What to stash this week: A garden becomes a park

Yellow and orange foliage and a mountain reflected in a lake, with skeins of yarn in yellow, orange and gray.Tammy of Wing and a Prayer Farm, who focuses on breed-specific fiber in Vermont, chose the above photo of fall foliage reflected in the water at Oxbow Bend at Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, captured by photographer Vishpala Kadam. To create Teton Sunset, Tammy used marigolds and weld to get the yellows, alkanet and logwood to create the grays/purples and, finally, coreopsis flowers to get the orange-y shades — “the whole garden and then some!” Tammy says.

Her canvas was The Happiest Yarn, a light worsted-weight blend from Tammy’s Shetland, Clun Forest and Cormo fleeces. The yarn, which comes in 300-yard skeins, has an incredible bite to it, and would make a lovely and hardwearing hat or mittens (it’s been featured in Mary Jane Mucklestone’s The Happiest Hat and Thea Colman’s Blended Scotch Mitts).

This yarn is available as a very limited preorder starting today and will ship at the beginning of January.

Skeins of white speckled, teal and pink, purple and green variegated hand-dyed yarn.

Today is the Christmas shipping deadline for Woolen Women Fibers! Make sure to get your orders in for seasonal colorways and celebrate vlogmas with Andrea and the Woolen Women crew.

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

Teresa of Sunny Day Fiber has a variety of hand-dyed holiday colorways and knit kits for knitters of all levels.

A tall sequoia tree and mini skeins of blue, green, red and brown yarn.
For December, Sarah of the Teton Yarn Company is traveling to the southern Sierra Nevadas to explore the sequoias of Sequoia-King’s Canyon National Parks. The giant trees will be represented on a six-skein set of Mountain Sock Superwash Merino minis, available only through December 31.
Skeins of bright fluorescent hand-dyed yarn.

Aiden of Undercover Otter is debuting a brand new base that uses biodegradable nylon! The nylon breaks down (only in waste processing facilities) over three years instead of 40. It’s called BIOSOCK, a name inspired by the Bioshock video games, and is available in this month’s UO update.

A box of colorful semisolid mini skeins of yarn.
Try out cowgirlblues’ semisolid color palette with the Merino Twist Mini Collection, a set of 30 ~32-yard Merino twist mini balls.

Snowflake stitch markers with pink beads on a large safety pin.

Amy’s Trinket Shop is loaded with tons of stitch marker sets, which would make a great gift or stocking stuffer for your fiber friend.

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