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What to stash this week: Holiday preorders

An illustration of a colorful striped sweater and a box filled with colorful yarn balls with the text Colors of the Year printed on the side.

It’s the last weekend to order your Colors of the Year new year countdown box! Aside from the yarn — 24 mini skeins and two full-sized skeins, plus a shawl pattern — there is an exciting custom-designed, non-yarn surprise in the works that will be exclusive to this box. I cannot wait to share it with you! 

Light-skinned hands holding a large red box with smaller white boxes on the inside on white background.

Dawn of Twice Sheared Sheep has opened preorders for her Advent calendarand it’s a daily gift of practical accessories, plus a skein of yarn, because you do need some squishy goodness in December. You get 25 full-sized knitting or crochet goodies to open each day. This includes 14 of Dawn’s signature items (such as stitch markers, row counters or knitting bags) in exclusive colors and charms, plus seven unique items that are likely to stay exclusive to the box.

Make sure to order now and use the coupon code ADVENT25 to get $25 off your box through July 31.

A silhouette image of a girls profile in black against a colorful pink starburst.

To celebrate the summer blockbuster, Carolyn and Michelle of Olive & Two Ewe Studios have created a Barbie Party Pack, featuring 10 mini hanks in Barbie’s favorite color palette in either fingering or DK and the option to add a set of three Barbie stitch markers. In the spirit of Christmas in July, this is a mystery preorder that will begin shipping August 7.

A collage of richly hued toxic plant sections - leaves, flowers and berries. In one section “The Bitter Botanist, a solstice kit collection” is written.

Jo of Yarn Therapy is cooking up The Bitter Botanist, a solstice calendar with yarn inspired by beautiful and toxic plants. Kits include 20 hand-dyed mini skeins and one full skein, a handmade linen project bag exclusive to the calendar and a couple other surprises. 

Phone booths, mustaches, bicycles, typewriters, and more sleuthing equipment in the background with the words "your favorite girl detective blanket along, a year of mystery, intrigue, and color!"

Andrea of WoolenWomenFibers is inviting you along on a year-long kit- or crochet-along in which you work to solve a mystery. Each monthly shipment includes nine 10g “micro skeins” of yarn and an optional set of SamsTinyTrinkets charms, plus a card with that month’s mystery. Preorders end first week of August.

Cedar sheep end minder hanging from a purple knit project.

Michelle of Crafty Flutterby Creations is debuting Hardwood Suavest Sheep end minders, laser etched from cedar. Use these cuties to wrap yarn ends and prevent tangling, and repel those M-word critters.

The text Countdown to Christmas: The 2023 Yarn Advent by Southern Skeins over a swirl of color.

There’s still time to order your Advent calendar from Jenna of Southern Skeins, inspired by shiny Christmas lights and ornaments. There are three options, including a Standard, Deluxe and Just the Yarn box. It’s also eco friendly and comes in a reusable fabric calendar.

A white woman holding a notebook and hank of pink yarn looking a bit confused.

Calling all aspiring designers: Ashleigh Wempe is offering a course called Shawl Design Unraveled, but first she needs your help with a survey (you get a free knitting pattern for filling it out).

A teal project bag with a yellow bird and branches standing on a table with a ball of yarn and plants in the background.

If you’re headed out on a summer adventure, Michelle of WoolNeedleThread has lots of beautiful project bags in a variety of sizes. She never makes the same bag twice, so if you see one you like, act fast!

Lisa

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