Stitch Marker Sets for Stephen West’s Slipstravaganza MKAL 2020!

  • Silver stitch markers with neon beads.

Those of us who LOVE Stephen West — and frankly, who DOESN’T??? — all wait in slightly frantic anticipation for his yearly Mystery Knit-A-Long, that KAL that mystifies and delights us every year! Well, this year he did NOT disappoint, and from what I understand, you’re going to need at least 54 stitch markers to finish that sucker! So to assist you with that, I have curated sets of 60 markers for you to complete the MKAL — 54 to use, and an extra six to invariably get lost/fall into the sofa cushions/get stuck into play-dough by you toddler (true story!).

All 60 markers will match and be in needles size US6/4mm, which should accommodate the needs of the pattern. The varieties available are:

JUST VANILLA, LIKE TERMINATOR 2 – Nice Bland Bright Silver wire with Crazy Killer Mercurial Futuristic Assassin Silver glass beads.

HE MEANT ‘STAY BLONDE,’ PONYBOY – Stay Gold wire with Nothing Gold Can Stay glass beads.

HIP TO BE SQUARE – Bright SuperTrouper Spotlight Silver wire in a square shape with Awesome ’80s! Neon glass beads.

Each set is handmade just for you! I am NOT affiliated with Stephen West in any way. I just love his stuff!

Nickel free.

September 23, 2020

Pattern Pockets are Back!

  • Cases made with various fabrics.

New pattern pockets are back in stock! If you recently received a Grace bag, you’ll want to make sure you grab one of our matching Pattern Pockets to go along with it!

The Pattern Pocket is a handy tool for storing and viewing your in-progress knitting patterns. The clear vinyl pocket stores multiple sheets of paper easily, and enables you to read and follow your pattern without having to remove it. The unique design folds in half and fits in most bags for easy portability, and can be snapped in a reverse position, creating a built-in stand so that you don’t have to keep leaning over the table to read your pattern.

The clear vinyl window allows you to use highlighter tape or wet erase markers to mark up and follow your pattern, then wipe with a wet paper towel when you are ready to move on!

The Pattern Pocket is made from 100% cotton fabric, lined to provide stabilization, and closes with a heavy-duty snap.

Dimensions: Approximately 12″ x 9″ open. When folded it’s approximately 9″ x 6″, and 1″ thick. You can easily store at LEAST 12 pages in here (which is what I have done – I haven’t needed to try more yet)!

September 23, 2020

Recent Shop Opening

Skeins of hand-dyed yarn.

Hello, I’m Sam, the dyer behind Star Eater Yarns. I just recently opened my online shop. I dye colours that are inspired by the “strange and unusual.” I lean towards a lot of darker colours and more muted ones. I gather inspiration from fantastical themes, spooky things, and macabre occurrences.

The bases I offer are all Superwash wools, from classic Merino, to Polwarth and BFL. I even have a very sparkly base that has Lurex instead of Stellina. All the yarns I use are ethically sourced and come from farms where mulesing is not practiced. The facilities that produce the Superwash wools are all certified to handle and dispose of (or reuse in most cases!) the wastewater properly.

I’m willing to work with customers to make custom orders including different weight yarns from what I currently carry.

I offer free U.S. shipping at $65 and free international at $200.

September 23, 2020

Let’s Trick-or-Treat for Yarn!

  • A ghost in front of an orange yarn ball.

Why should kids have all the fun on Halloween? This year, I wanted to do something fun for grownups too. I’m offering a special Trick-or-Treat Bag so you can trick or treat yo’self.

Here’s what you can look forward to:

You’ll get one full skein of mystery yarn. You can choose the weight you prefer or embrace the fun and let me surprise you. Each skein comes with a fun “Trick-or-Treat” Surprise just from me. Shhh… it’s a secret! I’ll also throw a special prize into every sixth one ordered, so maybe you’ll be one of the lucky recipients! Each Trick-or-Treat Bag is packaged separately, so feel free to add as many as you’d like to your cart. You can get one or two for yourself, one for a friend… whatever you’d like! You could even hedge your bets and order six, so you’ll be guaranteed an extra prize.

Feel free to leave me a note when you check out with a little direction to help me choose your colorway. That adds to the fun on my end, and helps you get something you’re going to LOVE (see the product listing on my website for tips on what to say)! I cannot fulfill requests for specific colorways or guarantee an exact match to your hints, but I’ll definitely do the best I can. You know I want to make you guys happy! I’m so excited to send out some special mystery packages so my customers can feel like kiddos on… well, on Halloween! 🎃

These will be offered while supplies last, and fulfilled in the order they are received. The earlier your order, the better I’ll be able to find the perfect match for you. Trick-or-Treat Bags begin shipping Oct. 1st, so be sure to treat yo’self!

September 23, 2020

Join our Knit-a-Long and Advent Calendar!

Hello from Stardust Fiber Studio!

Time has almost run out to sign up for our studio’s first virtual Knit-a-Long! Sign up by September 30th, 2020 to join us in all of the fun! The pattern we will be doing is the beautiful Waiting for Rain shawl by Sylvia McFadden. We are extremely excited to be able to showcase our new base collection with this gorgeous pattern! The Knit-a-Long will be for the one color pattern, but for those that are up for a challenge, the pattern also comes with modifications to add a second color, more lace, and different cast-offs. We will be listing color combinations to choose from for those who want two colors. This knit-a-long will run from November 1st to December 31st. The Knit-a-Long kit comes with two hand dyed skeins of our signature yarn and an exclusive Knit-a-Long stitch marker set for your project!

During the Knit-a-long, we will host a weekly Knit and Sip via Zoom Wednesday nights from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM PST, so that you can hang out and chat with other knitters. Break out your favorite tea or drink and join us. You can be a part of the Zoom calls by joining our new Community Group on Facebook. Not only will you finish this knit-a-long with a beautiful new shawl, there will also be giveaways for participants along the way! We are so excited to have you join us. The kits for the knit-a-long will be available for purchase through the end of September in order to give us time to dye before the start date in November.

September 30th, 2020 is also the deadline to purchase our first annual Advent Calendar! These gift boxes will include 24 individually packaged mini skeins to open throughout December and one full skein to open on Christmas. All of the yarn in this calendar is in our signature fingering weight base, Andromeda. There will also be lots of little gifts and surprises in each day’s box as well. This is a perfect gift for yourself or your favorite fiber artist this Christmas. There will be a few “traditional” Christmas-themed skeins, as well as a variety of jewel tones and timeless colors that can be used in a variety of projects!

Not only will we have our yarn Advent calendar this year, we will also have a stitch marker Advent calendar available for the avid collector. You will receive daily presents to open with unique, handmade stitch markers, and on Christmas you will receive one of our new Analog Row Counters. Both the yarn and stitch marker advent calendars will be available for pre-order until September 30th.

You don’t want to miss out on either of these exciting opportunities!

September 22, 2020

Autumn is in the Air

  • A bronze shawl pin with leaves on green yarn.

Since the mornings finally have that crisp breeze that signals a new season, I thought it was about time to share my newest shawl pins. These Charmed Styles range from wilderness finds to spooky delights. I can’t wait to see which projects you style with these! 

My favorite of these new additions is the Rowan Leaf. In traditional folklore, this tree is said to grant protection — especially to travelers. Its power was to keep those on a journey from getting lost. Since each of us have our own unique path to follow, I thought this charming talisman would be a special treat for all. 

September 22, 2020

Fall Collection Release

It’s not just PSL, boots, and sweater season – it’s time for the all-new Fall Collection from Bad Lux Designs!

Spicy and sweet seasonal colors on Fingering and DK weights have just been stocked and are ready to join your cozy Fall creations. This collection was specially dyed to work in a colorful concert no matter which colors are paired together. Each color is also a rich portrait in itself, offering variegation or light speckling depending on your mood. I can’t wait to see what inspiring autumnal creations you have in store for this palette!

September 19, 2020

Special one day sale at Fiberdog Fibers

September 28th is coming up and guess what? It is my wedding anniversary!

I like to spread the joy I feel in my life and crafts so on that day only EVERYTHING in my store will be 20% off! You won’t need any code, the discount should be applied automatically at checkout. Of course if there are any issues, please contact me so I can solve your problem as quickly as possible.

Also, I have restocked “Hot Summer”!
It is available both as yarn and fiber and, like all of my products, is hand-dyed and handspun.

Finally, I’d like to introduce my Ravelry group to you, the Fiberdog Fibers Ravelry Fiber Pack. The goal of this group is to create a community where fiber crazy people like you and me can meet and share our joy. Share projects, help each other when we are stuck somewhere, just generally support each other. I will share updates to the shop there, but you don’t have to be a customer to be part of that group (though I would certainly appreciate it 😉 )

I’m looking forward to sharing my fiber passion with you!

September 18, 2020

The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror Yarn Collection

The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror Yarn Collection is here! This collection is inspired by the first Treehouse of Horror’s three tales: Bad Dream House, Hungry are the Damned, and The Raven. These colorways are only available for a limited time. Colorways are available ready to ship on Misfit Sock – a 75/25 Merino/nylon fingering weight yarn. Sport weight is available dyed to order.

September 17, 2020

Trick-or-Treat

Polymer clay animals in costumes.

These little cuties will help you get into the Halloween spirit! They are all dressed up and ready to go collect candy. This set of Costumed Hedgehogs is available with soldered rings or lobster claw clasps. You get one hedgehog with a witch hat, one dressed up as a flower, one as a bunny, and finally — one hedgehog dressed up as a duck. They are 10% off through Sunday – no coupon code needed.