The Journey So Far


Hello, and welcome to Critical Hit Dyes!

The team behind the dyeing is Jess and Meg, a pair of knitters and crafters from southern New England who love all things fantasy, and all things yarn. Critical Hit Dyes allows us to combine those two loves, while experimenting with color and technique, to bring you beautiful, hand-dyed, fantasy-inspired yarn.

When we aren’t hand-dyeing yarn, we are working with our good friends Tina and Drea, on Pardon My Stash, a podcast about knitting and the fiber arts. We have a blast talking about all things knitting, crochet, yarn and friendship. Join us!

About Us
Jess is your average, working member of society who uses their free time to delve into any and every hobby that catches a passing interest. This has led to a plethora of interests, the center of which has always been a draw to to the fantastical. Jess’s hobbies include fibre arts, art arts, theatre arts, wood arts, and dragons.

Meg is a high school history teacher who learned to knit in college, but only started branching into complicated patterns in the last two years, when she finally attempted to drop the perfectionism and started experimenting more. She is an avid yarn collector and enthusiast – hence the transition to dyer. When she’s not knitting, Meg also enjoys reading and writing fantasy books.

They live in their little home in central Connecticut with their adorable three-year old daughter, three cats – Tabitha (Tabby), Francis, and Tristan – and a spoiled fat guinea pig, Harper.

Our Goal
Critical Hit Dyes spawned from the desire to create colorways that paid tribute to the tabletop game Dungeons and Dragons. From there, we expanded our vision to include colorways inspired by all things fantasy – Lord of the Rings, Dragonheart, Vox Machina, and beyond. We are always looking for inspiration, and would love to hear from you if you have a favorite series you’d like to see come to life on our yarn. We hope that our yarns will inspire you, no matter how you use them – knitting, crochet, weaving, and beyond.

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2 responses to “The Journey So Far”

  1. Jenn Guyton Bohlen Avatar

    I have recently found your podcast Pardon My Stash and just am enjoying it so much! I’ve been listening from oldest to newest and I just hit 2023. Your podcast has gotten me out of a dark place and I wanted to tell you that. I went on a trip to visit fellow knitters in Pittsburgh and it was a 6 + hour drive from my home in Port Ewen, NY and the entire drive there and back i listened to your podcast. At one point ( I think it was the first bloopers episode) I laughed so hard i almost swerved off the road. I told my friends about your show and they are tuning in too. I just wanted to say thank you for getting me out of that place I was in. I hope i get to meet the four of you at Rhinebeck this year. My friends and I are all making the same poncho to wear that weekend. You are all an inspiration! Cheers!

  2. Megan Lynn Avatar
    Megan Lynn

    Thank you so much for your lovely comment!

    It always makes us so happy to hear that we’ve had any sort of positive impact, and we’re so glad you found us and hope we can continue to make you laugh!

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