What to stash this week: the early bird catches the wool

A collage with a mountain reflected in water and blue, purple and gold variegated yarn.

For the latest installment of Knitting Our National Parks, Dami of Magpie Fibers took advantage of photographer Max Lau and his girlfriend Ashley Farlow’s willingness to wake up at 4:30 a.m. to capture sunrise over Swiftcurrent Lake and Grinnell Point at Glacier National Park. It was a fitting choice considering we’ll both be visiting Glacier later this month during the Montana Mountain Retreat that Candice of The Farmer’s Daughter Fibers is organizing (though I’m not sure how early I can get up after evenings of hanging out and knitting!). You can preorder Dami’s colorway on her Swanky Sock and Swanky DK MCN bases here through June 23.

A green tote bag with the image of a turquoise backpack with the words Indie Untangled Knitting Our Natl Parks

While I was at Yellowstone, I had a ton of fun snapping shots of this new Knitting Our National Parks “backpack,” which debuts online today and in person at the Montana Mountain retreat. It was designed by Shelli Can and printed on a roomy 16″ wide by 19″ high EnviroTote canvas tote. This is the same bag Shelli designed for Rhinebeck, and I can attest to the fact that it is the perfect shopping tote. It also has an inner pocket so the bag’s contents won’t snag on enamel pins. And speaking of enamel pins, there’s s’more of those in the Indie Untangled shop

A striping skein of mint green, blue and gray yarn with a swatch.

Indie Untangled newcomer Rachel of Dyeabolical has a shop stocked with color. In-stock colorways are dyed on Lovely Sock, a 75/25 blend of Superwash Merino and nylon. The colorways Very Starry and Thunderboom (pictured), plus six coordinating semisolids and tonals, are available as preorders — for a variegated yarn, a self-striping yarn or a fade set — that close June 9.

A teal square with the words Happiness is...

Sign-ups for the Yarnover Truck gradient yarn club are open to new members until June 15. Members get access to six gradient colorways from Apple Tree Knits, plus first dibs on 12 knit and crochet patterns. This year’s themes are: California Vineyards, Museums & Art, The Yarnover Truck, Fall, Sunsets at the Ocean and Relaxation. 

Coral, variegated and gold yarn.

The WayfaringYarns quarterly Yarn Grab is up on the Sweater Sisters site. Preorders for summer palette colors are open through June 15, with free shipping in the U.S.

A blue drawstring bag with a skein of yellow yarn and knitting notions.

A ready-to-ship update of a Slipped Stitch Studios exclusive Bad Lip Reading Tribute goes live today at 9 a.m. Pacific time.

A set of pastel mini skeins.
The next Eden Cottage Yarn update takes place today at 8 a.m. UK time and will consist of Carlisle Fingering (Superwash Merino singles) in both full 100g skeins and 20g mini skeins, including rainbow mini skein sets in jewel tones and pastels.

Laceweight yarn in grey and brown.
Sunshine of My Mama Knits has dyed up a few of her favorite colorways on two laceweight yarns. Float Your Goat is a blend of 72% kid mohair and 28% silk and Fluff Lace is 74% baby Suri alpaca and 26% mulberry silk.

A woman wears a pink and grey cropped sweater with an orange skirt.

Aimee of Pancake and Lulu just finished three sweaters in the last week, including Caitlin Hunter’s Soldotna Crop, for which kits are coming soon.

Advertisement for the Urban Craft Uprising.

Robin of Loved Ones Yarn has a bunch of events coming up in Washington State this summer and fall, with Vogue Knitting Live in Seattle next March.

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