today I'm back with a short, but sweet overview of the new kits and yarns we'll have for Issue 9. If you're a magazine subscriber or Collective member at the Full Skein or Sweater Quantity level, you'll already have access to these - from Feb 15 to 22 you can place your order so that we can ship it together with your subscription. After that, the kits and yarns will go offline until the official release date of Issue 9, March 15!
We'll have six kits for Issue 9 - with 3 new yarns! (And an old favorite returning.)
There are some real gems in there, and so I couldn't resist pulling out my top 5 and trying to match them as close as possible to one of my all-time favorite sport-weight yarn: De Rerum Natura's Ulysse.
Hello lovelies! Today I’m back with a blog post filled to the brim with questions - and answers for them! As we’re adding our first unspun yarn - Manchelopis - to the shop, and the experience of knitting with unspun yarn can be a bit different than what you’re used to, I thought it would be good to have a really comprehensive post about everything you might want to know about how to knit with unspun yarn.
I'm back today with the first of two blog posts to celebrate the addition of our first unspun yarn to the shop - Wooldreamers' Manchelopis! (Coming on January 20!)
You know how much I love exploring knitting patterns, thinking about good pattern and yarn combinations, and finding gems that not a lot of people know about (yet). So it comes as exactly no surprise to anyone that I had the BEST time putting together pattern ideas for knitting with unspun yarn - so much so that there are way too many to fit into a blog post.
We're at the end of an intense year - I think not only for us here at Making Stories, but for a lot of us in our lives, 2022 has been ... something. Thank you for sticking around, for supporting us, for ordering from us, for spreading the word about our magazine and our yarns.
One thing I want to do more of in 2023 is documenting my knits here, in this space. We're starting early with this blog post - with my latest FO! (A full recap of my Lueur shawl is coming in the new year)
I am so delighted to bring back a beloved category to the blog: "Where in the world is Making Stories?", in which I chat to a wonderful stockist of ours and introduce you to their story. LYS - local yarn shops - are crucial to our community, and to small businesses like ours, which is why I can't wait to get more stockists into the spotlight here!
We're starting off with a very special guest today - Knit With Attitude in London. Maya has been a champion of Making Stories since the beginning, and I was lucky enough to meet her (and George) in September at Unravel. She's recently expanded her shop, and I loved hearing all about it, and about how she selects which products to carry!