December 6, 2018

Little Women Lit Society Signups Open

We’ve been eagerly anticipating this month all year! It’s time for the Little Women installment of McMullin Fiber Co. Lit Society! Join us in celebrating the March family and their friends with an exclusive colorway inspired by the novel.

The included extras will make you feel like one of the March sisters the next time you sit down to finish off some knitting or other needlework. You can sign up for a Light or Heavy option and with a single or double dose of yarn in case you’d like to plan for a larger project. Spaces are limited and packages will ship out around December 17th.

It’s also the last month to sign up for an annual 2019 membership, which costs significantly less than paying month to month.

In addition, we’ve updated the shop with lots of favorite colorways so you can treat yourself to something for a post holiday selfish cast on!

Happy Holidays from the McMullin family, your support of our family business over the past year has meant the world to us.

November 22, 2018

Giving Thanks for Makers

We’re celebrating our gratitude for all of you who make our dream business come true every day with a Thanksgiving weekend sale. Now through Monday you can take 25% off any order over $50 in our shop with the code 25THANKS. We have lots of new colorways and will be updating the shop with a new mohair/silk base on Monday. (All orders from the weekend will ship together on Tuesday and we’ll refund any shipping overages if you decide to shop more than once!)

We’re also bringing back our much requested Fiber Balm. Made especially for fiber crafters, this lanolin based hand balm will treat your dry hands without making them too slippery, a problem we often encounter with lotions in the winter. Made from fiber friendly lanolin and essential oils, we’ll have a limited supply of cheery Lemon Verbena, holiday themed Spice and the lovely herbal Healing scents in stock. When we took an extended maternity leave a few years ago, this was the most requested item from customers who checked back often to see if we were up and running again! (We’ve changed the name from Get a Grip Knitter’s Balm to Fiber Balm to be a little more inclusive of our maker friends. We use it on dry heels too!)

October 24, 2018

Socktoberfest Celebration

Here at McMullin Fiber Co. we’re celebrating our favorite month with our annual Socktoberfest Celebration. We like to get into the spirit of the knitting season with a big sale and some fantastic giveaways. Here are the basics:

Everything in the shop is 25% off till October 31st. Every item purchased between now and midnight of the 31st means one entry into our mega-drawing. On November 1st we’ll pick six winners. In the order they’re drawn they get to choose the prize they covet most. Prizes are: A set of Lykke interchangeable needles (or crochet hooks if that’s your thing), a Plum waxed field bag from Fringe, a $100 shop credit, a $50 shop credit and two $25 shop credits.

It’s the perfect time to stock up for all your winter knitting projects. Full-sized skein sets like our new Ravenclaw inspired Fade count for as many entries as skeins in the set (five in this case), mini skein sets count as one. And best of all, our annual Literature Society signups are open as part of the sale and count as 12 entries into the drawing! We have a fun lineup planned for 2019 with Classics and modern favorites on the list.

If all you got from that whole spiel was “Ravenclaw,” here are the details on that set: Five colorways make up this fade inspired by the cleverest house in Hogwarts. Ink and Parchment, Perfect Grey, Wit Beyond Measure, Denim and Rowena.

We have full-sized sets and mini skein sets available so you can choose between crafting a large shawl or sweater, or a smaller project like socks or a hat. We know you’ll choose wisely.

October 11, 2018

Sweater Weather

It’s about damn time, isn’t it? Our latest shop update includes our gorgeous new Sweater Weather Collection in both full sized Merino/Cashmere/nylon DK weight yarns and 80/20 Merino/nylon sock mini skeins. The shop is stocked with lots of fan favorites and a few new colorways:

Hunting Tartan is a mix of dramatic deep purples, greens and bronzey golds.
La Vie En Rose has soft rose, deep burgundy and golds.
Vintage is a silvery cream base with speckles of hot pink, deep oranges, aquas and browns and goes perfectly with the whole Sweater Weather collection.

Time to cast on! Winter is just around the corner.

September 26, 2018

Jane Eyre Signups Open Today

Are you one of those special people who loves books and the fiber arts? Today we open sign ups for our Jane Eyre installment of McMullin Fiber Co. Literature Society. Each package will contain one skein of yarn and some extra goodies inspired by the novel. Unless you sign up for a double dose, then you’ll find two skeins in your package. If gothic romance isn’t your thing, next month we’ll be featuring Gone With the Wind and in December: Little Women. You choose if you’d prefer Light (light fingering to sport) or Heavy (sport to bulky) weight yarns, so no matter your project preference we’ll have you covered! Signing up for any month means access to our members-only page where you can pick up extra skeins of the previous month’s yarns before they’re available to anyone else, and special discounts on other literary themed yarns. Our favorite part of the club is listening to the audiobook while knitting with the colorway it inspired. Combining our two great loves!

Also new — we’ve received so many custom dye requests that we’ve added a Dye to Order section to our website for our most popular colorways. Ordering a sweater’s quantity or a single skein just got easier.

August 16, 2018

Is it Fall Yet?

Temps aren’t really dropping yet, but everything in the fiber world needs to be anticipated early since creating a garment stitch by stitch tends to take a little longer. Here at McMullin Fiber Co. we consider knitting a year-round sport, but there is something magical about snuggling into your favorite FOs and knitting in front of a crackling fire (or a great TV lineup — no judgement here!). Not only have we stocked the shop with new and old favorite colorways for fall, but we’ve also set up a special discount for our Indie Untangled friends. Use the code INDIE15 for 15% off your entire purchase, no minimums required.

Happy Fall!

July 25, 2018

Color for a cause

We are so excited to announce that we’ll be donating a portion of our sales to the Aruna Project for the next few months. You can learn more about this great non-profit at our website, but the bottom line is: they’re helping to free women in India from sexual slavery and then helping them gain new skills and confidence through fair employment and therapy so they don’t end up going back to being exploited.

Every skein purchased will result in a donation to this fantastic cause. It can be so easy to get overwhelmed by all the problems we see in the world, but we can make an impact even if it’s something small. We have gorgeous new colorways for fall and some super fun knitting accessories, too.

June 5, 2018

Anne of Green Gables Collection

I have a feeling you may be Kindred Spirits, so I’d like to share with you a collection of colorways inspired by Anne and the places and people of Avonlea. They’re available for a limited time in the shop on our Squishy (SW Merino/nylon) sock base and our Sublime Worsted (100% SW Merino single-ply) base. Together all six on fingering weight would create an incredible Goldfish Memory Shawl by Casapinka, and on worsted they’d make a gorgeous striped sweater. We’ll also have mini-skein sets on our Squishy sock base, perfect for cheerful striped socks or pops of color in heels and toes or giant scrappy blankets.

The colorways are (from left to right in the first image):
Island Welcome
Amethyst Confessions
Puffed Sleeves
October Mist
Carrots!
Gilbert Blythe

I hope you enjoy them as much as we enjoyed putting them together!

May 19, 2018

Exclusive Indie Untagled Discount

We’re celebrating the end of a long winter with an exclusive discount just for Indie Untangled readers. Use the coupon code UNTANGLED20 for 20% off your purchase throughout the rest of May.

Right now we’re stocked with plenty of gorgeous singles and sock yarns for light easy beach knitting, and our Posh Skinny is the perfect weight for light transition sweaters like Boyland Knitworks’ Tegna. At a whopping 630 yards per skein you can knit up a small sweater with less than two hanks! The cashmere content makes it soft and airy. It’s spring sweater bliss.

April 5, 2018

Yarns, Etc.

Don’t you love a good pair of embroidery snips? I collect them and tend to keep a fancy pair in every knitting bag because they make me smile when I get to do exciting things like changing colors, or when I have to do tedious things like weave in ends.

We just added a whole lot of gorgeous colorways and adorable snips to the shop and just because it’s fun and because we can, we have a special offer going on. Our colorways Dusty Rose and Tres Bien are sultry and sophisticated and inspired by imaginary strolls along the Seine. So when you purchase a skein of each, we’ll send along a pair of Eiffel Tower snips. You’ll have a set for a perfectly Parisian project!

The inspiration for one of our most popular colorways, Rainy Days, is pretty self explanatory. When you purchase two skeins in this colorway on any base we’ll send along a pair of Big Ben snips since London gets more than their fair share of drizzle. Mr. McMullin proposed on a long walk in the rain, so rainy days always give me a reason to smile (and an excuse to stay inside and knit)!

This special offer lasts as long as the current dyed up stock does. But if you miss out, we’ll have plenty of extra snips for sale in the shop. Come take a peek and find something worthy of your crafting time.

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