So long and thanks for all the tofu

I just sold the very last of the remaining inventory. Happy Fuzzy Yarn is now officially out of business since there’s nothing left to sell.

What happens now?

Stripey sock plus floofy cat

Stripey sock plus floofy cat

I’ll leave this site up until the domain expires so you can find retailers (though I have no idea which of the retailers have any remaining stock), read the blog, or whatever. When it expires though, it will be gone. I will still hold copyright to everything on the blog though, so if there’s content you think is important, you can download it for your own personal use, but no, you can’t sell it.

Patterns will still be available on Ravelry. I will not be adding new patterns.

I will still be knitting, spinning, and weaving. I’m working on a pair of socks.

I will be selling my handmade jewelry beginning soon. To find out when that happens, you can subscribe to my new newsletter.

Thank you so much to everyone who has supported me over the last ten years! I’ve made so many friends because of this business. You’re all wonderful, and I still want to see what you make with my babies!






Heads up! The online going out of business sale starts tomorrow!

I sold a ton of stuff at the in person going out of business sale (possibly literally…I’m not sure), but that was about a third of what I had. I’ve been busy putting the rest online, and while I’m not finished, all of the dyed yarn is up, and some of the dyed fiber.

The sale site is going to go live tomorrow (Friday) afternoon, probably around 1pm EST. It will be at Don’t bother going there before it’s live. It won’t work.

After it’s up, I’ll continue adding more stuff till everything is up.

Cut off date for new orders

Wow, there’s nothing like announcing you’re going out of business to get the orders pouring in! If they had been coming in at this rate all along, we probably could have stayed in business.

Since we are getting ready for our going of business sale and will be selling much of our dyeing equipment, we need to set a cut off date for new orders. If you order by the end of this weekend (Sunday, January 8), we will fill your order if we can. When I get up Monday morning, I’ll be disabling the shop so no new orders can be placed.

If you order before then, we may or may not be able to fill your order. If we happen to have the colorway/base combination you order, you’re in luck. If not, we can dye it for you IF we have enough of the undyed base. We’re totally out of some bases though, and we just have a little bit left of other bases.

If there are any alternate colorways or bases you’re happy to substitute, if you can note that in the comments section, it will speed things up for us.


3 Day Going Out of Business Sale Jan. 13-15

Our Going Out of Business Sale is scheduled for:
Friday, Jan. 13, 11am – 6pm
Saturday, Jan. 14, 11am – 6pm
Sunday, Jan. 15, 12pm – 5pm

Items for sale include:

      • Hand dyed yarn
      • Hand dyed combed top
      • Handspun yarn
      • Project bags
      • Kits
      • Knitwear sample garments (scarves, hats, shawls…)
      • Undyed yarn
      • Undyed combed top
      • Dyeing equipment
      • Electric skeinwinder
      • Gridwall panels (white 2’x6’)
      • Gridwall hooks, shelves, and baskets (white)
      • Display heads, feet, mannequins, etc.
      • Garment racks
      • Tables
      • Shelving units
      • Baskets
      • Storage bins
      • Shipping supplies
      • Knitting magazines
      • Misc. office and business supplies
      • and probably more stuff that we’ll unearth…

For more details, see our Event page.

UPDATE: Several people have asked if the sale will also be online. After the in person sale is over, we will take an inventory of what’s left and I will be putting those things up online. Some things will be available for local pick up only (things that are just too bulky to ship). It will probably take 3-5 days for the online sale to be ready, so please be patient.

If you’re local and want to come over but can’t come during the sale times, let me know and we can set up an appointment.


Going out of business

All good things must come to an end.

I’m sad to say, Happy Fuzzy Yarn is one of those things. We are going out of business.

Sadly, the yarn industry has just changed too much. Dyers and knitwear designers with far more success than I ever had have already written about how they are no longer able to support themselves. We have not been profitable for a very long time, and I cannot continue to go deeper into debt.

What this means:

  • We will be holding a large going out of business sale soon, so stay tuned for details.
  • Our patterns will remain on Ravelry, but we will no longer be in the yarn business.
  • I have one last pattern I need to put up on Ravelry (I already paid the designer for it months ago, and I need to recoup some of that money). After that, I will not be adding any more patterns.
  • I will be transitioning into jewelry design for the next stage of my life. If you’d like to follow me on the journey (there will be shawl pins among other things), you can sign up here.

I’ve had a wonderful time meeting so many amazing friends and seeing so many beautiful things. I’m sad that some things I wanted to do will never happen, but I’m looking forward to knitting for myself again.

Thank you for your loyal support, and best wishes to you!


Get ready, get set, shop!

After a huge amount of work, it’s here! Our online store is up and running, and while not quite perfect yet (we still have a bit of tweaking to do), you can now order our yarn and fiber from the comfort of your own home, whether you’re in Kalamazoo or Timbuktu! Or anywhere else!

We don’t have any retailers signed up yet, so for a while we’ll be filling all the orders. As retailers sign up, a LYS near you may fill your order. But if you order something no one stocks, we will fill your order. We will dye it to order if we need to.

Please note we are discontinuing American Worsted and Silk Top; we still have quite a bit in stock, but we’re not ordering any more of the undyed bases. We will fill your orders of these bases if possible, but some orders of these bases will be unfillable. Eventually they’ll disappear from the catalog entirely. Everything else is here for the foreseeable future though!

The shop is at but if you can’t remember that, just go to and click the “shop yarn & fiber” button at the top!

Then select Hand dyed Yarn

Happy Fuzzy Yarn...yarn!


or Hand dyed Fiber

Happy Fuzzy Yarn...combed top!

and shop to your heart’s content! Right now the Corrie Sock colorway images are in colorway order but all the other bases’ images are in alphabetical order, which is less than ideal. We will be sorting all the images to put them in colorway order. It takes longer than it should, so bear with us!

Looking for patterns? They’re all here on Ravelry.

Any questions? Comments? Please let me know! It’s brand new so there may be something wonky I haven’t discovered yet, and I need to know about it so I can fix it!







Online Ordering is returning soon!

We are bringing back online ordering, but it will be slightly different from before.

We are partnering with Quivers so that when you place an order, a Happy Fuzzy Yarn retailer near you will have the opportunity to fill the order if they have the item in stock. You can pick it up at their shop and save on shipping. Huzzah! If no stores nearby have the item, another store can fill the order and ship it to you.

If no stores have the item you want, then the order will come to us at HFY HQ. If we have the item in stock, we’ll ship it out right away. If not, we’ll dye it for you.

Cool, huh?

We are hoping to have the system up and running by early December, and we’ll let you know when it’s live. In the meantime, here, look at some pretty yarn!


Merino Tencel Fingering in "September"

Merino Tencel Fingering in “September”












Come see our new stuff this weekend!

This weekend is Fiber Expo! Come to the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds on Ann Arbor-Saline Road Saturday 9-5 and Sunday 10-4.

In addition to our usual gorgeous hand dyed yarn and combed top, we have some new stuff!

We now have kits for almost all of our patterns! (The goal was to have kits for all of the patterns, but you know how there aren’t 37 hours in a day?)

We are now also carrying some rather spiffy project bags.

And those of you who have known me for a really long time may remember that I used to make jewelry. Well, the jewelry bug bit me again. Hard. Come see our new line of jewelry. Among other things, there are sheep.

Copper Sheep by Studio Morhala

I know you’re shocked!

Hope to see you there!


Half not bad, or not half bad

During Spinzilla last year, I spun 7370 yards.

This year I spun 3688 yards. That’s just 3 yards more than half of last year’s total.

I would be totally bummed out, but I’m having problems with my left ulnar nerve*, so my left pinky and ring finger are both numb and painful (yeah, you’d think they would be one or the other, not both, but I’m an overachiever!), so I actually spun more than I thought I would!

Riin's Spinzilla 2016 spinning

Even though it was painful, I still really enjoyed spinning. I just couldn’t spin for more than two hours at a time, and usually not for more than two hours for the entire day. Last year I spun 10 hours on one day.

Apparently I’m reaching the age where body parts just start wearing out. Damn. (On the plus side, I really love my trifocals!)

*There doesn’t appear to be nerve damage, and they think that the problem will resolve itself in two or three months. I would like it to stop now please.



Heading for Yellow Springs

Tomorrow morning we’re heading down to Yellow Springs, OH to set up for the 21st annual Wool Gathering. It’s one of our favorite shows, and we hope you’ll come see us there!

The show is located at Young’s Jersey Dairy at 6880 Springfield Xenia Rd, Yellow Springs, OH. Show hours are Saturday 10-7 and Sunday 10-5.

Here’s a peek into a Merino Silk Lace bin we’ll be bringing:

Merino Silk Lace

It’s yummy.




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