Pretty in Pink Valentine Mystery

Do you remember how it felt to come into school on Valentine’s Day and see that small pile of happy notes? Each one was a token of friendship, whether it featured a shared favorite character, sweet treat, or simply words of love. As a fellow crafter, I imagine you also held the handmade cards in even higher esteem! As adults, we tend to focus on providing that magical feeling for others, not ourselves. It’s absolutely generous, but sometimes we need a reminder that we’re worth that effort too. That’s why my first 2020 Mystery Box is all about love!   

This surprise set of handcrafted treasures is all themed around “Pretty in Pink”! If you’d like to give your next piece a unique and lovely styled flair, you can also choose between the exclusive Shawl Cuff or Shawl Pin to complete your treat!

Each recipient will find…
-A Charm Bracelet
-The Key To Happiness Progress Keeper Set
-Flutterby Stitch Markers in exclusive colors
-End Minders in exclusive colors and assorted fiber friends
-A clear jar to store your treasures

And, a free pattern code so you can play matchmaker for your stash!  

January 24, 2020

Want to join the Purl Scouts?

Back in the day, I was in Girl Scouts. And my absolute favorite part about Girl Scouts was earning badges. I mean, the cookies were good too. But the BADGES.

Inspired by those badge-earning dopamine hits from my childhood, I’ve started a series of merit badges for knitters.

Right now you can earn your Yarnaholic badge or your Frog Queen badge, plus check out all the other fun goodies new to the shop!

For 10% off your first order, head on over to adknits.com and sign up for the newsletter. And don’t forget to find us on Instagram @adknits!

January 24, 2020

DyeSigner Alliance: Session 1, A Different Way to Yarn Club

We’ve already had an amazing response to the first few weeks of Session 1 of the DyeSigner Alliance, but some of you may be wondering how this yarn club works:

Designers receive pay for every single member enrolled, just as they would when people purchase their designs off Ravelry! That means that the more people that enroll, the more benefit the amazing indie designer receives!

Dyers are paid at a much higher consignment rate rather than a wholesale rate for their work…meaning a kit/club event like this has a chance to be much more beneficial project after all their hard work than a traditional wholesale arrangement allows for.

Help Nutmeg Fiber Arts support the continued work of wonderful indie dyers and designers with our DyeSigner Alliance!!! Session 1 registration is open now until February 7th, and will ship out in early April to you!!!! Included in your kit are two skeins of Camellia Fiber Co. yarn, Dawn Henderson’s Original Design and a special gift from Nutmeg Fiber Arts!

For all the details, check out the full page listing below!

xo, Nutmeg

January 23, 2020

Connecting Hearts and Memories

  • A dark blue and green yarn.

Have you ever created something for others based on a memory you share together?

We’ve been going to Lopez Island, Washington, as a family since we were children. My grandparents had a home there and we have so many memories of our visits. Lopez is a magical place of unspoiled beauty with moody seas and verdant forested hills. I wanted to capture the beauty of the Island in yarn to create Christmas gifts for my family so we would all have a concrete memory of a place we love so much.

After some experimentation I came up with “Slo-pez.” A nod to the slower pace of life on the Island (and not a name I came up with!), Slo-pez has all of the inky blue and teal colors of the sea, mossy greens of the hiking paths, and deep greens of the forested hillsides that encapsulate the Island. Of course I had to throw in a little rust to round things out and make this colorway perfectly “Pacific Northwest.”

I was so lucky to be able to join my brother and his family on Lopez to ring in 2020, and we hiked out to a bay on New Years Day to take this photo of us wearing our Slo-pez hat and headband together.

My webshop update this week includes Slo-pez on several base yarns: Simple Worsted, Delightful DK, 2 Ply Bouncy Fingering, Cashmere Blend Fingering, Silky Cashmere Fingering and Magic Mohair.

The update will be “Live” on Friday, January 24 at 10 a.m. Mountain Standard Time.

January 22, 2020

Happy anniversary!

  • A pink and black bag with pink yarn and knitting needles.

2020 rings in the 11th year of business for mom-owned Slipped Stitch Studios!

We’ve come a long way from sewing project bags out of JOANN scraps at nap time on the kitchen table, to the lovely team and studio we have now. We are still quite small, but it works best that way.

We are so proud of all the indie designers and yarn dyers that we get to collaborate with. In 2019, we realized that over half of our inventory is shop-designed or indie-designed fabric! You can’t get this stuff anywhere else!

We have grown our product line from a single project bag size, pattern magnets and needle cases, to seven sizes of project bags ranging from Mini to our Extra Large Tote. We also have two types of needle and hook organization (large and small), a Needle Nook to keep your double-point, hook and circular projects in check while they are on the needles, and Yarn Socks to keep your yarn from getting tangled. Patty Lyons fans alone helped us bring back the Pattern Wallets out of retirement in 2018 and they are better than ever! Finally, we have expanded to sourcing and creating tons of unique stitch markers, Stitch Kits, and supplies! It’s been a busy 11 years, and we have so much more planned!

This weekend in Huntington Beach, California, we will be hosting a birthday party in the studio! Everyone is welcome to come on over and check out what we do and where we do it. We will have sales, door prizes, snacks and fun! The famous mobile yarn shop, the Yarnover Truck, will be at the shop to provide everyone with their daily does of fiber, and Parlez Vous Crochet will be in the shop with her beautiful and unique crocheted jewelry line!

If you can’t make it, no worries! You can celebrate our birthday from the comfort of your home! Use coupon code: HAPPY11BDAY to get $11 off your order of $60 or more! Offer good now until Sunday at midnight.

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January 22, 2020

The Magnolia Kit

  • A pink and white floral bag with pink and white yarn.

Alisa of KnitSpinQuilt and Debbie of Murky Depths Dyeworks have teamed up again to create another exclusive, limited edition kit — The Magnolia Kit.

We were both drawn to this Arts and Crafts Movement-style print, evocative of the textiles of William Morris. The claret colored magnolias with pop of magenta offset by the grey eucalyptus leaves are sure to bring a glimpse of springtime straight to your door.

THE BAG
You have your choice of either a medium (sock) or a large (shawl) drawstring bag.
The sock bag measures 10″ x 7″ x 3″. It will hold one or two skeins of yarn, great for a hat, sock or other small project.
The shawl bag measures 13″ x 8″ x 4″. It will hold two to four skeins of yarn, perfect for a shawl or small sweater.
We selected a claret satin ribbon with a picot edge as the perfect complement to the fabric.

THE YARN
You have your choice of one or two skeins of this gorgeous hand-dyed yarn.
Deep Sock is a soft, springy two-ply yarn with great stitch definition. Next-to-skin softness makes it perfect for garments and the added nylon makes it suitable for socks and other hard wearing items. These are 400 yds per 100 gram skeins of 80% SW Merino wool and 20% nylon.

SHIPPING DETAILS
This item is a PRE-ORDER. Orders will open on Friday, January 24 and close on Friday, February 7. Kits will ship on or before Friday, March 6. We know that’s a bit of time to wait, but we need to be certain we can deliver the highest-quality product possible, so we’re setting a conservative timeline to be sure!

We will be donating 5% of all sales to Direct Relief, an international charity doing work in Puerto Rico to assist with hurricane and earthquake recovery.

January 20, 2020

#LotsOfSocks Initiative

  • A set of blue and yellow yarn.

Lisa K. Ross, the talented designer behind Paper Daisy Creations, started the #LotsOfSocks Initiative last year in her Ravelry group as a way to raise funds and awareness for Down Syndrome. Over $21,000 was raised!

I’m proud to once again be a sponsor for this event and thrilled that Lisa has chosen to use our #LotsOfSocks Halfsies colorway for her soon-to-be-released featured design this year. See the second pic for a sneak peek! Blue and yellow are the Down Syndrome colors, which inspired our choice for the Halfsies sets. There are two 50g skeins in in each set, for a total of 100g/400yds.

Our #LotsOfSocks colorway is now available in the shop. We will be donating $3 from each set sold to National Down Syndrome Society. That amount will increase to $5 per set if/when 20 sets are sold! Donation will be made on March 21 and will be for all skeins sold through March 20, 2020.

If you’re not familiar with the program, here’s an glimpse at what Lisa has posted in her Ravelry group:

“Do you know about the #lotsofsocks initiative? Those with Down syndrome have a 3rd copy of chromosome 21, so on 3/21 (March 21) the world celebrates World Down Syndrome Day. The idea behind #lotsofsocks is that everyone wears two different colorful socks to highlight the uniqueness of these individuals and show their support for the Down syndrome community. This KAL was designed to create LOTS of socks that will also generate support and awareness for a great cause! Tag your Ravelry projects #lotsofsocksKAL.

SALE INFO:
Each day from February 5-19, a different featured designer will have a sock pattern on sale for 50% off. Some of these are new designs and some will be their existing designs… each day will be a surprise! On that day, ALL sales of the highlighted design will go to supporting Down Syndrome International. Sign up for my newsletter or follow me on Instagram (@paperdaisycreations) to be the first to get notified of the sale patterns!”

More details can be found on Ravelry. Join us for the fun!

There are, of course, more items available in the shop. Look for more sock weight skeins and a special Sock Madness colorway soon!

January 15, 2020

Moonlight Maze Preorder Available For A Limited Time

  • Skeins of blue, purple and yellow yarn.

Moonlight Maze is a new color and I thought it would fun to start of the new year with a preorder of this gorgeous color. You have the option of ordering this color on a variety of bases from fingering to worsted. And since this is a preorder it is the perfect opportunity to snag sweater quantities of this particular color. Preorders for this color will remain available for a short time and will end at 8pm EST on Sunday Jan. 19, 2020. All items from this preorder are scheduled to ship in late February.

January 14, 2020

Fabulous New Yarn and Kits at VKL NYC

  • A woman models an oversized gray sweater.

I’m thrilled to be exhibiting at Vogue Knitting Live, New York City on Friday through Sunday this weekend. I will be in the same booth as last year, 208 on the Fifth floor right by the entrance with lots of new yarn bases and colors, gorgeous knit kits and Landscape Dye kits.

I have a ton of new products for you this year. I have expanded my in-house hand-dyed yarn line to include Snow City Yarns, alpaca and alpaca blend bases in soft luxurious colors and Au Naturale, extra fine untreated Merino dyed up in ultra saturated colors. The Au Naturale non-Superwash yarn is available in 25g and 50g skeins, perfect for all your colorwork needs. Come and squeeze these new yarns. You won’t believe how soft and luxurious they are.

Along with my in-house yarn line, I also have a lovely selection of hand-dyed Handmaiden/Fleece Artist, ArtYarns and The Buffalo Wool Company yarns. These yarns are made of luxury fibers such as camel down, silk, Cashmere, bison down, extra fine Merino, mohair, suri alpaca, hycuna alpaca and fine linen.

I’m also excited to announce that I am one of two licensed retailers of Landscape Dyes of Australia in the United States. These professional acid dyes are perfect for professionals and hobbyists alike because they are colorfast and as easy to use as Kool-Aid. I have starter kits and undyed yarn in the booth at great prices and would love to talk to you about dyeing yarn.

I have lots of new kits this year designed by the Sweater Sisters team of world class designers including Tiam Safari, Kathryn Folkerth, Susanne Visch, Lynette Meek, K.M. Bedigan, Christy Furlan and myself. All the designs for Sweater Sisters kits are tech edited and test knit for your knitting pleasure.

Hope to see you this weekend!
Selena

January 13, 2020

New Colors!

  • Skeins of pink, purple, green and orange yarn in front of a painting with the same colors.

Winter is here but that doesn’t mean we can’t dream of spring! I have released a new colorway to help us all do just that. “Beneath Wandering Thoughts” is inspired by a bright pink and green painting of the same name, with pops of purple and yellow to brighten the mood even more.

Available in my light, sock and silky single bases, this colorway is sure to help do away with the winter blues.

A purple sweater with two skeins of yarn.So many indie dyers. One email.
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