O Christmas Tree is new for Christmas in July

  • Green yarn with multi speckles.
  • A skein of green yarn with a mini skein of yellow and a mini skein of teal yarn.
  • Two light-skinned women against a backdrop of yarn.

Christmas in July continues at Olive & Two Ewe Studios! Each week, a new Christmas colorway has been added to the shop and O Christmas Tree is new this week. Subtle shades of traditional Christmas colors are complemented perfectly by speckles and pops of slightly less-than-traditional colors, for a modern look. The expanded sock sets feature two coordinating minis for loads of versatility in socks or other projects.

Be sure to download their FREE Holiday Tracker to keep up with all of your holiday stitching.

While you’re checking out our site, but sure to take a look at the upcoming new Limited Edition Forté Needle Set coming soon from Chiaogoo, as well as the L Yellow Shorties set. Both are currently on preorder and are expected to ship to customers later this year, fall and beyond. Be sure to join our Facebook group, The Yarny Ewes, for exclusive Features, Knit-Alongs, prizes and more. You can catch our weekly podcast over on YouTube on Saturday mornings at 9:30 a.m. Eastern. Check out our YouTube channel now to catch up on past episodes. There’s always something new going on at Olive & Two Ewe!

Where the #%@&! is my Crochet Hook?? — Set of three “Travel” Crochet Hooks

  • A set of three small crochet hooks on lobster clasps, featuring the words "OOPS", "CRAP", "MINE" in either black or white letter beads.
  • A set of three small crochet hooks on lobster clasps, featuring the words "OOPS", "CRAP", "MINE" in either black or white letter beads.
  • A set of three small crochet hooks on lobster clasps, featuring the words "YOUR", "WORDS", "HERE" in either black or white letter beads, which can be personalized.

Everyone knows that when you need a crochet hook, you can’t find one. It’s jettisoned itself from your project. It’s lost in the sofa cushions. It’s ended up in your kid’s toybox. SOMEONE perhaps borrowed it and kept it. Or it may just be behind your ear but you can’t check because you need it to fix a reprehensible error in your knitting that needs you to hold on with both hands.

Okay, perhaps these can’t help with that last one, but at least these give you a slight advantage of being able to find them.

These are a set of three crochet hooks — 2.0mm, 3.0mm, and 4.0mm — that have been cut down to a smaller length and attached to lobster clasps so you can hook them to your project, your project bag, your zipper, your purse, what have you. Each crochet hook as been festooned with words to express your current feeling:

“OOPS” — 2.0mm hook
“CRAP” — 3.0mm hook
“MINE” — 4.0mm hook

Available in either black or white letter beads!

If these words just don’t speak to you, you also have the option of personalizing your crochet hooks with the words that please you most! (EIGHT letters maximum on EACH hook) And don’t worry about embarrassing me with your request — I was raised by a sailor AND I have a theatre degree AND I used to work with rock-n-roll roadies. There’s extraordinarily little that can make me blush. AND you can choose either white or black beads on your personalization.

June 23, 2022

Knitting Needle Rolls

  • A collection of four folded needle roll cases in a variety of floral prints.
  • A partially open knitting needle roll with exterior floral print and a cream colored lining visible. There are various wooden needles in the slots.
  • A fully open knitting needle roll with exterior floral print and a cream colored lining visible. There are various wooden needles in the slots.
  • A folded open knitting needle roll with exterior floral print secured with a beige cotton cord.
  • A partially open knitting needle roll with exterior floral print and a cream colored lining visible. There are various wooden needles in the slots.
  • A partially open knitting needle roll with exterior leaves print and a cream colored lining visible. There are various wooden needles in the slots.

This week SquareKnot Handmade is featuring our canvas knitting needle rolls.

These padded needle cases are available in coordinating fabrics to our ever-popular canvas drawstring project bags and are perfect for protecting your needle collection. The various sized pockets are tall enough to accommodate traditional single points but also provide plenty of slots for your DPNs, interchangeables, or circulars. The top edge folds down to keep needles in place. Then the case can either be rolled or folded and secured with the cotton cord. The padded canvas needle case roll would also work well for crochet hooks and notions.

Find yours today at squareknothandmade.com.

May 5, 2022

Hand-dyed-to-order colors

Coiled skeins of brown yarn on Polaroids and the text Crème Brûlée, Salted Caramel, Pecan and New dyed to order colors.

Have you ever been unable to find the perfect yarn color for your project? It can be so frustrating when you are envisioning a certain color and then just can’t seem to find the right one. We’ve been there!

That’s why Southern Skeins is now offering new dyed-to-order colors. Picture this: yarn, hand dyed, in the colors, base and quantity you want. This yarn was dyed (and created) especially for you!

If you are unsure of what color yarn you’re envisioning, don’t worry! Our website features unique colors that we guarantee you’ll love.

December 6, 2021

HO-HO-Here’s to the Holidays!

  • Skeins of hand-dyed yarn in shades of green and red.

There’s nothing better this season than sitting next to a nice fire, knitting lots of warm and snuggly things in bright holiday reds and greens! We have everything you need for your project plus the squishy, colorful hand-dyed yarn to go with it. Pop on over to our bright and shiny new website to see the whole holiday collection as well as our best-selling knit kits — for knitters at all levels!

October 29, 2021

HAPPY HALLOWEEN: 10% DISCOUNT ON EVERYTHING

Hey there Creature of the Night!

The spookiest weekend is upon us, and at Undercover Otter we’re celebrating it with a 10% discount on everything in the online shop.

Yes, I said everything.

What are you waiting for? Get your ghoulish rears to the shop.

Stay Awesome, Stay Spooky.

Aiden.

Discount code will be automagically applied and is valid until November 1st 2021. Valid on all orders over €50,- excl. VAT. The discount will be displayed on the checkout screen.

2021 Advents are here!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The first day of July can only mean one thing here at Forbidden Fiber Co – our Advent calendars go up for preorder! We work at these year-round to make sure it is the most fun box you open all year long.

Our 2021 Advent theme is Random Acts of Kindness. We feel that there can never be enough kindness in the world, and we want to do our part to spread it throughout our community. So accompanying each colorway (and each extra), will be a simple act of kindness that you can do for a friend, or even a stranger!

That said, we like to do our Advents a little differently. Instead of an Advent box with 24 (or 25) mini skeins of yarn, we like to shake it up a bit! First and foremost, we work with a knit and crochet designer to bring you an exclusive MKAL/MCAL pattern to go along with your yarn. It’s a little bit different each year, but this year is truly outstanding! We’re focusing on several smaller projects instead of one big wrap or shawl. The knitting patterns are designed by Afifa Knits, and the crochet patterns are designed by Katie Clark Crochet.

Our Advent Calendar this year features 25 wrapped gifts – 18 of them will contain a 25g skein of our Fortitude DK yarn (Superwash Merino), as well as a piece of this year’s MKAL/MCAL pattern. The other seven (7) packages are what we call “rest days,” where you have a chance to catch up on your project if you’ve fallen behind. December is a busy month and we want to make sure there’s no stress involved in this Mystery-along! Each “rest day” package will have a fun little extra for you to enjoy along with your stitching – some are knit/crochet related, and some are just fun! Most of them are handmade by our team at the FFC studio, and all of them are bigger and better than ever this year!

I truly think that this will be our best Advent Calendar yet. So preorder yours and join in the fun!

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.

February 22, 2021

Understanding Interchangeables

  • A purple knitting project on a red cord with white stoppers at the ends.

Trying to decide on an interchangeable needle set reminds me of buying a home. Okay, maybe it’s not quite the same level of commitment, but in both cases, you’ll be living with the decision for a long time, and discovering the little flaws as you go. When I decided to add a few brands of interchangeable needles to my shop, I did a lot of research, and I figured other knitters could use it to, so I created a chart that compares 14 brands of needles. This chart gives you a side-by-side look at the most important elements of the best-known interchangeable knitting needles systems. While this may not offer enough detail for you to decide which kit is right for you, it will at least help you narrow it down to the systems you’d like to know more about. You’ll find it – along with some other posts about interchangeables – over on my blog.

In the end, I decided to stock ChiaoGoo metals needles, and KA Seeknit (based in Japan) bamboo needles to start my needle shop, but I am always open to answering questions and helping knitters find their dream needles, even if it leads you away from my shop.

February 3, 2021

Introducing the Buffy Mystery Yarn Club!

  • A drawing of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

The Buffy the Vampire Slayer Mystery Yarn Club is finally here! I’ve been wanting to share my love of Buffy for a long time now, and what better time to kick it off than Jilly & Kiddles’ second birthday, right? This club will be centered around the slayers of the series: Buffy, Kendra, and Faith AND fiber. I can’t wait to show you what I’ve cooked up and how everything ties in together as we explore these iconic characters from one of my very favorite TV shows.

This will be a three month mystery yarn club, and shipping within the U.S. is included. Each month you’ll receive a skein of fingering weight yarn, a set of custom Buffy/Yarn-themed goodies by DKGraham, and some other fun extras I’ve been planning out for a while. If you’ve ordered one of my clubs before, you know I always strive to provide a great value, and this is no exception. Let’s have some fun merging two awesome things: our love of fiber and our favorite cult classic series! Orders open 2/4 and close on 2/22; after that they will no longer be available. There will be a limited number of club memberships available and orders will close early if they sell out.

Each of the three monthly club installments includes:

— 100-gram skein of an EXCLUSIVE Buffy-inspired colorway in Jilly & Kiddles fingering weight yarn (bases may vary each month)
— A different custom THEMED notions set each month by DKGraham
— TWO more surprise themed extras
— Shipping is INCLUDED within the U.S.
— Each monthly shipment will be valued OVER $50

If you are outside of the U.S. and would like to order, I’m happy to help with that! Please email me directly for an estimate of additional shipping costs prior to purchasing.

Shipping dates for the club:

1st Shipment: Buffy kit ships April 15th
2nd Shipment: Kendra kit ships May 15th
3rd Shipment: Faith kit ships June 15th

This club has been in the works for quite some time, and I’m so excited to share it with you! I’ve spent a long time finding all the perfect items to include in the shipments and I know you’re going to love it. Plus, Kirstan of DKGraham really knocked it out of the park with her custom-themed goodies, because she’s a huge fan of the show too! She REALLY knows how to incorporate yarny fun with pop culture and it wows me every time. We’re totally geeking out about it. You don’t want to miss out on this one. And if you aren’t familiar with the show, no worries — I share two places you can watch it on the product page in my shop. Take a peek now before you forget…