June 27, 2020

Seriously handy, handmade bags

  • A purple patchwork tote.

Are you looking for a colorful, unique, high-quality project bag that will carry your WIP’s from socks to bulky sweaters? My online shop was just updated with many colorful, summery project bags of all sizes.

You will notice that most of my bags are one of a kind in design and color combination. I block print, paint, splatter or stamp all my own fabric by hand in my Boston studio. I use waxed canvas fabric for the sturdy bottom, and handles of all the bags.

For this shop update I added a bigger size of my popular notion zipper bag and many quilty-scrappy tote bags that will carry many, many skeins of yarn. The scrappy bags make use of all my fabric cut-offs so reduces waist in the studio. I use waxed canvas fabric for the sturdy bottomland handles of all the bags.

Zipper bags all have a super sweet, handy dandy, 1-inch ruler as a zipper pull.

June 25, 2020

Wee Dragon Stitch Markers

  • A green dragon stitch marker on wooden knitting needles.

These wee whimsical dragon stitch markers are newly hatched and ready to come home with you to help you with your crafting! The dragons have been hand sculpted and brushed with a bit of glimmer and shine to make them extra special. They are being offered at an introductory 10% off discount through Sunday, June 28th. Available on soldered rings or lobster claw clasps and will add the perfect amount of squee to your current WIP.

June 25, 2020

Delightfully Tweedy

  • Skeins of bright colored tweed yarn.

This week in the webshop you’ll find a fresh batch of Perfect Pairings and a lovely crop of Delightful Tweed DK ready for the picking. 10% of profits from sales this weekend will go to The Loveland Foundation. This foundation provides support for Black women and girls by helping them access therapy through a voucher system.

Perfect Pairings take the guess work out of matching up colorways and get you creating without the stress. Just choose your favorites, browse your pattern library for the perfect two-skein shawl, and cast on. Of course you can also shop the Bouncy Fingering Ready To Ship category and put your very own pairing together from a scrumptious selection of colorways.

Delighful Tweed DK is a relatively new base yarn for me, and I’m dreaming of knitting up a cozy tweed cardigan or a classic pullover with this handsome base yarn. The color palette just works so well together that I can’t help wanting to add a colorwork element or some stripes to make a splash!

June 24, 2020

The Summer Collection is here!

  • A white and blue bucket back with a white strap.

Summer is here!

Imagine the birds singing, the crickets joining them, the wind soughing, and a nice shadowy spot, maybe under a tree. ⁠

And not imagine taking out your knitting…⁠

But wait! From what are you taking it? ⁠From a sad and old plastic bag, filled with holes made by your needles?⁠ Or from an elegant bag, handmade with soft cotton in small batches in France?⁠

Life is made of choices, isn’t it?⁠

At La Cave à Laine, we made some:

– 100% cotton! No plastic or animal-derivate materials! All our bags are made of natural fabrics!
– 100% practical, without compromising on style: pockets, small details and big spaces, our project bags are the ultimate practical bag.
– 100% zero waste, as we use to the last bit of fabric. We develop all our bag lines with a very pragmatic approach, designing each shape to make the most out of our fabrics!

Are you ready to pack your summer knitting for an adventure?

June 23, 2020

As soothing as a walk in the woods

  • A cowl in purple and salmon colors.

Feeling the need for some comfort knitting? I got you. Viandar uses those mini-skeins you can never resist, and gorgeous garter stitch short rows, to create a stack of colour wedges that settle around your neck just so. It’s a very soothing project, perfect to pack in your holiday bag (or take to the pool). So simple, there’s really nothing else to say except that it’s 20% off until Sunday, June 28!

June 19, 2020

Good news for needle collectors

  • A gold zippered case with a magenta pocket.
  • A gray and black case holding metal knitting needle tips.

The Knitter’s Book Case has gotten an expansion pack!

Earlier this spring, I introduced the Knitter’s Book Case, designed to hold multiple sets of interchangeable needles and leave lots of room for extras. But what if slots for up to 24 needle tips just isn’t enough? Introducing the Knitter’s Brief Case. This versatile interchangeable needle case can work as a standalone or as an add-on for the larger Knitter’s Book Case. With two pockets for cables, a large zippered pouch for notions and slots for up to nine pairs of needle tips, the Brief Case expands the capacity of the Knitter’s Book Case by more than a third, and has two slots devoted to really big needles – up to 15 mm.

Even when completely full, the Brief Case folds easily inside a jammed Book Case, adding only about 1″ to the width.

The Brief Case is also ideal for putting together a project-specific toolkit. Working on a pattern that calls for two needle sizes, three cord lengths, snips, stitch holders and a darning needle? Move them from your larger case to the Brief Case for the duration of the project.

Just like the Book Case, the Brief Case is made from 100% wool felt and suede and is cut and assembled by hand in Montreal.

June 18, 2020

Rainbow Sheep

  • Clay sheep stitch markers in a rainbow of colors form a circle.

If you like cute things – WeeOnes is the place to be. The last few months have been a time of intense creativity and the number of new stitch marker sets in my shop prove this. My new rainbow sheep are at a special 15% off discount for the rest of June. You get six brightly colored hand-sculpted sheep that are sure to add a little extra joy to your knitting and/or crocheting. Other recently added sets of four stitch markers include two different tabby cat varieties, opossoms, and newly revamped red panda stitch markers. Be sure to visit the shop because these sets are just the beginning!

If you like surprises — I have a June surprise stitch marker set. The theme this month is ‘Take to the Skies.’ You receive six different stitch markers that are offered at a special price and with free shipping.

As a knitter, I understand how important it is for stitch markers to be small and lightweight. All of my creations are just that. Miniatures make me smile and I think we could all use more smiles in our lives. All of my adorable stitch markers are hand-sculpted from polymer clay. I don’t use ANY molds. All markers can be purchased with either soldered rings or lobster claw clasps and come with a wee thank you note. Gift wrapping option available for an extra fee.

June 17, 2020

Tiny Dancer Sweater Pattern

A grey pullover with a purple and green variegated front.

Lyrical Knits’ latest sweater pattern is designed to help you use up a skein or two of variegated sock yarn, minis, or even Fade leftovers. The colorwork pattern involves occasional slipped stitches, and you only ever use one strand of yarn on any round. The pattern is 30% off through June 22nd with no coded needed — the discount will be taken in your cart.

Vivid, Saturated Color!

  • Green, aqua and purple speckled yarn with the words Maelstrom Fiber Arts Barefoot in the Grass.

I love color. I mean, I REALLY LOVE color. A lot. As a small-batch indie dyer, I get my inspiration from the world around me. This summer, my little patio garden where I like to relax in the morning with my coffee is an explosion of blooms. This wonderful place is where I got the inspiration for my latest preorder colorways! “Barefoot in the Grass,” “Bourbon & Lime” and “Luminous” are the latest beauties to come out of my dye pots. Once ordered, they will be ready to ship in around two weeks.

We are also doing a first-time-EVER special October Mystery Gift Box! I have been planning this forever and ever and it has finally materialized! Although I can’t spill ALL the tea, I can tell you that it is a spooky-themed mystery weaving project with a bit of knitting incorporated into it (you must be able to knit in the round to complete the project according to the pattern.) It is super fun to do and will make a STUNNING wall decoration for that big Halloween party!

The kit includes yarn, pattern, accessories, loom frames and extra goodies. Once you open the box you are all ready to go — the only things you will need are your knitting needles, hooks and scissors. It makes a wonderfully unique and fun gift! There are a limited number of kits being produced this year so don’t miss out! The order deadline is September 15, 2020, and boxes start shipping on October 1!

HAPPY HALLOWEAVE!

June 14, 2020

Stitch Markers to make you SMILE

  • Blue glass bead stitch markers on a silver pin.

My name is Amy. I have been knitting for about seven years now. For quite some time I have been wanting to get more involved in the knitting community. As a full-time mother of three and a full-time home care nurse I just didn’t have the time, or space, to learn how to become an indie dyer. I would love to say I am a good enough knitter to become a pattern designer but I think I would be kidding myself. While I love all things yarn, I have recently found that I love glass beads as well. Thus, Amy’s Trinket Shop was born.

All my trinkets are handmade right at my kitchen table. I am usually surrounded by my kids, husband and dogs, all who are clamoring to see what new thing I have created. I hope you enjoy my creations as much as I enjoy making them. Thank you in advance for your support.

PS – I’m having my first shop update coming soon.

A teal bag with a lining of gray yarn balls and a tan leather strap.So many indie dyers. One email.
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