Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Fiber of the Week - April 28, 2010

Your faithful blogger begged Rob for a cotton for Fiber of the Week, and he came through as always. This is Baby Cotton by Ella Rae; the fiber content is actually 88% cotton and 12% nylon for that "sproing" that cotton alone just doesn't have. I went to Ravelry to see what people had made from this yarn. Certainly there were baby hats, sweaters, booties and toys, but I also found sweaters, tanks, shrugs and hats for adults. This is a great summer yarn and available in 19 colors, some of which are not "babyish" at all, unless your name is Morticia Addams and you dress your little ones in Ink black. But I digress - must mention that this yarn is 20% off this week.

The specs:
Fiber: 88% Cotton, 12%Nylon
50g ball
Yardage: 110
Stitches: 5.5
Needle size: 6
DK Weight

This yarn will be on sale midday until Wednesday, May 5. Surprise spring cleaning sales still popping up at Facebook.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Fibers of the Week - April 21, 2010

Three fibers of the week this week! This first is a continuation of our sale on the Yarn Harvest recycled yarns in honor of Earth Day. Still 25% off, still 100% wool!

Two more yarns from the always high-quality Mirasol line are also on a big sale! First, it's Hacho, a DK available in 16 colorways.

The other is Chirapa, a sport weight available in 6 colorways. Both yarns are 100% merino wool, hand-dyed in the Peruvian Highlands. Don't forget that a portion of every Mirasol purchase goes to fund a school for the children of the shepherds. These two yarns are 40% off - get them while you can, as these two varieties have been discontinued.

So remember, whichever fiber of the week you purchase this week, you are making a contribution, either by recycling or by helping educate children in Peru!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Fiber of the Week - April 14, 2010

You are in for a real treat this week. Coveted Yarn has just started carrying the Yarn Harvest yarns and is proud to be the first shop outside of Austin, Texas to do so. Yarn Harvest buys up 100% wool sweaters wherever they can be found - yard sales, thrift stores, you name it. They then frog the sweaters and wash and clean the yarn with environmentally friendly products. The yarn air dries and then is wound into 126 yard skeins. This recycled wool yarn is on sale for 25% off this week.

Check the website for colors, weights, and number of skeins available in each set. A set comes from one sweater, so plan your project when ordering. The color and weight you order may not be available if you need more later.

The specs:
100% recycled wool
126 yard skeins
Weights available as of 4/14: 4, 5.5, 6, 7, and 8.5 stitches per inch.

These yarns will be on sale until midday, Wednesday April 21.

Don't forget to keep checking the website for unpredictable spring cleaning sales!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Fiber of the Week - April 7, 2010

Rob announced this yarn as one of the spring cleaning yarns, but I like it so much I asked if it could be the fiber of the week. It is a PERFECT spring/summer yarn by the really terrific Louisa Harding Line. It's Merletto and available in 12 colors AND 25% off!

The specs:
Fiber: 46% Viscose, 34% Nylon, 20% Linen
50g balls
Yardage: 98
Stitches: 5.5
Needle size: 5-6

This yarn will be on sale until Wednesday, April 14.

Don't forget to keep checking for spring cleaning yarns on the website or at Facebook or Twitter. They will be announced at unexpected intervals during the week.