News, Updates & Shenanigans

October 16, 2014 ::: News

The Gnomey News

Halloween Make-A-Long
Now until October 31st
Check out the Ravelry group for full details.

October 16-19, 2014
Custom Orders are open!

October 17, 2014 @ 9am CST
Shop Update
Holiday Yarn Colorways will be available for PRE-ORDER. New GA shirts!

November 7, 2014 @ 9am CST
Shop Update

November 22, 2014 @ 9am CST
BIGGEST Shop Update of the Year

December 12, 2014 @ 9am CST
Shop Update – Last update for 2014!

January 2015
GnomeAcres turns 5!

Holiday Yarn is Upon Us… (Episode #63)

October 16, 2014 ::: Feature, Products

Show Notes:

  • Brick It Down: New holiday LEGOs acquired in Seattle.
  • GeekGirlCon Recap: I met the voice of Wonder Woman! Tour of Espionage Cosmetics. Panel recording coming soon.
  • Giveaway: Espionage Cosmetics LEGO nail wraps.
  • Custom Orders: Open now through Sunday, October 19, 2014.
  • MEGA Shop Update: Mark your calendars for Saturday, November 22, 2014 (weekend before Turkey Day/Black Friday).
  • Holiday Yarn PRE-ORDERS: Available starting Friday, October 17th. There are 10 holiday colorways this year! Mini skein bundles coming in future update.
  • Shop Update Preview: Fairly large update this week. New GA logo shirts!

(You can also find the podcast on iTunes, and on our official podcast page.)

Bobby & Crowley (Episode #62)

September 24, 2014 ::: Feature, Products

Show Notes:

  • Brick it Down: New Christmas set is out!
  • Update on release of holiday yarn colorways.
  • GeekGirlCon is coming up! Speaking on panel that Saturday at 3pm PST. GA meet up that Sunday morning.
  • Know a contractor in the area?
  • Fall ColorwaysShop Update Preview: Restocking Halloween yarn and Halloween mini skein bundles. Grandma’s Kitchen and Kickin’ Leaves will be available, as well as the two newest colorways, Bobby Singer and Crowley.  Fall mini skein bundle and new bigger pumpkin buttons are also being released.

(You can also find the podcast on iTunes, and on our official podcast page.)

Yarn, LEGOs & Buttons (Episode #61)

September 10, 2014 ::: Feature, Products

Show Notes:

  • Brick it Down: Benny’s Spaceship, Spaceship, SPACESHIP! (You can find the shirt I’m wearing here.) Post recording, I found some new Halloween sets in the LEGO shop.
  • Halloween MAL update.
  • Update on PRE-ORDERS: Blue JeansWitches Brew Doppelgänger Sets, Lady Camo Doppelgänger Sets & Wabbit Season! Duck Season! Doppelgänger Sets have all been dyed. Working on getting these out by the end of the week, beginning of next.
  • Update on Custom Orders: The majority of the Custom Orders have been dyed and will be shipped out soon. As of September 7, I will not be taking on any additional Custom Orders in order to prep for upcoming Fall & Holiday yarn.
  • New Wooden Buttons: There are 4 new wooden buttons debuting in this update. You can check them out here.
  • New Fall Colorways: Grandma’s Kitchen & Kickin’ Leaves. Both will be available as PRE-ORDERS for this week’s shop update. There will be a special Fall mini skein bundle in the update at the end of the month.
  • Shop Update Preview: Many colorways being restocked, mini skein grab bags restocked…have to watch to see everything.
  • Things I forgot to mention, and only remembered after the 4 hours it took to render this particular episode:
    • There will be 20 yd Blue Jeans mini skeins available to purchase in this update.
    • I have restocked the Make-A-Gnome mini skeins.

(You can also find the podcast on iTunes, and on our official podcast page.)

Ramble On… (Episode #60)

August 27, 2014 ::: Events, Feature, Products

Show Notes:

  • STITCHES Midwest Recap
  • Brick it Down: LEGO Research Institute…waaaannnttt.
  • Shop Update Preview: A very Halloween-y update this week! New Halloween colorways are being released, mini skein bundles & Doppelgänger Sets. Pre-orders for new Witches Brew Doppelgänger Set and new Blue Jeans colorway.

(You can also find the podcast on iTunes, and on our official podcast page.)

SPECIAL REPORT: I Challenge YOU! (Episode #59)

August 21, 2014 ::: Events, Feature, Promotions

In just 3 weeks, nearly $42 million has been raised to fight this horrible disease.

To learn more about ALS, and to donate, visit

To learn more about what started the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, check out this video.

And, finally, to see the type of people you’re helping with your donation, check out this video.

I’m challenging: Hubby Gnome (my husband), Wendy Buske & ALL of you!

GnomeAcres Inc. is in no way affiliated with the ALS organization…we just think that this is an incredibly great cause and an AMAZING example of social media done right.

P.S. So sorry for the loudness of the locusts in the background!

STITCHES Midwest Preview (Episode #58)

August 2, 2014 ::: Feature, Products

Show Notes: 

  • STITCHES Midwest product preview. We’ll be in booths 806 & 808.
  • Pre-orders for Rainbow Roundup Doppelgänger sets — August 15th.
  • Next regular shop update is August 29th.

(You can also find the podcast on iTunes, and on our official podcast page.)

Movin’ on Up… (Episode #57)

June 25, 2014 ::: Feature, Products

Show Notes: 

  • Last shop update until after STITCHES Midwest in August.
  • New Independence Day mini skein set & June 2014 colorways (full size and mini skeins).
  • Shop update preview.

(You can also find the podcast on iTunes, and on our official podcast page.)

Short & Yarntastical (Episode #56)

June 11, 2014 ::: Feature, Products

Show Notes: 

  • Brick it Down: New Ghostbusters set available. New line of “Juniors” sets.
  • 2 new wooden buttons.
  • New Independence Day sock set.
  • Shop update preview.

Correction: The new round buttons are actually 1.5″ wide, not 1.75″.

(You can also find the podcast on iTunes, and on our official podcast page.)

Sheeps with Pitchforks (Episode #55)

May 27, 2014 ::: Feature, Products

Show Notes:

  • Gnome of the Lake PRE-ORDERS & Custom Orders: All have shipped since this episode was recorded yesterday.
  • Brick it Down: NEW LEGO Creator set – Bike Shop & Cafe (31026).
  • STITCHES Midwest promotional bag.
  • Invoices for the RAND-O-MINI Club de Mini Skeins will be sent out on June 7th, September 7th and December 7th.
  • Info on upcoming shop updates in May, June & July.
  • New Tasty Treats mini skein collection.
  • Shop Update Preview: New Tasty Treats mini skein collection. Lots of Doppelgänger sock sets. Lots of Skeinny Dunkers. This will be one of the biggest updates for yarn since Black Friday in 2013.

(You can also find the podcast on iTunes, and on our official podcast page.)

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