Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Fiber of the Week - April 29, 2009

Photo: Fred Abrahams for the New York Times

I don't have a picture of this week's Fiber of the Week, but here's the sweet beast it comes from. Have you ever heard an alpaca hum? It's a most endearing sound. This week's fiber of the week is Frog Tree's Alpaca Sport that is 25% off. Please check the website for color availability. Frog Tree is a very special company, and one that Rob is proud to be associated with. Here's a quote from the Frog Tree home page:

"As a result of our experience living and working at the grassroots level in Peru, Bolivia, Mexico and the USA for many years, we founded Frog Tree Yarns.
We believe that talented, hard-working artisans should receive a just wage in order to provide a dignified life for their families.
We believe that our clients should receive the same treatment.
We price fairly our high quality products.
We emphasize prompt customer service.
And we commit to creating a sense of community, mutual respect and enjoyment in our working relationships.
We strive to use the company we founded, Frog Tree Yarns, as a tool for supporting educational and environmental projects throughout the world."

And the specs on the yarn:
100% Alpaca Wool
Sport Weight
US #5/#6
130 yards

This yarn will be on sale until midday Wednesday, May 6.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Sale of the Week - 40% off - April 22, 2009

It's 40% off this week - Sublime Kid Mohair. What a deal. AND the other item that's 40% off is Pattern book 609 for Sublime Kid Mohair. So ask not what you would do with this yarn - here's your chance to get the book and yarn both on sale.

Specs for the yarn:
Fiber: 60% Kid Mohair, 35% Nylon, 5% Extrafine Merino Wool
50g balls
Yardage: 122
Stitches: 4.75
Needle size: 8

Sale is limited to quanties on hand and ends Wed. April 29 at noon.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Fiber of the Week - April 15, 2009

BIG discount from Rob this week. This yarn is Tahiti by Queensland and it's 40% off this week! This is a fun yarn for spring. The contrasting colors make intermittent stripes in the knitted project. Great yarn for a tank top or child's cardigan and available in 9 colorways.

The specs:

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

50g balls

Yardage: 90

Stitches: 4.5

Needle size: 8

If the color you want is not available, Rob will immediately order it for you. This yarn will be on sale until midday April 22.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Fiber of the Week - April 8, 2009

It feels like it's time for a party. Spring is here, Easter is upon us, and the Red Sox won their home opener today.

Here's a yarn that looks like a party to me - Siam by Euro. It's fun for your needles and comes in 8 colorways, some a little subdued and some wild. It's big and will knit or crochet up quickly. It's 20% off and here are the specs:
Fiber: 35% Nylon, 35% Acrylic, 30% Wool
50g balls
Yardage: 49
Stitches: 3
Needle size: 10.5
If the color you want is not available, Rob will immediately order it for you. This yarn will be on sale until midday April 15 (ooh, tax day - good luck everybody!)

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


It's not a single fiber of the week this week - it's the entire Debbie Bliss line!

Check the website for prices on the individual yarns. They will be up to 50% off!

Sale ends 4/5/09.