August 9, 2019

New at BeesyBee Fibers

Hello there! It has been a while since I updated my shop with hand-dyed yarn. As you can imagine, I’m very excited about this update. Maybe because we are at the end of summer, and I felt the need of starting a new knitting project, but I didn’t want to start another Fall season without offering hand-dyed yarn in the shop.

Add a bit of mystery to your fall with the Hometown Comfort MKAL

Join me for a Mystery Knit A Long inspired by a few favorite locations in my hometown. Take a stroll down your own memory lane or make new memories with your fellow knitters as you create with each of four clues. Treat yourself to a Mystery kit for even more intrigue. 🙂 Skills used in this adventure include cables, lace, and slipped stitches. The pattern is designed to be achievable for an advanced beginner or easy and quick for an intermediate to advanced knitter.

In the circle of your fellow knitters, you’ll find a welcoming space to share stories and photos from your hometown, mark your town on a collaborative map, share progress for each clue, find support from the designer from cast on to styling, and you’ll even receive a free pattern for finishing by the end of September!

The journey begins on Labor Day, September 2nd, and concludes on September 30th. Pattern description on Ravelry contains a link to the Mystery Knit A Long thread.

If you like spoilers, stop by the Crafty Flutterby Creations booth at one of the September events listed below and ask to see the sample. It will be hidden under a cloth so that the mystery can remain intact if you choose. 😉

Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival in Jefferson, Wisconsin from September 6th-8th

A Wool Gathering in Yellow Springs, Ohio from September 21st-22nd

Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival in Berryville, Virginia from September 28th-29th

Knitting Favorites!

  • Aqua bags that say Knitting is my happy place

Our FRI-YAY offering this week includes your favorite knitting-themed bags and supplies with some new stuff just to spice it up!

Our exclusive “Knitting is my Happy Place” design and our oldest favorite, Knitmare on Elm Street, returns for a final time! (This is it! My fabric stash is gone!)

All items are limited and ready to ship! So, set your alarm for 9 a.m. PDT Friday, August 9.

August 8, 2019

Crafting for Cause

Pink and purple skeins of yarn

I’ve sat down many times and can’t find a way to put into words what I’ve been feeling or how I plan to make changes. I’m angry and at a loss for words. So I’ve channeled my anger and frustration into my work. Meet Bleeding Heart and No More Thoughts and Prayers. These are part of my new collection Meaningful Action, this will be a permanent collection that I hope to continue to grow.

I choose the name Bleeding Heart because it reminded me of my little one. She’s very empathetic and feels and loves very strongly. I love that she has these traits and I do everything I can to encourage her and teach her it is not a fault to care strongly.💜

25% from each skein sold of Bleeding Heart will be donated to the Southern Poverty Law Center.

25% from each skein sold of No More Thoughts and Prayers will be donated to Everytown for Gun Safety.

August 7, 2019

The Hybrid Tee

  • A baggy purple long-sleeve T-shirt with a purple lace trim

I know that one of the most frustrating things about knitting garments is wondering if, after days and weeks of work, the thing is going to fit.

Cleverly, we’ve come up with a way to circumvent that whole drama!

We sourced the perfec 100% cotton, easy-fitting A-line tee and we found a great organic cotton yarn. We swished both together in the dye pot and out came the wonderful Hybrid Tee projects you see below! All styles shown are included in the pattern, so choose your color now, and then decide which style to knit.

These are the perfect vacation or weekend projects. You’ve already tried the tee on, so you know what to expect in terms of fit. Nothing left but to enjoy some pretty lace knitting, sew the details to your tee and bask in the glow of compliments!

This style is great with jeans and long enough to wear as a tunic over leggings. All in all, it’s the prettiest, comfiest tee around and you’ll want one in each style and color!

Nancy S. (see her in our slideshow above) is a lovely customer who recently finished her Hybrid Tee. Nancy says, “I think this is a great project for someone who might be a bit skittish about knitting lace. Since the pieces are small, it’s no big deal to rip if you make an error and they’re easy to take on the go. I love my tee with a crisp, white skirt and I’m going to try it with two other options as well: Deep rose-colored skinny pants and light purple Palazzo pants!”

We think Nancy looks wonderful! You too can look gorgeous AND save $5 on the kit before August 12 in sizes S-3X.

August 5, 2019

2019 Advent Calendars Now Available

Presents wrapped in brown paper and the words Knit Yourself A Merry Little Christmas BigFootFibers 2019 Advent Calendar

The BigFootFibers Advent Calendars are back for preorder!

What better gift to yourself than yarn?

These sets are designed to go with any designer’s Advent patterns — past, present, or future.

Sets include:
• 24 individually-wrapped and numbered minis, one to open each day December 1-24
• One full-sized skein to open December 25
• A Christmas-themed, shawl-sized bag by SouthernSparrowHandmade
• Many other goodies to unwrap!

These sets are limited, due to all of the parts that go into them and the number of other makers involved, so grab yours now. Once these are gone, I can’t offer them again this season!

August 4, 2019

Fall Knit Kits!

  • A gray hat with an orange accent and an orange hat with a gray accent

Want the best of both worlds? Hand-dyed yarn and the newest knitting pattern all in one kit!

The first design in our four-month knit kit series is open for preorders August 5th-12th. Featuring the Archer’s Beanie design by Lacy from Two Arrows & Co, it’s simple yet classic, designed with the guys in mind. There are two colorways to choose from. Great for gifts or a matching set. Bonus: there is enough yarn to make two beanies!

An Advent of Wool and Minis

The season of ordering Advent Calendars is upon us and this year I am so excited for our theme! After a lot of thought and rereading of the series I have decided to put my latest infatuation with A Court of Thorns and Roses to work and present to you An Advent of Wool and Minis!

Listing will be under Yarn Club

24 individually wrapped and labeled – 10g minis inspired by the book series by Sarah J. Mass that includes A Court of Thorns and Roses, A Court of Mist and Fury and A Court of Wings and Ruin. Yes, there is a fourth A Court of Frost and Starlight, but there is so much inspiration in the first three books alone that I had to stop myself somewhere.

One 100g full skein will be included as the final surprise to open on the 25th day!

What is going to be different this year is the calendars will be available on two different bases.

Ginger | 75% SW Merino | 20% Nylon | 5% Gold Stellina

Isaac |100% SW Polwarth

Preorders end AUGUST 9 so get them while you can!

August 1, 2019

Invictus Yarns has a new site, and a sale, too!

  • Rainbow mini skeins

We’re so excited to announce our move to a new site! It’s been a long time coming, and as a thank you for your patience while everything was moved, we’re offering a 10% grand opening sale on all in-stock items through August 4! No coupon code is needed, as discount will automatically be applied at checkout.

Shawl kits, mini sets and luxe blends, including baby camel and yak, are just some of the things that you’ll find in the shop, with updates occurring throughout the month.

Fresh Batiks & a Side of Snark

  • Bags in a red batik print

What is a batik you may ask…

Batik is a “resist” process for making designs on fabric. The artist uses wax to prevent dye from penetrating the cloth, leaving “blank” areas in the dyed fabric. The process, wax resist then dye, can be repeated over and over to create complex multicolored designs.

These are gorgeous and unique and I hand picked each one for its special charm. Also… I made a thing. I just enjoy some snark with my beauty sometimes and this bright turquoise meme-made fabric hit the spot!

All these items are limited and ready to ship, so shop early!

Listings go live Friday at 9 a.m. PDT!

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