Contemplating Fandoms


Greetings from Stranded In Oz Central. After a very busy Winter, I am looking forward to Spring and some feel good yarn and fibre fun. It’s been a while since I’ve had a chance to plan large colourway groups, so this Spring, I’ll be working on new and fun colours to inspire.

Stay tuned. Spring is Coming!

Stranded In Oz 2018 Subscriptions!

New yarns and fibres, as well as SIOz favourites in a new format (see description of when packs will be shipped) as well as a colour-choice option for 2018. Get read to make something fab! Check out the subscription. For more info and a comments, join our Ravelry Group!

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2016 Subscriptions for Knitters and Spinners

Dye My Pretties

Dye My Pretties

For Knitters: 2016 is all about PURPLE… AND… It’s a full year (6 packs, shipped every other month) Hand-painted and Hand-dyed yarns. Why purple? By request! You knitters like my purples, and yes, I have a few! And really, it’s a brilliant colour, so let’s celebrate it! The emphasis will be on lighter weight yarns (for sock knitters and lovers of fine knitting as they are the most versatile weight for subscriptions) — 100gms and you’ll have an entire project’s worth of yarn. Every other month you will receive the yarn, an original SIOz pattern, and a giftie. The giftie/goody varies from stitch markers to needles to cool knitter’s tools. The colours featured will have purple as either the main shade or as part of a variegated and even, part of the theme for the pack. The FIBRE CLUB is for lovers of wool and for 2016, will feature 100 gms of fibre in similar colourways to the Knitter’s Club. All club members get a discount of 15% on all regularly-priced SIOz products for the term of the club membership. If you refer a friend, that discount goes up to 20%! Talk about a deal! ALL PRICES INCLUDE SHIPPING COSTS (read notes per each product) although the listing on the webshop says “free shipping” That’s a quirk of my software, sorry!

Summer is Here!

Soysilk Lace in Antartica

Soysilk Lace in Antartica


Summertime means all things fun for warmer-weather knitting in Oz. We’re knitting Soysilk® and cottons and bamboos for wraps, t-shirts and more! It’s full on at the Port Markets on Sundays. Come on up for all things knitting and crocheting and spinning — we love our Summers! And don’t forget those gifts for your crafty family and friends as the seasons do their inevitable changes.


Rare site-wide sale! Online now at Stranded In Oz

Here ya go! To all those suffering from Bendigo Hangover. Or, if you for whatever reasons, did not go this year, here’s your 30% off coupon code for a rare SIOz online site-wide sale. Check main page of website for details.

Coupon Code: BendiHangover

Type it as you see it. No further discounts apply. To use the code, you must put a minimum of $50.00 in your shopping cart.

Jezebel Hand-Painted Merino

Jezebel Hand-Painted Merino

THIS SALE EXCLUDES BARGAIN BAGS. Please, if you put one of those in your cart, I will have to reverse the transaction or hold it for further payment. My online programming knowledge has failed me on excluding this product from the code. So be kind. And be sure to use the code only for regularly-priced items. Thanks!

Sale is on from today, July 27 to July 31, 2015, subject to in stock items ONLY.

Winter Fun with Stranded In Oz – Adelaide-Style

Hello and thank you for looking at our website.

The next event we’re scheduled for is the Sewing, Stitching, and Hand Craft Show in Adelaide. Well – it is July already! It will be at the Adelaide Showground July 17, 18, and 19.

$10 show fee, $9 for seniors, with $8 for concession – which means it’s affordable… and more means $$ in your pockets to buy yarn! Hooray!

Open Times
Friday 10am to 5pm
Saturday 10am to 5pm
Sunday 10am to 5pm

Hope to see some of you there.

Procrastination Socks by Melissa Deutsch Scott

Procrastination Socks by Melissa Deutsch Scott

I’ll be there with a sock gallery and a workshop area at my booth. The Sock Doctor will be in!

SIOz for Autumn – out and about

Hooray! Stranded In Oz’s next outing will be the fabulous Handknitter’s Guild Open Day 1-4pm, on May 16 at Unley RSL, just off Unley Road, as well as our regular Sundays at the Port Adelaide Fishermen’s Wharf Markets.

Jezebel Hand-Painted Merino

Jezebel Hand-Painted Merino

Adelaide Cup Weekend 2015 and end of Summer update

Jezebel Hand-Painted Merino

Jezebel Hand-Painted Merino

Hello from Port Adelaide. This weekend we’re starting to transition from Summer to Autumn/Winter, so to celebrate our long weekend and two days at the Port Markets, I’ll be clearing out the end of season yarns – at fab sale prices – and getting the market stall ready for what’s in store for the cooler weather.

I’ll be there, with yarn, needles, and fibre Sunday and Monday, 9am to 5pm.

Sale pricing includes the latest lots of Soysilk® Lace — in some fabulous new shades! It’s one of my best-loved yarns. And knits up into gorgeous shawls and scarves. Fabulous for weavers, crocheters and knitters alike.

Soysilk Lace in Antartica

Soysilk Lace in Antartica

Our new credit card payment system (secure PIN) is available at the Port Markets. Or, if you prefer, place your order online for pickup and pay via the PayPal system.

See you online and at the Port Markets. For the best and latest information on Stranded In Oz yarns, join the Ravelry group, Stranded In Oz, and tick ‘like’ and follow on Facebook, strandedinozyarns.

See you at the Port or online, Melissa

Subscriptions and Happy New Year From Stranded In Oz

Kid's Birthday Party Dec Yarn

Kid’s Birthday Party Dec Yarn

Apologies for not updating blog regularly — I am on Ravelry and Facebook and between those two, painting, designing, and doing all the orders, a blog just gets… lost in the mix.

For the summer in Oz, I will be at the Port Markets, Sundays and Monday public holidays 9am to 5pm. As it isn’t show season, I am here in Adelaide, painting and working on large projects, some of which I can share with you in 2015.

Biggest News: Subscriptions for knitting and spinning clubs are now open for 2015.  See the online shop for the details. Should you have questions regarding clubs, please don’t hesitate to contact me. Note: Adelaide customers who wish to pick up their subscriptions at the market, please contact me for rates minus shipping and handling.

Thank you for all your enthusiasm and support for 2015. See you online and at the Port Markets, Melissa

Hello from Melbourne Craft and Quilt Fair 2014

Hello! I’m happy to be in G32 at this year’s Melbourne Craft and Quilt Fair at the Convention Centre.  I’ll be there Thurs. through Sun., from 9am to 5pm!

Beautiful new season yarns to inspire you and your needles!

Happy Little Mitey Sock

Happy Little Mitey Sock