Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Merry Christmas - Fiber of the Week - Dec. 23


Santa Rob would like to thank all his customers for the wonderful year he's had with the website and the new store. From right now until Dec. 31, all the Blue Heron yarn that's in the clearance section is $18 a skein. This applies only to yarn that's in stock and it's first come, first serve. This is a great opportunity to try the beautiful Blue Heron colors for yourself at a price you may not see again for a long, long time. The suggested retail on this yarn is $25 to $39 a skein.
And my own personal Christmas message to you:
"May your days be merry and bright,
And may all your Christmases be white."
- Maureen aka Rockport Mo
P.S. Rob says Happy Holidays and thanks for a great year.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Fiber of the Week - Dec. 17

Remind you of candy canes? It's our 20% off yarn of the week from Southwest Trading Company, Tofutsies. C'mon, you know you want to knit up a pair to keep your toes warm now that winter's here. Currently available from covetedyarn.com in 17 colors.
The specs:
50% Superwash Wool
25% Soysilk Brand Fiber
22.5% Cotton 2.5% Chitin (made from shrimp and crab shells)
8 sts/1" needles US 2 (2.75mm)
425m per 100g ball
This yarn will be on sale until midday December 24. If any of the colors you order are not currently in stock, Rob will immediately order them for you.

One week to finish those presents!!!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Baby Hat Contest

So,
Here is the Baby Hat Contest....We really have had a dramatic drop off in hats this quarter. I am taking the blame on that as I have been focusing my efforts elsewhere with the store opening and all. Please consider making a hat or two and sending/bringing it in. There is always a need for things like this and with the minimal amount of hats we are working with right now you have a decent chance of winning.

NEWBORN KNIT CROCHET HAT CONTEST: Donate a knit or crocheted hat to the cause and each hat entered will be counted as an entry into a drawing for a $50 gift certificate to our website: http://www.covetedyarn.com/ or store. All hats will be donated to Beverly Hospital to be given to newborns. There is no limit on the number of hats you can send in. To be eligible all hats must be received by end of day on December 31st. If you are running a little behind schedule don't worry as we are running this contest quarterly. All hats should be sent to:

Coveted Yarn
PO BOX 6015
Gloucester, MA 01930

You can drop them off in our store too!
Coveted Yarn
121 East Main St
Gloucester, MA 01930
978 282 8809
We are having extended Holiday Hours through December:
Mon-Thurs 10AM-9:30PM
Fri 10AM-4PM
Sat+Sun 10AM-5PM

Please include contact info so we can let you know if you win!!
Thanks again. As always any questions can be directed to info@covetedyarn.com or 978 282 8809

-Robert

Fiber of the Week - Dec. 10

Rob himself picked this week's fiber of the week. It's something I had somehow completely overlooked, and this photo does it no justice. It's Louisa Harding's Grace Wool and Silk that's 20% off this week. It's a quietly lovely yarn that seems to glow from within due to its silk content. You won't be disappointed in the hand feel of it or in any of the 17 colors.

The specs:
Fiber: 50% Merino Wool 50% Silk
50g balls
Yardage: 110
Stitches: 5.5
Needle size: 6
DK Weight

This yarn will be on sale until midday December 17. If any of the colors you order are not currently in stock, Rob will immediately order them for you.

Hope you all are making good progress on your Christmas projects.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Fiber of the Week - December 3

If you're as old as I am, or just like classic rock, you'll remember this song by Bob Seger:

"That's why I'm going to Katmandu,

Up to the mountains where I'm going to,

And if I ever get out of here that's what I'm gonna do.

K - k - k - k - k - Katmandu,

That's really, really where I'm going to,

Oh, if I ever get out of here

I'm going to Katmandu."



If I were going up into the Himalayas near Katmandu (or Kathmandu), I'd want a nice cabled sweater made out of this week's 20% off yarn of the week. It's Kathmandu Aran Tweed by Queensland Collection. Comes in 18 tweedy colors and is a great all purpose yarn for just about any wintery project you might think of. Let us know if you take it to Katmandu!



And the specs:
Fiber: 85% Merino Wool, 10% Silk, 5% Cashmere


50g balls

Yardage: 104

Stitches: 4.5

Needle size: 8



This yarn will be on sale until midday December 10. If any of the colors you order are not currently in stock, Rob will immediately order them for you.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Fiber of the Week - November 26



Hey, everbody - Happy Thanksgiving! I must say I'm very grateful for all the friends I've made this year in the fiber world. And I'm also very grateful that Coveted Yarn has a local shop for me to haunt. I'm telling you, I walk in intending to spend 5 minutes and it's a hour and a half later when I leave.

On to the fiber of the week. It's Socos by Esther Bitran. This comes in 12 hand-dyed colorways and I had a hard time deciding which one to show in this blog. This looks like it would be one heck of a scarf yarn and fast, too, because it's bulky. Guess I'm talking myself into buying some myself this week! Why not at 20% off?

The specs:

Fiber: 100% Wool

100g balls

Yardage: 82

Stitches: 2.5

Needle size: 11-13

This yarn will be on sale until midday December 3. If any of the colors you order are not currently in stock, Rob will immediately order them for you.

DECEMBER!!!! Excuse me, I have to go knit a scarf, then crochet some bookmarks, then knit some washcloths, oh and there are two more scarves to crochet.....

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Fiber of the Week is Back! November 19

We're back! After all the hubbub of opening Coveted Yarn - The Store, things are calmed down enough to start the fiber of the week again for 20 percent off.


It's a lovely yarn from Elsebeth Lavold called Silky Wool. This popular yarn would make a much coveted sweater, scarf, hat, mittens, you name it. It comes in 16 rich yet subtle colors.


The specs:

Silky Wool by Elsebeth Lavold
Fiber: 45%Wool, 35%Silk, 20%Nylon


50g 192 yard balls

Stitches: 5.5

Needle size: 6

DK Weight


This yarn will be on sale until midday November 26. If any of the colors you order are not currently in stock, Rob will immediately order them for you.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Toques for Toot - New Charity Project

College Student Barack Obama and his grandparents Dunham - Associated Press photo

Maureen here blogging - thanks to Rob for letting me do this.

Some background: as everyone knows, President-elect Obama's grandmother, Madelyn Dunham, nicknamed Toot, died of cancer just before the election. She was his "rock" during his teenage years and a major influence on his life.

I am a member of Ravelry, a social networking website for knitters and crocheters and within that site, one of the groups called Knitters for Obama. During the campaign, we knit and crocheted items for homeless veterans. It was a great success and now we have a new project, inspired by Toot. And anyone can help.

We are knitting and crocheting chemo caps. The Obama family specifically asked the Ravelry group make caps for the University of Chicago’s cancer center in Toot’s memory. If we get enough caps, we will also consider donating to a hospital/hospice in Hawaii, where Toot lived. We are hoping for delivery to roughly coincide with Inauguration Day.

If you would like to participate - even one hat - please send me email to maureenmo3 at gmail.com (you know what to do with the at, right? just trying to fool the spam robots). I can gather the hats from non-Ravelry people and mail them to Chicago myself.

What to use? Yarn should be machine-washable and SOFT. Like, baby’s bottom soft. We are getting mixed opinions about wool, although certainly a high quality SOFT merino or merino blend would probaby work so long as it’s machine washable and SOFT. Cottons that aren’t too stiff but rather are SOFT are good; so are cotton blends, bamboo and bamboo blends, silk blends, acrylic and acrylic blends, so long as they are SOFT and machine washable.

I was at Coveted Yarn the Store tonight and really liked the Sirdar Snuggly DK. It's soft, comes in over 50 colorssuitable for men, women and children, and is machine washable. Rob has it on sale for 25% off in honor of this project.

As far as patterns and sizes go, the Ravelry group has been told that it is better to avoid patterns with eyelets/holes because the skin underneath shows and may make the wearer feel self-conscious.

Since people of all ages get cancer, assume that we will need caps for people of both genders and all ages. I've been told that the hospitals usually come up short on caps for men.

If your political leanings are such that you don't care to participate in this particular project, then think about doing even one charity project this Christmas season. Remember the Coveted Yarn Baby Hats For Beverly Hospital. The Snuggly DK would be wonderful for those hats as well.

Thanks for reading this far.

PS thanks to Blackbunny on Ravelry who wrote up the project information I got most of this post from.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Big Fiber Special!!!

So excited - Rob has one of my favorite yarns at a big special price this week! It's Ella Rae Classic - a 100 percent worsted weight wool that comes in an amazing 74 colors - 68 solids and 6 variegated. It's suggested retail is $6.49. At Coveted Yarn, it's currently $5 a skein, a 23% reduction. At this price, you can easily buy a sweater's worth or enough to felt a very large tote bag at an affordable price.

If you're on Cape Ann, stop by the shop at 121 E. Main St., E. Gloucester. Rob has about 30 of the colors on the shelves. As always, if he doesn't have the color in stock, whether you're ordering in person or online, he will order that color for you.

Did you notice I'm not calling this the yarn of the week? It's just possible this price might last a bit longer than a week - if demand is there for it. So order early and often!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Fiber of the Week - Oct. 15


Alpaca is currently one of the most coveted of yarns. That's why our 20% off Fiber of the Week this week is Judith from the Schaefer Yarn Company of Interlaken, NY. (Oh, to be in the Finger Lakes now that foliage season is here.) Judith is a new yarn from Schaefer and is available in 44 gloriously hand-painted colorways.
The specs:
100% prime alpaca
4 oz. skein - 330 yards
DK Weight - 5.5 St/in.
Needle size: US #7
This yarn will be on sale until midday October 22. If any of the colors you order are not currently in stock, Rob will immediately order them for you.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Fiber/Craft Day - Oct. 4



Coveted Yarn participated in the Fiber/Craft Day at the Rockport (MA) Community House last Saturday, Oct. 4. Rob and Laurel brought some of the yarn in their office. Here it is as displayed. The grand piano got put to good use, didn't it?

See all the yarn on the table by the window? Clearance yarn. The shoppers went crazy.

At this event, we had knitters, crocheters, spinners, needle felters, and a rug maker. You could shop, do your craft, or ask anyone to teach you their specialization. Leslie Wind (www.lesliewind.com), the shawl pin maker, held a class in simple wire working. There was a pot luck lunch with so much yummy food it was unbelievable. A great time was had by all, and we may not wait another year for the next one.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Fiber of the Week - October 8


Here's the yarn and here's the baby. How can you resist?

This week in Essex County we are enjoying the Topsfield Fair which is America's oldest agricultural fair, having started in 1818. The fair hosts a giant pumpkin contest, and this year's winner came in at 1, 464 pounds and was grown by Wesley Dwelly of Massachusetts. That's why I'm showing this color for the yarn of the week. Of course, you can see llamas at the fair and this leads us to the identity of the fiber of the week.

This week's 20% off fiber of the week is Baby Llama by Elsebeth Lavold. It's a big favorite in the Coveted Yarns family because it's so much fun just to pet the soft, soft yarn!

The specs:

Baby Llama by Elsebeth Lavold
Fiber: 100% Baby Llama
50g
109 yard balls
Stitches: 4.5
Needle size: 7
Aran Weight

This yarn will be on sale until midday October 15. If any of the colors you order are not currently in stock, Rob will immediately order them for you.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Fiber of the Week - October 1

Can you believe it's October 1? It's really fall now, and the leaves are starting to turn on Cape Ann. This week's 20% off fiber of the week is a new yarn from Debbie Bliss. Rialto 4 is a merino wool in fingering weight from Debbie Bliss that comes in 16 colors. We also have the Rialto Classics by Debbie Bliss Pattern Book on sale for 15% off. This book covers all of the Debbie Bliss Rialto line.

The specs:
Fiber: 100% ExtraFine Merino
50g
Yardage: 198
Stitches: 7.5
Needle size: 4
Fingering Weight

This yarn will be on sale until midday October 8. If any of the colors you order are not currently in stock, Rob will immediately order them for you.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Fiber of the Week - Sept. 25

Maureen here. What a great response from the sale - thanks to all our customers!

So now another Fiber of the Week. This one is Como by Debbie Bliss. It is a bulky yarn, comes in 16 colors and is very, very soft. If you're like me, you're already thinking about Christmas presents; Christmas is three months from today. This yarn would knit or crochet very, very quickly into scarves or hats. Also, our distributor says it felts well (haven't tried it for that yet myself.) Another plus - the Debbie Bliss Como pattern book is on sale at Coveted Yarn for 15% off this week.

The specs:
Como by Debbie Bliss
Fiber: 90% Wool 10% Cashmere

50g
Yardage: 46
Stitches: 3
Needle size: 10

This yarn will be on sale until midday October 1. If any of the colors you order are not currently in stock, Rob will immediately order them for you.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

HUGE Sale at Coveted Yarn

Hello all!
We are running a HUGE sale!!!!
Everything is on sale! Patterns, notecards, YARN, YARN, YARN
Mirasol - everything 25% off.

Debbie Bliss - Everything 20% off
Schaefer and Blue Heron 15%-30% off
And everything else is on sale too!!!
Tell everyone you know who loves yarn!!!!
Sale ends at midnight eastern time Saturday 20th!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Fiber of the Week - Sept. 10



As the weather cools (in the 40's at night in some parts of Massachusetts this week!), more and more of us are picking up the needles or hooks to start that fall project. I hear that a lot of knitters and crocheters are looking for soft yarn. Here's a beautiful Italian that combines merino, silk and a touch of cashmere. It comes in 22 delicious colors. It's Cashmere Merino Silk DK by Sublime and it's 20% off this week as our fiber of the week.

The specs:
Fiber: 75% Extrafine Merino Wool, 20% Silk, 5% Cashmere

50g balls

Yardage: 127

Stitches: 5.5

Needle size: 6



This yarn will be on sale until midday Sept 17. If any of the colors you order are not currently in stock, Rob will immediately order them for you.
P.S. Don't forget the Clearance section for more great buys!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Fiber of the Week - Sept. 3



Hope everyone had a great Labor Day weekend! I happen to know that there was a cookout at the home of Coveted Yarn where projects were shown, knit nights were planned, steak was grilled, and the best corn of the season was had by all. Yum!


Up next for 20% off is a great-looking Aran weight sweater yarn. It's from Europe and called Flama by Fil Katia. As you might be able to tell from the photo, it's a self-striping yarn, but the contrasting stripes are intermittent. This gives a much more subtle look than the usual self-stripers.

The specs:

Fiber: 50% Wool, 50% Acrylic

50g balls

Yardage: 98

Stitches: 4.5

Needle size: 7


Flama will be on sale until midday Sept 10. If any of the colors you order are not currently in stock, Rob will immediately order them for you.


P.S. Rob has a ton of stuff in the Clearance section coming soon. Now's your chance to get some Blue Heron or Schaefer at greatly reduced prices. First come, first serve!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Fiber of the Week - Aug. 27



Summer is softening here on Cape Ann with cool nights for sleeping and lower humidity. Yesterday was the first day of school in Rockport! It's definitely time to think about getting a sweater project on the needles. It's still four months until the holidays, so you won't have to feel guilty about knitting one for yourself, especially with this lovely Louisa Harding yarn at 20% off.

This is the Kashmir DK, a yarn with the warmth of wool, the softness of cashmere, and the structure of microfiber. Due to its chained or braided construction, it will give you good stitch definition. With 26 colors, you could find a great pick for a woman's or child's sweater, a man's hat, or a scarf for anyone. Along with this fiber of the week, we'd like to welcome the Louisa Harding line of yarns to covetedyarn.com.

The specs:

Fiber: 55% Wool 10% Cashmere 35% Microfiber

50g balls

Yardage: 116

Stitches: 5.5

Needle size: 6

As usual: this yarn will be on sale until midday Sept 3. If any of the colors you order are not currently in stock, Rob will immediately order them for you. Happy Labor Day, everybody!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Olympic Team of Baby Hats

Maureen here - Rob and Laurel's blog helper. As the 2008 Summer Olympics came to a close, so did the Ravelympics, an online knitters and crocheters Olympics in which everyone who completed a project "medaled." As part of the Ravelympics, I crocheted the 5 baby hats pictured above as part of Team Red Sox Nation. These hats are for Beverly Hospital, and they'll be donated with the Coveted Yarn contest hats. I'm not eligible for the contest, but YOU are. Here are the details.

NEWBORN KNIT CROCHET HAT CONTEST: Donate a knit or crocheted hat and each hat entered will be counted as an entry into a drawing for a $50 gift certificate to our website http://www.covetedyarn.com/ All hats will be donated to the Beverly Hospital to be given to newborns. There is no limit on the number of hats you can send in. To be eligible all hats must be received by end of day on September 30. If you are running a little behind schedule, don't worry as we are running this contest quarterly. All hats should be sent to: Coveted Yarn, PO BOX 6015, Gloucester, MA 01930. Please include contact info so we can let you know if you win!! (If you include your e-mail we can include you in mini sales we run for entrants.) Thanks again. As always any questions can be directed to info@covetedyarn.com

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Fiber of the Week - Aug. 20


Remember when you were young (maybe you still are!) and on summer vacation. Wasn't summer the time to break out and do things you'd never do any other time? Well, the season's winding down; it definitely feels like fall is coming on Cape Ann. So here's one more chance to celebrate those crazy summers with a fiber of the week is just a little bit wild. It's Tahiti by Queensland Collection. It comes in 9 printed colorways that are not for those who want prim and proper knitting.

The specs:
Fiber: 49% Cotton, 36% Acrylic, 12% Microfiber, 3% Polyester

50g balls
Yardage: 90
Stitches: 4.5
Needle size: 8

The usual reminders: this yarn will be on sale until midday Aug. 27. If any of the colorways you order are not currently in stock, Rob will immediately order them for you.


Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Fiber of the Week - Aug. 13

We're back with a new fiber of the week for 20% off. It's from Mirasol Yarns. This line features beautiful luxurious hand dyed 100% Merino Wool from the Peruvian Highlands. A portion of every wholesale purchase is dedicated directly to funding a school in the remote area of Munani in the region of Puno to educate the children of the shepherds. The specific yarn for this week is Cotanani.


The specs:
Fiber: 60%Pima cotton 40% merino wool
50g balls
Yardage: 90
Stitches: 5.5
Needle size: 6
The usual reminders: this yarn will be on sale until midday Aug. 20. If any colors you order are not currently in stock, Rob will immediately order them for you.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Gloucester's Sidewalk Bazaar and Coveted Yarn's Baby Hat Contest

We have 4 hats so far for this quarter's contest and we have promises of more to come.

We won't get pictures up until next week because we are very busy getting ready for the Sidewalk Bazaar in Gloucester this Thurs, Fri, and Sat from 9am to 5pm. We will be set up in front of the Kid's Closet on Main St. in Gloucester MA so please come and visit! There will be a great sale on Schaefer's Anne Sock Yarn too! We will have only handpainted yarns this year but we have a lot of them, over 50 skeins of Anne alone. The booth will also have children's tie dye from Gloucester Tie Dye so it should be a lot of fun.

As for the contest,
Here are the details:
NEWBORN KNIT CROCHET HAT CONTEST: Donate a knit or crocheted hat to the cause and each hat entered will be counted as an entry into a drawing for a $50 gift certificate to our website: http://www.covetedyarn.com/ All hats will be donated to the Beverly Hospital to be given to newborns. There is no limit on the number of hats you can send in. To be eligible all hats must be received by end of day on September 30. If you are running a little behind schedule don't worry as we are running this contest quarterly.All hats should be sent to:
Coveted Yarn
PO BOX 6015
Gloucester, MA 01930
Please include contact info so we can let you know if you win!! (if you include your e-mail we can include you in mini sales we run for entrants) Thanks again. As always any questions can be directed to info@covetedyarn.com

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Fiber of the Week - July 30




Time for a new fiber of the week for 20% off. It's from Sublime Yarns, a new luxury fiber line created by Sirdar. I've chosen the Organic Cotton that comes in eight beautifully subtle colors. Here's what their website says about this yarn: "Sublime organic cotton is entirely natural and untreated - it has been grown organically without the use of pesticides and gently dyed using environmentally friendly products. "

The specs:



  • Fiber: 100% Organic Cotton

  • 50g balls

  • Yardage: 120

  • Stitches: 5.5

  • Needle size: 6

The usual reminders: this yarn will be on sale until midday Aug. 6. If any colors you order are not currently in stock, Rob will immediately order them for you.


Have a green week!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Fiber of the Week Sale - July 23

Maureen here with the fiber of the week, starting July 23. In honor of Araucania becoming one of the Coveted Yarns, this week it's Ranco Sock Yarn that will be 20% off. This Chilean yarn comes in 40 colorways. The yarn is kettle dyed, so no two skeins will be exactly alike; Araucania recommends that you alternate skeins while knitting. However, dangerous knitters just keep going to see what happens. Your choice, depending on your own taste. The specs:


  • Fiber: 75% Wool, 25% Nylon

  • 50g 376 yard balls

  • Stitches: 7.5

  • Needle size: 3

Remember, if we do not have the color you order, Rob will immediately order it for you. This sale is in effect until noon on July 30. Have a great week!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Fiber of the Week Sale - July 16




Hi, everybody. Maureen here with the 20% off fiber of the week.

This week it's Schaefer Yarn Company's Susan. I picked it because it's cotton, it's gorgeous, and it's from my homeland of upstate New York. Here are the stats:
  • 100% Mercerized Pima Cotton
  • 6 Oz. Skein 470 Yards
  • Sportweight - 6st/inch
  • Needle size US 5

This handpainted cotton is available in 27 colorways - some multicolored, some solid. As always, if Rob doesn't have a specific color in stock he will order it for you. Sale ends midday next Wednesday the 23rd.

Keep cool!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Fiber of the Week Sale - Debbie Bliss Pure Cotton


Hi, Maureen here with her first contribution. Rob has graciously allowed me to pick the sale yarn of the week and also to announce it.


It's Debbie Bliss Pure Cotton. It's on sale until next Wednesday, July 16, at noon.


It's really HOT here on Cape Ann, so a cotton yarn sounded like a good idea. This is Aran weight, comes in 24 colors, and should be good for baby hats (hint, hint). At 20% off, I'm going to order a bunch myself for hats and dishcloths. Dive in and get some for the contest! (As always, you don't have to use yarn from Coveted Yarn for the contest. Rob is too generous for that.)
Rob is also running a special on Debbie Bliss pattern books. Order $50 or more of Debbie Bliss products and we will send a FREE pattern book. We have four to choose from:
  • The Tweed Collection
  • Book Six
  • Number 5
  • Simple Living
When you order please specify in the "order notes" section which book you would like.

PS. If you're a Raveler, you know me as RockportMo. Hope it's cooler where you are.


A hearty welcome for Maureen!

Hello all,

I just wanted to let everyone know that Maureen is going to help me out with the blog. You will see some posts from her on here soon! If you have any questions about anything please don't hesitate to ask at info@covetedyarn.com

-Robert

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Coveted Yarn Newborn Hat Contest Ending 6-30-08 results

Well,

We ended up with 120 hats for this past quarter, just look at them all! Thanks go to everyone who participated. As a result of the tremendous effort put out by so many I decided to throw in a second $50 gift certificate so we would have 2 winners. It seemed a shame to have such great support and only have one winner. So here they are:

Erin R. in Texas

Dawn W. in California

Congratulations! You have each won a $50 gift certificate good for anything on Coveted Yarn's website I hope you find something you can treat yourself to. As for everyone else, thanks again. The program wouldn't be possible without the support of everyone involved.


Now, we have already started the contest for next quarter. This one will be almost the same but will end on September 30th. There will be one small change: My wife is going to pick out her favorite one out of all the hats donated (she takes all the pictures) and that hat's maker will get a special prize! Sooooo.... Get to it!!!



Here are the details:

Here is the contest:NEWBORN KNIT CROCHET HAT CONTEST:Donate a knit or crocheted hat to the cause and each hat entered will be counted as an entry into a drawing for a $50 gift certificate to our website: http://www.covetedyarn.com/ All hats will be donated to the Beverly Hospital to be given to newborns. There is no limit on the number of hats you can send in. To be eligible all hats must be received by end of day on September 30. If you are running a little behind schedule don't worry as we are running this contest quarterly.All hats should be sent to:

Coveted Yarn

PO BOX 6015

Gloucester, MA 01930

Please include contact info so we can let you know if you win!! (if you include your e-mail we can include you in mini sales we run for entrants) Thanks again. As always any questions can be directed to info@covetedyarn.com

Monday, June 30, 2008

Update on the Coveted Yarn Baby Hat Contest!

Tha amazing thing about something as simple and great as this contest is the ability it has to restore something so large as hope or confidence. That being said I want to thank everyone who participtes either by sending in hats or just telling others about it. It is nice to know there are still people who not only care, but care enough to do something about it!

When we ran the first quarter's contest and only received two hats I was sad. I thought about dropping what seemed like a great little idea. I decided to give it another quarter to see how it would do. The second quarter we got a total of 66 hats donated to the hospital. I was thrilled, it had started to work. Then it happened again, after almost the entire span of the contest and only receiving 15 hats I was beginning to wonder again....is it a good idea?

Well, Saturday morning I went to the PO box and was surprised, there were 75 new hats waiting for me! I collected another 10 from some faithful locals and the tally stands at 100 hats for this quarter! I can hardly believe it! Thanks to everyone for helping out. I promise not to lose faith any more. We haven't checked the PO box yet today and there is still some time before the contest ends at midnight so we might even get a few more! It is really a nice thing and I am glad to be part of it. Thanks again to everyone!

Don't forget we will start the next contest July 1st to end September 30th! Please keep sending in those hats!

-Robert
Here is the contest:
NEWBORN KNIT CROCHET HAT CONTEST:Donate a knit or crocheted hat to the cause and each hat entered will be counted as an entry into a drawing for a $50 gift certificate to our website: http://www.covetedyarn.com/ All hats will be donated to the Beverly Hospital to be given to newborns. There is no limit on the number of hats you can send in. To be eligible all hats must be received by end of day on June 30. If you are running a little behind schedule don't worry as we are running this contest quarterly.
All hats should be sent to:
Coveted Yarn
PO BOX 6015
Gloucester, MA 01930
Please include contact info so we can let you know if you win!! (if you include your e-mail we cna include you in mini sales we run for entrants) Thanks again. As always any questions can be directed to info@covetedyarn.com

Missing Orders!

Hello all,
If you have placed an order through our website and not received a confirmation e-mail we did not get your order. It has come to my attention that some of our customers have encountered issues with Paypal and their orders have not been coming through to us. Please e-mail us if this applies to you! We have no way of knowing who you are or what you need for yarn!

We think we have circumnavigated the problem as best we can since the issues have been with paypal but if you order and don't receive any info from us please let us know. We are also in the works on setting everything up to accept credit cards directly through the site which should eliminate the current problem, so please bear with us.

Every order that comes in is one that we appreciate. Please let us know if you have any questions.
-Robert

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

New Fiber of the Week sale - Blue Heron Beaded Wool Metallic

Hello all,

This week's Fiber of the Week sale is for Blue Heron's Beaded Wool Metallic. The above picture doesn't even come close to doing it justice. This is one of those coveted fibers to put in your stash. 4 oz skeins of 250 yards each, yet they can drop a fiber fanatic from a hundred paces. Beware!



Hat Contest Update: 0 hats for this week :(

On the plus side I know there are some on their way!!! :)

Thank you to everyone who is participating in this fun program!

Don't know what I am talking about??? (fear not, you are not alone) You can find out by reading below!!



Ravelry members check us out in the "Coveted Yarn" group or find me, I'm the "YarnPimp"

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Fiber of the Week Sale is Blue Heron Egyptian Mercerized Cotton





Hello all!


This week we are running Egyptian Mercerized Cotton from Blue Heron as our Fiber of the Week Sale! It is 20% off until the sale ends on Wed. around lunchtime eastern time when we run a new fiber of the week sale. We offer the full range of colors that Blue Heron is currently dyeing though that means some of them may have to be special ordered. Any special orders will be placed on Wed. at the end of the sale and shipped asap. Please e-mail with any questions.

Also, we are running a little light on our baby hat contest this quarter and there is still time to throw a few together and get them here in time for the drawing. Please take a look at the previous post to learn more!


We are now on Ravelry!! Look for us! We are yarnpimp



Thursday, May 29, 2008

Coveted Yarn's Newborn Hat Contest


Here are the most recent hats! I know it is summer and everyone is busy but we have received many less hats than last quarter so the chances of winning are pretty good. We also plan on running special mini sales for people who have sent in hats as a thank you gesture. If you have sent in hats and are not sure if we have your e-mail please send us an e-mail with your name and contact info so we can include you on the newborn hat sale e-mail list and verify that you sent in hats. We truly appreciate the efforts of all those involved and look forward to many, many more hats as we grow this program. Below are the ins and outs of the contest.

NEWBORN KNIT CROCHET HAT CONTEST:Donate a knit or crocheted hat to the cause and each hat entered will be counted as an entry into a drawing for a $50 gift certificate to our website: http://www.covetedyarn.com/ All hats will be donated to the Beverly Hospital to be given to newborns. There is no limit on the number of hats you can send in. To be eligible all hats must be received by end of day on June 30. If you are running a little behind schedule don't worry as we are running this contest quarterly.

All hats should be sent to:
Coveted Yarn
PO BOX 6015
Gloucester, MA 01930
Please include contact info so we can let you know if you win!! (email too if you want to be included in special mini sales that we hope to run randomly for the participants)
Thanks again. As always any questions can be directed to info@covetedyarn.com
-Robert

Fiber of the Week sale is Schaefer's Heather As knit by Yarn Harlot!


Hello all,
I am sure at least some of you are familiar with the Yarn Harlot. Recently she posted about a pattern she was working on ( Schaefer Pattern 334 ) with Schaefer's Heather . We have had a little more interest in Heather as a result, so I thought we might be able to give this new fiber a little jolt by making it our fiber of the week and putting it on sale. The sale only lasts till June 4th so stock up now and tell your friends! Most orders for Heather will have to be a special order just so you know, but you do have access to every color they make it in and we will get it to you asap!

"Heather"
55% merino wool SUPERWASH, 30% cultivated silk, 15% nylon
4 oz. - 400 yard skeins
Sock Yarn - 7 - 8 St/in.
Needle size: US #1
Hand Wash

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Kureyon and Silk Garden are the Fiber of the Week! 20% Off

This week's Fiber of the Week sale is a doubleheader! To celebrate bringing Noro into our porduct line we are offering Kureyon and Silk Garden at 20% off! What we show we have in stock and will ship right away. This is a great opportunity to get your hands on some great fibers at an awesoem price. Please let us know if you have any questions!



-Robert

Thursday, May 8, 2008

3 New Hats for the Newborn Hat Contest!








Here are the latest additions to the newborn hat contest! Every hat sent in is greatly appreciated. If you have not sent any in please consider doing so as it is a great little program. Here is the scoop on the contest:

NEWBORN KNIT CROCHET HAT CONTEST:Donate a knit or crocheted hat to the cause and each hat entered will be counted as an entry into a drawing for a $50 gift certificate to our website: http://www.covetedyarn.com/ All hats will be donated to the Beverly Hospital to be given to newborns. There is no limit on the number of hats you can send in. To be eligible all hats must be received by end of day on June 30. If you are running a little behind schedule don't worry as we are running this contest quarterly. All hats should be sent to:
Coveted Yarn
PO BOX 6015
Gloucester, MA 01930
Please include contact info so we can let you know if you win!!
Thanks again. As always any questions can be directed to info@covetedyarn.com
-Robert







Fiber of the Week: Andrea from Schaefer Yarn Company 20% off!!

Andrea from Schaefer Yarn company is this week's fiber of the week. From now until next Wednesday around lunchtime take 20% off all Andrea purchases! As with all Fiber of the week sales any special orders for Andrea will be placed next Wednesday at the end of the sale. Andrea is a great lace weight 100% cultivated Silk fiber that is perfect for this time of year. For more info and available colors click on any Andrea link

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Fiber of the Week: Laurel from Schaefer Yarn Company



The specs on Laurel:

100% Mercerized Pima Cotton

8 Oz. Skein 400 Yards

Worsted Weight 4-4.5 St/Inch

Needle Size US #8

Schaefer appears to be well stocked so any special orders should go right out in a couple of days from when it is ordered. As with all specialof the week sales any special orders will be placed at the end of the sale. This is one of my wifes favorite fibers. She like it so much she used some to make a baby hat and booties for our daughter to wear in the hospital, it is that soft and nice.

NEWBORN KNIT CROCHET HAT CONTEST:Donate a knit or crocheted hat to the cause and each hat entered will be counted as an entry into a drawing for a $50 gift certificate to our website: http://www.covetedyarn.com/ All hats will be donated to the Beverly Hospital to be given to newborns. There is no limit on the number of hats you can send in. To be eligible all hats must be received by end of day on June 30. If you are running a little behind schedule don't worry as we are running this contest quarterly. All hats should be sent to:

Coveted Yarn

PO BOX 6015

Gloucester, MA 01930

Please include contact info so we can let you know if you win!!Thanks again. As always any questions can be directed to info@covetedyarn.com-Robert

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Karaoke from SWTC is this week's fiber of the week!


Karaoke from SWTC is this week's fiber of the week! Karaoke is a 50/50 soysilk/wool blend and is great for felting! This week it is 20% off! Any special orders for Karaoke will be placed next Wednesday at the end of the sale. Please let me know if you have any questions. Don't forget the hat contest!!!

NEWBORN KNIT CROCHET HAT CONTEST:
Donate a knit or crocheted hat to the cause and each hat entered will be counted as an entry into a drawing for a $50 gift certificate to our website: http://www.covetedyarn.com/ All hats will be donated to the Beverly Hospital to be given to newborns. There is no limit on the number of hats you can send in. To be eligible all hats must be received by end of day on June 30. If you are running a little behind schedule don't worry as we are running this contest quarterly. All hats should be sent to:
Coveted Yarn
PO BOX 6015
Gloucester, MA 01930
Please include contact info so we can let you know if you win!!
Thanks again. As always any questions can be directed to info@covetedyarn.com
-Robert

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Fiber of the Week sale is Schaefer's ANNE


Hi All,

This week's fiber of the week is Anne from the Schaefer Yarn Company. Anne is a fingering weight superwash yarn that is sold as it is dyed which means each skein is considered unique. There are 34 skeins on the website and 18 more going on in the next day or two which gives a decent selection to choose from. As you can see from the pattern selection for this yarn it is more than just another super duper pretty sock yarn.


Unfortunately our website inventory system is not yet able to automatically remove items that are sold out so there may be the situation that someone else beats you to the skein you chose. I will try to remove skeins as they are sold.


Please let me know if you have any questions!

-Robert

Thursday, April 10, 2008

The First hats of this Quarter's Contest!!!




Hello all,
Here are the first 3 hats for this quarter's newborn hat contest! The two lighter ones are actually made from the Coveted Yarn Camel available on the website! For more details on the Newborn baby hat contest look for info at the bottom of each post.

On another note...one of our winners has chosen some of her booty from the website. I am very pleased to announce she chose a Leslie Wind Silver Filigre Stick Pin as part of her prize. This pin will be great for a shawl, sweater, hair or really any other application where a stick pin would work, except this has beauty and craftswomanship that makes it stand out. Here it is displayed in one of the hats we received.
Don't forget about our Fiber of the Week Sale!! This week is Esperanza from Schaefer at 20% off!
NEWBORN KNIT CROCHET HAT CONTEST:
Donate a knit or crocheted hat to the cause and each hat entered will be counted as an entry into a drawing for a $50 gift certificate to our website: http://www.covetedyarn.com/ All hats will be donated to the Beverly Hospital to be given to newborns. There is no limit on the number of hats you can send in. To be eligible all hats must be received by end of day on June 30. If you are running a little behind schedule don't worry as we are running this contest quarterly. All hats should be sent to:
Coveted Yarn
PO BOX 6015
Gloucester, MA 01930
Please include contact info so we can let you know if you win!!
Thanks again. As always any questions can be directed to info@covetedyarn.com
-Robert

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Schaefer Yarn Company's Esperanza is this weeks Fiber of the Week


This week's fiber of the week is Esperanza (20% off) from Schaefer Yarn Company. This fiber (a mix of lambswool and alpaca) is OMG soft. I know we all want it to be summer already...but the mornings still have a crsipness to them where we are. Why not make a little something to warm things up? Here are the patterns we have available for this fiber As with all fiber of the week sales any special orders for this fiber will be ordered on the Wednesday the sale ends.

NEWBORN KNIT CROCHET HAT CONTEST:

Donate a knit or crocheted hat to the cause and each hat entered will be counted as an entry into a drawing for a $50 gift certificate to our website: http://www.covetedyarn.com/ All hats will be donated to the Beverly Hospital to be given to newborns. There is no limit on the number of hats you can send in. To be eligible all hats must be received by end of day on June 30. If you are running a little behind schedule don't worry as we are running this contest quarterly. All hats should be sent to:

Coveted Yarn

PO BOX 6015

Gloucester, MA 01930

Please include contact info so we can let you know if you win!!

Thanks again. As always any questions can be directed to info@covetedyarn.com

-Robert

Thursday, April 3, 2008

First Quarter 2008 Newborn Baby Hat Contest Winners!!

Hello all,
We have had a great quarter for our newborn hat contest! We received 66 hats for donation to Beverly Hospital. Due to the success of the program I decided to issue 2 grand prizes instead of just one. Therefore we have two winners (chosen at random)of $50 certificates toward yarn on our website! Thank you to everyone who has helped to make this a reality. The winners are:

M.R. Andrews of Wisconsin
and
Rhonda S. of Delaware

Congratulations to both of you for prizes well deserved. Both of you now have a $50 credit toward Coveted Yarn purchases! You can use this for anything on our site including sale items such as our Fiber of the week! This contest is now open again ending June 30, information can be found in our blog below.

This week's Fiber of the Week is Blue Heron's Rayon Metallic at 15% off. Take a look at some of the colors available in this sparkly fiber.

As always if you have any questions please don't hesitate to send us an e-mail at info@covetedyarn.com

Thanks again to all,

-Robert

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

New Fiber of the Week! Blue Heron's Rayon Metallic!

Hello all,
It is Wednesday and we have a new fiber of the week. This week it will be Blue Heron's Rayon Metallic. This fiber is stunning and sparkly! As with all Fiber of the week sales we will wait until next Wednesday to place any special orders for this yarn. This is a really neat fiber made from 88% Rayon and 12% metallic which gives it that special sparkle. All Rayon Metallic bought through our website during this sale will be 15% off!
Please let us know if you have any questions.
-Robert

Grand Total of 66 hats for this Quarters Contest!





Here is the final push in the Baby hat contest!! We received a total of 66 hats! That is a tremendous effort and far exceeds my hopes for this quarter. As a result I am going to draw for TWO $50.00 credits to the website as opposed to just the one I had promised. I don't have the list in front of me so the drawings will take place tonight. I will update the Blog and announce the winners no later than tomorrow around lunchtime. In the meantime... We have started a NEW CONTEST!!!! Same contest new time frame, this one will end June 30.

Newborn hat contest: Donate a knit or crocheted hat to the cause and each hat entered will be counted as an entry into a drawing for a $50 gift certificate to our website: http://www.covetedyarn.com/ All hats will be donated to the Beverly Hospital to be given to newborns. There is no limit on the number of hats you can send in. To be eligible all hats must be received by end of day on June 30. If you are running a little behind schedule don't worry as we are running this contest quarterly. All hats should be sent to:
Coveted Yarn
PO BOX 6015
Gloucester, MA 01930
Please include contact info so we can let you know if you win!!
Thanks again.
As always any questions can be directed to info@covetedyarn.com
-Robert

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

One more hat and NEW fiber of the week sale! - ELAINE

This week's Fiber of the week is Schaefer's Elaine. It will be 15% off! All orders not in stock for Elaine will be placed next Wednesday at the end of our fiber of the week sale. Check out our extensive pattern selection for this great fiber. Please e-mail with any questions.

Here is our lone hat for the week!!





Newborn hat contest: Donate a knit or crocheted hat to the cause and each hat entered will be counted as an entry into a drawing for a $50 gift certificate to our website: http://www.covetedyarn.com/ All hats will be donated to the Beverly Hospital to be given to newborns. There is no limit on the number of hats you can send in. To be eligible all hats must be received by end of day on March 31st. If you are running a little behind schedule don't worry as we are running this contest quarterly. All hats should be sent to:
Coveted Yarn
PO BOX 6015
Gloucester, MA 01930
Please include contact info so we can let you know if you win!!
Thanks again.
As always any questions can be directed to info@covetedyarn.com
-Robert

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Fiber of the Week - Miss Priss

Hello all!
We are going to try something new here at Coveted Yarn. Every Wednesday we are going to announce a fiber of the week and put that fiber on sale until the following Wednesday. This week we chose Miss Priss from Schaefer Yarn Company. This is a great all around fiber and Schaefer sets the tone with some fabulous color selections. We are kicking off this new tradition with a whopping 20% discount to celebrate the beginning of spring! All special orders for Miss Priss will be placed with Schaefer the Wednesday the sale ends. We will showcase a new fiber every week so keep checking back!


And of course we are still running the Baby hat contest!

Newborn hat contest: Donate a knit or crocheted hat to the cause and each hat entered will be counted as an entry into a drawing for a $50 gift certificate to our website: www.covetedyarn.com All hats will be donated to the Beverly Hospital to be given to newborns. There is no limit on the number of hats you can send in. To be eligible all hats must be received by end of day on March 31st. If you are running a little behind schedule don't worry as we are running this contest quarterly. All hats should be sent to:Coveted YarnPO BOX 6015Gloucester, MA 01930Please include contact info so we can let you know if you win!!Thanks again!!
As always any questions can be directed to info@covetedyarn.com

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

A very persistant hat


This one just doesn't to be photographed and posted. Even when I think it is being posted it evades me once again!



Victory is mine!!!!

The one that (almost) got away

Here is hat # 38 that snuck away and hid when I was gathering the hats for the last update post.

I have been getting very positive feedback from people sending in the hats they make. I think that is great. Rumor has it that this is a fun thing to do. Maybe it would be fun for you and your friends too!

We just added a bunch (and by bunch I mean quite a few) Schaefer Yarn Company Patterns to the website.

Newborn hat contest: Donate a knit or crocheted hat to the cause and each hat entered will be counted as an entry into a drawing for a $50 gift certificate to our website: www.covetedyarn.com All hats will be donated to the Beverly Hospital to be given to newborns. There is no limit on the number of hats you can send in. To be eligible all hats must be received by end of day on March 31st. If you are running a little behind schedule don't worry as we are running this contest quarterly. All hats should be sent to:Coveted YarnPO BOX 6015Gloucester, MA 01930Please include contact info so we can let you know if you win!!Thanks again!!

As always any questions can be directed to info@covetedyarn.com

-Robert

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Newest additions to the cause!





Here are the latest additions to the newborn hat contest. As you can see it is going very well. I would like to thank everyone who is taking part and spreading the word. We are at 37 hats so far, with 2 weeks left to go. That is a dramatic change from the 2 we got for the first contest! It just goes to show that you should never give up on what you think is a good idea. Below should be any info you will need but please don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions. 

Newborn hat contest: Donate a knit or crocheted hat to the cause and each hat entered will be counted as an entry into a drawing for a $50 gift certificate to our website: www.covetedyarn.com All hats will be donated to the Beverly Hospital to be given to newborns. There is no limit on the number of hats you can send in. To be eligible all hats must be received by end of day on March 31st. If you are running a little behind schedule don't worry as we are running this contest quarterly. All hats should be sent to:
Coveted Yarn
PO BOX 6015
Gloucester, MA 01930
Please include contact info so we can let you know if you win!!
Thanks again!!

Monday, March 10, 2008

Something to sink your teeth into!

For the month of March we will take a portion of our gross sales and donate it to Harvest Meals. Harvest Meals is a program through Cape Ann Interfaith. It provides meals for those who need them. It is a great program and one that I am personally familiar with and proud to have been able to take part in. This is in addition to our hat contest which you can read about below. Please let me know if you have any questions about anything Coveted Yarn related. Thanks!!
-Robert

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Another update on the Newborn hat contest!

Here are ten more hats for the contest!!! I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who is taking part. This is a real fun project on my end and I never would have figured I would be so excited on my way to the PO BOX.

I am looking into a new promotion to run along with this one. I will keep you updated through this blog. If you have any ideas please share them. Thanks Again!!
Newborn hat contest: Donate a knit or crocheted hat to the cause and each hat entered will be counted as an entry into a drawing for a $50 gift certificate to our website: www.covetedyarn.com All hats will be donated to the Beverly Hospital to be given to newborns. There is no limit on the number of hats you can send in. To be eligible all hats must be received by end of day on March 31st. If you are running a little behind schedule don't worry as we are running this contest quarterly. All hats should be sent to:
Coveted Yarn
PO BOX 6015
Gloucester, MA 01930
Please include contact info so we can let you know if you win!!
Thanks again!!

Monday, February 25, 2008

Another Update!



Here are 5 more hats for our baby hat contest! Remember they can be knit or crocheted, newborn hats would be best in any pattern or yarn that would be good for little babies. Each hat entered is donated and counts as one entry for the drawing to be held on March 31st. The program will likely be continued indefinately as it is really fun and a pleasure to run. Please tell your friends about his one, it is really a nice thing to do and doesn't cost anything (except for postage to send a hat along). If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. Most info can be found through earlier posts.
Thanks again,
Coveted Yarn