What to stash this week: Season mystery boxes galore

A collage of spooky photos

It’s not too early to to get a jump on Halloween yarn (because of course that’s a thing). Jennifer of Maelstrom Fiber Arts has opened preorders for her Halloween box, inspired by ghostly apparitions, tall tales and whispers in the dark. The Scrying Into the Looking Glass 2021 Halloween Advent will feature 30 20g mini skeins and one full 100g skein in a Merino/nylon blend, as well as special treats. (The colors above are an example of Jennifer’s dyeing, but the colors will be a mystery.) Boxes are scheduled to ship on August 31, so get your orders in before they… turn into a pumpkin.

A sepia-toned photo of yarn.

Preorders for Lanivendole’s Winter Eves Advent Calendar open today at 6 p.m. CET. The boxes are inspired by all sorts of wintery eves. It will include their A Chic Blend wool/alpaca/mohair yarn and their A Stormy Blend wool/alpaca yarn, as well as a treat from Italian illustrator Little Pine Alice.

Santa Clause eating popcorn and the words Megs & Co 2021 Winter Advent Yarn Kit Holiday Movie Trivia

Last call for the Megs & Co Holiday Movie Trivia-themed Winter Gift set! Preorders for these kits close this Sunday, August 1. Sets include one pattern, 21 mini skeins, four full-size skeins and six extra gourmet gifts.

A black and white photo of a mask and the words A Woolen Masquerade Halloween Advent.

It’s also last call for the masquerade ball-themed mystery box for Halloween from Woolen Women Fibers that includes 13 minis and treats, including a shawl-sized project bag.

A monarch butterfly.

It’s also the last call for the Jilly & Kiddles and BritStitchery’s Fall Sock of the Season Club. Orders for this club, which include yarn and goodies inspired by this photo of a Monarch Butterfly, close on Monday, August 2.

What to stash this week: Plan your holiday crafting

Gold, pink, red, white, brown and green yarn in a flat basket.

As people who make clothing from string, we do have to start our projects early. Fortunately, Kate of McMullin Fiber Co is having a special update for all of you getting a head start on holiday crafting! It includes lots of ready-to-ship mini skein collections in holiday colors, preorders for full-sized holiday colorways and a handful of remaining spots in her Christmas Countdown for 2021. Celebrate with collections inspired by the Nutcracker, the Rocky Mountains, a cozy Farmhouse Christmas and the bright and cheery colors of the 1950s.

Kate is closing up shop Saturday for an extended (and I’m sure much-needed) family break, so she has a special coupon for Indie Untangled readers that is good today and tomorrow only: use the code VERYMERRY for 15% off your entire McMullin Fiber Co purchase.

A four-skein fade set of red-orange yarn.

Debbie of Murky Depths Dyeworks is being inspired by the heat wave to dye up some hot colors, including her Fire Festival fade set on Harbour Singles fingering.

A white mini plastic alpaca with green knitting.

Michelle of Crafty Flutterby Creations has added some Adaptable Alpacas to her menagerie of end minders, which can keep your ends tidy, store yarn for repairs, tame your joins, or make a handy portable color swatch.

A bear constellation and the words Bad Lux Designs 2021 Advent Calendar
The Bad Lux Designs’ Advent calendars are available for preorder. Each of the 24 DK-weight mini skeins plus one full skein is inspired by a constellation in the night sky.

What to stash this week: Lighting the way to winter

A woman models a blue and gray beanie next to columns.

I’m thrilled to release Cashmenorah, a mosaic beanie that brings together luxurious Cashmere from Rebecca Kevelson of Clinton Hill Cashmere and Geraldine Yang of The Wandering Flock, both fellow Brooklynites. I have long wanted to get a chance to work with Rebecca, who is also Jewish, and I came up with the idea to combine her bespoke Cashmere yarn with Geraldine’s hand-dyed. I also wanted to create a Hanukkah design that was sophisticated and not overly kitschy, but still representative of this holiday that is defined by hope, patience and light in the midst of darkness. 

You can purchase kits for Cashmenorah, as well as the pattern only, in the Indie Untangled shop.

Knit gray mice in red and white sweaters.

There is also another important winter holiday coming up, and Sarah of Say! Little Hen has some home decor projects for you to knit in time for Christmas. Patterns include her super adorable Nordic Christmas Mice, pictured here — Sarah says this pattern is a great one to start with if you’ve never tried stranded colorwork before — her Nordic Christmas Gnome and the equally precious Mini Jumper (possibly the one of the only jumpers you can finish a few of in time for Christmas!).

Amber jars with an orange, teal and cream round label.

Cold weather also brings about dry skin, so counter it with Lolo Body Care’s luxurious and yummy-sounding Face Puddings. These naturally scented puddings come in reusable and recyclable glass jars and will leave your face silky smooth.

A collection of yarny treats.

Melissa of Alley Cat Yarns is taking us on a trip to Canada to the holidays with her Canadian Holiday gift sets, filled with Canadian-sourced goodies perfect for the yarn crafter in your life (that includes you!).

Red and green yarn.

Speaking of Christmas, Gail of Dragon Thistle Fibers has added some holiday colors to her shop, including some sock sets in 50-gram skeins that come with a mini.

A woman holds up a large blue triangular shawl.

Emily’s Long Distance Coven is a “geometry-meets-witchcraft-themed” shawl that crafts yarn magic by marling together two strands of fingering-weight yarn.

The crown of a pale pink textured hat.

Lena’s new Trellis Beanie, knit with an easy slip-stitch pattern, is 25% off through end of day Sunday, Nov. 8, with the code Trellis on Ravelry and Etsy.

A blue bag with a clear window.

Join Nancy of Tika Bags for Virtual Knitting LIVE from November 13-15. She will have two sessions highlighting her new bag fabrics, a new Bag Club and a few new sewn products. She also carries alpaca yarn from her own animals and speckled skeins from indie dyer Emma’s Yarn.