May 10, 2022

Rocky Horror Picture Show Halloween Advents!

Red text that reads Dammit Janet on a black background.

I’m so excited to announce my Rocky Horror Picture Show Halloween Advent Box!

I have been obsessed with this movie since my mother took me for the first time at 16. So when I started thinking about creating an advent, it was a no-brainer for me to pick this theme. I can’t wait to share all the yarns with you, dyed to reflect the characters, lines from the movies and some of those iconic songs (did someone say “Time Warp”?)

The advents will include:
* Twelve 87 yard/20 gram mini skeins
* One fingering-weight full skein
* Stitch markers from Monster Stitches
* Wool Wash
* Candy (cuz, duh it’s Halloween)
* And other surprise goodies!

Advents will ship by the end of September so you have them in time to open up in October and for Halloween!

Shop Update!

  • Fall colors of brown and apple green skeins of yarn.
  • Blue and white skeins of yarn with grey and brown speckles.
  • Blue and golden skeins of yarn.
  • Deep purple skeins of yarn with aqua highlights.
  • Three skeins of yarn in various shades of purple.
  • A set of five mini skeins in bright orange, pink, purple, blue and aqua.

Our most recent shop update features several of our new Outlander-themed colorways, with Cape Town, Drums of Autumn and Dragonfly in Amber all released in the past week. We have also released several other colorways for those who are looking for a little more brightness in their projects. Our new mini skein set features deep jewel toned colors of orange, pink, purple, blue and aqua, and our new shawl set is sure to make any purple lover’s dreams come true!

Our Summer Knitting Boxes are shipping out in the next week or so, but if you missed out on those, have no fear! Our Advent Sets have been released, and this year our theme is none other than the soon-to-be-released Downton Abbey: A New Era! Come join us as we explore a new era with the Crawleys!

We will soon be releasing our very first sock pattern, as well as our Fall Knitting Boxes, so stay tuned and remember to follow us on Instagram at @cashmereandcoconutsstore.

Lastly, as a thank you for the incredible show of support we have seen and our incredible customer base, we are offering a 10% discount in our shop until Mother’s Day (some exclusions apply).

As always, receive free shipping on all orders over $35!

Have a fantastic week!

April 26, 2022

A Woolen Mystery

  • A flower shaped soap, a lotion bar, bird and flower charms, yellow yarn skein with speckles and a floral bag with butterflies.
  • A blue jay and daisy charm set.
  • A lotion bar, flower shaped soap and a candle with orange peel on top.
  • A skein of yellow yarn with green, purple and orange speckles.
  • Yellow speckled yarn, a floral bag, a blue jay and daisy charm set, flower shaped soap and a candle with orange peel on top.

Our A Woolen Mystery yarn club subscription offers a unique and all-encompassing adventure each month to “visit” all the “places you can knit!” Boxes include a handmade soap or lotion bar, a handmade candle to smell all the scents of your journey, a project bag to carry your one-of-a-kind yarn, and charms to mark your progress! Choose from a sock set or single skein. Monthly to quarterly boxes are available! These boxes include one-of-a-kind products with colors and charms you won’t get anywhere else!

Next month is Key West! Subscribe today and get 5% off your boxes when you sign up!

Check it out today on WoolenWomenFiber.com as boxes are limited!

March 31, 2022

Shawl kits, colorwork kits and more!

  • A navy and pink skein of yarn, and the beginnings of a shawl to show how it knots with assigned pooling.
  • Three skeins of yarn, blue, grey and light silver gray.
  • Two skeins of yarn in medium grey, neon green and neon pink.
  • A light peach full size skein of yarn and three mini skeins, in DK weight. The mini skeins are safe green, brick yellow and Navy blue.
  • A baby blue full-size DK skein and three minis, in mustard, aqua and purple.
  • A sock size hand sewn project bag with a yellow background and white dandelions.

For most people, the coming spring brings to mind flowers, new grass springing up, beaches, fun in the pool and all things warm. For a yarnie, the end of winter marks when you begin to an all the wonderful things you want to make for the NEXT winter, all the holiday gifts you want to create, and for a dyer, what on earth are you going to do for this year’s Advent?!?

Our advents will be releasing shortly, so have no fear, but in the meantime we have oodles of amazing new shawl kits, blanket kits and colorwork kits for hats and mittens! Tired of trying to decide what colors work best with each other? We have you covered!

I don’t know about you, but I recently discovered the joys of assigned pooling, and I have to say, it’s completely taken over both my dye room and my WIPs. Sorry to the three pairs of socks I was working on, but it’s just simply amazing to watch something so neat as assigned pooling create a simply stunning garment! We’ve released two colorways designed specifically for assigned pooling (although you’re welcome to use them in any other project you’ll like!) and we promise there will be more to come!

So dive in, and while you’re at it, enjoy 20% off all our solid color Peruvian Highland Wool and 10% off all other yarn purchases! Make sure to check out our amazing handmade sock project bags, as well as our larger knitting tote bags!

Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram, we have some pretty spectacular announcements coming up that you won’t want to miss, and right now we are running a giveaway for a free shawl pattern and, possibly even a free skein of yarn!

March 20, 2022

Fiber Adventures!

  • A genie bottle, a magic carpet with a young woman riding atop, a green building in Arabia and colorfully adorned camels carrying cargo.
  • Prehistoric dinosaurs under a red and orange sky, dinosaur eggs and fossils and a green jungle.

Fly high on a magic carpet or brave the prehistoric caves amongst the dinosaurs — this takes “places you knit” to a whole new level!! Unwrap a unique, new 20g mini skein with a handcrafted progress keeper by SamsTinyTrinkets every day for the week leading up to the first day of summer (June 21st)! On June 21st unwrap an extra special gift set including an exclusive Woolen Women Fibers sock set on our 80/20 Superwash Merino/nylon fingering-weight yarn (100g skein+20g mini), handcrafted fiber arts trinkets from SamsTinyTrinkets, an exclusive AggiePurlsByTheShore drawstring sock sack AND a homemade candle made by the Woolen Women. Your box will come with items wrapped individually for each of the seven days; the extra special “first day of summer” soak set, handcrafted trinkets, candle and bag will be separately packaged for the big day! You can expect a variety of colorways and trinkets inspired by the two themes- your choice, of course!

A Prehistoric Woolen Adventure and the Magic Carpet Ride will both be a fade set. The sock set will be a one-of-a-kind colorway — you can expect anything from speckled, tonal, variegated or a combo of these dyeing techniques.

Splendid Spring Shawl Pins and Stitch Markers for Savvy Stitchers

  • Silver metal shawl pins and stitch markers on a background of blue-green yarn.
  • A silver metal butterfly shawl pin.
  • Silver metal butterfly and bird progress keepers.
  • Silver metal flower shawl pins.
  • A silver metal harp shawl pin.

As the first signs of spring have finally arrived, now seems like an opportune time to welcome a few new flowers, flutterbies, and songbirds to the web store. Speed along your WIPs with a spry set of progress keepers, and pick the perfect pin for styling your sweet spring shawls.

My new Mini shawl pins feature a flower, flutterby, or songbird apiece. These featherlight shawl pins are perfect for lace, fingering, and sport weight projects.

Magnolia, Cherry Blossom, and Harp Charmed styles bring a daydream to mind of elegant afternoon tea in a lush castle garden.

Finally, after a long hibernation, progress keepers are back! My new sets feature flowers, flutterbies, Celtic knots, thistles, birds, and more. They’re joined by a limited restock of several classic sets!

Li’l Smelly Ball Sack – Aromatherapy Big Clippy! Progress Keeper

  • A large progress keeper-style stitch marker, on an oversized golden bronze lobster clasp with a filigree bronze essential oil pendant. The text Li'l Smelly Ball Sack - Aromatherapy Big Clippy! Progress Keeper.
  • A large progress keeper-style stitch marker, on an oversized golden bronze lobster clasp with a filigree bronze essential oil pendant, with a ruler showing that the size of the progress keeper is about 2 inches long.
  • A large progress keeper-style stitch marker, on an oversized golden bronze lobster clasp with a filigree bronze essential oil pendant. The pendant is open to show the fluff ball inside for the application of essential oils.

… And by “Ball Sack” I mean YARN balls, of course! And we certainly don’t want BAD smelly yarn ball sacks. These light bronze filigree “sacks” open up to contain a little fluff ball that you can apply your favorite essential oil. I understand that lavender helps to keep critters away from yarn, as well as put you in the proper “Zen” mood for your fibercrafting. You also get a replacement fluff ball so you can change out your essential oil scents if you like.

Aromatherapy just makes “Frankincense”, right?

This is a “Big Clippy” moveable stitch marker. The lobster clasp is 23mm long and will fit comfortably on worsted, chunky, and bulky wool. You will get one Big Clippy marker along with a replacement fluff ball. The colors are randomly chosen but they are all great colors. COMES UNSCENTED!

You can also use it as a zipper pull on your favorite sweater, project bag, or purse. You could also use it as a scarf or shawl clip. Add it to your favorite chain to wear as a pendant, or add it to your work lanyard. The possibilities are endless! You will receive 1 marker, made with a plated lobster clasp and a bronze Celtic Knot charm, connected with a hand-coiled wire ring of matching Filigree Bronze, festooned with an Lavender Mist glass bead.

March 6, 2022

Claire’s Cabinet | Women’s History Month

  • A collage including a photo of orange, purple, brown, green, blue and pink minis, a sheep lotion bar, a bag with mushrooms on it and a set of five herb and alchemical-inspired charms.
  • Mini skeins of orange, purple, brown, green, blue and pink yarn.
  • A sheep-shaped lotion bar.
  • A set of three progress keepers including Claire’s alchemy cabinet, lavender and a tonic of berries.
  • A bucket project bag with forest mushrooms on the fabric.
  • Assorted alchemy and herbalist inspired progress keepers including a book, a cabinet, a mortar and pestle, a tonic in a cup with berries and a vile of lavender.

Celebrating Women’s History Month, the Woolen Women have created “Claire’s Cabinet,” inspired by the brave Claire Beecham in Outlander. Pioneering medicine in both the past and the present, her journey through the stones in two timelines reminds us of both the struggles and the limitations women overcame to pave an ever-winding path of knowledge and contribution to the science and medical field.

Boxes include seven 20g minis and an adorable sheep lotion bar, with options to add on a project bucket bag, a variety of SamsTinyTrinkets -all hand made!

Being a scientist myself and now a full-time creative with a women-owned and operated handmade business, I find it is imperative we celebrate the history of women and all the broken glass ceilings over the years. I found that as I pursued and gained my doctorate, I felt a responsibility and a sense of hope and pride that I was a woman who was part of the ever-changing and growing science field. It gave me the courage to start my business and to reach for anything I wanted to do. Today I work with the two most inspiring women to me: first, my mommy, @aggiedecarloknits, who overcame many medical obstacles, raised children and now, despite pain and limitations, still creates and makes her beautiful bags. Second, my twin, who plays the many roles of mom, full-time creative and full-time business owner, wife and so much more. Together we are The Woolen Women and with each passing color, collection and podcast, I can feel history being made.

Celebrate women and all they do this Women’s History Month! Shop small, shop women-owned.

March 3, 2022

The Purl Scouts Collection from AdKnits!

  • An olive green long sleeve Purl Scouts t-shirt, worn by a light-skinned model.
  • An antique copper keychain with a knitter's compass on a skein of lime green yarn.
  • A collection of knitting merit badges on a wooden tray.
  • A sticker sheet of knitting-themed stickers in a basket with dark green yarn.
  • A light-skinned woman with a cream tote bag over her shoulder that says purl scouts.
  • Three knitting stickers on a wooden tray including a campfire, lantern, and Purl Scouts logo.

Have you joined the Purl Scouts yet? AdKnits, a line of nature-inspired good for knitters and makers, recently released a new collection of camping and scouting inspired knitting products. This outdoorsy update includes merit badges, stickers, and new gear like t-shirts, totes, and the knitter’s compass keychain!

For 10% off your first order, head on over to adknits.com and sign up for the newsletter. And don’t forget to find us on Instagram @adknits!