Stitch Marker Sets for Stephen West’s Slipstravaganza MKAL 2020!

  • Silver stitch markers with neon beads.

Those of us who LOVE Stephen West — and frankly, who DOESN’T??? — all wait in slightly frantic anticipation for his yearly Mystery Knit-A-Long, that KAL that mystifies and delights us every year! Well, this year he did NOT disappoint, and from what I understand, you’re going to need at least 54 stitch markers to finish that sucker! So to assist you with that, I have curated sets of 60 markers for you to complete the MKAL — 54 to use, and an extra six to invariably get lost/fall into the sofa cushions/get stuck into play-dough by you toddler (true story!).

All 60 markers will match and be in needles size US6/4mm, which should accommodate the needs of the pattern. The varieties available are:

JUST VANILLA, LIKE TERMINATOR 2 – Nice Bland Bright Silver wire with Crazy Killer Mercurial Futuristic Assassin Silver glass beads.

HE MEANT ‘STAY BLONDE,’ PONYBOY – Stay Gold wire with Nothing Gold Can Stay glass beads.

HIP TO BE SQUARE – Bright SuperTrouper Spotlight Silver wire in a square shape with Awesome ’80s! Neon glass beads.

Each set is handmade just for you! I am NOT affiliated with Stephen West in any way. I just love his stuff!

Nickel free.

September 23, 2020

Join our Knit-a-Long and Advent Calendar!

Hello from Stardust Fiber Studio!

Time has almost run out to sign up for our studio’s first virtual Knit-a-Long! Sign up by September 30th, 2020 to join us in all of the fun! The pattern we will be doing is the beautiful Waiting for Rain shawl by Sylvia McFadden. We are extremely excited to be able to showcase our new base collection with this gorgeous pattern! The Knit-a-Long will be for the one color pattern, but for those that are up for a challenge, the pattern also comes with modifications to add a second color, more lace, and different cast-offs. We will be listing color combinations to choose from for those who want two colors. This knit-a-long will run from November 1st to December 31st. The Knit-a-Long kit comes with two hand dyed skeins of our signature yarn and an exclusive Knit-a-Long stitch marker set for your project!

During the Knit-a-long, we will host a weekly Knit and Sip via Zoom Wednesday nights from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM PST, so that you can hang out and chat with other knitters. Break out your favorite tea or drink and join us. You can be a part of the Zoom calls by joining our new Community Group on Facebook. Not only will you finish this knit-a-long with a beautiful new shawl, there will also be giveaways for participants along the way! We are so excited to have you join us. The kits for the knit-a-long will be available for purchase through the end of September in order to give us time to dye before the start date in November.

September 30th, 2020 is also the deadline to purchase our first annual Advent Calendar! These gift boxes will include 24 individually packaged mini skeins to open throughout December and one full skein to open on Christmas. All of the yarn in this calendar is in our signature fingering weight base, Andromeda. There will also be lots of little gifts and surprises in each day’s box as well. This is a perfect gift for yourself or your favorite fiber artist this Christmas. There will be a few “traditional” Christmas-themed skeins, as well as a variety of jewel tones and timeless colors that can be used in a variety of projects!

Not only will we have our yarn Advent calendar this year, we will also have a stitch marker Advent calendar available for the avid collector. You will receive daily presents to open with unique, handmade stitch markers, and on Christmas you will receive one of our new Analog Row Counters. Both the yarn and stitch marker advent calendars will be available for pre-order until September 30th.

You don’t want to miss out on either of these exciting opportunities!

September 17, 2020

Trick-or-Treat

Polymer clay animals in costumes.

These little cuties will help you get into the Halloween spirit! They are all dressed up and ready to go collect candy. This set of Costumed Hedgehogs is available with soldered rings or lobster claw clasps. You get one hedgehog with a witch hat, one dressed up as a flower, one as a bunny, and finally — one hedgehog dressed up as a duck. They are 10% off through Sunday – no coupon code needed.

LANIVENDOLE’s Advent Calendar

  • A sepia toned ohoto of yarn and leaves.

This is our very first Advent Calendar, we’ve been eager to make one since we started our own yarn production, for many reasons, from celebrating childhood memories to making a very special color collection inspired by winter and Christmastime… but truly in this so troubled and scary year we wanted even more to celebrate and share some sheer joy, and this seems quite the perfect treasure to make and to give.

We’ve had tons of ideas to theme this special event, but at last we thought that yarn had to be the focus, our hand-dyed colors had to tell our story, and a few treats had to be the fun and extra delight. So we worked on a bundle of hand-dyed shades to cheer up winter days, and bless both the snowy skies and cozy fireplaces; we got inspired by the atmosphere of simple bliss and intimate happiness that we feel gathering with our loved ones, just for the sake of staying together and enjoying the moment.

We chose to use A Chic Blend for the yarn base, which is our most iconic perhaps, fluffy and warm on one side, and carrying a quite good yardage to be used in plenty of patterns requiring color playing.

For the treats included, we worked again with the talented Carla of @laboratorioindie to make the cutest stitch markers we’ve ever handled, all molded and engraved by hand, in shiny metal, inspired by the mood that will accompany this whole bundle.

Please make note of a few useful information about the Calendar:

Listings will be visible on our Webshop from September 18, 18.00 h CEST.
Listings will be open until September 30, unless they go sold out before; shipping will be scheduled in early October.
Each box will include 24 mini skeins of 20g – 90m + 1 full skein of 50g – 225m of our A Chic Blend fingering yarn, a blend of Italian Wool, Mohair and Alpaca in hand dyed hues, inspired by this special time of the year, and a set of hand molded stitch markers by Carla of Laboratorio Indie, realized especially for this edition.

September 3, 2020

Halloween Countdown Preorder

  • A black bat on a glow in the dark background.

We are approaching cooler temperatures and that means it’s time to start thinking about fall festivities! Preorders are open for our Halloween mystery stitch marker sets. You’ll receive 13 individually-wrapped, hand-sculpted miniature stitch markers. They will all evoke Halloween and can be objects, animals, and perhaps even some costumed animals. You’ll have to order to find out! All orders ship toward the end of September. The glow-in-the-dark stitch marker pictured is a sneak peek!! Please purchase this set separately so the rest of your order isn’t delayed as well.

This month’s surprise set of six stitch markers is called For the Birds. Fitting for 2020, don’t you think? I assure you that despite the title, the set is unique and lovely.

Yank Your Yarn Stitch Markers Brings on Gift Sets!

  • Red yarn with silver and gold stitch markers.

For those of us who are so lucky to have a knitter in their lives, the biggest quandary of all is WHAT TO GET A KNITTER AS A GIFT. Obviously, a knitter LOVES yarn, needles, tools, etc… but it’s so hard to work out what the best yarn would be, what kind of needles a knitter prefers. Gift certificates kind of work, but it’s always fun to have something to unwrap — in particular if that something to unwrap is SHINY! Or perhaps you need a gift for your knitting self, in which case, I say SHINY!

Yank Your Yarn is now carrying four different gift sets that knitters would love to receive. Each set contains 25 markers: two sets of 10 markers in different sizes (random colors) and five movable markers, in a handy storage box.

SOCK KNITTER GIFT SET: 10 round markers in US1/2.25mm, 10 round markers in US3/3mm, and five Reversa-Clippy double sided markers

“MIDDLE OF THE ROAD” SET: 10 round markers in US6/4mm, 10 round markers in US10/6mm, and five Reversa-Clippy double sided markers (IF YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT SIZE MARKERS TO GET FOR YOUR KNITTER, GET YOUR KNITTER THIS ONE)

“BIG NEEDLE” SET: 10 round markers in US13/9mm, 10 round markers in US15/10mm, and five Reversa-Clippy double sided markers

“YOU’RE SO SQUARE” SET: 10 square beaded markers in US6/4mm, 10 round markers in US8/5mm, and five Reversa-Clippy double sided markers (IF YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT SIZE MARKERS TO GET FOR YOUR KNITTER, GET YOUR KNITTER THIS ONE)

Each set is $24. Yank Your Yarn offers free U.S. shipping, discounted shipping to the rest of the world and a free gift with every order!

August 28, 2020

Special announcements from Stardust Fiber Studio!

There are so many exciting announcements from our studio this week!

First is the announcement of our new base collection! This collection is inspired by gemstones and will continue to be expanded in the future. These will always be available in our studio for purchase as opposed to our limited time collections. Currently, we have 11 colorways in this collection.

To celebrate the release of our base collection, we will be hosting a Knit-a-Long! The pattern we will be doing is the beautiful Waiting for Rain shawl by Sylvia McFadden. We are extremely excited to be able to showcase our new base collection with this gorgeous pattern! The Knit-a-Long will be for the one color pattern, but for those that are up for a challenge, the pattern also comes with modifications to add a second color, more lace, and different cast-offs. We will be listing color combinations to choose from for those who want two colors. This knit-a-long will run from November 1st to December 31st.

During the Knit-a-long, we will host a weekly Knit and Sip via Zoom Wednesday nights from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM PST, so that you can hang out and chat with other knitters. Break out your favorite tea or drink and join us. You can be a part of the Zoom calls by joining our new Community Group on Facebook. Not only will you finish this knit-a-long with a beautiful new shawl, there will also be giveaways for participants along the way! We are so excited to have you join us. The kits for the knit-a-long will be available for purchase through the month of September in order to give us time to dye before the start date in November.

The next on our list of announcements is our first annual Advent Calendar! These gift boxes will include 24 individually packaged mini skeins to open throughout December and one full skein to open on Christmas. All of the yarn in this calendar is in our signature fingering weight base, Andromeda. There will also be lots of little gifts and surprises in each day’s box as well. This is a perfect gift for yourself or your favorite fiber artist this Christmas. There will be a few “traditional” Christmas-themed skeins, as well as a variety of jewel tones and timeless colors that can be used in a variety of projects!

Not only will we have our yarn Advent calendar this year, we will also have a stitch marker Advent calendar available for the avid collector. You will receive daily presents to open with unique, handmade stitch markers, and on Christmas you will receive one of our new Analog Row Counters. Both the yarn and stitch marker advent calendars will be available for pre-order until September 30th. You don’t want to miss out.

And the announcements just keep coming! We are also excited to announce the release of our Stardust Yarn Club and Sock of the Month Club subscription boxes! This once a month box is the perfect gift for both knitters and crocheters. Each month will have a fun theme and surprises along with the hand-dyed skeins. If you have a certain weight of yarn you want, but aren’t sure of the color, you can also pick up one of our new mystery boxes. You pick the weight; we pick the colorway!

Take a look at the website to check out these new and exciting additions to the studio and to see our new products like our marker keeper necklaces, handmade analog row counters, progress charms and notion tins.

Keep an eye out in the next coming weeks for the debut of our next limited time collection. We will be posting videos twice a week so that you can join us for all of the fun. Be sure to like and subscribe to our channel, follow us on Instagram, like us on Facebook and join our new Facebook group to stay up to date on all the new and exciting things from our studio.

August 13, 2020

Shark Week!

  • Gray shark stitch markers.

It’s Shark Week, so come grab your miniature shark stitch markers at a 10% discount through Sunday August 16th! You get a hammerhead, great white, black-tipped reef shark, and a longtail carpet shark with your choice of soldered rings or lobster claw clasps.

Have you gotten your ticket for Fiberworld 2020 yet? This is going to be a truly innovative virtual fiber festival with fashion shows, LOTS of door prizes, classes, a marketplace with 88 vendors, and virtual hangouts to attempt to bring back the social aspect of festivals we all miss so terribly. A lot of hard work has gone into this show and you can tell! During certain hours you can even interact with the vendors who will be live on video to help you find exactly what you need. Seriously – you don’t want to miss this. Tickets are available at www.fiberworld2020.com. Hope to see you there August 19-23rd at the WeeOnes booth!!!

August 6, 2020

Back-to-School Sloths

  • Sloths wearing colorful backpacks as stitch markers.

It’s August and that means it’s back-to-school season (whatever that may look like this year). Let’s celebrate! With a qualifying purchase at WeeOnes during the month of August you’ll receive one free individual Back-to-School Sloth stitch marker… complete with a little heart on the backpack. You’ll get one sloth for each August surprise stitch marker set you purchase or, if you don’t like surprises, you can purchase two regular items in the shop for your sloth.

The surprise stitch marker set for August features six surprise animals from Australia. It was hard to choose what to include since there are so many gorgeous animals. Also new for this month — a set of four clownfish. They are bright and happy and perfect for bringing a bit of cheer to your project.

Stitch markers are available with soldered rings or lobster claw clasps. Gift wrapping is available for an extra fee. All items are hand sculpted without the use of molds.

Greek Gods Yarn Collection

Hello everyone! This is our studio’s first post! We are a brand new yarn-dyeing duo from the Pacific Northwest. We just released our first colorway collection this past week that we would love to share with you. It is the first of a two-part collection based on Greek Gods and Goddesses. We also have coordinating stitch marker sets that match the theme of each colorway.

This is the first of many things to come from our studio and we are so excited to announce our other upcoming projects in the next few months! Keep an eye out for subscription boxes, an Advent calendar, and our next collection!

Take a look at our website for this current collect, one-offs, and many handmade stitch markers.