LYS Partners: 2021 Spring Collection

Last Fall, we debuted a themed collection of colorways, designed to celebrate Fall, and we worked with a group of amazing designers that created gorgeous pieces to support this colorway collection (which was exclusively available through our LYS partners). For this collection, we put together a very Springy rainbow, and paired it with some of our 2020 Birds & Bees collection colorways. The result is a collection of fabulous Springy skeins that can be put together in so many amazing ways!

Check out our LYS partners in this Spring Collection:

We think the patterns we showcased with our Fall collection would ALSO be gorgeous with a Springtime update, and wanted y’all to have an easy way to see and access these patterns:

2 skein patterns include: 

3 (or more!) skein patterns include: 

The colorways included in our Spring Collection are: 

Variegated, from left to right: Lazuli Bunting, Red Nomad Bee, Purple Finch, Blanket Flower, Metallic Sweat Bee, Passionflower, Blue Orchard Bee, & Stellar Jay

Spring Collection Semi Solids

And solids from left to right: Raspberry Milkshake, Peachberry Sparkle, Pollen, Canopy, Carpenter Bee, Royal, Fox Glove, & Crow

LYS Partners: 2021 Birds and Bees Club

Last year, right before the pandemic hit, we debuted a brand-new, LYS-only club called the Birds & the Bees Club. We have just released year 2 of this club, and are so excited to share it with y’all! The colorways are ONLY available at the following LYS’s, so contact them to stock up on yarn celebrating the pollinators AND the pollinated!

Every month for 4 months, starting in February, we are shipping out exclusive colorways to our participating LYSs. Each month has a theme; the themes are listed below:

  • February: the Birds
  • March: the Bees
  • April: the Flowers
  • May: the Butterflies

The photo you see here is of the first shipment, the Birds. From left to right, the birds we are showcasing this month are: Anna’s Hummingbird, White Tailed Kite, Western Bluebird, and Northern Flicker.

LYS Partners: 2021 Palentine’s Day Colorways

Palentine's Colorways

Happy almost Palentine’s Day, friends! We created a gorgeous bundle of happy colors to celebrate our celebrations of love, and they are available at select LYS partners, including:

Check out our blog post for aaaaallll about the differences between Valentine’s Day, Galentine’s Day, and Palentine’s Day, and see why we are embracing the term Palentine’s Day (hint: more inclusivity is always a good thing), and then snag some yarn custom-dyed to showcase our love for one another. 

HerStory 2021: Stacey Abrams

Persistence is our February colorway. Picture the most exquisite Hydrangea you have ever seen, the way the colors fade one into another, the pinks and blues and purples into the green of the leaves and stem. Now picture the most talented and tenacious organizer you have ever seen, a person who can turn a political disappointment (albeit a disappointment fueled by historical gerrymandering and voter suppression) into what has arguably proven to be the most consequential and important voting outcome in modern history. 

We are talking about, of course, the incomparable Stacey Abrams (1973-present). We don’t often honor the women you might expect us to in our HerStory; one of our goals is to find those women who have been lost to traditional history, whose stories have not been told, no matter how large the influence of their work/lives have been. But after the turmoil of the 2020 election, particularly what happened in Georgia, we just could not not talk about Stacey Abrams. She is such a force. Such an inspiration. Such an admirable leader. Plus, she writes romance! As romance junkies, we literally cannot even express how much that means to us.

One of the meanings of the Hydrangea is perseverance and gratitude. Unity and togetherness. Stacey Abrams and her team are full to the brim of all of those things. In the 2 short years since she lost the governorship of Georgia, she dug her heels in, gathered a diverse team, and DID THE THING. That thing may well prove to be what literally saves Democracy. Our February colorway, Persistence, is an homage to the Hydrangeas that are starting to bloom in the Spring. To the hope that Stacey Abrams and her hard-working team have caused to bloom in our hearts. To the work that is left to do, and the voices we need to lift up in order to get that work done. As we move forward in the US and work at a more positive and just society, our hope is that you look at and work with this yarn and feel that hope and joy and gratitude that Stacey Abrams embodies. That we all do what we can to uplift each other, and allow those voices that are so necessary to be heard. And to a future in which all of the votes by all of the people count in the same way.