December’s Knitting Our National Parks colorway celebrates our feathered friends. Andrea of WoolenWomenFibers was inspired by a photo of a white-faced ibis with incredible purple, crimson, teal and gold feathers, captured by photographer Leslie Scopes Anderson at the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge in Utah. As the young folks say, she understood the assignment! Her appropriately named Incredible Ibis is available to preorder from Indie Untangled through Friday, December 23, to ship at the end of January. Andrea, also a molecular scientist, used her Addie sock base, a 2ply blend of 75/25 Superwash Merino and nylon, with 463 yards of vibrant color.
If you need a quick gift, or something to ward off the winter chill, Carolyn and Michelle of Olive & Two Ewe Studios have created kits for Noemi Zimmer’s First Snow Beanie and Cowl patterns, knit in worsted weight yarn. The kits contain coupon codes for both patterns.
All of Sara of La Cave à Laine’s patterns, from her elegant shawls to fun hats, are 50% off for the month of December, with no code needed.
Amy’s Trinket Shop has a new line of project bags, handmade by Amy’s mother. Each bag is one of a kind and would make a great holiday gift.
If you’re looking for an easy way to try on your sweater in progress or check gauge, Dawn of Twice Sheared Sheep has knitting extension cords available in her shop. Made of stretchy silicone that you stretch over the tip of your needles.