October 18, 2017

We put the FUN in Functional!

Hi Folks this is an update for the rest of October!! (I know right!? How is it almost over already?)

We’ve got some great things happening in the shop!

Wednesday, October 18th, we are releasing our Limited Frida Kahlo, Cactus, and Unicorn fabrics! These are complimented by some really awesome enamel pins that are sure to add some personality to any WIP, FO, or Project bag!

Friday, October 20th, Join us at 9 a.m. PST for the release of our HOCUS POCUS extras! This fabric is an exclusive homage to our favorite (next to Nightmare before Christmas, of course) Halloween Movie! The pre-orders are shipping the rest of the week and Friday the extras will be released to the public!!! Don’t miss this one chance to get something in this WITCHY new fabric!!

Make sure to join our Facebook page because EVERY Wednesday we have a Facebook Live, and NEXT Wednesday, October 25th, we will be pairing up our LAST CALL monthly online Flash Sale (up to 20% off on select designs!) with an awesome Facebook Live sale! It’s so fun to show you all the physical products, while giving discounts, and watching everyone race to shout “MINE!” You won’t want to miss this! We are at facebook.com/SlippedStitchStudios

And… last but not least- Next Friday October 27th, please join us for our very special, exclusive October Bag of the Month: Pinky & The Brain!!!! SO GOOD!

Have a great week! And we hope to see you soon! <3

October 17, 2017

SkeinTwisters, Special Yarn, and Cool Swag!

Hello, Untanglers! It’s been a busy summer & fall at Alpenglow Yarn, as we’ve been getting ready to launch our second product for indie dyers – the SkeinTwister! This tool helps with the final task that dyers, yarn companies, and mills do before mailing yarn to you – twist up those loose hanks into nice, tidy skeins. This is almost entirely done by hand, and you can probably imagine that it gets tiring and can even be painful if you’re twisting a large batch, or already have joint pain. Enter the SkeinTwister! It’s a motorized hook that does the twisting part, all the dyer has to do is fold the skein in half and push one end through the other to fasten it off. We’re excited about it, dyers are excited about it, and even if you’re not a dyer, there are several ways you can join in the fun too!

For fans of naturally dyed yarn, Alpenglow Yarn and Sincere Sheep are getting together at the dyepots to bring you AlpenSheep – a collaboration! We’re always talking dyes, and are excited to get together and work with a variety of dyestuffs and combine techniques. We’ll be dyeing her Cormo Sport yarn, which is entirely sourced and spun in the USA and is amazingly soft and springy. You can order as many skeins as you’d like, and request either all on color or multiple coordinating colors if you have a colorwork project in mind.

If you’re a little bit on yarn overload at the moment, we have a bunch of really fun Pirate Red gear! Pirate Red is the SkeinTwister’s sassy mascot, and you can drink some rum with her on our rocks glasses, or sport her on a coffee mug or t-shirt. We can offer a variety of styles and sizes thanks to on-demand printing, which also cuts down on textile waste because only the shirts that are ordered are made.

We hope you’ll get twisted with us – orders for SkeinTwisters, yarn, and gear will be open through the end of October!

October 17, 2017

New Bucket Bags! – Small but Mighty!

New this year!

Bucket Bags, with a drawstring closure that will allow your working yarn to flow freely while keeping your project close at hand.

Round-bottom, satin double-drawstring bag, perfect for that small project – socks, tank top, scarf.

Cotton webbing handles. Mini spring link carabiner to clip to another bag or purse or whatever…

Made of quilting cotton prints and a heavy canvas bottom, this bag has a sewn in plastic bottom and will stand up.

6.5″ diameter round bottom, 10″ high. 8″ to gathered neck

October 6, 2017

Shop Update

Asylum Fibers will be having a shop update Friday, October 6th at 7 p.m. EDT. This will be the last update before the Indie Untangled Rhinebeck Kickoff, and will include a variety of bases in both regular and OOAK colorways.

Ahead of the IU Trunk Show coming up on October 20th, I thought you should be the first to know that the Oak Grove Quilter graciously provided me with another batch of project bags, in new limited edition fabrics, which I’ll leave a surprise for now. These will be available first at the IU event, and any leftovers will be posted for sale online the following week. I’ll also be premiering my new JUMBO base called Monstrosity at the event. It’s a 100% Superwash Merino I-cord constructed yarn, which comes in giant, squishy 250 gram skeins, 21 yards each. If you’ve been wondering what to do with those US Size 50 needles, here’s your chance to give them a go!

October 3, 2017

Halloween is here at My Mama Knits!

Halloween is nearly here and I couldn’t be more excited! All through October I’ll be sending out 20g mini Sock Yarn Spiders as a free treat with any order over £40 (not including shipping). Qualifying orders can be comprised of anything form the shop, yarn, patterns, notions, etc.

Plenty of spooky colourways and haunting notions to treat yourself with. Pick up a Zombie Breath or Frankie on Fire single stranded sock blank for some speckled delight. Or fancy something UV responsive? Try a set of my UV Heels and Toes mini skein packs or a Sock Yarn Spider for glowing black light fun. Decorate your projects with some fun Day of the Dead Skull or Zombie stitch markers.

Happy Halloween

September 20, 2017

It’s Just a Bunch of Hocus Pocus

It’s our favorite time of year! This year we are very excited to have created a tribute to a beloved holiday favorite! We have paired up with indie dyer Lazer Sheep for a special Sanderson Sheep Colorway you wont want to miss! Set your alarm for 9 a.m. Pacific Time Friday, September 22!

They will ship just in time for Halloween! <3

August 29, 2017

Stitch Up Mitts Knit-A-Long

Need a quick weekend project or started looking to start your knitted Christmas gifts? Why not join in the #stitchupmittsKAL in Instagram?

The Stitch Up Mitts pattern can be found as a free download on Ravelry here. They come in child and adult sizes and are knitted in the round with any DK weight Yarn. Finish a pair before September 20, 2017 and post a photo of the finished gloves on instagram tagged with #stitchupmittsKAL and #mymamaknits for a chance to win a prize pack which will include at least 200g of my hand dyed yarns. Two additional entries can be gained by 1. using my yarn in your project and 2. posting the project on Ravelry, linked to the Ravelry pattern page.

August 24, 2017

Limited Edition Project Bags by the Oak Grove Quilter

It’s the six month anniversary of Asylum Fibers! To celebrate this little milestone, the Oak Grove Quilter (who happens to be my brilliant mother) made some fabulous limited edition project bags. These high-quality bags are the perfect size for a wide variety of projects. I even fit a short-sleeved sweater in mine!

Description:

– The outer fabric is a blood splatter print by Robert Kaufman and the interior and zipper are red.
– The stand-out feature of this bag is the metal bar encased along the edge of the zipper, which holds the bag open when unzipped so it acts as a yarn bowl.
– There is one inner pocket measuring 6″ x 3″, bearing the Asylum Fibers Logo.
– Overall dimensions are 9″ long x 4″ wide x 6″ tall.
– The interfacing used between the outer fabric and the lining give this bag a real sturdiness that’s hard to find in similar products.

August 15, 2017

Big Bang Theory Inspired Bags & Colorway!

We are so excited to announce an Epic Indie Collaboration!

Fabric from Insomniac Designs
Yarn from Pandia’s Jewels
and Project bags & supplies from Slipped Stitch Studios

All inspired by the hit TV show Big Bang Theory!

You won’t want to miss this! It all goes live on the Slipped Stitch Studios website at 9 a.m. PST, Friday August 18th!

Only on sale through the weekend! You don’t want to miss it!
Set your alarms!