New Rose Gold Shawl Pins and Upcoming Event

So excited to add a new color of wire to our lineup! After years of silver, gold, and vintage bronze it was time to add something new. Rose gold is as shiny and stunning as the other wire colors. It stands out and looks gorgeous on a wide range of yarn colors. These shimmer beads are also new! The shimmer on them changes slightly when viewed at different angles.

If you would like to see the new wire color and beads in person, stop by our booth at Maryland Sheep & Wool; May 5th & 6th. We are located in Barn 3.

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.

Camp Mug!

I don’t know about you, but I’ve always loved enamelware. Something about the feel of it in my hands conjures cool mornings by the campfire with a steaming cup of tea. We have the traditional speckled enamelware as part of our camping gear, and many times I think about bringing it into the kitchen so I can use it on a regular basis. It’s nearly indestructible, and lasts forever. We’ve had ours for over 20 years and it shows little to no sign of wear and tear.

A few months ago, I was on an internet search for something (I don’t even remember what it was now), and came across these cut enamelware mugs that I could get my logo put on. I ordered samples (which my kids have since claimed as their own), and loved them. So, I had some made.

These 12-ounce mugs are white, with a dark gray lip. Just like traditional enamelware, they’re a go-anywhere kind of accessory, no worries about breakage. Of course, they’re not microwave safe, since they’re made of steel, but they are dishwasher, campground and travel safe. Take it along to a knitting retreat, or knit night. Or, of course, camping :-).

My logo is on both sides, and then my current mantra — “Life is short, knit the good stuff” — is on one side, too. I have so many conversations with people who have that special skein of yarn lovingly held in their stash that’s too special to use. To which I say, while I totally understand the feeling, phooey! Find a pattern you love, and go ahead and knit it. And then enjoy wearing it for as long as possible :-D. Carpe Diem!

Mugs are $12 each.

April 11, 2018

Sea Creature Update on KnitSpinQuilt

This month’s update is all about sea creatures: Sea turtle stitch markers and manatee bags.

These bags usually sell out fast, so click through if you like mustard, teal, or coral, and get one for your very own project-safekeeping! 30% of the purchase price will be donated to the Hispanic Federation’s ongoing Puerto Rico disaster relief efforts, which are still sorely needed.

Keep an eye out for more news soon: KnitSpinQuilt will be in New York City at the Moms and Makers Market organized by Knitty City on May 12, and box bags are in development.

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!


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