far back as I can remember. I’ve never shied away from trying my hand at a new craft either. As of late, I’ve grown to love the flexibility and exploration that comes with fiber arts. Over my lifetime, I’ve used my creativity to center myself and reconnect with… Continue reading What Making Adds to My Life: Thoughts from the Calou Shop
One of the best things about the knitting community at large is our willingness to share our knit stories. I love hearing knitters (and makers in general) talk passionately about why they love their craft. So I asked Sarah, the mind behind @TheNaptimeKnitter, what knitting added to her life she was happy to share… Continue reading What Knitting Adds to My Life: Thoughts from The Naptime Knitter
So you're thinking about casting on a new project, or even trying your hand at designing a pattern. Yarn weight is one of the first things to consider when starting a new project or even buying yarn for your stash.
This is my first official line and I am so excited to share it with you! Every colorway came right from my heart and was inspired by my time living in France. I was studying abroad in fall of 2015 and this line came straight from my heart! However, this line is limited edition… Continue reading Introducing Springtime in Paris!
If you have seen my Instagram post, you know that I am going to be taking some of my colors down at the end of January. This is to freshen up my shop and to make room for some new colors. On February 16th, I will be releasing a whole new line of yummy… Continue reading Coming Changes
Hello and welcome! This time last year, I was thinking about what it would take for me to start a yarn dyeing company, which is nuts to think about! Last January, I had just finished college and decided to move in with my boyfriend rather than moving out of my home state to join my parents. One night, he asked me about what I wanted to do when I was a child. I had two dreams: one was to be a Disney animator (back when the movies were all hand drawn), the other was to own a local yarn store (LYS).