It's going to be quite the year
Happy New Year folks! As I cross into 2018 and my family grows, I want you to know that I haven’t forgotten about my first baby, Neighborhood Fiber Co. With my due date just around the corner in February, there will be time over the coming months that I will not be personally available. However, I leave you all in good hands. For a long time Neighborhood Fiber Co. has been blessed by the support and growth of our staff. While I’m out, you can count on Kristen, Astrid, Jenelle, and the rest of the team to keep meeting all of your yarn needs.
As our fearless leader takes a step back to focus on her soon-to-be-bigger family, we are making all kinds of plans for the upcoming year!
We looked long and hard at our show schedule and made the extremely difficult decision to skip Vogue Knitting Live
in New York this year. There's just no way we can do it without Karida. To our delight, one of our new shops (Wasatch & Wool
) is going and asked if they could take our yarn. Of course we said yes! We are sending them our new Bousta Beanie bundles
, loads of faux fur pom poms
, and a selection of colors in Studio Sock
, Capital Luxury Sport
, Studio Worsted
, and Chromium
. Wasatch & Wool
will be located on the 5th floor in booth 323!
Here's what our show/special events schedule looks like for 2018:
Stitches West - February 22nd-25th, booths 506/508/605/607
City Zen Dye Workshop (Baltimore) - April 6th-8th
Maryland Sheep and Wool - May 5th & 6th, outside east vendors: E7
City Zen Dye Retreat (Knoxville, MD) - June 28th-July 1st
Stitches Midwest - August 2nd-5th
New York State Sheep and Wool Festival - October 20th & 21st, booth 37, bldg C
Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair - October 26th-28th
Yarn price update...
As you may have heard, the global demand for merino wool has been steadily increasing for the last few years. Unfortunately, this trend has caused a spike in pricing that we can no longer absorb. We’ve tried to be as conservative with our price increases as possible, but we can’t ignore the market trends. We took a good hard look at the numbers and decided we could get away with only raising some of the prices. New prices on Rustic Fingering, Studio Sock, Studio DK, and Studio Worstedall went into effect on January 1st. We are in the process of changing Maisonette to 2 oz/625 yard skeins that will be $24, so grab the 4 oz skeins while you can!