July 2, 2019

2019 Advent preorders are now open

This year’s Advent set is inspired by the mythology and folklore of Scotland. From colourful creation myths to fairies, stone throwing giants, fantastical creatures and local lore this new set of colourways is sure to delight. The set will be a complementary mix of a few existing colourways and at least twenty new repeatable colourways. Speckled and variegated, the set will be wrapped in an order that is suitable for creating a beautiful piece of work using each day as it comes or feel free to grab random days from the set for your own unique order.

All Advent options will include 24 individually wrapped and numbered mini skeins all on Choufunga, a 75/25 Superwash Merino and nylon sock weight base. Sets are available in different mini skein size options to suit. A full 100g skein can also be added separately to your order.

Choose from yarn only or spoil yourself with a deluxe set. Deluxe sets include fun goodies and surprises, including this year’s specially themed project bag.

Option 1 – Yarn Only – 24 x 5g (23 yards / 21 meters ea.)

Option 2 – Yarn Only – 24 x 10g (46 yards / 42 meters ea.)

Option 3 – Deluxe – 24 x 10g (46 yards / 42 meters ea.) + goodies

Option 4 – Yarn Only – 24 x 20g (93 yards / 85 meters ea.)

Option 5 – Deluxe – 24 x 20g (93 yards / 85 meters ea.) + goodies

Full Skein Add on – 1 x 100g (465 yards / 425 meters)

Looking for the perfect pattern to showcase your set? There are a variety of suitable and exciting patterns available, such as Jane Murison’s Rainbow Relay Shawl for the smaller sets and Ambah O’ Briens’s ADVENTurous Wrap and Adventurer Scarf & Wrap for the larger. These patterns along with many more are available on Ravelry direct from the designers.

Want to join in on a holiday KAL? Following the success of her previous Advent KAL’s, Ambah will be hosting another Advent KAL with the launch of a new pattern for 2019. Keep an eye on her Ravelry group for details.

June 5, 2019

Limited Edition Lace

  • Laceweight yarn in grey and brown.

I’ve dyed up a few of my favorite colourways on two gorgeously soft and fluffy laceweight yarns. Both are delicate but strong with a gorgeous halo. Perfect for creating a wispy lacework feature or floating along with another yarn like my Choufunga Sock base.

Float Your Goat: Brushed Kid Silk Lace – 72% Kid Mohair and 28% Silk.
Each 50g hank is about 459 yards / 420 meters. Colourways pictured are Not So Fresh Zombie and Siren.

Fluff Lace: Suri Silk Lace – 74% Baby Suri Alpaca and 26% Mulberry Silk.
Each 50g hank is about 328 yards / 300 meters. Colourways pictured are Turquoise No. 1, Green as Glass, Fawn and Selkie Coat.

I have limited amounts of these yarn bases, so won’t be dyeing up a large selection. But if there are any of my repeatable colourways you would like to have, I’m happy to dye then up as special orders.

April 2, 2019

Daylight vs. UV Blacklight

  • Photos of UV reactive yarns in bright colors.

Some yarns enjoy a secret nightlife!

My expanded range of UV reactive solids on Choufunga Sock have now been added to the shop. Gorgeous in the daylight, these bright beauties are also perfect for festivals, bowling, Halloween parties and anywhere else you might bask in the glow of a fluorescent black light. Get your self a 10 miniskein UV Party Pack or the 15 miniskein Mega Party Pack, which includes the original UV Heels and Toes set along with the new colourways. Packs come in sets of 10g or 20g minis. Full 100g skeins and single miniskeins are also available, perfect for making your own combo or set.

March 4, 2019

New Colourways Inspired by The Color Kittens

Introducing 11 new colourways inspired by one of my favorite childhood books, The Color Kittens by Maragret Wise Brown. There are three bright solids: Buckets of Red, Buckets of Blue and Buckets of Yellow, a colourway for each of the lovable kittens, Brush and Hush, plus six gorgeous complementary colour mixes that can be mixed and matched in a variety of combinations: Green as Glass, Purple as Shadows, Pink as Pigs, Brown as and Old Goat, Golden Pears and Orange as the Setting Sun.

Full and mini skeins are availble on Coufunga Sock with full skeins available on Patsy DK and assorted other bases.

February 1, 2019

Needles, Notions, Gifts and Goodies

Did you know that My Mama Knits offers more than just gorgeous hand dyed yarns? Whether you are shopping for yourself, a good friend or getting to know a new fibre swap partner, you will find something sure to delight in our Needles, Notions, Gifts and Goodies section. There you will find a quirky selection of hand-sewn project bags made especially for us by Amelia X Joy, stitch markers in singles or themed sets, and hand made birch wood Socker’s Rules by Fleece Loved Products.

We also stock a range of HiyaHiya products perfect for the knitter, such as cute animal snips, glitter cable needles and short 9″ circulars in bamboo or steel. Need a birthday or gift card for that special fibre loving friend? We also have a range of stationary featuring luscious photos of knitting in nature and our yarn.

Come and check us out and find something you love.

September 27, 2018

My Mama Knits has your holidays covered

Come and check out this years Halloween offerings, including the newest addition to my Scottish Myths and Legends series, The Gorbals Vampire. Also available is my blackest black yet Witches Cape which has been paired with bold UV Reactive minis for spooky sock sets.

And for those of you already planning your winter knits — 2018 Advent Calendars have started shipping out! Calendars come in a variety of options and each of the 25 wrapped and dated mystery minis are sure to delight over the holiday period.

Not into surprises but still wanting to join along in any of this years Advent KALs? Why not try one of my special 25 mini skein kits, perfect for patterns such as Ambah O’Brien’s ADVENTurous Wrap from last years KAL, or why not keep an eye on her Ravelry group for this year’s new ADVENTurer KAL?

May 25, 2018

My Mama Knits has a new web address

Exciting news at My Mama Knits!

Along with having some fabulous new colourways, we have a new web address. Having the new site has allowed us to offer a better variety of items, including single mini skeins in a variety of sizes from 5 to 20 grams. Build your own set, sample a colourway or add a pop of colour to your project.

For the UV reactive lovers, we have been working to include photos of our popular black light yarns under natural and UV light, so you can plan your fluorescent effects to perfection.

Check out the new site at mymamaknits.com.

February 4, 2018

Yarns for Water Lore Lovers

New colourways for the water lover in you. Inspired by sea and water lore, take a journey along the shoreline and into the depths. Pictured are just a few of the colours in stock: Water Hound, Kraken, Blue Men of the Minch, Mermaid, and Selkie Coat. Available in themed mini skein sets or as full 100g gram skeins in DK and sock weights.

Why not pick up a matching stitch marker set? All stitch markers in the shop are on sale until 28th February, including my Alice in Wonderland and Day of the Dead sets.

October 3, 2017

Halloween is here at My Mama Knits!

Halloween is nearly here and I couldn’t be more excited! All through October I’ll be sending out 20g mini Sock Yarn Spiders as a free treat with any order over £40 (not including shipping). Qualifying orders can be comprised of anything form the shop, yarn, patterns, notions, etc.

Plenty of spooky colourways and haunting notions to treat yourself with. Pick up a Zombie Breath or Frankie on Fire single stranded sock blank for some speckled delight. Or fancy something UV responsive? Try a set of my UV Heels and Toes mini skein packs or a Sock Yarn Spider for glowing black light fun. Decorate your projects with some fun Day of the Dead Skull or Zombie stitch markers.

Happy Halloween

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