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November 30, 2020

Birdwatch Beanie Knit Pattern

Perfect for quick gifts, Birdwatch Beanie is a cozy, comfortable hat to keep your head warm while you are out in nature or curled up on the couch. Inspired by my new found love of birdwatching while working from home during quarantine and discovering getting outdoors and exploring the nature trails at the Audubon. Knit in one skein of Jilly and Kiddles Aurora Aran weight 100% Superwash Merino on size 8 needles. This ribbed and cabled beanie knits up so fast, you may want more than one!

November 30, 2020

Exciting new Keswick Aran

The yarn updates are coming thick and fast now so with no further ado allow me to introduce Keswick Aran! As you may be able to guess from the name this is the same tweedy Merino yarn we have had in fingering and DK weight but in aran weight. If you have tried either of the other weights you will know that it is lovely soft Superwash Merino with donegal neps in cream, brown and black throughout. I love this blend so much and dyeing it is super-fun. On lighter colourways the darker neps show through and on darker colourways the lighter neps are more prominent. It just adds another exciting dimension to the yarn and really inspires my creativity. This yarn went live on the website on Friday but we have some stock still available. Colours in the images are Woodland, Faded Bloom and Slate.

The week before we added some Askham 4ply to the website to support the release of ViTalina Craft’s Lacystorm Sweater pattern which you can find on Payhip and Ravelry. Askham 4ply is a luxurious blend of baby alpaca and silk which some will remember from our mill dyed range of the same name. Now it is only available as a hand dyed yarn and we have a really nice selection available on the website. Colours shown in the images are Cloudberry, Scorched Moors and Meadow Rue. You will also find our Festive Fun colourway available on both Pendle Chunky and Nateby 4ply, these are likely to be the last batches of this colourway for 2020 so don’t leave it too late if you want to add a skein or two to your stash.

Over on the blog you will find a post about Christmas posting dates. If you are thinking of ordering but want items to arrive before Christmas please take a look at the blog post and allow plenty of time! There is also a new Shedcast up on the Eden Cottage Yarns YouTube channel so please do check that out.

November 28, 2020

#warmtheline in Georgia

Warm the Line is a grassroots group of crafters who came together wanting every eligible American to exercise their civic duty to vote. We send warm handcrafted items and hand sewn PPE to voters waiting in lines at the polls. We started this for the general election and are now concentrating on the U.S. Senate runoff in Georgia on January 5.

You can send warm items — hats, mittens, scarves, bandanas, blankets — and masks to the following addresses:

Revival Yarns
Attn: @warmtheline
297 Prince Ave, Ste 17
Athens, GA 30601

The Craftivist
Attn: @warmtheline
743 Edgewood Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

Fuzzy Goat Yarns
223 W. Jackson St.
Thomasville, GA 31792

You can also support this effort by purchasing clothing and accessories with the Georgia Peach logo from DKGraham. Click the Visit This Shop button to see our Spreadshirt store.

November 26, 2020

Black Friday/Cyber Monday Super Sale!

Hello from Stardust Fiber Studio!

We are very excited for our very first Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale! This sale will run the whole weekend, from November 27th to November 30th. We have added dozens of products in preparation for this exciting weekend!

Coupon Code: BFCMSUPERSALE

With the coupon code, you will receive 25% off of EVERYTHING in the shop, including all custom yarn orders. Not only will you get this discount, you will also get FREE SHIPPING! These will be our lowest prices this year!

We will also be matching all tree donations during this sale. Help give back to the environment!

Shop Small and Save on Sparkling Shawl Pins, Cuffs, Patterns and Notions!

  • A bronze shawl pin on pink yarn.

The Crafty Flutterby Creations shop small sale starts now! Save 20% sitewide through November 30th at 11:59 PM ET, no code required (discount auto applies).

I designs and handcrafts shawl pins, cuffs, patterns and notions to make stitching a joy from start to styling. My end minders tame your yarn tails and bring a smile to your face as soon as you open your project bag. My shawl pins add wearability, versatility and a beautiful accent to your stunning handiwork. The sale includes my newest pins: sparkling Czech glass and timeless Celtic knot. The dove of peace pin has returned from the archives to bring hope for the days to come. Check out the bestsellers collection full of pins, cuffs and notions selected to brighten anyone’s day. Looking for a fun easy knit to wear your pins or cuffs on? The latest pattern Ages Hence has got you covered.

With designs for every yarn weight and a wide variety of pins with beads, charms and metal settings, I’ll be by your side this Saturday to help you find the perfect piece for your personal #ShawlPinStyle! Tune in to the Virtu-wool Festival November 28th at 11 a.m. ET on Facebook for shawl styling tips with pins and cuffs.

November 25, 2020

Cornbread and Cranberry, BFL Sock and a Sale!

  • Yarn speckled with red, pink and green on a silver tray.

While the Thanksgiving story I was taught as a child is problematic, nonetheless it has been the one holiday my family has celebrated since I left my childhood home decades ago. The size of the gathering has shrunk considerably as time has passed, and we decided it was more important that my mom will be around to celebrate her 91st Thanksgiving than for us to gather together this year. Perhaps you spent the day like me, cuddled under a blanket, watching old movies and enjoying some knitting or crocheting time.

In a nod to the day, I’ve released my newest color on BFL Sock, Cornbread and Cranberry. It joins the palette of seasonal colors that evoke winter holidays to me. I have a deep love of Bluefaced Leicester-you can’t beat the soft yet crisp hand and its durability. I’ve also dyed it on my Neptune Merino DK. Perfect for creating cozy gifts for your loved ones.

These, and the rest of my shop are 20% off through Tuesday, December 1. No coupon code required.

Additionally, I will be making a matching gift of 5% as part of Indie Untangled Giving Tuesday to Camba, so if you make a purchase, make sure to forward Lisa your receipt! Thank you for all your support during this difficult year. Being an independent small business is always a challenge, but with so many opportunities shut down this year, it is especially gratifying to be able to pay something forward.

Wicked Enchantress For Spincycle Dream State

  • A gray and yellow triangle cowl.

Wicked Enchantress has been released. The pattern will be on sale for 20% off through December 2nd for an extra wicked release sale.

Sometimes those single skeins of yarn are so beautiful it seems like they were made by some Wicked Witch to tempt you. This triangle cowl is the perfect project to use up those single skeins of worsted-weight that you brought home without a project in mind. The pattern uses just 150 yards of worsted-weight yarn. You can even use up multiple skeins because the pattern includes two different border options; Delilah’s Dots or Jezebel Jubilee. The lace patterns are simple so they would be great for a beginner or a relaxing project for an experienced lace knitter. Give in to the wicked yarn enchantress and snatch up those single skeins!

This cowl is knit top down starting with a basic flat heart shawl construction, it is then joined in the round for the last few rounds to create a triangle cowl shape. You can even use multiple single skeins up because the pattern includes two different border options; Delilah’s Dots and Jezebel Jubilee. Delilah’s Dots is shown in Pussy Willow (yellow and grey yarn) and Jezebel Jubilee is shown in Nostalgia (red yarn). Lace sections include both charted and written instructions.

Also join in a Knit Along for this pattern and Foul Temptress! Knit either pattern now through December 31st to enter to win prizes. You can enter by posting an FO in the KAL Thread or using #wickedenchantressalong on Instagram!

November 24, 2020

Shop Small Saturday – Holiday Sparkly Collection, shop update

  • A pink bag with gold dots and a black and white striped pocket.

What makes these bags special? I wanted to created a collection of bags that will be perfect for the season, but also perfect to give as gifts. The collection features a lot of small notion pouches, bigger notion pouches and mini totes. All gifts under $50 for the person in your life that appreciate one of a kind, statement bags that are both practical and functional.

The front of these bags features handprinted or block printed fabric printed with sparkly paint and patched together. The back of these bags are either waxed sparkly linen or sparkly cotton.

I have added some new products to the SALE section of the website and under “Fun Extras” you will find a new product that will customize your bag even more! Adorable puppy and kitty snips!

This collection will be available on Saturday November 28th at 8 a.m. on my new and improved website!

Happy Holidays!