What to stash this week: Eating apples in Arizona

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Around this time of year, knitters are gearing up for fall, but in some areas of the country, and the world, the air is not necessarily getting crisper. This week on the marketplace, there are options for knitters from all parts:

On the East Coast, it’s just about apple season, and what better way to celebrate than with these cute apple buttons to finish up your warm, cozy sweaters. Through the end of September, apple buttons from Fastenation Studio are only $4.25 for a set of 4, available in both red and green, or in any other color or size that you’re craving.

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If you want to knit something more in line with the 90-degree temps they’re having out West, designer Stephannie Tallent of Sunset Cat Designs has just released LACE 2, the fifth and final volume of “The Wild West: Patterns Inspired by the Flora, Fauna, Geology & History of Arizona” e-book collection. The patterns, which can be purchased all together or individually on Ravelry, include elegant lace- and fingering-weight crescents, triangular shawls and stoles that have a slightly rustic feel. Get $3 off the e-book between now and Sept. 26 with the code LACE2, and sign up for Stephannie’s newsletter for news on a special offer.

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You might not want to hear this, but it’s only 14 weeks till Christmas. Which may not mean much to most people, but when you’re a knitter with a long list of gift recipients, it means time to get going on holiday knits. To help you stay on track, Cedar Hill Farm Company has added some new goodies in the shop, including alpaca DK, laceweight and hand-sewn project bags. There are also Knitter’s Pride and ChiaoGoo needles, so there’s no excuse not to start.

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