Whew, December is crazy, isn’t it?! Last week I had a big push to get the holiday gift guide for knitters up, so I held off on doing the meet the sponsors post until this week. We have some new stuff happening here, so let’s check it out! And maybe if you have been busy shopping for others, you might deserve a little treat for yourself- check out the awesome stuff below.
Name: Zenitude Fibre Arts
What She is All About: Lise has amazing hand dyed roving, rulags, self striping and variegated yarns, as well as thrummed slipper and socks kits. Plus she has an alpaca farm, so there is lots of cozy alpaca fiber in the mix!
A Few of My Favourite Things, from Left to Right: Merino Tencel roving in a beautifully subtle grey to blue to turquoise gradient, A rich looking Charcoal and Gold thrummed mitten kit (pattern included), and some awesome and inspiring self striping sock yarn in Raye in the colourway Find Your Purpose!
Name: Sweet Sheep Body Shoppe
What She is All About: Alicia is always concocting new and delectable fragrances for the lotion bars, and she has a brand new crop of seasonal ones! She’s also created something totally new and i shaving a contest to name the new lotion bar, you should check it out and vote for your favourite.
A Few of My Favourite Things, from Left to Right: the Gingersnap lotion bar, because I’m convinced that if my hands already smelled like cookies, I’ll eat fewer cookies! Same goes for the Peppermint Mocha one, which is pretty much my favourite seasonal holiday beverage, and Snowflake smells like the crisp cool air in winter.
Name: Tanis Fiber Arts
What She is All About: Tanis offers a huge range of tonal and variegated hand dyed yarns in just about every colour you can think of and every weight, has lots of great kits and fun patterns.
A Few of My Favourite Things, from Left to Right: The unisex Bract hat has cool modern cabling; Tanis recently released a free pattern for these adorable little knitted hearts (ravelry link) which would be some perfect last minute ornaments- and she also just launched a new palette of mini skeins (each about 35 yards) that are perfect for these hearts, or any other sort of small, quick projects you might want to knit!
Name: Barbara Prime
What She is All About: Barbara creates some of the cutest knitted toy patterns you’ll ever see, and are exceptional value. All the patterns come with little add ons, like accessories or clothes for the knitted animals. She even has pattern sets for a wide variety of clothing for them!
A Few of My Favourite Things, from Left to Right: There is still time to whip up a cuddly little toy for under the tree, like this super cute Festive Reindeer, or the big and cuddly Yeti and Sasquatch (the pattern for them also comes with the patterns for the backpack and little beret!), or these tiny Wee Woodland Wuzzies (All 6 animals included in the pattern), which would be amazing tree ornaments, too.
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: the Calypso’s Dream Shawl kit (it’s like a sunset!), these gorgeous pink to grey gradients in ‘Come What May‘ (with 5 different base yarn options), and ‘Race to the Cookie Jar‘ gradient striping sock yarn.
Name: Andrea Sanchez
What She’s All About: Andrea has incredible size ranges for all her patterns, has timeless styling that often works for either gender, and her kid sweaters are amazing (and prove the size range comment- they run from baby, toddler, and kid sizes all in the same pattern).
A Few of My Favourite Things, from Left to Right: Chuckery, a new winter sweater with a great geometric yoke; Sardines, a cheeky little hat (which has size ranges right up to adult), and Honeyguide, a thick and cozy scarf that is reversible and has fun pom poms at the end. because pom poms make pretty much everything fun.
Those are the December sponsors! I find it so inspiring to poke around and see all the amazing, beautiful things I find on each of their sites- they are all so talented.