We are excited to share that The Knitting Store in Oceanside, New York will be hosting Tina's Toasty Toes for a trunk show! Join us on Saturday, February 15, 2020 from 10am to 4pm.
Date: Saturday, February 15, 2020
Time: 10am to 4pm
Location: 2 Poole Street, Oceanside, NY
We hope to see you there!
In order to ensure domestic USA holiday delivery, the following shipping deadlines are in place:
Print-on-Demand items such as tote bags, mugs, and drawstring bags need to be ordered no later than December 13, 2019.
Ready-to-Ship items such as RTS Yarn and enamel pins need to be ordered no later than December 16, 2019.
Items purchased after these dates cannot be guaranteed for on-time delivery for the holidays. Shipping upgrades are available at checkout, but again, there is no guarantee after these dates that the items you purchase will arrive in time for the holidays.
Unfortunately, dyed-to-order yarns will not be dyed or shipped prior to the coming holidays. Likewise, shipments to destinations outside of the USA are not guaranteed for holiday delivery.
Happy holidays from Tina's Toasty Toes!
Holiday shopping for crafters can be hard sometimes. Maybe you're unsure of which craft exactly your loved one does. Do they knit? Crochet? Weave? Spin? Felt? If you're not sure of the difference between a crochet hook and knitting needles, this post is for you.
There are plenty of gifts for craft enthusiasts that don't actually entail the craft they do. Picking a gift like this will avoid returns after the holiday. Gifts such as project bags and enamel pins are hugely popular! Our selection of project bags includes non-craft specific bags such as the yarn heart tote bag and the yarn heart enamel pin. Both of these products show off your recipient's love of yarn without making the mistake of buying a gift for the wrong craft.
If you are certain of your recipient's craft(s) of choice, that's even better. We have a full selection of craft-specific mugs, totes, and enamel pins for you to choose from. These all make terrific stocking stuffers, or you can pair them with a Tina's Toasty Toes Gift Certificate and let your recipient choose their own yarn or other notions. Our gift certificates are especially good for last minute gifts, because they can be printed out at home or sent electronically to your recipient.
You'll notice that the one thing I haven't mentioned here for your gift recipient is yarn. You're probably questioning why a yarn seller like myself wouldn't suggest that as the first thing to buy as a gift. Here's the thing: yarn is a matter of personal choice. If you know your recipient well enough to know which weight of yarn they use the most, which fiber content they like the most, and which colors they like the most, then yes, yarn will make a fabulous gift. Yarn would also make a fabulous gift if you're like me, and you give your secret Santa direct links to the items you want the most. ;-) If you don't have that level of familiarity with your gift recipient, then the best thing to do would be to stick to a knitting or crochet notion (like a tote bag) or give them a gift certificate.
I want to wish all of you a very happy, healthy, and safe holiday season. Thank you for being part of the Tina's Toasty Toes family, and happy gift shopping!
One of the most frequent requests I've gotten at yarn shows has been for non-superwash weight yarn that can be felted. It gives me great pleasure to introduce you to my newest base yarn: Toasty Non-Superwash Worsted.
This yarn, like all of my others, is hand-dyed in small batches. This non-superwash yarn has great drape, and there's enough in each skein to whip (or WIP!) up a hat, cowl, or fingerless mitts. Each skein has 218 fabulous yards of yarn, and weighs 100 grams. The skeins are 100% Merino Wool.
Knitters and crocheters will enjoy working with this yarn as much as felters will. You can find all the colors of the rainbow on this base here.
Tina will be away on business from September 6 through and including September 12. All orders placed during this time will ship on September 13.
Print -on-Demand items will ship during their normal time frames and are not affected by this delay. Please take these dates into account when placing your orders. I will be available to answer questions on social media and through email.
Thank you for your patience during this time. I look forward to fulfilling your orders as soon as I get back.
We are so happy to announce new and improved project bags now available from our print-on-demand partner. These new project bags are made with organic cotton and are eco friendly! Better quality than the bags we previously carried, these bags are also less expensive to purchase, and we've passed those savings on to you! Get your favorite design on one of these bags, and use them to carry your knit or crochet projects around with you everywhere. They also make a great base to pin your Tina's Toasty Toes enamel pins onto!
Say goodbye to plastic, and bag your goodies in this organic cotton tote bag. There’s more than enough room for projects like sweaters, shawls, and even afghans. Your knitting needles, crochet hooks, and all the Tina's Toasty Toes yarn you can think of will fit well into this bag. This bag also makes a great tote to bring along to fiber festivals to carry your indie-dyed yarn haul home with you.
• 100% certified organic cotton 3/1 twill
• Fabric weight: 8 oz/yd² (272 g/m²)
• Dimensions: 16” x 14 ½” x 5”
• Weight limit: 30lbs (13.6 kg)
• 1” wide dual straps, 24 1/2" length
• Open main compartment
These bags are print on demand items. This means that these bags will ship from the product manufacturer directly to the address you specify at checkout. All print-on-demand items will ship separately from all other Tina's Toasty Toes items. Please allow up to five days for the manufacturer to print your item before it ships to you. You will receive a separate shipping confirmation for this item when it ships. If you purchase our hand-dyed yarns or our enamel pins, they will arrive separately from any print-on-demand items. There is no extra charge for shipping these items separately, and you do not need to go through checkout more than once. If you have any questions about our products, use the contact us page to get in touch!
The Dyeing Process
I often get asked what it’s like to be an indie dyer and what my process is like.
When it comes to indie-dyed yarn, so much goes into the planning process. One of the most important aspects of the hand-dyeing process is choosing the yarn base and the colors.
What is a yarn base? A yarn base is the bare yarn that gets dyed. Many dyers have several bases to choose from, ranging from merino wool, to wool/nylon blends, to bamboo, silk, alpaca, cashmere, and even yak! Yarn bases also come in different weights, ranging from the very lightweight lace yarns, to fingering weight, sport weight, DK weight, worsted weight, Aran weight, and chunky or bulky yarns. The base of the yarn will affect the type of dyes needed and the processes for getting the dye to bend with the yarn.
The fun really starts when it’s time to pick out dye colors. Color theory and artistic inspiration are what drive the choices dyers make when they dye their yarn. Finding colors that work well together is both challenging and fun. Every dyer has a method (or two, or three) for applying the dye to their yarn and producing skeins that are unique to their shop. The exact dye recipes are often a closely guarded secret for each indie-dyer.
After the yarn is dyed and dried, it needs to be skeined up and photographed before it is listed for sale. After the yarn is purchased it needs to be safely packaged and shipped. The best part of this process for a dyer is seeing the great projects you knit, crochet, or weave with our yarns.
Meet the New Kids on the Block!
Five amazing new collectible enamel pins now join our original two enamel pins in the shop. We've got two great new crochet-related pins, along with our logo yarn heart, and two great "It's Not Hoarding if it's Yarn" pins to go along with our original I Love Knitting and Rainbow Sheep pins. Right now you can get them while they're all on sale AND use the Fibreshare Coupon Code BFFsFOREVER to get them for the lowest cost you'll ever see them. These fabulous enamel pins are professionally made and look great on your project bags, jackets, shirts, and more. Show off your Fiber Flair even when you can't be knitting or crocheting! Find all of our amazing pins here. Sale and coupon code end on July 31, 2019, so hurry up and get yours before they sell out!
Tina's Toasty Toes is proud to have been selected to be a Featured Vendor on Fibreshare again this round! Now through July 31, 2019, use code BFFsFOREVER during checkout for 15% off of your entire purchase. This code is valid whether you are participating in Fibreshare or not. So go ahead, find something great in the shop for your Fibreshare partner, or for yourself (we won't tell!).
We are excited to introduce Toasty Sparkle Toes, our newest base! 411 yards of soft goodness, with sparkles to boot! Toasty Sparkle Toes is 90% superwash merino wool and 10% lurex. Unlike stellina, lurex will not unravel from your yarn! Those glittery sparkles are spun right into the yarn itself. Treat yourself to some Toasty Sparkle Toes today!
We've also introduced some great new colorways. Be sure to check out That 70s Vibe, Thank You Teacher, and Confetti Cake!
Tina's Toasty Toes Updates
This is the place to be when you want to find out what's going on in the dye studio. News and updates will appear here. So stop by often! You never know when a coupon code or two might show up!