July 7, 2020

Join the Mermaids in the Waves Knit Along!

  • Green and teal yarn with the words King Triton Jilly & Kiddles.

Do you love the idea of a mystery knit along, but kind of prefer to know what your project should look like while you’re making it? If so, this is going to be the perfect fit for you.

Lena of SoftYarn Designs has created a gorgeous and unique two-color shawl pattern with Jilly & Kiddles yarn. We are offering kits on our website which include the yarn and a code to download your copy of SoftYarn Designs Mermaids in the Waves shawl pattern from Ravelry. Bonus: you save $5 on the set when you order the kit from us! ust choose the set you love most and you’ll have everything you need to make this fun two color shawl. (If you want the original colors, you’ll want to order the King Triton set.)

The pattern will be a “mystery” until it’s released on July 28th. Once it’s released, you’ll be able to see the shawl, so you can knit along with confidence. In the meantime, preorder your kit now and it will arrive in plenty of time for the KAL kickoff on 7/28! Use your code to download the pattern on that date, and you’ll be ready to go. Lena is hosting a chat group for the KAL and there will be prizes, too. I can’t wait to see all of your beautiful shawls and get to know you during the KAL!

Kits are available in the Featured section of the home page.

(This item is a dyed-to-order PREORDER. Kits will ship between July 20th and 25th. Orders will be dyed and filled in the order they are received. You must order by July 20th to assure delivery by the kickoff date; kits ordered after that date may not arrive in time, but will be fulfilled as quickly as possible.)

June Virtu-Wool Fiber Festival

  • An illustration of a laptop with a blue ball of yarn on the screen advertising the Virtu-wool Fiber Festival.

Bewitched Pigments is proud to sponsor the June Virtu-Wool Fiber Festival being presented on Facebook. We will present 19 other vendors throughout both Saturday and Sunday, June 13-14, 2020 with a new vendor starting a 45-minute live video showcasing their fiber related products with a new presenter beginning on the hour each hour from 10 a.m. EDT until 8 p.m. EDT.

Vendors will present a wide array of products including bare and hand-dyed yarns, yarn bowls and boxes, shawl pins, buttons, bags, stitch markers, patterns and fiber tools!

Bewitched Pigments will be the final presenter rounding everything out with a special announcement at the end of their live video. The Virtu-Wool Fiber Festival is an inclusive and welcoming event and we hope you will all join us throughout the weekend.

A fiber festival in your living room!

  • A laptop with a ball of yarn advertising the Virtu-wool Fiber Festival.

Come experience a new kind of fiber show, one that comes straight to your house! Introducing the inaugural Virtu-Wool Fiber Festival, a live streaming show featuring 20 vendors from all over the United States. As fiber festivals and shows are canceled due to the pandemic, vendors are looking for new and creative ways to still interact with fiber enthusiasts. This two-day event will run Saturday, May 2nd and Sunday May 3rd from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. EDT each day. Every hour on the hour, our vendors will be presenting their hand-dyed fibers, yarns, patterns, bags and stitch markers, as well as tips and tricks and demonstrations.

Follow the @virtuwoolfiberfestival on Instagram, then check out the Virtu-Wool Fiber Festival Event Page on Facebook and click Interested so you can stay up to date, and see the new livestreams as they pop up!

Double good news

  • A cake of ombre yarn from blue to great and the words Stained Glass.

Exciting double good news:

This weekend is Maryland Sheep and Wool, which is going online for the first time. Join us in making this virtual MDSW a success. Use discount code MDSW20 for 20% off all weekend long.

Our new website is live. Take a look and let us know what you think! You will find all our cotton and cotton/silk yarns, as well as some new additions. We also have gift certificates. Shop this weekend, use discount code MDSW20, and save (gift certificates are excluded).

February 13, 2020

I’m heading to California for Stitches West!

  • A lacy aqua shawl on a dress form.

I’m so excited to be vending for the second time at Stitches West Feb. 20-23. I’ll be in my same spot as last time Booth 1233. My boxes have already arrived and I’ll be flying out next week to catch up with them.

Stop by my booth on Saturday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. to meet Christina from the Chelsea Purls Podcast.

I’m also collaborating with Louis Boria – Brooklyn Boy Knits – on a new shawl design and he’ll also be at my booth for a meet and greet on Saturday from noon – 1 p.m.

Of course I am bringing lots of yarn and I’ll also have sweater quantity with me. I’ll be featuring several designs of sweaters, shawls, cowls and more!

Designer Katy Carroll will be hanging out in my booth the whole time along with lots of her designs and samples including her Kimber Cowl which was released in December and her DeMarco Cowl which will be released next week.

Deb Gerhard of Spruce Lane Designs is releasing a new sweater – When Twilight Falls – just in time for Stitches West. I’ll have a few of her other sweater designs with me too including Once Again and Twice Again.

Romi Hill released her beautiful Lake Mist shawl featuring my base Aerie Lace – the shawl is absolutely devine.

Sheila Stromberg released Asriel for Bigs and Asriel for Littles a short while ago – I’ll have both samples and more. I love that Sheila’s designs are size inclusive!

Sheldon, my booth mascot, will be joining me in California. Bring a finished object to show off and he’ll have a little giftie for you!

Happy February!

  • Purple and pink yarn with the word love spelled in rope.

Hello from Pancake and Lulu Yarn!

It has been a while since my last post. I hope you have all had a great start to 2020 and been well.

This Saturday, Feb. 1st, I will be doing a Trunk Show at Do Ewe Knit in Fanwood, N.J., from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. I will have lots of my yarn, pins, and other goodies, so please stop by and say hello if you are in the area.

I’ve been dyeing up some new colorways for Valentine’s Day and they are now in my shop, so please have a look. “Love Letter” is a speckled pinks and fuchsia available on several bases. I’m using this colorway held with my “Bone” Suriously Suri Silk base for a Love Note Sweater by Tin Can Knits – and I can’t put it down — it is such a fun knit! Message me if you would like me to make you a kit in these colors.

I jumped on the Slub trend with a new base called Slubbin It. I recently fell in love with this base while working on my Starflake Shawl by Stephen West. It is a great way to add texture and worked really well in this pattern as one of my yarns.

Also, I started a Pancake and Lulu Video Podcast – check it out over on my Youtube channel. You can hear all about what has been happening with me. I just got back from an amazing time at Vogue Knitting Live NYC! I talk about the classes I took and my weekend – it was awesome! It is my first time doing anything like that (so it is a little wonky????) but it was fun and I plan to continue. So grab your fiber project and beverage of choice and please check it out!

xx Aimee

December 7, 2019

PNW Crocheters – Crochet is coming to Red Alder Fiber Arts Retreat!

  • A yellow crocheted shawl with the words Shawls on the side.

The Red Alder Fiber Arts Retreat is happening February 13-16, 2020 in Tacoma, Washington, at Hotel Murano. This event is replacing the long-revered Madrona!

As you know, crochet has not been part of Madrona for many years. Ted Alder is changing that up and I’m teaching six crochet classes. I’m thrilled to be an instructor at the inaugural event! The classes I will be teaching are as follows:

Thursday PM: Shawls On the Side
Friday AM: Tunisian Basics
Friday PM: Tunisian Short Rows
Saturday AM: Tunisian Knit Entrelac
Sunday AM: Colorwork Made Easy
Sunday PM: Dragon Scales Bracelet

I’m happy to answer any questions you may have and I hope to see many of you there.

November 26, 2019

Annual Knit-a-thon Decemer 8th

Join Knitting Around NY this holiday season for hours of non-stop knitting fun. Finish that holiday present you promised five years ago, or a project for yourself. Knitting may be a lonesome sport, but you don’t have to knit alone when you have us!

Imagine sitting and knitting for hours with your friends while laughing the afternoon away! Now, that sounds like a dream but guess what you can make it a real afternoon! Snacks, tidbits and an afternoon tea spread has been kindly sponsored by Knitcrate, so you never have to leave the event and all attendees get an amazing goodie bag!

All money raised during this event will help keep Knitting Around NY free for everyone to join and help fund our wonderful community events.

September 20, 2019

Eighth annual Kings County Fiber Festival in Brooklyn

Advertisement for the 8th annual Kings County Fiber Festival on October 12, 2019.

The Kings County Fiber Festival is an outdoor market for the fiber enthusiast! The setting is the historic Old Stone House of Brooklyn, located in picturesque Park Slope, on Saturday, October 12th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Aside from a variety of indie vendors — including dyers, felters, knitters, crocheters, quilters, spinners and weavers — the event will feature a talk and exhibit by crochet artist Nacinimod Deodee, moderated by textile developer Sahara Briscoe of Super String Theory Design.

We will also be collecting donations of handmade hats for the homeless.

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

A teal bag with a lining of gray yarn balls and a tan leather strap.So many indie dyers. One email.
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