April 11, 2018

Local Yarn Store Day

Since Local Yarn Store Day is April 21, let’s celebrate our small business owners who specialize in yarn! Not only do they create havens of inspiration, friendship and learning, small businesses are so important for the fiber of our community (in more ways than one).

If you buy yarn for my pattern “Local Yarn Shawl” on April 21 from any of the participating LYSs, you will be given the pattern for free. Many local yarn stores are doing special yarns for this, or you may of course choose your own.

The shawl comes in two sizes. Here, it is shown in one 560-yard skein of Fifty Shades of Gradient by Fiber Studio (the small shawl) or you may use two skeins of fingering weight yarn with at least 360 yards each. The large shawl is shown here in Primrose Yarn Company Sophia (the peach and pink) and Anzula Cloud (the white and purple).

Please take the time to visit your local yarn store on April 21 and support them with some love and yarn purchases.

April 9, 2018

A Cardigan of the Galaxy

The second installment in the Cardigans of the Galaxy series, this comfortable, open front cardi is inspired by the character of Rocket in the Guardians of the Galaxy movie series.

A genetically modified raccoon, Rocket makes an unlikely superhero. He’s irritated that he doesn’t fit in anywhere, but there’s no confusion over his feelings for money (spoiler: he loves it). Rocket’s cardigan is a nod to both: He gets a top-down, cardi that’s the color of money (gold and green) with a diamond lace-and-cable motif that weaves in and out of a broken rib pattern. And hey, who isn’t a little broken?

Enjoy 30% off Rocket’s Cardigan of the Galaxy pattern now through April 15th with the code Oogachaka.

Sourced, spun and naturally dyed within 100 miles

We knit to connect: to the past, present and future; to the land, animals, our environment and each other.

By knitting with local fiber, we connect to our land, the animals it supports, and our heritage by appreciating shepherding and small scale farms. By knitting with fiber spun in small local mills, we connect to the people in our community and support their work.

By knitting yarn dyed with low impact dyes and mordants, we connect to the environment and our future by minimizing our footprint. By choosing the best fibers and high quality methods at each step, we connect to ourselves to the present with yarn that beautiful and a joy to work with.

The yarn we choose to work with has a story, and when we add our time, attention and love, we create pieces that are a pleasure to knit, use and cherish.

At Squirrel Mountain Fiber Arts, my mission is to promote connections. I do this by hand dyeing high-quality yarns that are sourced and spun here in New England (within 100 miles), highlighting natural dyes and nontoxic mordants.

April 6, 2018

Loads of Roving Just Added to the New Site!

Mosaic Moon has just moved to a new online home. We’ve stocked lots of new items, including a whole lot of rovings today, April 6th! We carry wool and wool blends such as Polwarth and Merino, as well as luxury fibers such as camel, silk and yak.

Updated features on the site include customer accounts — fill in our info once, no need to re-enter each time you shop. Your account will let you access past orders on the new site as well as allow you to track your shipments. Our search feature is fabulous, and the top navigation bar allows you to shop by yarn weight and type, making finding your favorites easy! Share listings by clicking on the social media sharing buttons at the bottom of each listing page.

We do regular stockings/shop updates, so check back often. We hope to see you in the shop soon!

April 5, 2018

Yarns, Etc.

Don’t you love a good pair of embroidery snips? I collect them and tend to keep a fancy pair in every knitting bag because they make me smile when I get to do exciting things like changing colors, or when I have to do tedious things like weave in ends.

We just added a whole lot of gorgeous colorways and adorable snips to the shop and just because it’s fun and because we can, we have a special offer going on. Our colorways Dusty Rose and Tres Bien are sultry and sophisticated and inspired by imaginary strolls along the Seine. So when you purchase a skein of each, we’ll send along a pair of Eiffel Tower snips. You’ll have a set for a perfectly Parisian project!

The inspiration for one of our most popular colorways, Rainy Days, is pretty self explanatory. When you purchase two skeins in this colorway on any base we’ll send along a pair of Big Ben snips since London gets more than their fair share of drizzle. Mr. McMullin proposed on a long walk in the rain, so rainy days always give me a reason to smile (and an excuse to stay inside and knit)!

This special offer lasts as long as the current dyed up stock does. But if you miss out, we’ll have plenty of extra snips for sale in the shop. Come take a peek and find something worthy of your crafting time.

April 4, 2018

Yarn Crawl Trunk Show!

Hello!

Spring is the perfect time for new shawl pins, buttons, trunk shows and Los Angeles County Yarn Crawl! Porterness Studio is having a trunk show at Gather during the LA Yarn crawl April 21 & 22. Meet Jen of Porterness Studio and see new designs that won’t be available on the website until May.

Can’t make it to the LA Yarn Crawl? Here’s a 20% discount customer code so you can be there in spirit.
Code: IndieSpring20

Happy Spring!
Jen

LA Yarn Crawl
April 19-22, 2018
The dedicated entrepreneurs behind 26 of LA’s best local yarn stores are hard at work planning a long weekend to remember. The route is not for the faint of heart! Gather your best yarn friends, dust off your in-car games and favorite tunes, and make your plans to traverse LA’s freeways on a mission to visit every.shop.on.the.passport. This is your challenge. Yarn Crawl is only one weekend a year: Make the most of it!

At each shop you can pick up a pin, opt to purchase a commemorative tote, check out free patterns, enter to win prizes, join in on a trunk show, and enjoy special discounts on gorgeous yarns, patterns, and supplies.
25 yarn stores

Gather April 21 & 22 Trunk show
Downtown Los Angeles in the Last Bookstore
453 S Spring Street, #M1
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Gather DTLA brings yarn and fiber to the heart of downtown Los Angeles. Part of the Historic Core and Gallery Row we’re located on the Mezzanine floor of The Last Bookstore, a 10,000 square foot historic space, originally a bank… now pure feat of the imagination, housing thousands of new and used books, records, artist studios and a growing community of creatives who think outside the box while staying rooted in their shared love of literature.

Gather is focused on sourcing supplies for knitting, crochet and spinning that are local, made in the US, fair-trade, and eco-friendly. You’ll find an urban oasis filled with hand-dyed, organic and unique materials and a community of talented yarnistas and design-a-saurs to help you with your fiber adventure. Whether you’re knitting a hat, looking for unusual art materials for your fiber project, or just trying to learn patience we offer classes, yarn tastings, designer workshops, and curate interesting fiber art from around the world.

April 2, 2018

Rose Cardigan fade kits are here!

Andrea Mowry has done it again! The Rose cardigan is an open front cardi with cables, positive ease, and a beautiful fade from sleeve to back. It’s so pretty, we just had to put together some kits for you!

We’ve added three new fade kits designed to create this cardigan in sizes XS-L (sizes specified).

Kit #1, #2 and #3 are all made to produce a fade that starts light on the back and ends dark at the sleeves, similar to the original design. All the color combinations are nuetral with pops and hints of exciting colors!

The base is a squishy 100% SW Merino 3-ply sport weight, brand new to Lambstrings Yarn, and we love it! This base is lightweight and warm, practical for spring and light enough to wear into the summer.

#FadeAllTheThings!

March 30, 2018

Acid Rainbow is back in stock!

“Acid Rainbow” is now in stock again on Acoustic Sock, Hardcore Sock, Glam Rock Sparkle Sock, Dubstep DK and Indie Rock Worsted. Stop by the shop to check out this and many other colorways. I am currently preparing to vend at Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival in May and will be working on some new things very soon!

I recently completed a Hitchhiker using Acid Rainbow on my DK base, which is super soft and squishy! Since I haven’t finished a project in a while, I was very excited to have this done. The Hitchhiker is my go-to pattern for something that is mostly mindless and only requires a little bit of focus. I love that the rows aren’t super long and that there are no lacy YO rows. My lovely model and best kitty friend Emma chose to model it for me!


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