June 12, 2019

Advent preorders & new summer colors

Hope everyone is having a wonderful summer. I have lots of new and bright summer colors in the shop.

In other shop news, I am super excited to be offering Advent calendars for the first time this year. My Favorite Things Advents will be up for preorder on Sunday, June 16 at 9 a.m Central time. For the Advents, I am offering four options to help you find something that fits your budget and yarn needs. Each option will include the yarn, a beaded stitch marker and some small treats like candies and teas. Color inspiration will be pulled from my favorite things. So think Harry Potter, Disney, Christmas movies & treats, music, nature & outdoors, Doctor Who and winter. While there will be some traditional reds and greens, there will be lots of other colors included in these skeins. I also want to have a KAL for the Advents so we can use them together. So I will be wrapping them in an order I think will work well for a single project.

The options are these:
1) 24 – 10g minis = $75
2) 24 – 10g minis + 100g skein for Christmas Day = $100
3) 24 – 20g minis = $135
4) 24 – 20g minis + 100g skein for Christmas Day = $160

June 12, 2019

Don’t miss the REMIX

  • Teal yarn with Remix Fully Spun printed on the photo

It’s that time! Spots are open for you to join the Fully Spun REMIX subscription club! The club has been a lot of fun so far and we have plenty of fun colorways planned!

In the REMIX club, we take one of our Fully Spun Sock colorways you know and love and give it a REMIX, changing up the third ply for a fun new effect! Each month you will receive the colorway of the month, exclusive for the club duration, and a mini to match. Don’t miss your chance to sign up!

June 12, 2019

Online Indigo Workshop!

Register to participate in our Online Indigo Workshop, from wherever you are in the world, with the ability to ask questions during our live class session and also watch the recorded version of the class at your own pace after the live class session is over!

Pause when you need, fast forward when you need, ask questions in the comments if you aren’t able to watch it live! We want this to be a fun, lifelong learning and community-building event for everyone that chooses to participate.

In this online workshop, you’ll be learning:

-How to make indigo stock
-How to begin your first indigo vat
-How to dye fibers (wool, cotton and possibly silk) in your indigo vat
-How to troubleshoot with your vat

June 29th, 2019 at 11 a.m. CDT (6 p.m. in CEST/Sunday June 23rd, 4 a.m. KST and JST)

Nutmeg will be live streaming the class beginning at the time listed above for those that are registered! The class will be approximately 1 1/2 hours long, with time built in to answer questions from those of you that have them!

As we live stream, you’ll be able to pause when needed to follow along at your own pace. But also, the recorded version of our live class will be available shortly after the livestream ends for any of you that registered!

This means that if our CDT time zone isn’t convenient, you can still watch it anytime, anywhere and learn at your own pace! You will receive an non-expiring link to our class session to keep as a resource for you whenever you need it!

Class fee is $15 for individuals and $50 for group registration.

For full details or to register for this online workshop event, please visit our website!


June 12, 2019

Perfect Kits and KAL for all you Whovians!

  • A collage of yarn

Are you ready for a KAL?
Well, then: Allons-y!

Fairy Tale Knits has partnered up with Tabitha’s Heart Design on an all-new Doctor Who inspired KAL! The pattern is a gorgeous shawl inspired by the pan-dimensional surfboard from Doctor Who, and I’ve got four different sets of companion colorways ready to go as kits.

Order yarn by June 17
Cast on June 29
Cast off July 20

The yarn is my Mermaid’s Hair DK base, which is a 45/45/10 blend of Superwash Merino/alpaca/multicolored Stellina. It’s a perfect combination of study, soft and sparkly!

The KAL starts June 29, so grab your favorite kit below before it begins.

This asymmetric crescent is knit sideways using two contrasting colors in a series of alternating lace and texture patterns connected by slipped stitch stripes. The shawl is finished with a knitted-on edging. You will never get bored with this project. The pattern is suitable for the adventurous beginner to intermediate knitter. Skills required: basic stitches, simple lace, two-color stripes, knitted-on edging.

Color options (in order of collage picture)

Born of the Time War/Slitheen
This pairing matches up the deep blue Born of the Time War with a bright, bold Slitheen green. Named for a villain we all just love to hate, the Slitheen green is sure to brighten your wardrobe and your spirits. This is the kit that Tabitha used in her original design sample.

Heart of the TARDIS/13
Go bold with gold in this companion set, including the rich golden “Heart of the TARDIS” colorway and the delightfully fun 13. Don’t look directly into this colorway matchup – just grab it and cast on!

Sonic Screwdriver/Exploding TARDIS
Fans of Van Gogh will love this last set, featuring a rich, deep blue Sonic Screwdriver colorway and Exploding TARDIS, which is bursting with blues and golds on a background of neutral cream. Knit your shawl in this set and it’ll be your go-to accessory every time.

Harriet Jones MP for Flydale North/Time Vortex
This kit features the deep plum purple colorway inspired by Harriet Jones, MP Flydale North (look at her go!) and the jewel-toned speckled Time Vortex. Speed through space and time and your next knitting project with this set!

June 7, 2019

Spooky October ‘Advent’ calendars are here!

Hello all!

The very first annual spooky October “Advent” calendar preorder is coming to the shop tonight, Friday June 7th at 5 p.m. Eastern Time! I am so excited to be able to offer these this year. If you like my usual moody dyeing style and colorways, then you’ll LOVE the new ones that I’m brewing up for this set. It’s all a mystery of course, but I can tell you they will be spooky and EPIC. I’m pulling inspiration from all things creepy and unsettling – this is going to be so much fun!

Each calendar will include 30 mini skeins (92 yds/20g each) and one full-sized skein on our Tralala Sock base (75/25 SW Merino, nylon, 4 ply, 463 yds/100g) along with a few extra little goodies!

Preorder listings will be open until Saturday June 22nd at 11:59 p.m. (two weeks).

All calendars will be shipped no later than mid-September, but could ship much earlier.

Please see the small disclaimer on the product for additional circumstances, i.e. if this is a gift, or if you plan to order additional skeins.

I hope to see you in the shop!

Shanna Felice
Lambstrings Yarn

June Knitting Season is Here!

  • A woman wears a pink and grey cropped sweater with an orange skirt.

Happy June from Pancake and Lulu Yarn, aka PLY! I love changing seasons and for us here on this half of the planet, summer has just about arrived.

For me knitting is always in season, and with summer, I feel like a fresh start is in order, so I am in a casting-on frenzy at the moment. This is due to finishing three sweaters in the last week! Here I am showing off my Soldotna Crop. It seemed like this was literally a “must knit” this spring, didn’t it? I have had some requests for kits, so they are coming to my shop soon.

Another little finished object is my Tincture Hat. I knit this up in three days as part of Andrea Mowry’s Memorial Day Shift-Along Challenge. It was a lot of fun participating in this tradition for the first time and I am very pleased with this quick knit. I will soon be stocking kits for this project as well.

Check out the delightful Yellow Owl Stitch Markers and Abacus Bracelets available in my shop. The glass beads are adorable as well as functional and totally snag-free!

Jade is my favorite new semi-solid color in my shop, available on any of my 18 full skein or five mini bases and Merino fiber for spinning or felting. It is a cool and refreshing green and perfect for colorwork and would make a pretty summer tee.

I want to thank all of you who have signed up for my 2019 Advent Mini Calendars. I have been blown away by all the early sign ups. There are still some pre-order slots available in my shop!

New June projects for me include another Caitlin Hunter pattern, Sipila, shown here with Navy as the main color and a one-of-a-kind sparkly club colorway as the contrasting color — join my yarn club for these exclusives! Other cast-ons: a Cocoknits shell top called Gretel and the new Ochre Cardigan by Ambah O’Brien. Follow along on my Instagram for daily updates on my projects kits and yarns. Enjoy the new season of knitting!

xo, Aimee at PLYarn

June 6, 2019

Anyone for rainbow mini skeins?

  • A set of pastel mini skeins.

Our next update will take place at 8 a.m. on Friday, 7th June (UK time) and will consist of Carlisle Fingering in both full 100g skeins and 20g mini skeins. The update will include mini skein fade sets which are packs of five skeins, fading from one colourway to another. Also included are rainbow mini skein sets which, as you might guess, come as a set of seven and you have a choice of a Jewel Rainbow set, in which the colours are deep and saturated, or a Pastel Rainbow set in which the colours are light pastel shades. The full skeins available in the update are all variegated colourways, some of which are OOAK Cottage Originals blending some of our most popular colourways together.

Carlisle Fingering is our Superwash Merino singles yarn and is soft, smooth, smooshy and cloud-like. It knits/crochets into a soft, snuggly fabric with a little bit of a fluffy halo, but nonetheless good stitch definition. It comes out light and airy, but warm and cosy at the same time. Also still available on the website are a selection of full and mini skeins of our sparkly Nateby 4ply yarn, including mini skein fade sets, and Bowland DK from our last update.

Recently added to the website, we also have a new project bag design. It features Victoria’s Bluefaced Leicester sheep design which can be found on other Eden Extras such as the Notions Pouches and Tote Bags as well as the most recent dyelots of Milburn 4ply and Milburn DK.

June 6, 2019

Join Yarnover Truck’s Happiness Gradient Yarn Club

A teal square with the words Happiness is...

The Yarnover Truck’s Yarn Club is open to new members until June 15th, 2019. Our goal is to bring a little more happiness into all our lives though beautiful hand-dyed yarns, new knit and crochet patterns plus some fun club extras!

Apple Tree Knits has once again agreed to be our dyer for the yarn club and she has done an amazing job in turning our themes into six gorgeous gradient colorways. The themes are California Vineyards, Museums & Art, The Yarnover Truck, Fall, Sunsets at the Ocean and Relaxation. We have 12 knit and crochet designers creating new pieces and all club members will be the first to see and work up these patterns.

Packages get sent out every other month, with the first one arriving in July. Sign-up and get all the details on our website.

June 6, 2019

Summer Palette Yarn Grab

  • Coral, variegated and gold yarn.

It’s that time again. WayfaringYarns quarterly Yarn Grab is up on the Sweater Sisters site! I’m taking pre-orders for the stunning summer palette colors through Saturday, June 15th only with FREE SHIPPING in the U.S.

Each of the nine colors are available on my four most popular fingering weight bases:
Arcadia Fingering – 100% Extra Fine Merino – 4 ply
Monaco – 100% Extra Fine Merino – single ply
Wayfarer – 80% Extra Fine Merino/10% Cashmere/10% nylon
Shangri-La – 75% ULTRA Fine Merino/25% Mulberry Silk

NEW Apex glazed
NEW Apex marbled
Named after Apex, North Carolina, these colors evoke the place of my childhood and represent the best parts of a child’s southern summer: watermelons, homemade peach ice cream, blue skies, huge oaks and pine trees, a creek in the woods with mossy banks, and bright, happy days with sisters and friends.

Guanajuato glazed is inspired by the gorgeous, colonial silver mine town in central Mexico, the birthplace of the artist, Diego Rivera.

NEW Denver glazed
NEW Denver marbled
Who doesn’t love the cool tones always present in the Mile High City? These colors are the blue-greens of Denver’s towering evergreens and mountain lakes.

Alta glazed is the namesake of my home, Alta, Wyoming, a tiny Rocky Mountain town with the Grand Tetons against the backdrop of the blue sky.

NEW Disney World glazed
NEW Disney World marbled
This color is the result of the Favorite Place Giveaway held last fall in the WayfaringYarns Design Facebook group. The winning photo inspiration for this yarn was Cinderella’s castle at night surrounded by fireworks.
Vegas, Baby! glazed is an iconic fluorescent pink inspired by the famous Las Vegas sign by the Flamingo Hotel.

All orders will be shipped within two weeks.

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