Aside from being a prolific designer, Lara Smoot is a woman of many crafty talents. Not only has she just released a new shawl pattern — Marshwood takes two skeins of Bare Naked Wools Confection Sport and is $1 off on Ravelry through May 11 with the code BNW — but she also updated her Etsy shop with some new drawstring project bags and gradient yarns. The yarn is available in a sock kit that includes the already-wound yarn, a sock-sized bag and your choice of any one of Lara’s sock patterns. Single skeins for shawls, scarves or cowls are also available. If you’re in the U.S., you get free shipping through May 11 with the code freeshipping.
Even if your mom isn’t a knitter, celebrate Mother’s Day with a little gift for yourself. Get 20% off your purchase from Never Enough Thyme through May 20. Use the code, MOTHERSDAY2015 and try a mini-skein set or one of the new gradients recently added to the shop.
Luna Grey Fiber Arts is turning three and you get presents! Get 20% off your purchase through Sunday, May 17 with the code Birthday20.
Balwen Woodworks had a successful debut at Chicago’s YarnCon and recently launched a website. Lindy crafts buttons, closures and shawl pins out of salvaged materials, including wood, vintage rulers and a 1920s edition of Little Women. Get free shipping in the U.S. and Canadian for orders over $49 with the coupon code 49FREESHIP.
The wickedly talented Lucca Leeee — I mean, Laura Lundy — of Slipped Stitch Studios has a new Bag of the Month that defies gravity. The bags, needle cases, swift covers, spindle totes and more in this limited fabric are available until it sells out. Hurry before it flies, or melts, away!
The exclusive colorways available from Florida LYS A Good Yarn Sarasota have a cool story: Dyed by such indies as Lorna’s Laces, Yarn Love, Madelinetosh and Three Irish Girls, some are inspired by underwater photographs taken by shop owner Susan’s husband while scuba diving.
Erica of Squoosh Fiberarts and her military family are getting ready to leave Kansas. As a tribute to the place she’s called home for the past three years, she’s created three Kansas-inspired colorways for the Color of the Month. Tornado Warning, Tuttle Creek and Sorghum are available for pre-order on yarn and fiber.
Sue of Invictus Yarns has restocked her shop with Unconquerable Sole BFL, a fingering-weight blend of 80% Superwash Blue Faced Leister and 20% nylon that has proven to be a very popular. It’s back and is available in a variety of colorways.
Kim of Western Sky Knits is back home after a run of shows (including the MDSW indie pop-up at The Knot House) and has updated her shop with lots of new yarn and colorways.
The latest update from BeesyBee Fibers included a bunch of hand-dyed tops, including Domestic Targhee, Corriedale and 19 Micron Merino, in some bright and bold colors. There’s also some new fingering-weight yarn for the non-spinners among us.
If you’ve snagged any of the skeins in the fun colorways that Keya of Cedar Hill Farm Company has recently dyed up, here’s something to put them in. She has hand-sewn, 100% cotton large drawstring bags, medium zippered bags and small sock bags in fabrics that are a perfect match for her bright yarns.