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

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!

Friends vs. Golden Girls

  • Bags with orange Golden Girls fabric

This Friday we have an epic battle that must be decided!! Friends OR Golden Girls? Who will win!?!?! We have three Friends designs and six Golden Girls Designs. Which team are you????

Vote with your orders! Every order of a Friends or Golden Girls item is a vote! We will announce on Tuesday who the winner is and EVERYONE who ordered an item from the winning team is going to receive a FREE GIFT!!! FUN!!!

Orders go live Friday at 9 a.m. PDT and will ship on or before the week of August 20th!

July 10, 2019

96 patterns and a Rhinebeck Class

  • A woman models a blue and gray striped and lace shawl.
  • A knitter models a purple shawl

I have just released my 96th pattern and will be teaching at the New York Sheep and Wool Festival. One class is sold out, but my half-day shawl design class on Saturday still has open seats.

Here is a taste of some of my more recent designs:

The black and white hat and mitt pattern is Hard Rhime shown in White Birch Fiber Arts
The grey and rainbow hat is Atmospheric Optics shown in Canon Hand Dyes
The green gradient shawl is Veles in Three Fates
The grey and blue shawl is Aonori in Periwinkle Sheep
The purple gradient shawl is Tanner to Pacific in White Birch Fiber Arts
The orange and lime shawl is Glass Floats in Blissful Knits

A purple sweater with two skeins of yarn.So many indie dyers. One email.
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