I’ve got two new sponsors to share with you all today, and all sorts of new goodies for everyone- I hope you enjoy!
Name: Fuzzy Mitten
What She is All About: Barbara designs some of the cutest stuffed toy patterns around, and has patterns for all sorts of clothing for them, too! They are great value, as every pattern comes with instructions for more than just the animal- there’s always something for them to wear, or an accessory or two. All are exceptionally priced, too- I doubt you’ll find anything cuter or as good a deal for knitted toy patterns.
A Few of My Favourite Things, from Left to Right: The adorable Pocket Mouse pattern comes complete with a great little great little pullover and sale alert!! He’s currently 25% off right now (discount automatically applied at checkout); I love this Dragon (doesn’t he look great in the chromatic stripes?!) and the pattern includes the mini figurines for the knight and princess; and then we have the Rainy Day Turtle, which is brand new and was the mystery toy KAL that I’ve been working on! I’m almost done, I’ve got one more piece of the shell to finish. It’s been a great knit!
Name: Knit Circus
What She is All About: Dyed-to-order gradients are her specialty, there is a whole range of colours, weights, and yarn bases to choose from. If you’ve been eyeing some lovely knits featuring gradients, you should check this out.
A Few of my Favourite Things, from Left to Right: 80s Dance Party is a speckled gradient- oh yes! For those that love speckled yarns and gradient yarns, here is the best of both world combined. For a spring-y gradient socks set, try out this lovely Watermelon gradient stripes set! Knit Circus does a great job of creating the yarn to match up so both socks looks the same. And finally, The Shire is a stunning gradient colourway that reminds me of seashells, I love the beautiful blue to cream to pink.
What She is All About: Lise weaves, felts, dyes her own yarn and roving, and specializes in bright and happy thrummed kits and self striping sock yarns. And she has an alpaca farm!
A Few of My Favourite Things, from Left to Right: I love the subtle striping sock yarn in this great colourway, Be Here Now! Perfect for having a more subtle stripe, while still having lots of visual interest. This beautiful variegated blue is call Day by the Sea, and is a bulky weight- it’s hard to find great variegated yarns in bulky weight! And then there is Tropical Punch, perfect for the warm weather with it’s citrusy pinks and oranges, a lovely variegated sock yarn.
What They are all about: Alecia and Rob Miller make fun and functional Project bags, project clutches, totes, spindle bags, needle and hook rolls, and zip pouches- with a wide variety of fabrics, you’re sure to find the right size you need in a fabric you love. Project bags come with interior yarn guides that have a snap on them, so your yarn feeds through cleanly, but you can change out the yarn or project any time you like. And they are all sturdily built, with fleece interfacing and solid bottoms that ensure the bags stand up well on their own, once a project is inside.
A Few of My Favourite Things, from Left to Right: Large Knitting/Crochet Project bag, in ‘Vignette’, I think the poppy print is so pretty for spring, and the bag is sturdy enough to stand up on it’s own when there is something inside of it, and there are two yarn guides inside, so perfect for stripes or alternating skeins!. This wonderful grey tote with the busy bee pattern is fantasticly modern, and perfect for holding bigger project like sweater comfortably and easily, and the Rabbit Moon clutch is great for small knits, and the wrist strap is ideal for those of you who are knitting while commuting or walking, or just keeping all your stitch markers, measuring tapes, needle gauges, and tools organized.
Name: Bijou Basin Ranch
What They Are All About: Carl and Eileen have a family-run Yak ranch in Colorado. The sell amazing yak fiber and yarns that are both 100% yak and blended with other fibers (like bamboo or merino) to give the yarn strength and variety. And if you haven’t tried yak fiber before, you are missing out- it’s very soft, and very good for those that have wool allergies.
A Few of My Favourite Things, from Left to Right: This is the Bijou Bliss Sportweight, which is a blend of 50% Tibetan Yak and 50% Cormo Sheep, and I love the undyed version- clean bright, and great stitch definition. As Bijou Basin Ranch also imports some yak fiber from Tibet and Nepal, they were extremely saddened by the devastating earthquake, and wanted to do something to help the people– they have marked all of their Lhasa Wilderness yarn (70% Yak/ 25% Bamboo) for all proceeds from the yarn to go directly to support Americares, which has on-the-ground workers helping to provide medical aid and supplies to those in need after the earthquake. The yarn comes in 28 colours, including the lovely ‘Culloden’ pictured in the center. TBBR also has lots of great kits, including this lovely Lily of the Incas Shawlette kit, which includes a 12-pattern collection.
Name: Andrea Sanchez Knits
What She is All about: Andrea specializes in a wide range of beautiful, flattering-on-everyone patterns for the whole family, and all patterns have a great size range.
A Few of My Favourite Things, from Left to Right: How sweet is that Navajo pullover for babies and kids? It’s a free pattern, too! Crocheters, I’m looking at you- this Diana’s Blossom Scarf has such gorgeous texture, even without the pretty spring blossoms. And then there is this super cute garter stitch Neighbor Hoodie, which has a stockinette yoke and a fun little pocket, too!
Those are the special things I’ve picked