Introducing Bumblebirch Grove Sock Yarn

Grove is 80% superwash merino/20% bamboo, 4-ply fingering weight, presented in skeins of 430yd/393m, which makes it perfect for socks or shawls! Bamboo is known for its strength and silky texture, and merino is the softest wool around. Add easy-care superwash into the mix and you've got a perfect yarn! Now available in the shop!


Sunkissed Sock Yarn Drawing Winner!

And the winner is...


You lucky duck! Or rather, lucky dragon. You get yummy yellow sock yarn. Happy stitching!

Please send your shipping info to bumblebirch AT gmail DOT com.


A Contest!

This blog can get awfully quiet, and I want to step it up. I'm challenging YOU to participate! Just leave a comment on this post telling me what you love to do with sock yarn and you'll be entered into a random drawing on Saturday morning.

The prize is a skein of Bumblebirch Heartwood in Sunkissed! It's 100g/3.5 oz (463yd/423m) of 4-ply fingering weight in 75% superwash merino/25% nylon. Sunkissed is a lovely golden yellow gradient color. I'll even wind it up for you!

I'll start: My favorite thing to with sock yarn is knit lace socks!



I'm thankful for so many things in my life, and YOU are one of them! The creative process of dyeing yarn, making stitch markers and crafting stationary is possible only because of loyal customers who purchase these items. It's something to be cherished and nurtured, and I want to say THANK YOU!

On Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday, I'll be including a free small gift with any purchase from Bumblebirch. I've got unique stitch markers for knitters, handmade envelopes, and gift tags all bundled up and ready to tag along with your new purchase. See you after the turkey!


New Colorways

I'm very pleased to announce a few new colorways for the shop, all in 100% superwash merino fingering weight.



Autumn Leaf


Black Friday Bonanza!

The wonderful Etsy Owls Team has decided to coordinate a sale this Black Friday, but it's not just any sale, it's a BLACK FRIDAY BONANZA! The sale runs from Thanksgiving Day through December 6th, and there are so many great deals to be had!

The Owls comprise artisans and craftspersons with a large variety of skills and wares, so you're sure to find items to please everyone on your gift list! Just visit Etsy and search for "etsyowlsteam." You can also check out the team store for unique items!


Winter Yarn Clubs

It's time for the Bumblebirch Winter Yarn Club! As usual, I have a 3-month Yarn + Tea subscription. These packages are filled with goodies and, best of all, you can choose sock yarn or worsted yarn!

For those who would like to keep it simple and subscribe to the yarn only (all right, I'll admit an occasional stitch marker might find its way in there), I'm offering 3-month and 1-month subscriptions.


Etsy OWLs Team Feature: WeiOpenSecret

Wei is a graphic designer and crafter from Michigan whose lovely shop, Wei's Open Secret, showcases invitations, printed cards, luggage tags, party favors, and other accessories. Just look at her cute characters!

Wei has a blog where you can follow her shop news and get the latest updates. Check it out!

Etsy OWLs Team Feature: Squarejane

Over the next few weeks, I'll be sharing with you the work of the talented designers that are part of the Etsy OWLs Team. For this first installation, I present Squarejane!

Based in Oliver, B.C., Squarejane creates custom sewn and knitted goods and paintings. She has over 30 years of experience with fiber and textile arts and it really shows in her beautiful work:

Squarejane's creative style overflows into her paintings as well:

Etsy OWLs Team Feature: Zemphira

This Etsy Owls Team feature focuses on Zemphira, another midwesterner who loves making dolls, toys, bags and other useful sewn items. Her creations are colorful, whimsical, and also quite practical.

I really love her style and the way she mixes fabrics in her fun and creative pieces. Check out her shop and I'll bet you'll fall in love with those plushie owls, too!

Etsy OWLs Team Feature: Inky Paws

Today's featured OWL is Inky Paws, a crafter also based in beautiful Oregon, in Bend. My regional neighbor seems to share my love of little creatures and soft textures--I already have one of her cute owls!

Not only does Inky Paws make the sweetest little plushies, she also hand-carves stamps and prints stationary:

Be sure to check out Inky Paws' blog too!

Etsy OWLs Team Feature: FashionablyChic

Fashionably Chic, based in fashionable New York City, certainly has her own classy style when it comes to handmade jewelry. She combines beautiful colors, sizes and textures to create one-of-a-kind treasures. Check out some of her great pieces:

It's difficult to choose just a handful of items from her shop, since they're all so beautiful! Take a peek in her shop and you'll love the treasures you find!

Etsy OWLs Team Feature: AoDesigns

It's time for another Etsy Owls Team feature! Let's talk about Angela of AoDesigns, a jeweler based in Lancombe, Louisiana. Angela creates customized jewelry, and hand stamped jewelry and pet identification tags using sterling silver and copper.

I especially love the sweet pet ID tags she makes!

You can read more about Angela and her fabulous work on her blog!


September Yarn + Tea Club Teaser

Here's a little peek for the Bumblebirch Yarn + Tea Club Subscribers:

The Open Sea

If you missed out on the Autumn Yarn + Tea Club, you can still subscribe to all three months of sock yarn. The Winter Yarn + Tea Club is coming soon!