December 1, 2022

Signups for the Destination Lane Club 2023 are NOW OPEN!

  • A green bag with two green and white skeins of hand dyed yarn.
  • Multicolored blue, green and pink yarn with a sheep cartoon in the corner.
  • Skeins of blue and white speckled hand-dyed yarn.
  • A blue drawstring bag featuring a cartoon sheep.
  • Skeins of green and blue hand-dyed yarn.
  • A pair of green drawstring bags featuring cartoon sheep.

This unique club is a partnership between Destination Yarn and Erin.Lane Bags. We spend the year traveling around the globe together! One month you receive a skein of hand-dyed yarn inspired by a place, the next month a matching bag featuring a sheeple visiting that location.

Club members will also receive a “travel dossier” with featured designers and pattern suggestions to match that month’s shipment, and access to our club Facebook group where you can share project and travel inspiration.

There is simply no other club like it!

December 1, 2022

Two Yarn Clubs to Swoon Over

  • A skein of purple and gray yarn with an accompanying art card.
  • A skein of orange, blue and green multicolored yarn and an art card.
  • A skein of soft blue and brown yarn and art card.
  • An artist's palette made up of yarn balls and the McMullin Fiber Co logo.
  • Three skeins of dark purple, red and green yarns with salt, chocolate, hand balm and highlighting tape.
  • Purple and green yarns, a cookie tin and flower press.

We’ve opened up a handful of spots in our two yarn clubs:

Literature Society — A quarterly luxury yarn box inspired by classic literature. Each themed box comes with three skeins of yarn in new colorways and lots of fun fiber swag. Boxes also include a card with background information about the author and the novel. The lineup for 2023 is as follows, January: Pride and Prejudice, April: Far From the Madding Crowd, July: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and October: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. We use a variety of bases for this club, but you can choose to receive light bases (light fingering up to sport weight, mostly sock) heavy bases (sport up to bulky, mostly DK or worsted), or a mix of all the bases. In addition to a swoon-worthy package, each mailing also includes a Zoom book club meeting where we discuss the book, current WIPs and FOs, and play games with ridiculous prizes. We have a great time! We have annual pre-paid memberships, a you-pick-two option and quarterly subscriptions available. Indie Untangled readers can get a special discount price of 15% off with the coupon code: CLUBINDIE

Fiber Gallery is our monthly yarn mailing inspired by great works of art. The inspiration for our 2023 colorways will come from the world’s largest museum collection — the Louvre. Each month we’ll host a vote on which painting/masterpiece to choose. Packages come with a card that includes background on the artist and the inspiration piece. It is such a fun way to learn a little art history each month. You can choose to receive light, heavy or a mix of bases and can also elect to receive a second skein or “double dose” each month if you prefer making larger projects. This subscription is also available as an annual pre-paid membership, or as a monthly subscription. Indie Untangled readers can use the CLUBINDIE code for this club as well — and it will work on everything in the shop!

December 1, 2022

Holiday Cheer has arrived

  • A set of six mini skeins of yarn; one each in variegated shades of purple, red, green, teal, yellow and pink.
  • A large bag opened to show storage for knitting needles and crochet hooks with a smaller pink notions bag.
  • Multiple skeins of cotton yarn in gold, gray, royal blue, and lavender.

The chill is in the air and as the lights brighten our days, so does the yarn! Our brand new Holiday Candy Cane Mini Sets are resplendent with the colors of Christmas sweets and promise to add cheer to any project. Perfect for full on scrappy socks or simply to add a pop of color to any project, you’ll want to stock up to enjoy these colors year round.

Last week, two new bases hit our shelves. We welcomed Doyle and Christie, our 100% Pima cotton yarns. Doyle is a sumptuous DK weight, while Christie offers the same sheen and softness in a fingering weight. We sold out very quickly, so some colorways are now available on preorder. Looking for a quick, but impressive holiday gift? Download our three FREE dish/spa cloth patterns over on Ravelry. Garter Party, Pyramid Patch and Seed Gathering are quick and each patterns sure to delight your gift recipient.

Also new in the shop this week are two great products from Della Q! Snag a Maker’s Canvas Needle Portfolio and Buddy Case to finally get all of your needles and notions organized for the new year.

Now is the time to register for your 2023 Birthday Club! You choose the base and number of hanks and we do the rest by shipping you an exclusive Birthday of the Month colorway along with two fun gifts just before your big day! It’s the perfect “set it and forget it” club for fiberistas!

All this and more will be shared on our weekly Saturday podcast this week at 9:30 an EST over on our YouTube channel. We hope to see EWE there!

November 30, 2022

There’s still time

  • Pink and ivory speckled yarn.
  • Silver cat spiral cable needle.
  • Blue and pink sock sets.
  • Black sheep stitch stoppers.
  • Pink and white striped numbered bags.
  • A blue spray bottle.

There is still time to fill your basket with all kinds of great gifts for yourself or your fiber loving loved one. Amy’s Trinket Shop is filled with great low-cost gift options including stitch marker sets, linen spray, stitch stoppers, and yarn, yarn, yarn. There is also one Hanukah mystery kit left in DK weight. Hurry so you don’t miss out on these great gift options. All orders ship within 24 hours.

November 29, 2022

NEW YARN: Meet Juniper!

  • A closeup of brown yarn.
  • A coil of brown yarn.

This month we made two new additions to our lineup of undyed, naturally colored yarn! We introduced Mutton earlier this month. This post is about Juniper – a lovely dark brown yarn with violet undertones.

Juniper is a sport-weight yarn that gets its hue from a mix of Moorit Romney wool and carbonized bamboo, a plant fiber embedded with tiny carbon particles. Both bamboo and Romney wool are long-stapled fibers with little crimp. This gives Juniper great drape. The yarn has a medium feel that’s best for hats, gloves, and other outerwear.

Learn more about Juniper – and our entire line of natural yarns – in the online shop!

Don’t forget about our extended Thanksgiving offer! Enter “thankful” at checkout for 15% off your order. We are also offering free shipping on all U.S. orders of $50 or more. The offer ends Friday, Dec. 2.

November 29, 2022

Looking for last minute gifts?

  • A large beige waxed canvas bag with hedgehog and mushroom fabric.
  • A grey flannel crossbody sling bag with pink zips is pictured hanging on a mannequin.
  • A drawstring bag with floral print in autumn colors.
  • A small zipper pouch with a floral print in blues and pinks.
  • A wristlet zipper pouch with a floral print in brown tones.

We still have a decent selection of bags available in the shop and thought we’d offer one final discount offer before the holiday shopping season winds down. Today through December 4th receive 15% off storewide with the coupon code HOLLY&JOY

This adorable Hedgehog large project tote is the perfect gift for the crafter in your life (or yourself!). It’s large enough for a sweater sized project and features tons of pockets. On the exterior, there are slip pockets on the front and back for easy access to the most often used notions. On the inside is another large divided slip pocket. A coordinating drawstring closure keeps everything secure and the handles are long enough to carry this bag over your shoulder. The best part? The base is constructed from waxed canvas so you can take your knitting to your favorite coffee shop and not have to worry about where you set it down.

Shop the full selection of bags at
www.squareknothandmade.com

xoxo Michelle

November 26, 2022

The Winter Box, a January collection

  • A snowy road of trees, with text that reads "The Winter Box" From Three Fates Yarns, Preorders through 12/5/2022, Preorders arrive by 1/22/2023
  • A snowy road of trees, with text that reads Indulgences.
  • A rainbow sampler of past three fates yarns work on merino yak and nylon.

January is a great time to cozy up by the fire with a hot drink to make something just for you.

The Winter Box will come in two sizes and will be packed with yummy Aurai Sock in beautiful colors selected just for this box. There are no patterns, but I’ll be writing you a note with a few ideas.

The regular will contain a whole skein of the neutral with six contrasting mini skeins. (959 yards).

The double dip will contain two skeins of the neutral color with 12 contrasting mini skeins (that’s 12 colors and 1,918 yards).

Indulgences are little extras from Oregon and maybe a little branded thing from me. I love the little extras from boxes, but I want to keep the price point on the regular box down. These are things I’m going to procure from Oregon makers and buy outright, not wholesale or anything, there’s minimal markup.

Additional neutral skeins are available for purchase in case you are planning a garment. Use Aurai for a fingering-weight sweater or, if you are planning to hold the winter box yarn doubled, I recommend the Icarus for a truly luxurious garment.

Preorders are orders received before the deadline of 12/5. All preorders are guaranteed to arrive by 1/22/2023 within the lower 48 of the United States and will NOT arrive before 1/1/2023. There is a PREORDER LIMIT of 10 slots.

Why the #%@&! is My Yarn Attached to Me?? Magnetic Portuguese Knitting Pins

  • A knitting badge featuring a magnetic back, a hanging hook, and the image of a black sheep silhouette with the words Black Sheep Club.
  • A knitting badge featuring a magnetic back, a hanging hook, and the image of a Sloth sitting in a basket of yarn balls.
  • A pair of knitting badges featuring magnetic backs and hanging hooks. One is an image of a black sheep silhouette with the words Black Sheep Club. The other is an image of a cartoon white sheep that is knitting a striped sweater.
  • A pair of knitting badges featuring magnetic backs and hanging hooks. One is an image of a skull with the words Knit Fast, Die Warm. The other is an image of a large multicolored ball of yarn, with a white cat peeking over the top.

Knitting and crochet are SUPPOSED to be tension-relieving hobbies. Unfortunately, we all know that sometimes our favorite hobbies make us a little …. well, TENSE. One of the main issues with working with yarn is how to maintain tension of your yarn to make even stitches. Now you may have seen people “throw” their yarn, or perhaps “pick” their yarn. Portuguese knitting — or maybe you’ve heard it called Andean, Peruvian or Bosnian — is a style that involves movements that are totally different from the usual Continental and English styles we’re so accustomed to seeing.

What makes Portuguese knitting so unique is the tension of the yarn. The yarn tension is created by running the yarn through a pin, and also, the yarn could also be wrapped behind the knitter’s neck. Using a knitting pin, or wrapping the yarn around your neck can help your hands from getting tired or sore. You can also use a knitting pin to help keep tension with your opposite hand while doing stranded colorwork. Pins, however, can damage your clothing. So what’s better? Using a MAGNETIC pin!

These magnetic pins feature a very strong badge-holding-style magnet, and a hanging hook that is securely attached to the badge. Each badge is handmade and features a fun motif that shows off your style and snark. Each pin is between 2 to 3 inches long. Each hook coordinates with the badge in either silver color or gold color.

November 20, 2022

Grand Reopening Holiday Sale

  • A skein of yarn in purple, pink and yellow.
  • Turquoise bead with seahorse charm stitch marker set.
  • A blue bottle of Hope Linen Spray.
  • Hot air balloon stitch stoppers.
  • Spiral cable needles.
  • Pink and white striped numbered bags.

Let the holiday shopping begin! Amy’s Trinket Shop is having a grand reopening/holiday sale to kick off the holiday season. Enjoy 10-20% off orders with a $50 minimum purchase through Friday, December 2.

Check out all the new goodies including Amy’s exclusive line of luxury yarn called Cedar Closet Yarns. We are also now carrying spiral cable needles, stitch stoppers, 100% essential oil linen sprays that Amy herself creates, and of course the stitch marker sets that started it all.

Visit Amy’s Etsy shop to see all the wonderful products on offer.

November 17, 2022

The Yarn Alliance is About to Open!

  • A pile of fingering yarn in a colourway of purples, pinks, and rusts, and the text The Yarn Alliance is opening.
  • A pile of fingering yarn on the luggage rack of a bike, in a variegated colourway of teal, honey, brown, grey, and natural, and the text The Yarn Alliance is opening.
  • A pile of fingering yarn in a variegated colourway of yellow, grey, and natural, and the text The Yarn Alliance is opening.
  • A pile of purple fingering yarn, with splotches of yellow and the text The Yarn Alliance is opening.

We dye a lot of yarn for a lot of people: for the LYSs who carry SpaceCadet, for the customers who wander into our online shop, and for our club members. And here’s the thing…

The folks we like dyeing for the most — no, wait, I mean the folks we really love dyeing for the most — are our club members.

Standing at the dye pots in the studio and exploring colour is just so much more exciting when we’re creating new colourways for our Yarn Alliance members. And that’s because our club members are the kind knitters and crocheters that I love most: yarn adventurers who embrace exactly these kinds of colour explorations.

They get us… and we get them!

And there’s no one who lives up to the title of “Yarn Adventurer” quite like the folks in the Yarn Alliance because, as when you become a member, you’re on a journey with us to explore colour. Yes, it’s true that you never quite know what’s going to be in your parcel and that is all part of the fun — every colourway is a surprise, a chance to stretch your imagination and challenge your creativity.

And every colourway is a direct connection between us as dyers and you as a maker — unique and new and created only for you as an adventurer with us in the Yarn Alliance.

We’d love to have you join us! But we don’t have long — the next parcel is due to go out very soon — so if you’re ready to embark on this adventure, you’ll need to act quickly. Get on the mailing list now so we can send you the link as soon as the club goes live!