Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Fiber of the week - December 30, 2009

Happy New Year! For the last Fiber of the Week for 2009, Rob has selected a yarn that, in his own words, "is the kind of yarn that make you want to knit." It's Sulka by Mirasol that's 20% off this week. We know a lot of you prefer solid-color yarns for projects and this one is available in 24 sophisticated solid colors. The specs:
Sulka by Mirasol
Fiber: 60% Merino Wool, 20% Alpaca, 20% Silk
50g balls
Yardage: 55
Stitches: 4
Needle size: 10

Don't forget the Baby-Hat-a-Thon at the Coveted Yarn shop on New Year's Day!
Here's wishing you and yours a happy, health and yarn-filled 2010.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Fiber of the Week - Dec. 23

First of all, a very happy holidays to all our Coveted Yarn customers and friends. Two messages for you this week. The first is about the fiber of the week. It's Wooly Stripes by Nashua. Rob knows by now I'm a fool for self-striping yarn, and this one is terrific. It's a worsted weight that is great for just straight knitting, crocheting and felting. If you're a novice at any of these, take it from me, a self-striping yarn will make you look like a genius. If you're on Ravelry, please take a moment to look at some of the projects made with this yarn; you may find them as motivational as I did. Available in 17 inspiring colorways, this yarn will be 25% off until Wednesday, December 30.
The specs:
Content: 100% Wool
Size: 50g/1.75oz
Yardage: 88 yards/80 meters
Needle Size: US 8 – 9/5 – 5.5 mm
Gauge: 16-18 sts and 20-22 rows = 4"
Yarn Weight:4 - Medium

And now for message #2: usually bored on New Year's Day? Not into watching football or nursing a hangover? Head on down to Coveted Yarn (the shop) for an all day baby hat knit-and-crochet-a-thon. Comfy couch, usually lots of candy, fun people, and a nice charity activity to start off the year. Here's the info on the baby hat project:
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: 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. We are running this contest quarterly. All hats should be sent to: Coveted Yarn PO BOX 6015 Gloucester, MA 01930 (or if you're in the shop, just hand them to Rob!) 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

And finally, your blogger would like to borrow the words of Irving Berlin for my wish for you:
"May your days be merry and bright, and may all your Christmases be white."

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Fiber of the Week - Dec. 9, 2009

This week's fiber of the week is a stunner. It's Mooi by Louet, a company well-known for quality yarn. This lace weight is one of the softest yarns I've ever felt - just like a cloud. Of course it contains some cashmere, but bet one of the other fibers will be a surprise for you. The word Mooi, according to Louet, is Dutch for "pretty." It is available in 13 truly pretty colors. At 20% off, this is a rare opportunity to get a discount on this luxury yarn. Isn't it time you bought a Christmas present for yourself?

The specs:

70% Bamboo, 15% bison, 15% Cashmere


350 yards

3.0mm to 3.5mm needles (2-4 US)

7-8 sts per inch

Lace Weight

This yarn will be on sale until midday, Dec. 16.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Fiber of the Week - Dec. 2

Here we go, folks. A great super bulky yarn for quick hats, scarves, mittens, the kind of yarn you can't help picking up and squishing. This is Giglo by Laines du Nord, available in 6 fun colorways and 25% off! Only 23 days left for those projects, not to nag or anything...

The specs:

Fiber: 78% Wool, 17% Viscose, 5% Acrylic


Yardage: 43

Stitches: 2.5

Needle size: 13

This yarn will be on sale until midday, Dec. 9.