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

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


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.