April 18, 2018

Fading Point Kits

Five different Fading Point kits are available now for preorder.

Have the choice between three bases, Isabel (Superwash Merino/nylon), Ines (Superwash Merino 3 ply) and Maria (Superwash Merino single ply). Turnaround time is one to two weeks, but we work hard to get the yarn out to you as soon as possible.

Colorways shown here will be available individually in an upcoming update, so stay tuned for that!

April 18, 2018

Round 2 Fading Point Kits

Hi everyone!

Round 2 is upon us! Our first Fading Point kit update was a success and we’ve had several requests since then.

We are working hard to bring you more Fading Point kits very soon. This week is all about dyeing up our most requested color combos for Joji’s new beautiful design. All kits will include five skeins of Lambstrings Yarn Tralala Sock (75/25 SW Merino and nylon, 463 yds) in a cohesive and unique fade, ready to ship. You can find them in our Fade Kit section of the shop.

If you’re interested in building your own kit for this project, you can just visit the website and choose five skeins that speak to you, or contact me to discuss what might work best for you and we can build a kit together.

All colorways used for kits are repeatable! Yup, every single one. So if you see a color you like on its own, You can find it in our Sock section of the site.

Stay tuned for update dates and times coming soon!

April 17, 2018

Updates from FiberCrafty Shops!

Do you go in search of that PERFECT hand dyed yarn or are you looking for luscious new fiber? Whatever your mission, the FiberCrafty shops have been busy with new listings that include plenty of both, not to mention other goodies you will love!

Here are the latest updates, pictured above:

The Spun Bunny has just added some beautiful new sock blanks, rolags and yarn.

GreenHeronHandmade, one of our newer shops, specializes in gorgeous handspun yarn. Also listed are handmade yarn bowls that can be custom glazed.

The Girl Who Crafted has gorgeous fandom yarns.

Duchess Fiber Arts has a shop with many yarns that coordinate beautifully together (and fiber, too!).

If you are all about spinning, ShariArts specializes in stunning fiber.

Split Rock Ranch has a huge variety of custom blend combed top, not to mention unique types of fiber like Pearl Infused Rose fiber! There is also a new fiber prep tutorial on the FiberCrafty YouTube channel. It features a trick new to me and from what I have heard, new to many others also!

In addition to what’s pictured above, PussNBoots Hand Dyed Yarn has been quite busy with updates and has lots of choices with beautiful variegated and tonal yarns, and Wild Hair Studio has just listed a selection of Tour de Fleece boxes available for pre-order.

These updates aren’t all that’s new on FiberCrafty, so have fun exploring. If you want to hear about sales and coupon codes, let us know here.

April 16, 2018

Introducing ART YARNS: yarns inspired by artworks and artists

I’m happy to introduce a new section to the web shop called ART YARN: unique small-batch, hand-dyed yarns inspired by art history and some of my personal favorite artists.

Today I released three new art yarns inspired by Winslow Homer, Edward Hopper and Agnes Martin. These will join the already popular “Monet’s Garden” colorway. Please check out the new ART YARN section of my shop and click through to learn more about the inspiration for each. And please join my email mailing list for first glimpses at new releases, and exclusive inspiration.

April 11, 2018

Marianated Yarns from head to toe!

I love sending yarn to designers and then waiting to see what they come up with. Sometimes I am asked for input and sometimes it’s just a fun surprise. I had a happy realization a few days ago — a few patterns were recently released (and some will be out soon!) that cover you in Marianated Yarns from head to toe!

Katy Carroll from Katinka Designs is releasing the Millcreek Canyon Hat in mid-April. It’s knit in Playtime Worsted with a pom pom on top!

She also designed the Pero Shawl, which was released today. The photos were taken on the Salt Flats in Utah — one of the places to visit on my bucket list.

Julie Hart’s Crossing Over cowl features cables and lace with garter stitch ridges. It’s knit with either one skein of Playtime DK or a gradient set of Jujubee DK minis.

Sheila Stromberg released the Oliviana Cardigan knit in Playtime DK with Jujubee DK minis for adorable ruffles. The pattern is sized from baby to 16 years old.

I love sock knitting, so I was especially excited when Sarah Jordan designed her Undamo Socks with Practicality 75/25 and a contrasting Marianette for a little bit of stranded colorwork.

There are more designs in the works and I’m excited to see what comes out next.

I’ll be setting up a pop-up shop at Chelsea Yarns in Red Bank, N.J., during the New Jersey Wool Walk from Thursday, April 19 to Sunday, April 22. I’ll have lots of yarn and samples — be sure to stop in!

Whole Knit ‘n Caboodle Shop Update

The Spring feeling! Tulips from a friend sparked the fresh creative feeling and I created my Spring stripe sock yarn. It is 450 yards and creates nice size stripes on socks! Available only on my website in a limited quantity and ready for preorder and shipped out the beginning of June. Visit yarn/online only section of the website.

The Chancellors Sheep & Wool Showcase in Clermont, N.Y., on April 21 (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.) marks the start of the new fiber season. It’s so great to see old friends and meet new ones! It’s a very small show, but it is a great day and the scenery is just beautiful at the Clermont State Historic Site along the Hudson River. I hope if you are near the area you will come on out and enjoy the day. It’s one of the best things to see and talk to knitters, crocheters and fiber artists and see all the creative minds together in one place.

Not only is April 21 the Sheep & Wool Showcase but it is also Local Yarn Shop day! I hope you will all get out and support the local yarn shops — we don’t want them to go away. We need to support them so they will be there when we need classes, advice, supplies and of course for a knitting emergency! Lots of local yarn shops are having special events that day. Maybe while you are in the LYS you can ask about indie dyers that need your support, too!

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 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!


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