A birthday rolls around in April - the Chiagu Mini Skein club is 3 years old!
In addition to the six mini skeins for April:
All April club members received two colors of Koigu KPM mini skeins , a semi-solid fingering weight yarn:
I was leaning toward a different birthday gift but as I was testing it out it stopped working! I'm planning on adding the KPM colors to the Chiagu website and I thought "Why not send out more yarn in April?". I fell in love with two colors that I never buy for myself - the curry yellow and the tomato red. Koigu tends to do that you know, make you look at colors with a fresh eye.
Enjoy club members, and let me know what you are doing with your mini skeins!
January 2015 marks a change in ownership at Chiagu.
Ivete Tecedor, founder of Chiagu, is currently concentrating on her new business venture Gotham Quilts. Operating two online businesses is quite time consuming, so much so that Ivete chose to sell Chiagu to me.
Ivete and I have many things in common: we both are long time knitters, we worked in popular NYC yarn stores and have taught hundreds of people how to knit. We also have two hobbies in common since I am a quilting novice. (Imagine the yarn and fabric stash!)
How much will Chiagu change? Not much - in fact I really hope to build upon Ivete's work. Many of the current patterns are Ivete's original designs and they will stay with Chiagu. We're also keeping Ivete's blog entries which are all the entries prior to Dec 31, 2014. I first got to know Ivete through her blog and I'm glad to keep her lively and informative posts.
As for me, I'm working on new patterns for Chiagu. And I look forward to curating beautiful handpainted and hand-dyed yarn for the Mini Skein Club. The January package is almost ready for the trip to their new homes.
And today you get two blog posts because Chiagu will be part of a fun event in mid-January. Read on....