Friday, August 01, 2014 store is open!

hi everyone,

this is to let you know that there are 26 different kinds of yarns available in the White Oak Studio etsy store for hand-dyed tvyarn!

Here are a few of the tvyarn colorways available right now:
Wizard of Oz
The Color Purple
The Horse Whisperer
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
The Secret of Roan Inish
Law and Order
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Slumdog Millionaire
It's the Easter Bunny Charlie Brown
How Green was my Valley
Blues Brothers
Legends of the Fall
The French Lieutenant's Woman
Pretty in Pink

and more are on there way...   thanks!  Jana

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

I posted some "The Secret of Roan Inish" today on the website -

enjoy!  jana

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Shop and Yarn Dyeing activies

I'm working on my yarn dye studio schedule for this summer, for White Oak Studio.  Yesterday I found out that both my husband and my son will be traveling a lot this summer for their jobs, while I will mostly stay home, work, and take care of the dogs.  So I can now factor that into my dye schedule.

I've had a lot of requests for tvyarn sock in the "Wizard of Oz" colorway, so that's number one on the priority list.

This notecard is one of four notecards available as a boxed set in my etsy store:

Wizard of Oz tvyarn sock

Wizard of Oz tvyarn sock, top right image
This box of four notecards is available in my etsy store:

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

updated hand dyed yarn shop!

Hi Everyone!  I've updated my etsy shop and am excited to begin dyeing some new colorways using my Louet Gems yarn base.

I have a few items listed and will be listing new colorways within the next week.


Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Swoosh Mitten Pattern

hi everyone! I know it's springtime (I can hear the birds singing right now) but I love to knit mittens anytime. In fact, this is the time of year when I am knitting mittens to give as Christmas gifts.

Can you think of a better, more touching gift than a gift of hand-knitted mittens? I can't! Creating mittens is really a labor of love and the receiver knows it.

"Swoosh" mitten pattern below is available for purchase by clicking the "Buy Pattern Now" button below or by going to and searching in "Patterns" for "Swoosh". After you make your purchase, the pattern will be delivered via email directly to your email mailbox. thanks! Jana

buy pattern now

Saturday, April 09, 2011 shop is OPEN !!!

Hi everyone!    my store is open again after a much-needed break.  For now I have some old reliables like Gunsmoke, Honeymoon in Bali, The Color Purple, and more...

Next week I'll be dyeing more colorways and will also have some new creations so stop by the shop and take a look, thanks!  Jana


Thursday, July 02, 2009

"TV Sitcom" tvyarn yarn club!

The third series of the tvyarn club will be “TV Sitcoms” (the first series was “Chick Flicks” and the second was “Romantic Comedy Movies”). There will be 3 shipments for this series. The yarn base will be my 100% merino wool superwash Louet Gems yarn.

signups at

Each month, you may choose either fingering or sport weight tvyarn.For one of the shipments, members will have the opportunity to vote for the TV Sitcom for that month by using a poll on the club blog. If you refer-a-friend who gives your name as a referral during signup (under notes to buyer) you will get a special gift in the next shipment.

With each shipment you will receivean exclusive color of tvyarn as inspired by that month’s TV other surprise gift related to that month’s theme (the first month will be a coordinating stitch marker)signups at

The shipments will be the first week of August, September, and October, 2009. The price for each month is $28 plus shipping. Signups begin immediately.

There will be a limited number of spots available.

The club blog is

Join us! Jana

Monday, May 18, 2009

Some happy colors!

I'm back in the dye studio cooking up some fun color combinations! One of my favorite is "The Pink Panther" above. I just love that springtime pink.

I've also posted some shop updates for "Desperate Housewives" and "The Wizard of Oz".

I've lowered my prices from $25 for 2 skeins to $22 for 2 skeins. We all need a price break!


Sunday, June 15, 2008

dyeing for the shop again, yay!

Hi all, I've been so busy with life, my yarn club, and wholesale orders that I haven't updated my etsy shop in AGES. But this weekend I'm finally back to dyeing for the shop. And it's so much fun. See "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" above.

I think I'm doing to do a series of yarns inspired by a movie theme. Hmm... now I have to think of the theme. Maybe "Leading Men we Love" or "Oscar winners".... If you have a suggestion, let me know! Jana

Monday, May 05, 2008


My (backordered) shipment of yarn from Louet's arrived at the end of last week, so now I'm blissfully yarn-FULL!

But I've got the next club shipment to get out plus a large wholesale order. So that yarn won't be around here for long!! back to the dye studio for now.......


Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Colorado here we come!

So this is where I'll be tomorrow - Crested Butte, CO. OK, well, I probably won't be quite this high up. My adventurous skiing days, when I'd follow the guys anywhere on the mountain, are definitely behind me.
I'll be bringing 3 knitting projects along on the trip - a second Tweed Beret, the start of CeCe sweater, and my on-going Tree Jacket. Ya-hoo - give me a fireplace and a view and I'm happy to be knittin'. Jana

Monday, January 14, 2008

the latest

Hi everyone! We have a nice size group for the next 3 month sock club. There's about 40 signed up. I have a few more openings if anyone is interested.

And I'm having such fun using my tvyarn to knit a tam! I'm knitting the Holiday Lights Tam from the Interweave Holiday 2007 issue. See the photo above. I dyed 3 colors in my sport weight: varigated red, varigated greens and varigated chartruse. This morning there was a drive-by yarn injury though. I was vacuuming and one of the yarn strands got caught in the beater! Luckily, it snapped off neatly without hurting the tam. I might be able to finish it this evening.

And then I'm going to take it along and wear it in Crested Butte Colorado! We booked a ski trip for early February and we're very excited. We needed to plan some high quality family fun time. Sometimes it seems like it's just work, homework, school activities, other obligations, and then more work. But this will be a nice break and something special.

Now to decide what to bring along to knit during the trip. Hmm.. Today I ordered yarn for the Blue Sky Sunset Shawl so that might be a good no-think project for the trip. I'll surprise you with the colors I chose! I ordered from a new shop (for me) - Flying Fingers I found them when I was looking for a shop that carried the wonderful Tahki Donegal Tweed. Their shipping is only flat rate of $3.99. I ordered the tweed for the Tweed Beret from Interweave Knits Winter 2006. I'm lovin' hat knitting right now! (And my UFO sweaters can just take a rest)


Saturday, December 22, 2007

signups for "Romantic Comedy Movies" tvyarn club

Hi everyone,

For our next tvyarn sock club series, tvyarn will be celebrating Romantic Comedy Movies!

There will be three shipments for this series. The yarn base will be my 100% superwash yarn. Each month, you may choose fingering or sport weight tvyarn.For one of the shipments, members will have the opportunity to vote for the Romantic Comedy movie for that month by using a poll on the club blog. And there will also be contests now and then on the club blog.

With each shipment, you will receive
- An exclusive color way of tvyarn as inspired by that month's Romantic Comedy movie. During the series, you will receive two multi-color variegated color ways and one semi-solid color way.
- A theme-related stitch marker
- At least two more theme-related, fun surprises.

PLUS, in one of the three shipments, you will receive a cute - and useful - sock project bag or tote. The shipment it arrives with will be a surprise.

The shipments will be the first week of March, April, and June, 2008.The price for the series is $100 plus $13.80 shipping. SIGNUPS OPEN NOW. If you join, you will receive a paypal invoice for the entire amount during the third week of January 2008. To join send email to whiteoakstudio AT yahoo DOT com.

Signups will end when the club is full OR on January 15, 2008 (which ever comes first). Spaces are very limited. I hope you will join the fun! Jana

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Sock it to me

Hey, our knitting phenomenon has made the Wall Street Journal! I am not surprised, we are a force to be reckoned with! Here's the article.

Friday, November 30, 2007

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Hi everyone, I have a colorway in the shop where all profits (plus some more) go to local charity. Ten dollars for each purchase of "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" tvyarn goes to those in need in my local community. The funds will be administered by my church, Hope Community Church at - I am so happy to be able to do this.