April Limited Edition Notions: Flutterby End Minders and Raindrop Stitch Markers

  • A hand holds blue and white plastic butterflies wrapped in purple yarn.

The Friendly Flutterbys have arrived, and they can’t wait to be the wind beneath your wings while you work. With four hearts to adorn each one, these handicraft helpers will put a little extra love in your project. Each set includes three white and three turquoise butterflies, just enough to set your stitches aflutter. They’re only available for April, so be sure to bring yours home today! 🦋

My next reveal is sure to make a splash on your rows. My Raindrop Stitch Markers have returned in Shimmering Clear to help provide sparkle and clarity to your stitching. Each set includes six droplets in each of three sizes for a total rainfall of 18, so whether you’re flying through breezy summer lace or cozying up with a warm cardi, you’ll have the perfect precipitation for your project. ☔

April 8, 2021

12 Day of Christmas in July Advent Kit

We are excited to announce our third annual 12 Days of Christmas in July advent kit!

What to know:

– With the purchase of this kit you will receive 12 individually-wrapped gifts of DK yarn and notions (plus some extra treats)
– You open one gift a day for the first 12 days of July
– Included in the kit is a pattern (knit or crochet) that uses the yarn in the kit. Knit pattern is being designed by Makenzie Alvarez of Hanks and Needles. Crochet patter is being designed by Emily Davies of Hooked Hazel.
— Theme: Hawaiian Christmas: colors inspired by pictures
– Presale – order before May 17th to save 10% code: INDIE10
– Kit price $115.00 Valued over $135.00

Email us by clicking the Contact Vendor box if you have any questions.

Stardust Yarn Club – April Box

Hello from Stardust Fiber Studio!

For those who don’t know, we have a monthly subscription box! This month’s colorway was a collaboration between our studio and Mother of Purl!

Each month, you will receive two skeins of our Andromeda base (437 yards each of 100% Superwash Merino wool in fingering weight) and one exclusive stitch marker (either knit or crochet) only available to Stardust Yarn Club subscribers!

We also have our Stardust Sock of the Month club available as well!.

A bonus about our clubs is that we do not auto-charge you every month. You will receive an invoice on the 5th asking if you would like to renew.

Interested? Check out the pages for the Stardust Yarn Club and the Stardust Sock of the Month Club for more info!

April, Advents and The Pink Moon

Hello!
I hope you are all well and getting vaccinated soon (or already have done so!). I went this week for my first and almost can’t believe the prospect of going back to some kind of normalcy soon — hurray! It truly feels like a spring rebirth. I have a lot of new things to share, so read on, my friends…

First of all, the 2021 Advent calendar preorders opened up last week and they are selling like hot (pan)cakes 😂! So hop on over and reserve yours today! And for a limited time, U.S. shipping is free! Each day of December through Christmas, you will get to open a surprise mini skein of yarn. There will be 25 minis in total, along with some other fun holiday or fiber-related goodies added in here and there! This year, again, when you order early, you have your choice of five base yarns and we also have some fun optional add-ons: a special handmade project bag as well as a coordinating full-size skein in your chosen yarn base. You also have the option for a brand new Pancake and Lulu pin, designed especially for the calendar. This year, I created a mood board as a hint!

The 2021 Full Moon Surprise special yarn series continues! And this month the moon is PINK! Preorders for the April Pink Moon skein are now open and will close on Monday, April 11th at Midnight EDT. The skeins will be dyed and shipped out to be received* by the month’s full moon – for the Pink Moon, it is April 26th. This month I have also created a special stitch marker/progress keeper set to match! I found pink moon beads and couldn’t resist. I also have created a few other new marker sets, so click over and check them out!

Enjoy the beautiful weather and stay well, friends!
xx, Aimee

March 25, 2021

Sustainable, Durable, Fashionable: Vegetable Ivory Buttons

  • Ivory buttons scattered over blue fabric.

Buttons add functionality and style to every garment. Our vegetable ivory buttons do that while serving as a sustainable alternative to plastic buttons.

Each button is carved from tagua, a nut known for its resemblance to ivory both in look and feel. The nuts are produced by a type of palm tree native to rainforests in Central and South America and have long been used as an animal friendly substitute for ivory.

We offer two types of vegetable ivory buttons: Solid white and spotted. (The spotting is due to natural color variations found in the raw tagua material.) But if you fancy a different color, vegetable ivory is still a great choice. The tagua nut material is full of microscopic pores and will easily soak up dye.

Our buttons come in a pack of four and vary slightly in shape and size. In general, each one is about the size of a quarter.

Vegetable ivory’s good looks and durability made it a popular button material before plastics. Today, these buttons serve as a unique, environmentally friendly, and eye-catching choice!

Our buttons are made in a tagua workshop in Ecuador that primarily employs young women, allowing them to earn money while staying in school or supporting their families.

PLY March Update!

  • Skeins of pink, gray, blue and purple yarn.

Happy March Everyone,
It has been a busy month here at Pancake and Lulu! Hope everyone's beginning to feel the freshness of Spring in the air (or Fall, if you are in the Southern Hemisphere)!

I just wanted to let pop in to let you know that I have a few new Spring 2021 Colorways. Shown here are Cactus Flower, Night Lilac, Lily of the Valley and Peonies & Blueberries. These speckled colorways coordinate beautifully with my semi-solid collection. They are all available to order on any of my many regular bases, including Suri Silk, Mohair, Lux DK and American Merino Roving.

I have also created a few yarn kits for the upcoming MKAL by Ambah O'Brien. These are available on several of my fingering bases, but hurry up if you would like to receive yours before the start date of April 4th! I still can't decide which I will choose for mine. 😆

I am in love with beautiful glass Czech beads! I have made several new stitch marker / progress keeper sets – check them out in my shop. The one shown here is called Cornflower.

Highlights coming up next month: Pre-orders for my 2021 Advent Calendar will be open as well as the April Full Moon Colorway.

Enjoy the beautiful change in season,

xx, Aimee

March 24, 2021

Join me this Sunday on Facebook Live

  • A photo collage with various stitch markers.

This Sunday at 2:30 p.m. EDT, I will be hosting a Facebook Live event debuting new spring shawl pins, earrings, and stitch markers. See magnetic shawl pins “in action,” learn how our shawl pins can be used as accents on silk scarves, and receive special gifts with purchase!

It’s all happening right here.

Hope to “see” you Sunday!

Free shipping on all U.S. orders over $35.
Reasonable international shipping.

“The Cat’s in the Cradle Again” Chain Row Counter is BACK IN STOCK!

t took a while, and I thank all y’all for your patience. I am happy to report that “The Cat’s in the Cradle Again” Chain Row Counter is BACK IN STOCK in the Etsy Shop! WOOOT!

The cat’s in the cradle with the silver spoon, I hear… just so long as they stay away from my yarn! My cats seem to be quite uninterested in yarn unless it’s rolling about on the floor in front of them, so I keep my working yarn in a “ball bra” or a little drawstring bag. If I leave my knitted piece on a table, it almost instantly becomes a cat bed. I live to serve the felines of the house.

So this thing here is a chain knitting row counter. To use a chain row counter, you slide the ring on the right of the number on the end of your needle to denote your row. The lobster clasp on the end clips to you knitted piece to keep it from falling off. You use the accompanying progress keeper as a marker to denote the “tens” of the row you are on. Pretty simple huh? Well, to make it even more fun, I used “The Internet is Made of Cats” markers instead of your regular old round markers! These markers help stay in place next to a yarn over and look really darned nifty against your knitted piece. Also, you can wear this row counter as a bracelet when not in use! And all the parts are snag-free! What more could you possibly want? I mean, check out that darling little black kitty enameled charm at the end! Oohhh, my precious …

These markers fit needles up to a US10.5 / 6.5mm needle.

All items shipped in a padded envelope. Nickel free.

Rose quartz, turquoise and marble galore!

  • Blue, pink, gray, brown and black stone-like stitch markers.

Stitch markers, progress keepers, row counters, and even needle reminders are live in the shop!

My 4-year-old (who is convinced she is going to be a “princess geologist” when she grows up) challenged me a couple of weeks ago to make rocks and stones out of clay – after a few false starts, I was able to come up with some really cool new designs!

Stitch markers come in sets of four and you can let me know when you order if you want any of the ring stitch markers replaced with lobster clasps to create progress keepers.

Plus, the unique row counters can count up to 100 rows! Simply use your row counter in place of a stitch marker, and move down a ring every time you start/complete a new row. You can keep track of your “10s” by moving the included progress keeper down the rings. Pretty cool, right?

Each pair is completely one of a kind and handcrafted with love (aka with copious amounts of coffee, and the occasional night cap!).

My shop also features spunky knitting patterns and fun fiber fanatic t-shirts! Stop on by and check everything out!

March 16, 2021

New exclusive Across the Pond fade set

Hi, I’m Sophie, the dyer from Botanical Yarn, based in York, UK! I’ve created an aqua to lilac exclusive mini skein fade set especially for the Indie Untangled Across the Pond event this weekend. I’m a crazy plant lady, and at last count have 316 house plants, and I’m inspired by unusual plants and flowers to dye my colourways, hence some of my unusual names for my yarns!

I also love mini skeins and the possibilities that they can bring. The exclusive fade set that I’ve created comes with 10 minis, which can be used to make various projects, including shawls, hats and garments, or a blanket to keep you warm whilst crafting!

I will be live during Indie Across the Pond from 3 p.m. CET this Friday, Saturday and Sunday — make sure you’re registered, as you will also get a coupon code for 10% off purchases over £75 ! — and feel free to book a personal shopping appointment with me, as I would be very happy to help you pick colours for your next project! You can follow me on instagram here.