October 18, 2011

Custom Orders

Hey Everybody :)
I will be ready to open custom orders back up from next week so here's how it will work.

I have the capabilities to dye 12 skeins each week as custom orders. I know there is a lot of demand so i will be taking emails from tomorrow morning (19th of October) 9am NZT on a first in first served basis.

My email is redridinghood@hotmail.co.nz

Please email me with your order and i will give you a time frame based on your spot in the "queue"  ( 1 week, 2 weeks, 3 weeks etc) Payment will be due the week before your order is dyed so the first 12 skeins ordered will be due immediately etc.

If you are after petite sets feel free to order them but i am not sure on the availability of yarn for these ( i buy in bulk and wind the mini skeins myself) so will have to check and get back to you whether it is possible.

Due to  high demand and limited time i am going to add on a $5 custom order charge per order regardless of how many skeins you order :) hope you understand.

Prices are

$36 per 200g of 8ply and 10ply superwash 100% wool 434m
$21 per 100g of 4ply superwash 100% Merino 357m
+ $5 custom order fee per order
+ Postage

Any questions please let me know!

xxx Hannah

July 14, 2011

A Tribute To Aria - Auction

This week i have chosen to pay tribute to Aria MacDonald's memory by using her favourite colours ( pink, purple and orange) and words that to me sum out this amazing little girl.

You can read about Arias story here http://aria.org.nz/

I am auctioning off this one of a kind Petite Collection dyed in Aria's favourite colours and all proceeds will be donated to The Kids Foundation of NZ which is a charity that support Aria and her family throughout her life.

The yarn is 8ply superwash and there is approx  330g and 714m total. ( Retail value $60 )

To Bid please make a comment with you bid. Bidding will start with $30 and bids will go up in $1 minimums ( but you can bid more if you want to )  I will close bidding at 7pm tomorrow night ( July 15th) with the last bidder being the winner :)

Good luck!

June 23, 2011


This weeks yarn theme was "Birthstones".
I have a thread on ravelry where members can just suggestions on themes they would like to see dyed up and this had been suggested numerous times :)

First up the deep rich tones







The are all sold out already so none to list on here sorry!
Next week is yarn club mail out so no update, but the week after i will have the other months, lighter stones :)

June 16, 2011

More Petite Collections!

This weeks yarn update is two new colourways in the Petite Collections

"Wishing Drops"

"Camo Drops"
There are two sets of each available, pop over to the "yarn for sale" tab for more info

June 10, 2011

Introducing Little Reds "Petite Collections"

I launched a new product today

Indroducing Little Red's "Petite Collections"
Sets of coordinating yarn to make that extra special project :)
5x 55g aprox 275g a set.

These all sold out instantly but will be making more asap!
If you are interested in a custo order for these then flick me an email at redridinghood@hotmail.co.nz


The First Yarn Club installment!

I am very happy to reveal the contents of the first Winter Yarn Club parcels!

The Boys Club!
 “Trident” yarn, Buttons by Benji, Chocolate fish and “Poseiden” vest pattern by Amber Bertram

The Girls Club
“Nymph” Yarn, Buttons by Benji, Chocolate fish and “Amphitrite” vest pattern by Amber Bertram

May 24, 2011

Say My name

Here is this weeks sickly Sweet yarn

"Cutie Patootie" "Snuggle Puss" "Sweetie Pie"

 "Sugar Lips" "Honey Bunch" "Baby, Baby, Baby"

pop over to "yarn for sale" for more info

May 5, 2011

"The Wizard of Oz" Part 1

This week is the first in a 2 part theme : "The Wizard of Oz"

This week, Places and Props

"The Ruby Slippers" "Follow the Yellow Brick Road" and "Somewhere over the Rainbow"

"I'm not in Kansas Anymore" "The Haunted Forrest" and "The Emerald City"

check out the "yarn for sale tab for more info :)

May 3, 2011

Sold Out!!

In under 48 hours, i am excited to tell you that the Red Riding Hood Winter Yarn Club is officially SOLD OUT!!!

Only 3 people opted NOT to receive both sets of patterns too, which means double the fun!

First mail out will be June 1st, the July 1st and August 1st. Make sure to follow me on Facebook and Ravelry to be kept up to date with Yarn Club info.


April 30, 2011

Yarn Club Sign-Up is Tomorrow!

This winter i will be running my very first yarn club :D
It will run for 3 months over June, July and August.
The price will be $150 for the three months and will include postage :)
For an extra $10 you can receive both sets of patterns each month ( boys and girls)
The club will be aimed at the little people in your life and the club contents will be for making child sized (under 5) garments.

There will be 20 spots available , 10 boy and 10 girl. Each month the yarn and patterns will be gender specific but complimentary ;)

Each month you will receive:

* An exclusive yarn club colourway in 8ply superwash yarn (200g worth)
* An exclusive pattern to make a childs wear item
* Knitters goodies to fit the theme
* Yummy scrummy edible goodies

Sign up will be 7pm THIS Sunday Night (1st May)
Please email me at redridinghood@hotmail.co.nz your Name, Address, Girl/Boy Spot and whether you would like to receive both sets of patterns for an additional $10.
Payment MUST be in my account no later than 10am Friday the 6th ( $150 for standard $160 for extra patterns) 

xxx Hannah

April 21, 2011

Give the people what they want

This week i decoded to rehash a bunch of popular colourways i have dyed before :)

Woody 2.0, Commando, Rex 2.0, Woody 3.0

Everyone loves red right?, Raindrops on Roses, Goody Goody Gumdrop 2.0

Pop over to the "Yarn for sale" tab for more info x

April 8, 2011

Toy Story

This weeks yarn was inspired by both my sons favourite  toys/movies/books TOY STORY!!!

All 8ply Superwash

Mr Potato Head, Woody, Rex, Buzz Lightyear

Jesse, Zurg, Ham, Barbie

Pop over to the Yarn for Sale tab for more info and to purchase :)

March 21, 2011

Once apon a time.....

This weeks yarn is up! "Classic Children's Literature" is the theme :)

The 4plys
"Treasure Island" "Little Women" and "The Tales of Peter Rabbit"

The 8plys
"Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" "The Jungle Book" "Moby Dick" "The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe" and "The Secret Garden"

Pop over to the "yarn for sale" tab for more details and to purchase :)

March 10, 2011

Canterbury Tribute

i wanted a special theme this week and while i was thinking NZ places, a friend of mine suggested doing solely Canterbury places, so here it is!

The 4plys
Christchurch Cathedral, Lyttleton Harbour and Avon River by Night

The 8plys
Burnham, Botanical Gardens, Hanmer Springs, Sunset over Akaroa and Arts Center

heaps still available so heap over to to the "Yarn for Sale" Tab :)

March 2, 2011

Heaven Sent

This weeks yarn used the last of the giveaway runner up ideas "Heaven Sent"

4ply merino superwash
"Shooting Star" "Changing Tides" "Eclipse"
 "Sunrise" "Sunset" "Reincarnation"
8ply Superwash
"Guardian Angel" "Moonbeam" "Raindrops on Roses" "Nebula"

pop over to the "yarn for sale" tab as there is still some available :)

World Adventure

One of the runner up ideas in the latest giveaway was the theme "World Adventure"
This yarn never made it to the blog on time as it sold out so fast!!!!
All 8ply Superwash.

Castles of Scotland, Antarctic Exploration, Amazon Adventure, Kenyan Safari, Pyramids of Giza

Tuscan Wine Trail, Amsterdam Sex Show, New Orleans Mardi Gras, Bollywood Premiere, Pacific Cruise 

Busy Busy Busy!!!

Red Riding Hood has been RIDICULOUSLY busy this past month.

With the Opening Of Holland Road yarn company, weddings, plus my eldest sons first birthday, starting school etc i have neglected the blog a bit!

So here's a bit of an update:

Last Tuesday (the 22nd Feb) Holland Road Yarn Company opened its doors for the first time. I made the trip down to Wellington specially for the occasion and took my mum to the special opening night.
It was a fabulous night, lots of fun meeting fellow knitters i have know "online" but never in real life etc

Here is the yarn i dyed up exclusively for the shop

The organic Merino 4plys
"Little Boy Blue" "Little Jack Horner" and "Three Little Pigs"

The 4ply Merino

"Sword in the Stone" "Jack and the Beanstalk" "Pinocchio" and "Rapunzel"

The 8ply
"Fantasia" "Cinderella" "Princess and the Frog"
"Prince and the Pauper" "Sleeping Beauty" 'Happily Ever After"

I saw three skeins being bought on opening night!!!!! So fingers crossed they do well :) You can head down and check out the store yourself at 281 Jackson Street, Petone, Wellington


February 2, 2011

Ice Cream Flavours

I couldn't decide on a winner for my competition last week so put it too a vote on facebook and the winner was

"Ice Cream Flavours"

so here they are

Hokey Pokey, Strawberries and Cream (x2) Boysenberry Ripple, Goody Goody Gumdrop, Mint Choc Chip and Chocolate Mudslide


pop over to the " Yarn for Sale" tab for more info :)

January 27, 2011

I wanna do bad things with you...

I decided to dye up my fav characters this week after having a couple of entry in my giveaway also asking for true blood! I have been meaning to do this theme for a while but having others ask for it to was just the push i needed :)

So here you are!
 Eric, Tara, Alcide, Sam and Jason

Sookie, Bill, Lafayette, Jessica and Pam

Most sold our very quickly but there are still a couple available :)
Check out the "Yarn for Sale" tab for more info


January 24, 2011

8ply Superwah labeling error

Hi guys,
Just a quick apology about the labeling on my 8ply Superwash.
The yarn is 100% wool, not 100% Merino as it has been labeled in the past few batches.
The 4ply Superwash is 100% Merino.
Sorry for the confussion
Hannah x

Super Dooper Special Announcement!

The gorgeous and super talented Tash of Knitsch Yarns is opening her very own yarn shop next month and i am honoured to announce that Red Riding Hood Yarns will be among the gorgeous yarns stocked there!

Holland Road Yarn Company will open for business on 23 February at 281 Jackson Street, Petone ( Wellington)

I am so so so excited about this next step for my little business!!!

I will be attending the opening night and would love to see some of you there :)

xxx Hannah

January 23, 2011

Facebook Giveaway!

Hey guys :)
I am excited to announce that i have hit the 300 fan mark on facebook. To celebrate i am having a creative little giveaway where YOU get to come up with a theme and see it dyed up by me!!!
To enter, email me your ultimate yarn theme to redridinghood@hotmail.co.nz
The most creative idea will get dyed up by me and the winner will get to choose a skein of their choice as their prize.
So what are you waiting for! email me through your ideas

January 19, 2011

First yarn of 2011!

Welcome to a new year at Red Riding Hood Yarns! i have some surprises in store this year as well as lots of gorgeous yarn so make sure you become a follower of my blog and facebook page to keep up to date with what's happening :)

Here it today's yarn update!
Head over to the "yarn for sale" tab to see details and what is still available