October 31, 2019

Knit Happens: A Knit-centeric Project Bag Collection from artist Cynthia Frenette

  • An aqua drawstring bag with pink yarn balls and the words Knit Happens.

This weekend we are starting off November with a collaboration of three designs from artist Cynthia Frenette! You may remember her from our Cute & Sweary, Pretty Sweary, and Not so Sweary Collections earlier this year! Well, she’s back- and there are no swears! Just good old knitters’ snark!

The Three Designs are:
*Knit Happens
**I knit so I don’t kill people
***I knit therefore I swear

As usual her designs are crisp and bright and the sentiment is on point! Join us for our four-day preorder window, where you can get things the way you want them! Many items offered in our preorders are not made regularly — so this is a great chance to get a limited-edition fabric without a custom order fee!

Orders open Friday, November 1 at 9 a.m. PST and close Monday, November 4 at midnight! Don’t miss out!

October 31, 2019

Purple Magic Preorders

Purple Magic is a beautiful four color set that includes my ‘Yarn Magic,’ ‘Oddities & Curiosities,’ ‘Behind the Mists at Avalon,’ and ‘One Purple that Rules Them All’ colorways. This particular color set sells out quickly every time I post it, so this weekend I decided to offer this beautiful set as a pre-order for a short time. Starting tomorrow Friday, Nov. 1 at 10 a.m. EST you will be able to order this set on either my Snug or Floofy fingering bases. Preorders will remain open until 8 p.m. EST on Sunday Nov. 3 and are scheduled to ship in late December.

October 31, 2019

Socktoberfest Celebration: Giveaways and 25% Off

  • McMullin Fiber Co. Le Societe d'Orsay

It’s Socktoberfest time again with a special extension for Indie Untangled readers. We’re giving away some amazing prizes like a Fringe Towne Bag, a Chiaogoo Interchangeable Needle set and lot’s of shop gift certificates too! There will be seven names drawn for prizes. Each item purchased in our shop between now and November 3rd gets you an entry into the drawing. Plus the whole shop is on sale for 25% off! Just use the code: SOCKTOBERFEST2019 at checkout. We have plenty of pretties in all of our bases, including a few sweater quantities. It’s a great time to stock up for your holiday projects, your well deserved selfish projects, or swap giving.

Our newest yarn of the month club just opened up signups and is a part of our sale. Le Societe d’Orsay is a yarn club where each month’s color way will be inspired by art from the Musee D’Orsay in Paris. If you love the impressionists (Monet, Cezanne, Renoir, etc) or just love pretty yarn, this club is for you! You can choose if you’d like to receive heavier yarns or lighter ones and if you’d prefer a single or two skeins each month for larger projects. We’ll have some month to month subscriptions available with signups beginning the end of December, but the best deal out there is a pre-paid annual membership available now as part of our socktoberfest sale. Not only will you get 12 entries into the giveaway drawing, but at 25% off, you’re looking at a price of $22.50 per month for a single skein, a fiber related extra and a treat sent to your door every month. This will include a range of bases, including our most luxurious so it ends up being a pretty great way to treat yourself or someone you love all year!

October 28, 2019

New Gift Tags, Stitch Markers and Stickers!

  • A gift tag that reads "This gift is brought to you by Netflix."

Shop update alert!

New at adKnits you’ll find…

– festive stitch markers to get you in a holiday mood
– the latest sticker in the Knitional Park Series
– gift tags for your holiday knitting
– a crafty deer sticker
– new notecards

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!

October 28, 2019

Fundraiser, WhoDunit and Sock Ruler Restock

Skeins of powder blue yarn.

As many of you may know, we lost designer Adrienne Fong (Her Ravelry username was bellybuttonknits, or bbk as she was affectionately known). She was a wonderful person, and I will always fondly remember her.

Wisdom is a colorway that we collaborated on for one of her designs, and we laughed about the steps involved in getting it just right for her vision. I will forever hold it dear to my heart.

From her designer page on Ravelry: Adrienne lost her battle with cancer 9/18/2019. Per Adrienne’s wishes, her patterns are free here on Ravelry. Knowing that Ravelers would want to do something, she said that donations toward the fight against cancer would be appreciated.

I will be donating $10 for each skein sold to the American Cancer Society in her memory.

**Please Note: These skeins are dyed to order and will be shipped within three weeks.**

There are a number of KALs being held on Ravelry in her honor, including the Invictus Yarns Group. I’m proud to be sponsoring a commemorative KAL in the Solid Socks group in December/January as well. This colorway has been approved for use in that group.

We’ve also added some new WhoDunit UnClub colorways and restocked Sock Rulers since the last post.

October 28, 2019

Holiday Gift set preorders are open!

  • 8 Nights of Hanukkah Gift Set

One of my favorite things about the fiber industry is the openness to collaboration that I see everywhere. While I love my bags and products, I also want to make sure I help promote my fellow makers and creators as I grow. Welcome to the Holiday gift sets! While each set is guaranteed one of my snag-free bags, it also contains gifts from other makers such as:

Fairy Tale Yarn Co
TurtleMade
One Sock Wonder bags
Me Time Botanicals

and more! We have a 12 Days of Christmas set (to help you either count down to Christmas, or celebrate starting Christmas Day) and a Hanukkah Gift set, with eight gifts to help celebrate the festival of light.

Preorders are up now, and packages will ship in late November/early December. There are only 25 gift sets though, so get your order in soon!

October 27, 2019

Indie Untangled FOMO? Get your Sweater Bags and DPN Cases!

  • A drawstring bag with women scientist fabric.

KnitSpinQuilt has been quiet recently — I was in England in the winter/spring for graduate school, and then had a very busy summer. But not too busy to bring you something new for sweater-knitting season!

A new bag size — sweater-sized bags — made their debut at the Indie Untangled Trunk Show last weekend.

Did you miss the show? You don’t have to miss these bags!

There are both drawstring bags and box bags in a size designed to hold a worsted weight sweater quantity of yarn. (If you’re knitting a bulky sweater, you’re probably good: if you’re knitting a bulky floor-length sweater-coat, these won’t be big enough.)

Not a sweater knitter? There are new things for shawl, accessory, and sock knitters too! I’ve posted images of the comparative box sizes, and I have notes in my Etsy listings of how much yarn each bag will hold!

Check out the new fabrics KnitSpinQuilt brought to the trunk show — from female rocket scientists to moths and butterflies to origami cats, there’s something for (nearly) everyone. (No foxes yet, but I’m looking, person who asked at the trunk show!)

Please do remember that I donate 15% of the ticket price — not 15% of profits — to RAICES Texas for their ongoing work on immigration justice and reform.

October 26, 2019

Introducing the MURDERINO Collection

  • Red yarn

Colorful Eclectic is pleased to announce the launch of the Murderino Collection. Inspired by the hit true crime/comedy podcast My Favorite Murder, the Murderino Collection blends our favorite colors with a black dappled effect for a moody, edgy look. All the colorways are available to order now on our website.

The Murderino Collection consists of nine colorways, ranging from the collection’s signature red, “Stay Sexy, Knit a Sweater,” to its standout green, “Toxic Masculinity Ruins The Party Again.” Since all the colorways share the same shadowy speckles, they are great to mix and match for a fade! Check them out on our variety of sweater-worthy bases, including luxe Merino/silk blends and our new Odyssey bulky base.

Through December 31, 2019, Colorful Eclectic is donating $2 from each skein of the Murderino Collection sold to End the Backlog, an initiative to eliminate the backlog of untested rape kits in the United States.

October 24, 2019

Bundle Up!

  • Pink orange and speckled yarn.

Bundle up! The weather is changing here in the Northern Hemisphere. This week my webshop update with feature “perfect pairing” yarn bundles and warm and toasty worsted weight yarn. Visit my website on Friday 10/25 at 5 p.m. Mountain time to see all of the options.

With so many beautiful patterns available calling for two or more colorways, it can be a challenge to shop online for the perfect pairing. There are just so many options and it’s difficult to know for sure if you’ve chosen the best match. This week I’ll make it easy with bundles galore in both fingering and DK weights.

(I’m wearing a shawl called Honeybee Shawl by Aspen Knits in the colorways Agate Beach and Honey Mead. It’s the perfect accessory for my gold polka dot button up!)

Worsted weight yarn is perfect for the coming winter season. I don’t stock it on a regular basis, so now is your chance to snag some mouthwatering colors like Sky, Desire, Storm Dancer and Honey Mead. Grab a skein or two for all of those lovely cabled hats, cowls and scarves. This yarn base has excellent stitch definition and all the next to skin softness our beloved Merino wool has to offer.

Whatever you’re working on this week I hope you’re enjoying the change in seasons and staying cozy with your favorite projects.

XO,
Heather Jane

October 22, 2019

Holidays on Hoth: Christmas and Hanukkah Advent Style Yarn Sets

Celebrate the Holidays (and the new movie) with a Star Wars-inspired Advent-style yarn set.

HandmaineKnits is pleased to announce our Holidays on Hoth yarn sets. Each set contains 12 mini skeins in colors inspired by planets across the Star Wars universe.

Choose between 12 days of Christmas and 8 nights of Hanukkah, and you will receive twelve 20-gram mini-skeins of Twist Sock (a 2-ply 80/20 Merino/nylon blend), wrapped in either 12 or eight packages based on your selection.

Sets will ship the first week of December. Visit the HandmaineKnits Etsy shop for more details.

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