Every so often, we place an order with Lantern Moon, a company that supports artisans in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Bali, Indonesia. Their handcrafted tools and accessories are as aesthetically pleasing as they are functional, perfectly suited to knitters and crocheters, who seem to love their tools along with their craft. This order brought rice baskets, silk project bags, elegant scissors, and one special stand-up caddy.
It was the caddy that brought this order on, a special request from a young woman hoping to replace her mother’s broken knitting caddy as a holiday gift. We’re always happy to fulfill special orders when we can, and this was no exception; we ordered an extra caddy in case it was someone else’s perfect gift, too.
Look for these and other Lantern Moon goodies by the front window of the shop, amongst the needle cases, project bags, and notions. See you there!
Recently, we replenished our supply of yarn-out boxes and other goodies from Lantern Moon, a company that supports artisans in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Bali, Indonesia. Their handcrafted tools and accessories are as aesthetically pleasing as they are functional, perfectly suited to knitters and crocheters, who seem to love their tools along with their craft.
These silken cubes open up to hold your yarn as you work from it, keeping it safe from rolling away or becoming a pet’s plaything while you’re stitching.
The Lantern Moon sheep stitch markers have been such a hit that this time, we ordered a menagerie of markers: squirrels, butterflies, ladybugs, and scottie dogs, along with the sheep.
Sheep adorn these embroidered drawstring project bags, as well. Look for them hanging in the front window of the shop.
You may have seen cable needles and repair hooks from Lantern Moon at the shop before, made of ebony and rosewood. These FeatherLight hooks and needles are made in the same style out of a lighter weight, sustainably-produced wood. Give them a try if your metal or plastic cable needles prove too slippery; wooden tools tend to hold onto stitches more readily.
Come by the shop for tools and accessories as well as for yarn, patterns, and inspiration. See you there!
The latest issue of Interweave Crochet is here, and pleasantly full of good-looking crocheted sweaters for Fall.
We also replenished our supply of Lantern Moon crochet hooks recently, so you can find most any size hook you may need, made of rosewood or ebony, no less. Crocheters, come by the shop to begin planning your Fall projects!
A small box filled with small silk bags came from Lantern Moon last week. Anne strung them up on the wall, which has become our default eye-pleasing and space-saving method for displaying bags.
These Lantern Moon bags are narrow and long, and I think would happily accommodate a small scarf project on straight needles, or a sock-in-progress. One customer suggested that a bottle of wine would fit nicely, and I can’t disagree. Whatever works.
Be sure to admire them the next time you’re in the shop. See you soon!
For whatever reason, we’ve been flush with Lantern Moon shipments recently. Whether it’s a many-pocketed project bag or a splendidly shiny button, Lantern Moon seems to make all of the goodies that knitters and crocheters go for–save for yarn, of course. Our latest box from Lantern Moon brought the usual batch of Meadow Pouches, allowing us to boast all five colors in stock at the same time for the first time. Magenta, purple, blue, green, and orange: pick your favorite or succumb to the urge to collect all five.
On the more elegant side, we also replenished our selection of Lantern Moon knit-out boxes, which keep your yarn from rolling away as you work.
We got a few new goodies, too. These sheep stitch markers were all snatched up within 24 hours of their arrival in the shop! No worries, sheep collectors: we’re reordering soon.
Last but not least, we also got beautiful new circular needle cases, at the suggestion of a friend who brought her Lantern Moon circular case in to show us. Anne and I agreed that it was one of the better circular cases we’d seen and ordered some for the shop that day. Take a look, see what you think.
Alright, that’s enough temptation for one blog post. Over and out.
Several times we’ve ordered these small drawstring project bags from Lantern Moon, embroidered with frolicking sheep. Several times we’ve sold out of them quickly. If you’ve seen these frolicking sheep and wanted one of your own, you’re in luck. As of this week, they’re back in stock, in a bright turquoise and a rich purple.
Also from Lantern Moon, but brand new to the shop: buttons! Shiny, unusual buttons, whose charm is hard to capture with a camera.
Come to the shop to take a look. See you soon!
We got a box from Lantern Moon this week, filled with special things: a few sets of their ebony needles, rosewood Sox Stix, and, most alluringly, bunches of bags. Some are small project bags, for safely stowing your knitting away, and perhaps even tucking into a purse or tote along with all the other things you carry.
Some are larger, could be purses themselves.
Come to the shop to see these pretty things in person, and consider what you might like to stow in one. See you soon!