November 8, 2017

Outlander Bag & Yarn

This Friday, get ready! We have our second Outlander-inspired bag going on sale at 9 a.m. PST!
We have paired up with Forbidden Woolery once again for the PERFECT matching set of bag and yarn!

These and the cat bags will all be shipping by December 8th! So these will be excellent holiday gifts!

Thank you for supporting our shop!

November 8, 2017

Knitmas Kits from Marianated Yarns

Celebrate the 12 Days of Knitmas with a limited edition striped DK cowl kit. The kit comes complete with a mixed set of yarn (there are color choices, because we love choices!), a cowl pattern from Katy Carroll of Katinka Designs, notions, treats and fun extras, too. All you need are knitting needles.

The cowl design, which is being kept a mystery until you purchase the kit (because who doesn’t love a holiday surprise?) is for the basic to intermediate knitter, with three options in the pattern to appeal to different ability levels.

It’s the perfect gift for you or your favorite knitter. Make gift-giving easy by sharing this link.

To complete the kit, a Knitmas Cowl Knitalong will start on 12/26 in the Katinka Designs Ravelry group — join in the fun and prizes!

Ordering deadline is 11/30.

October 27, 2017

Socktoberfest Sale

Here’s how Socktoberfest works:

McMullin Fiber Co. is celebrating Socktober with a Socktoberfest sale and giveaway!

First – you get 25% off your purchase. The entire shop is on sale through October 31st. Fade sets, minis, Merino/Cashmere/nylon blends, so much fibery goodness.

Next, for every individual item you purchase, you get an entry into one of our giveaways. Let us know in the notes to seller how you would like to split up your entries: [A] 3 months of Lit Society yarn club (value $99), [B] Ball winder and swift (value $110), or [C] and [D] two fiber craft care packages with yarn and other fiber loving accessories (est. value $60/ea). Yarn club signups count as one item per month purchased (a 12 month subscription = 12 entries!). Multiple skein sets count for as many skeins in the bundle (mini sets count as one).

So basically you pick how you enter – put all your entries into one basket, or split them up among a few different giveaways. You can also get one entry just by following us and commenting on Instagram (@mcmullinfiberco) or Facebook. We’ll announce drawing winners in our Etsy shop announcement and on our social media accounts on November 1st. Good luck!!!

October 26, 2017

Winter is Coming!

I hope everyone has gotten past their Rhinebeck hangover OK! I’m looking forward to next year already (because I’ve gotten a house booked!)

But anyways, just wanted to share that I have some great aran weight yarns in the shop all ready to be made into winter hats!

I also have some of my holiday kits still available. They include 12 surprise minis, and an option to buy a coordinating full skein. The kit also includes a bag of goodies from some of our other favorite makers. The idea is to use them however you see fit for whatever holiday you celebrate. It’s a fabulous kit and you don’t want to miss out!

Next Shop Update: Sunday, November 5 @ 7 p.m. Central.

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