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

  • A picture of a downtown street and the words Hometown Comfort MKAL with Crafty Flutterby Creations and Destination Yarn

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

Take a Look at what’s new in the Go Anywhere Collection!

  • A speckled lace shawl with a silver shawl pin

Take A Look is a crescent shawl, you’ll create a lacy playground for delicate butterflies. Watch your winged friends float between eyelet clouds and explore speckled pops just as they bloom across your stitches.

To celebrate my newest release, both the pattern and its collection e-book are 50% off now through August 1st, when we’ll be casting on for a KAL! (No code needed for the discount, it will auto apply in your cart.) From August 2nd through the end of the month, Indie Untangled readers can use code INDIEAUGUST for 50% off Take A Look or the Go Anywhere collection.

See this pattern in person in the Crafty Flutterby Creations booth at:
Stitches Midwest in Schaumburg, IL; August 1-4
Michigan Fiber Festival in Allegan, MI August 16-18

Our favorite butterflies have completed a colorful metamorphosis!

  • Black, white, purple and aqua butterflies

The whirlwind response to our friendly flock of Suavest Sheep, Lovable Lambs, and Sensational Sheep has kept these little butterflies on standby for quite some time. Luckily for all of us, they seem to have undergone a very colorful metamorphosis while we were looking elsewhere!

Three new colors have joined the lineup, so I thought I’d take a moment to talk about how I put their wonderful wings to work.

With a gentle squeeze, the top wing of each butterfly opens slightly from the body to make it handy in many everyday situations. They can be used to mark stitches, track your progress, mark pattern repeats, hold other stitch markers, count rows, mark the right side, and hold dropped stitches. My preferred method is to have one large butterfly holding a sampling of smaller ones.

The Flutterby Holder features a lobster clasp, so you can easily attach it to your project bag, key ring, or project for easy access. I enjoy a varied group so I can employ a bit of color coordination-organized projects make for happy crafters! Which new color is your favorite?

See these butterflies and colorful sheep bobbins in person at one of my upcoming events!

August 1st-4th
Stitches Midwest in Schaumburg, Illinois
booth 310

August 16th-18th
Michigan Fiber Festival in Allegan, Michigan
booth located in the Expo Center – Not far from all the fluffy animals to see and pet!

Stitch The Rainbow With Sensational Sheep

  • Black and white plastic sheep wrapped in green yarn.

Based on feedback from current caretakers of Suavest Sheep and Lovable Lambs, I knew that managing colorwork was the next big problem for these fleecy friends to tackle. After quite a few experiments and some interesting creations along the way, the Sensational Sheep are ready for action!

They come in two sizes. The small version is suitable for 5 to 8 yards of fingering weight or 5 yards of worsted weight yarn. Their larger cousins will achieve optimum fluffiness with 16 yards of fingering or 10 yards of worsted.

Colorwork not your thing? Each one will happily store yarn to keep handy for life lines, making stitch markers, holding stitches, or provisional cast ons. When a project is finished, store your leftovers on these friendly fleeces and you’ll have a fun and functional store of yarn at the ready for needed repairs

Little Lambs for your loose ends

  • Tiny black and white sheep holding blue and green yarn.

Thank you all for the wonderful reception of my Suavest Sheep! After working on a project with a very short loose end I decided it was time to grow the family to include a smaller size. Thus the Lovable Lambs were born! This new addition to your herd is perfect for both thinner and shorter loose ends. The lambs function best when wrapped in six inches to one yard of lace, fingering, or sport weight yarn.

I designed these lambs to corral your loose ends close to your work or carry spare yarn for color matching, repairs, or for the joy of having a bit of your favorite yarn always within reach. Each lamb and sheep is printed on a 3D printer in my studio using PLA (polylactic acid – a plastic made from plants which is renewable and non-toxic)

What project would you like to see these lambs dancing on?

If you’d love to see the sheep and lambs in person I will be attending three events in the next three weekends!

May 25th & 26th
Great Lakes Fiber Show in Wooster, Ohio

May 30th-June 2nd
Stitches United in Atlanta, Georgia

June 7th-8th
Blue Ridge Fiber Fest in Sparta, North Carolina

New Fun-ctional Notion: Suavest Sheep

  • A mini white sheep wrapped in teal yarn.

After months of development, testing and trying to keep these cuties under wraps, it’s finally time for the big reveal:

Meet the Suavest Sheep!

These happy little notions will tidy your cast-on end, hold yarn joined in the middle of your project, act as a handy color swatch to carry with you, or make for an adorable display of your favorite yarns.

These cuties are 3D printed in my home using polylactic acid, which is made from plant-based renewable resources.

What do you think? Will you be adding a few to your flock?

These sheep will be making their event debut in my booth at Maryland Sheep and Wool! Find Crafty Flutterby Creations in barn 3. Hope to see you there!

New Penannular Shawl Pin Collection Now Live!

  • A skein of blue yarn with a silver shawl pin.

This functional design has been around since the Iron Age. Vikings, Romans, Celts, Scots and Irish all wore them! Take a journey through history and add timeless fashion to your handmade wardrobe with a Penannular shawl pin.

Treat yourself now or seem them in person at:

The Yarn Lady in Ocala, Florida, March 27 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. This is also their open knit time so bring a project and make yourself at home.

DFW Fiber Fest, April 4-7. So excited for my second year at this fun festival! Find Crafty Flutterby Creations in booth #807.

Traveling to these fun events means that the shop will be on vacation from. March 22-April 1. Orders placed during those dates will ship by April 3.

New Sparkling Dragonfly Shawl Pins

These dragonfly shawl pins add a pop of color and sparkle to your handcrafted accessories. They are a fabulous finishing touch for shawls, cowls, cardigans, scarves, hats, etc.

Each bead has a golden dragonfly that appears to float on a multi colored background that appears different colors from different angles. Which colorful dragonfly would accentuate your favorite shawl?

New Butterfly Notions Set Fluttering to Stitches West

This brand new flutterby Stitch Marker and Holder Set is designed to alight gracefully on your project, with your yarn choice creating beautiful and colorful wings as you work.

You may have noticed by now that I love butterflies (if the logo didn’t make it obvious, I’ll share that fact now!). To me, butterflies symbolize all that I hope to be — they’re kind, hopeful, friendly and far tougher than they look. The metamorphosis they undergo is a comfort to me as it means that even though change can be scary, the glorious results are often worth it in the end.

The large butterfly holds stitch markers or progress keepers. It also has a lobster clasp for easy attachment to a necklace or zipper pull.

The small butterflies are removable stitch markers can be used as progress keepers, track number of repeats, count rows and mark increase/decrease rows.

These flutterbys are ready to fly off to a new home! Do you have a project for them to land on?

See these butterflies in person at Stitches West in booth 513.

Participating in the Stitch Marker Swap at Stitches West? The small flutterbies in special colors are what will be available to swap.

Enchanted Forest Club

The Enchanted Forest Shawl Pin Club is officially open! 🌿 This adventure draws inspiration from the charmed forests of lore–from ancient woodlands to magical groves.

Your quest?
To explore fantasy worlds with your favorite fiber craft! 🦄

Your treasure?
A monthly shipment of magical items including an exclusive shawl pin, notions, and a letter (owl not included 🦉) full of yarn, pattern, and book suggestions! 📖

What do you say? Are you up for an adventure? 🧚‍♀️

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