Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Fiber of the Week - March 31, 2010

This week's fiber of the week is a revelation. I was in the shop on Sunday, and everyone who came in had to stroke it and look at all the colors. The name of the yarn does not do justice to what it is - it's the Sweater Pack by Done Roving. What isit? Three skeins of yarn all handpainted together (we currently have 8 colorways). You get enough in the pack to make a sweater or a lap throw or a whole flock of small projects. At 20% off, you could have a one of a kind sweater that will astonish even other knitters. First the specs and then an announcement:

The specs:

This pack contains 3-- 450 yard skeins of handpainted (all at the same time)

Each skein weighs approximately 8.8 ounces

Or approximately 1-3/4 pounds of yarn total

Bulky weight yarn

50/50 Wool/Nylon

The fiber of the week will be on sale until midday, Wednesday April 7.

And now for the announcement - it's time for spring cleaning (actually, that's what I was doing when I stopped to write the blog.) Rob is spring cleaning in the shop and will be announcing specials at unpredicable intervals over the next two months. He'll be announcing them via Facebook, Twitter, and possibly the Ravelry group. You could also just go to the website and check the sale yarns section. If you go there right now (Wed. Mar.31), Noro Kureyon is 30% off!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Fiber of the Week - March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patrick's Day, everybody! And thanks to everyone who helped make the Yarn Crawl a success!

This week's fiber of the week is from the ever-popular Debbie Bliss line. The name is Eco Baby and it's 100% organic cotton. It's a good choice, not just for babies, but for anyone who would appreciate a good cotton in the spring and summer. Available in 15 colors, some of which are quite suitable for adults, too.

The specs:

Eco Baby by Debbie Bliss
Fiber: 100% Organic Cotton

50g balls

Yardage: 137

Stitches: 6

Needle size: 3

This yarn will be on sale until midday, Wednesday, March 24.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Yarn Crawl Begins! 3/11-3/14

The Yarn Crawl begins today! Stop by the shop for a chance at the mind-blowing prize - a $500 shopping spree at Coveted Yarn! Think how much Blue Heron and Schaeffer you could get for that!!!
Also meet Leslie Wind, metalsmith, knitter, and crocheter. Leslie makes shawl pins especially tested by knitters and designed to enhance, but not overpower your handiwork. Ask her about "tewelry" - beautiful items that serve as tools for knitting.
Rob was up until 2AM getting sales ready. On your marks, get set, go!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Yarn Crawl!! March 11-14

Reminder that starting Thursday, March 11 is the Yarn Crawl 2010: North of Boston. Coveted Yarn will be one of the 12 participating shops.

Each shop will have specials and raffle items. The Coveted Yarn raffle item is going to be mind-blowing BUT you'll have to visit the shop between 3/11-3/14 to register.

For more information, see http://ayarncrawl.com/

Fiber of the Week - March 10, 2010

This week's fiber of the week is Patagonia by Araucania. It's a cotton yarn that would be wonderful for a spring-summer sweater and is available in 29 colorways. It's an Aran weight that I'd love to see in cables. Be aware that these yarns are beautifully handpainted and therefore, every skein will be slightly different. At 20% off, this wonderful yarn will give you a truly unique garment.

The specs:
Patagonia by Araucania
Fiber: 100% Cotton
Yardage: 105
Stitches: 3.5
Needle size: 10
Aran Weight

This yarn will be on sale until midday, March 17.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Fiber of the Week - March 3, 2010

This fiber of the week is the oddest-looking thing when it's not knit up. Just look at the picture. HOWEVER, when it's knit, it is the softest, cuddliest thing - like big puffs of chenille. Knitters who come into the shop adore it for scarves. At 20% off this week, it's Marshmallows by Knitting Fever. It's available in 15 colorways, including a white that doesn't show up well on the computer monitor, but truly looks like big marshmallows.

The specs:
Fiber: 100% Polyester
100g balls
Yardage: 40
Stitches: 2-3
Needle size: 10-12

This yarn will be on sale until midday, Wednesday, March 10.