Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Fiber of the Week - January 28, 2009

The month has flown by since Christmas, hasn't it? Here it is, the last fiber of the week for the month of January. It's Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk Aran that is 20% off this week. It's as soft and luscious as you might imagine. Please check the website for available colors.
The specs:
Fiber: 80% Alpaka 20% Silk
Yardage: 66
Stitches: 4
Needle size: 8
Aran Weight
This yarn will be on sale until midday February 4. If any of the colors you order are not currently in stock, Rob will immediately order them for you.

PS. We're having a major winter storm on Cape Ann, and I'm home from work today. I'm looking past the computer to the doors to the deck. Snow is coating the marsh and I just saw a cardinal flash by, red against the white, gray, and black of the landscape.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Helmet Liner Contest

Hello all,

I am announcing a new contest in addition to our Baby Hat Contest that we run quarterly.
We are running a Helmet Liner contest for the troops overseas. Right now it is winter in Iraq and Afghanistan and our troops are facing some severe winter conditions. There is a need for Helmet Liners to keep them warm. They must be made from 100% wool in approved colors.

Here is a link to more info about qualifications and a free pattern.

We sell the Ella Rae Classic (which is great for this program) at $5 a ball to help facilitate the production of more of these Helmet Liners. This a great sale price for a 100g ball of worsted weight pure wool 5 sts to the inch on US #7.

The Contest mimicks our Baby Hat Contest where each item sent in counts as one entry, no limit as to how many you can send in. To be eligible they must meet the FIBER AND COLOR guidelines. Every quarter we are having a drawing for a $50 gift certificate to the store/website for one lucky winner, just like the Baby Hat Contest. Please consider doing something to help our brave men and women who are overseas protecting our interests. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Entries can be sent to
Coveted Yarn
PO BOX 6015
Gloucester, MA 01930

Thanks in advance,


Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Fiber of the Week - January 21

It's about time we started thinking cotton, isn't it? And we can certainly use some sunshine here on Cape Ann - that's how I picked this color to show. This week's 20% off fiber of the week is Tika by Mirasol. Please check the website for color selection.
The specs:
Fiber: 100% Pure Pima Cotton
50g balls
Yardage: 91
Stitches: 5.5
Needle size: 6
This yarn will be on sale until midday January 28. If any of the colors you order are not currently in stock, Rob will immediately order them for you.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Fiber of the Week - January 14, 2009

Big bargain from Rob this week. The Debbie Bliss Donegal Tweed Aran is being discontinued, so he's putting his entire inventory of it on sale for 30% off. No special orders this time - we're selling what we have of this classic yarn. Check the website for color availability and dive right in!

The specs:

Fiber: 100% Wool

50g ball

Yardage: 96

Stitches: 4.5

Needle size: 7

Aran Weight
First come, first serve. If it's all gone before next Wednesday, that's all, folks!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Fiber of the Week - Jan. 7, 2009

The holidays are over and we're back to normal life. We need something soft to sweeten the fall from the heights of holiday festivity, and this week's fiber of the week should do that. It's Noro Kochoran that's 20% off this week. It has the beautiful blending of colors that we're used to with Noro and the softness of angora. It comes in six beautiful colorways - please check them out on the website.

The specs:
Fiber: 50% Wool, 20% Silk, 30% Angora
100g balls
Yardage: 176
Stitches: 3.5
Needle size: 10
Aran weight

This yarn will be on sale until midday January 14. If any of the colors you order are not currently in stock, Rob will immediately order them for you.

Tomorrow is Elvis Presley's birthday. I'll be having his favorite sandwich - peanut butter and banana.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

New Blue Heron Clearance Yarns

I just finished putting in some new Blue Heron Clearance Yarns on the website. We have brought our price down to $18 across the board on all Blue Heron Clearance yarns. This might be your last chance at some of these yarns which regularly retail between $25 and $39.

We now have some Elephant Chenille and Beaded Wool in our Blue Heron Clearance Section. The Wools are discontinued colors.

Thanks for looking!!


Friday, January 2, 2009

Blue Heron Clearance

Great news! Rob has decided to leave all the Blue Heron clearance yarn at $18 rather than ending the sale this week. More great news - he got another shipment of the Blue Heron clearance yarn today and hopes to have it on the website by the end of this weekend. Remember, this is a Coveted Yarn exclusive.

I'm warning you all - I'm going to be at the shop when it opens tomorrow!

PS Fiber of the Week will begin again next Wednesday January 7.