Thursday, April 10, 2014

Middle Earth Semi-Solids

This unconventional rainbow of semi-solids each take a name for one of the characters in J.R.R Tolkien's The Hobbit.

In the book each dwarf wears a colored hood, and each of these colors takes it's inspiration for that.

(left-right)Thorin Oakenshield- simple black licorice
 Dori- earthy eggplant purple
 Fili- dark midnight blue


(left-right) Kili- medium saturated sea blue
Bifur- Limoncello, a bright green-yellow
Bombur - light mossy green

(left-right) Bofur- brassy dark goldenrod
Gloin- burnt orange
Oin- chocolate red velvet


(left-right)Balin- classic cherry red
Nori-  light cornflower blue

(left-right)Ori- cantaloupe with citrus
Dwalin-  deep pink with independent stone splash


 not Dwarves, but still included in our collection

(left-right)Bilbo Baggins- Burnt Sienna with Terracotta tip
Gandolf the Grey- grey-gray


The yarn in the pictures is our dk superwash.  There is over 2lbs of it altogether and it will be for sale soon as one big lot.

If you want some Middle Earth semis for you own and you want full (8 oz, 4 oz, or 100 grams)  The you can order from us directly; ordering detail will be available soon.

If you are interested in a bunch of colors, but just want a small amount of each, there is a group buy starting up. Details are posted here  (links to

Finally if you have some Dashing Dachs yarn, and want to knit it up, consider joing our knit-(crochet, spin, weave) a-long!  We have some great prizes, and you'll get to meet nice people too!   Dashing Dachs knit-a-long at Ravelry

Ready to order full size skeins?  Here is the listing  Dwarven Semi-Solids dyed to order

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Monday, September 30, 2013


silk/merino dk for our shawl club

I wanted to do a rainbow with lots of blues and no yellow.  


Sunday, September 22, 2013

The winner of the Halloween Sock yarn contest, drawn by RNG is.... Carrie K! (entered on Facebook)

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Contest: Win this skein of Dashing Dachs Halloween Sock yarn!

"This is Halloween" Fingering superwash merino sock
490 yards, 100 gram skein

To enter please do 2 things:

1.  (if you already  haven't) 'Like' Dashing Dachs on Facebook or Follow me on Pinterest 

  2 .  Either Pin your favorite project made with Dashing Dachs yarn to this board  or post and share any favorite project on my page on Facebook or repin any colorway from this board

once you've done this post in the comments.  A winner will randomly be chosen Sunday, September 22nd by 10 pm

Friday, December 14, 2012


Naked Squirrel on Stallion (upper)
Katja Flamingo fiber

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Congratulations to Cathy C!  Her  entry in the colorway naming contest, "Equinox" was chosen as the winner!  Thank you to everyone who entered!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Please vote for the Colorway name

Thank you to all who entered the contest. It was a very tough job to narrow all the entries down to 3 choices!  I had to enlists good friend and fellow yarnie, Nisha to help me choose.  I can honestly say  that I would proudly use any of the submissions for name for my colorways. Again, thank you to all who took the time to enter!

Please vote in post below, Colorway you are voting the name for is the last yarn in the third post below. It is labeled "?????"

Voting is now closed.  The winner is Cathy C's entry "Equinox"  Thank you to all who entered and voted.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

New Fall Colorways 2012

Cinnamon Pumpkin Crumble

Cinnamon red, pumpkin, medium brown and light pastry brown


whimsical light pink, lapis blue, and grass green with natural.

There is two versions of this colorway.  the first is about the the second is below.

 This version contains no natural and is named "Cartwheels"

Merlin's Beard

Royal purple, deep midnight violet, and medium brown


blackest black, leaf green, pumpkin orange and light purple.  Spooky!
This colorway is a re-make of our "Gate Night" without the yellow.  It is named for our long ago dearly departed cat.  We do try to name a colorway after each of the cats, and Spook's name just doesn't work on something pink...

???? (Contest Colorway)

light clear blue, aquamarine, medium navy, grassy green, bronze, brown and tan

And announcing..the colorway naming contest!

Submit your entry between noon 8/26/2012 and midnight (EDT) 8/31/2012.  Three submissions will be chosen, and voting will take place 9/2 to 9/3  20012.  Th winning submission with win a Petite Pack  from Dashing Dachs!

1) This is the most important rule.  Do not be offended if your submission is not chosen.  We will appreciate all submissions.
2) One submission per household.

1) This is a Autumn themed colorway, and the name should reflect that.  Not that is has to be named after leaves and pumpkins...there is wide parameters that are open for interpretation.
2) Have fun!

email submissions to, with subject "colorway naming contest"

Sunday, July 1, 2012

June Colorway for Stallion and dk Clubs.  Enjoy!


Wednesday, March 14, 2012


Sometimes Speckled Wildflowers Silk

Pink Lady Slipper Silk


Caribbean Goldfish Merino Fiber

Friday, February 17, 2012


Birdies in a Basket -Bam Sock

Birdies in a Basket- silk/merino

Dandelion Chain - Sport Superwash

Black Pepper Spice- dk superwash

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Silk Colorway: Anniversary

"Anniversary" on 1-ply silk/merino

Deep Merlot semi-solid silk mini skeins

Sunday, October 9, 2011

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Pennsylvania, United States
Studio Owner