Monthly Archives: May 2014

New Line Launch Team for Knitters, Spinners and Lovers of Hand Knits!

New Line Launch Team spots are OPEN!

Sign ups for the team have been extended to Midnight Pacific Time JUNE 8th 2014.   This is the last chance to purchase 2 new yarn/fiber lines at wholesale prices!!!!!

You may be asking yourself what is a New Line Launch Team.  Short answer is that it is a way for Knitters, Spinners and Lovers of Hand Knits, to help me get a new handspun yarn and fiber line into my shop.  What do the Team Members  get out of it?  Wholesale prices!

Starting a new handspun yarn and fiber line takes lots of work and money.  Hard work isn’t an issue, I’m used to hard work and love long hours of spinning.  It is  money that I need to invest into a large fiber purchase.  What the team members do for me is prepay for  fiber and yarn which gives me the cold hard cash to make a large fiber buy.  I will be selling a limited number of spots on the team for knitters, spinners, and lovers of Hand Knits.  All kits will  be sold at Wholesale prices!  This is the first time I have offered handspun yarn, fiber and Hand Knits at wholesale prices to the public.  This special pricing will only happen during the launch of a new yarn/fiber  line, so grab it while you can because you will not see it for this price again!

How do you become a New Line Launch Team Member?  Simple, purchase any kit! Spots on the team will be open from May 10, 2014  Through May 30, 2014. Warning, spots are limited and may sell out prior to the cut off date. Kits can be purchased here here at New Hue Handspuns.

I will  be hosting a Knit and Spin Along at my Ravelry Group New Hue Handspuns Creations.   Check out the group to see how  New Line Launch Team members can receive discount coupons for New Hue  There will  be  prizes awarded for team members, the more that participate, the more prizesBig Smile.

Let’s get on to introducing the yarn!!  Here it is at last, the Cam Huey  and 1234 Huey handspun yarns and spinning fiber.

New Hue Handspuns Cam Huey
Handspun Cam Huey, Merino/Baby Camel Down

The Cam Huey handspun yarn is DK weight 2 ply yarn. The white, thicker rustic ply is 100 % Merino wool. The thin brown ply is Baby Camel Down.  Talk about soft and strong!  The lofty Merino  gives strength and  a big squooosh factor to the yarn, and the oh so soft Baby Camel Down just begs to be snuggled.  I made an ear warmer/head band out of this yarn last  Winter.  It was so comfortable and warm, I only took it off to wash it once in a while.  I was quite please on how durable the yarn was. The Cam Huey comes in a 200 yard skein.

New Hue Handspuns 1234 Huey
1234 Huey 100% Merino Wool

The 1234 Huey handspun yarn is also a DK weight 2 ply yarn.  Both plies  are 100% Merino wool.  I hand paint the fiber with 3 colors in a gradient style. I then spin the fiber in the color pattern of 1-2-3-3-2-1.  This way you can create a scarf/project with matching ends. The skein for the scarf knit kit is 100 yards.  The skein for the shawl size kit is 300 yards.  There are 10 colorways for you to choose from.

Three of the colorways are pictured here,  Beach, Mountain, and Forest. The remaining 7 colorways  will be for those who want a bit of surprise to their package.  I will only describe the colors, no pictures

1. Beach – Cream, Pale Green, Pale Blue.

New Hue Handspuns 1234 Huey
1234 Huey in Beach colorway

2. Mountain – Purple, Bluish Purple, Blue.

New Hue Handspuns 1234 Huey
1234 Huey – Mountain

3. Forest – Light Green, Dark Green, Brown.

New Hue Handspuns 1234 Huey, Forest
1234 Huey – Forest

4. Ocean –  Light Purplish Blue, Medium Blue, Dark Blue.

5. Meadow – Spring green, Medium Green, Dark Green.

6. Rose Garden – Bright Pink, Reddish Pink, Deep Dark Pink.

7. Prairie – Pale Tan, Rusty Brown, Dark brown.

8. Tropic – Bright Teal Blue, Bright Teal Green, Very Bright Teal Blue/Green.

9. Desert – Pale Yellow, Sandy Brown, Reddish Brown.

10. Canyon – Rusty Brown, Rusty Orange, Rusty Red.


The Scarf Knit Kit has 500 yards of DK weight handspun yarn.  Included in the kit are two 200 yard skeins of Cam Huey Handspun yarn and one  100 yard skein of 1234 Huey Handspun yarn, your choice from 10 colorways.  Along with the yarn you will receive my new scarf/shawl pattern, created specifically for this yarn combination.  The pattern will be available on Ravelry,  or I can email a PDF  copy to you, or a hard copy can be included with the yarn shipment if you prefer. There will be only 50 of these kits offered at the wholesale price.


The Shawl size kit is 3 times the size of the scarf kit.  This kit includes Six 200 yard skeins of the Cam Huey Handspun, and one 300 yard skein of 1234 Huey Handspun.  Along with the yarn you will receive my new scarf/shawl pattern, created specifically for this yarn combination. The pattern will be available on Ravelry, or I can email a PDF copy to you, or a hard copy can be included with the yarn shipment if you prefer. There will be only  five of these kits offered at the wholesale price.


New Hue Handspuns spin kit
Spin kit with Forest

The Spin Kit will include all the fiber needed to make the 3 skeins of yarn in the Scarf size knit kit.  Six ounces of Merino wool, two ounces of Baby Camel Down and two ounces of hand painted Merino wool. Be sure to join in the Spin along on Ravelry  if you would like coaching on how to spin it up like Cam Huey and 1234 Huey.  There will be only 50 of these kits offered at the wholesale price.


Do you love handspun hand knits, but you just don’t have the time or energy to spin and knit for yourself? Want to give someone a very special birthday or holiday gift?  This is your chance to join the team and help support the New Line Launch!  I will be offering VERY limited spots for Lovers of Hand Knits.  There will be two finished Scarves offered and one  finished Shawl.  All hand knits will be dyed, spun and knit to order with your choice from 10 colorways.  Expect 1-3 months for delivery.  Your delivery date will be set when order is placed.

New Hue Handspuns Scarf
Scarf in Cam Huey and 1234 Huey – Beach
New Hue Handspuns shawl
Shawl in Cam Huey and 1234 Huey – Forest


Launch Teams memberships will be available from May 10 – June 8th.  No limit on how many of the kits you can purchase, but the total number of kits is limited to 50 Scarf Knit Kits, 5, Shawl Knit Kits, 50 Spin kits, and 3 Lovers of Hand Knits.  USA shipping will be a $6 flat rate.  I will ship international, but I am sorry to say that this time around I will have to charge actual shipping costs. I’ve always kept   international shipping at a flat rate of $6, but I can’t afford to pay the additional shipping cost on wholesale purchases. International purchases will receive a paypal invoice for the actual additional shipping costs over $6 after purchase is made.

International orders will ship on Monday July 14, 2014.  USA orders will ship on Monday July 21, 2014.   If all orders are completed ahead of schedule I will ship earlier!


Scarf Knit Kit :  Retail price, $98   New Line Launch Team price, $58.80

Shawl Knit Kit : Retail price, $294, New Line Launch Team price, $176.40

Spin Knit Kit : Retail price, $48, New Line Launch Team price, $28.80

Finished Scarf : Retail price, $198, New Line Launch Team price, $118.80

Finished Shawl : Retail price, $594, New Line Launch Team price, $356.40

All kits are available for purchase here at New Hue Handspuns  

I’m excited to get the Cam Huey and 1234 Huey lines up and running, and am looking forward to getting to know the team!  Come by Ravelry and introduce yourself in the group.

Until next time,

Happy Knitting and Spinning,

Cheryl <^..^>

Fiber shows, Fiber Festivals and a New Fiber!

I’ve been swimming in fiber this past month and it has been a blast.   It’s been fun, but I realized that I need to set aside time in my schedule to blog!  Once again it is a game of catch up….Here is what I have been up to lately….

Early April I was invited to bring my fiber and yarn back to Yarntastic!, for the Yarn Train weekend.  The train brings a hundred plus  knitters from the Seattle area to Portland to yarn shop hop.  It was nice to chat with so many enthusiastic knitters and even some spinners too.  When ever I am out with my yarns I am always spinning.  This was the first time that I did not spin.  I had knitting that needed finishing and mini skeins that needed tying and tagging.   It was a really strange feeling to be out in public with out Miss Mini, but it did give me a chance to show off our needles in action.  Someday I am going to figure out how to spin and knit at the same time……. Don’t laugh I’ve done crazier things in the past 🙂  I was so caught up in my knitting that I forgot to take pictures at Yarntastic! but here  is a shot of the mini skeins drying.

New Hue Handspuns Minis
Many Minis

Once I was back home from Yarntastic! It was time to start prepping fiber for Columbia Gorge Fiber Festival.  I ordered up fiber, and started dying like crazy.  Over 20 pounds of fiber hand painted in 3 days. Weighing out and rolling the fiber took most of one day!  Check out the racks of drying fiber.

New Hue Handspuns fiber
Baa Baa Huey and Bam Huey Drying

here’s another pile of fiber that is dry and waiting to be packaged.

New Hue Handspun fiber
Sure wish fiber would bag itself…lol

Before I knew it, it was time to start packing up for CGFF.  We managed to get almost everything in the truck, but the new display tree did have to ride on top.

New Hue Handspuns on the road
Packed Puppy Truck

As usual I didn’t get all the fiber packaged before the show, but I always find time to finish rolling the fiber after I set up my booth.  For the past 2 years I have shared a booth with the Jenkins and their beautiful Turkish Spindles, but they were not able to make it this year.   Ed and Wanda are great fun to hang out with at the shows, so it was a little lonely not having them there.  I did love spreading out and filling a whole booth, and once the show opened I didn’t have time to be lonely 🙂  I had wonderfully fun new neighbors to chat with at my new booth.

New Hue Handspuns at CGFF
The Garden Room

I had an excellent new location right at the front doors next to the info booth.  The windows are great for lighting up the lace shawls but played havoc with my camera flash. It really wasn’t that yellowish in the room.  I have always used a garden theme for my displays, from my  shawl flowers to the yarn hanging on the garden fences.  I don’t have a green thumb for a regular garden, but in my fiber garden I grow yarns of many colors.  This year I added a tree to the garden.

New Hue Handspuns tree
Fiber, yarn and shawl Tree

There was also a plant stand and planters to show off small color work projects, seen on the right side of the picture.

New Hue Handspuns garden room
Garden fence and new plant stand at CGFF

The new fountain display flowing with mini skeins of handspun yarn somehow missed getting in the pictures.  I will be sure to get a picture next show.

One of my favorite parts of vending at fiber shows is when people bring  their projects they have made from my fiber and handspun yarn.  Check out this beauty made from a skein of  handspun Baa Baa Huey Lace. BEAUTIFUL!!!

New Hue Handspuns Baa Baa Huey handspun lace
Handspun Baa Baa Huey lace gradient.

It was a fun show as always. A beautiful start to each morning, how is this for a room view!

New Hue Handspuns at the Gorge
Sunrise from the deck

The Columbia Gorge is a beautiful place and so close to home, makes me feel a little spoiled:)

Once I was unpacked and inventory done, it was then time to get moving on my new yarn line.   I’ve been knitting up samples of the new yarns.  Unfortunately I made a math mistake in figuring yardage.  This means I had to redo all my figures and resize the skeins, thus a delay in releasing the yarn.  BUT don’t fret, it will happen soon.  This weekend the new yarn will make it’s appearance and you will have a chance to snag some up at a VERY good price.   Details will be in my next posting on Friday.  Check back and see how you can be a part of the New Hue Handspuns New Line Launch Team.

Until next time,

Happy Spinning and Knitting,

Cheryl <^..^>