Friday, December 14, 2012

Last Minute Gifts

There's still time to knit gifts
Really, it's possible and here are some ideas...

Churchmouse Yarns & Teas Shoulder Cozy: Big needles and garter make this beautiful accessory fly off the needles! We've combined Misti Alpaca Tonos with Kidsilk Haze for a beautiful tonal version and we're dreaming of combining Kidsilk Haze with Malabrigo Rios for a variegated version. 


Spud & Chloe's new The Whole Gang Gaiter: A brand new design available on the Spud & Chloe blog - this gaiter uses 2 hanks of Outer and size US 11 needles. We have all colors of Outer in stock and there may be a new project cast on within the hour. 


Firefly Fibers Canning Jar Sweater: Our Sweater Mug Cozy was a huge hit  last year, so we've added the Canning Jar Sweater to our beverage collection and it also makes a great gift. We selected Spud & Chloe Sweater and the bright colors combined with the faux cable are the perfect pair! Using just 40 yards of yarn, these are a quick knit. Cuppow is also available in the shop.

Out of time or you're not a knitter? We can still help... 
We have a variety of mugs, books, jewelry, Burt's Beesknitting kits and gift certificates are available in any amount for the fiber fanatics in your life

We also have the gift that keeps on giving...  

Sign yourself or a loved, one up for our *new* Quarterly Project Bag Club featuring the small Eden Cotton bags by della Q still has a few spots left! 

Contact us at the shop for more details and to join. 
 
We'll have more ideas posted on Facebook
so be sure to 'Like' our Facebook page for continued inspiration. 

Happy Knitting! 

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Holiday Gifts: Project Ideas

Looking for inspiration for holiday gifts? 
Let us share a few Firefly Fibers favorites!

Not So Tiny Slippers by Ysolda Teague - These adorable slippers are sure to be a big hit with your gift recipients! Using approximately 100 yards of a chunky yarn they are not only cute, but also a very quick knit! Our shop sample is knit using Malabrigo Chunky.
 
Tous Les Jour by Firefly Fibers - We designed this cowl for warm weather using Blue Sky Alpacas Worsted Cotton (100% organic cotton) and we've also used Spud & Chloe Sweater (55% wool / 45% organic cotton) for a version that is equally wonderful, but warmer for cold weather and cooler climates. 
Blue Sky Alpacas - Worsted Cotton 
Spud & Chloe - Sweater
 
Mohair Bias Loop by Churchmouse Yarns & Teas - A versatile accessory, the Mohair Bias Loop is a sheer seamless loop that can be worn over the shoulders, as a long infinity scarf or doubled for a close fitting cowl. Worked on the bias, the edges lay nicely and it's perfect for the "non-thinking" project we all need. 

Using 2 balls of Rowan Kidsilk Haze, it will take a little more time to knit than the previous projects, but it's well worth the extra time for a special accessory. We're dressing our shop sample up with the new Kidsilk Haze Glamour and we can't wait for it to come off the needles! Both yarns are lovely and it's hard to choose. Either way, you're sure to have a beautiful gift that anyone (or yourself) will love.
  
All project supplies (patterns, yarn, needles...) are available at the shop.

Check back again for more project ideas as the holiday season closes in!

Happy Knitting!
 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Island: Pre-Order News

PRE-ORDER
ISLAND a collection by Jane Richmond
November 13th - November 24th


We've been working with Jane since she announced Island -- her beautiful new book including 5 designs with amazing photography -- and we're happy to announce that you can now pre-order your copy of Island at Firefly Fibers

Pre-orders include:
  • Print Copy - Available for pickup in December
  • Digital Redemption Code -
    • Digital Version of Island
    • Printable PDF Patterns
When you pre-order, you'll receive an Island digital redemption code to use on Ravelry right away so you don't have to wait to start dreaming and knitting!

As an added bonus, Jane will be signing a limited number of copies just for our knitters! If you want a personally signed copy of Island, contact us at the shop to get your copy today!

Keep an eye on our blog and our Facebook page over the next few days to see our projects from Island using Firefly Fibers yarn! In case you need a little extra inspiration, click here for the Island video - it is simply breathtaking. 

Happy Island Knitting!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

A Very Petite Knitalong



November & December Knitalong:
The Royal Petite Collection from 
Blue Sky Alpacas!


We want to give you the royal treatment and our November & December Knitalong, featuring the Royal Petite Collection from Blue Sky Alpacas, will do just that!


Pick your pattern and pick your yarn color:
Royal Petites are 100-yard balls of luxurious 100% royal alpaca yarn in 14 gorgeous colors with
7 beautiful small projects to compliment this lovely yarn.


Knitalong Details
Firefly Fibers Supplies*  
Royal Petite Pattern & Royal Petite Yarn (1-2 balls/project)
Start Date: November 1st, 2012
End Date: December 29th, 2012
Skills Needed: Knit, purl, knitting in the round, increase, decrease, cabling, bind off and pattern reading.
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These projects make a great gift for someone special and are also the perfect treat for you, so we're doubling the fun for this KAL!

Finish before the end date and use your KAL voucher right away for a second Royal Petite design.
Finish your second project by the end date and get a KAL voucher good for 1 of our 2 future KALs!
  
Happy Petite Knitting! 
*As added incentive to finish your project by the end date, when you purchase the listed Firefly Fibers Knitalong supplies (yarn and pattern) at Firefly Fibers during the knitalong timeframe, let us know you are participating in the knitalong. Then bring your completed project in by the finish date for a shop photo for our FO board and receive a voucher good for 10% off the listed Firefly Fibers Knitalong supplies on one of the next two knitalongs!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Blue Sky Alpacas Bulky - A Yarn Tasting



Visit us on Saturday, October 13th for our yarn tasting featuring  
Blue Sky Alpacas Bulky.

Bulky is a blend of 50% alpaca / 50% wool in 45 yard skeins weighing in at 45 grams with a recommended needle size of a US 15 / 10mm for a gauge of 2 stitches per inch – there’s a reason Blue Sky Alpacas named it Bulky.

 

Bulky is, without-a-doubt, a favorite of ours for fast and fun knitting. Smooth and silky soft, this lightly spun blend feels almost like roving yet still offers spectacular stitch definition. It’s all wrapped up in a fantastic color palette that ranges from wintery pastels to punchy saturated hues. 

You have to try it for yourself and you can at our yarn tasting! 

Compass Cowl
Frosty Cowl
Trellis Scarf

We'll have Trunk Show items on display so you can see firsthand how beautifully this fabulous yarn knits up to confidently select your own project.  

Yarn Tasting Details:
Date and time: Saturday, October 13th (10am-2pm)
Special offers during our yarn tasting:
  • Test drive a sample of Bulky – bring your US 13 or 15 needles, we’ll also have some available for you.
  • 15% off Blue Sky Bulky yarn and featured Bulky pattern purchases the day of the tasting.
  • Our gifts to you with your Bulky yarn purchases:
    •  Blue Sky Alpacas button with any Bulky yarn purchase (limited quantities).
    •  Purchase 4 skeins or more of Bulky and we’ll include a Pretty Cheep bag at no charge.

Can’t make it to our yarn tasting? There's still something for you!

Visit us at the shop after the Yarn Tasting through Saturday, October 20th to see the amazing Bulky Trunk Show samples in person and enjoy a 10% discount on purchases of Bulky yarn and Bulky patterns.

Happy Bulky Knitting!

Friday, September 28, 2012

Royal Petite Collection

The Royal Petite Collection is here - 14 colors & 7 patterns, so many options!


Blue Sky Alpacas Royal Alpaca is 100% Royal Alpaca and 100% luxury! The new Royal Petites are 100 yard balls geared towards smaller Royal Petite Pattern projects using 1-2 balls each. 

This collection has a little something for everyone:

For her... Countess Mitts

For baby... Tiny Empress Set

For Him... Buckingham Hat



Pick your pattern and yarn, we'll package it up for you as a cute little Royal Petite Kit. How can you resist?


Happy Knitting!



Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Mudra Cuff Love!

Our Mudra Cuff Class is coming up this Saturday, September 22nd! This class is the perfect opportunity to knit with beads, have some fun with other knitters and make a fun project for yourself or a gift for someone else. We will be knitting the cuff in class and you can easily transfer what you learned in class and knit a Mudra Necklace for a matching set. Contact us at the shop to register - seating is limited.


Our new shipment of Mudra Cuffs & Necklaces just arrived so we are now fully stocked in all colors, but they won't last long!

 
Mudra by Laura Nelkin first arrived a few weeks ago and both the cuff and necklace have been very popular. 

The kits are beautifully packaged and include the pattern and all supplies: yarn, beads, 3-strand slide clasp for easy on and off, dental floss threader.

This cuff is fun to knit, unique to wear and make a very special gift - as an added bonus, the supplies come in a sheer organza bag that is the perfect packaging when giving Mudra as a gift. 

 Instructor Sarah says:

For anyone who has knitted with beads before, this project is quick & easy. For those who haven’t, this is the perfect introduction to knitting with beads. The reason this project is so good for beginners (and quick for more experienced knitters) is the repetition and the frequency of the repeat. The simplicity of each allow you to get into a great rhythm and focus on getting the technique & aesthetic perfected. Simply put, knitters of all skill levels can create this project & make it look really good!

See you in class & happy Mudra Cuff Knitting!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

September & October Knitalong





Img src: www.ysolda.com
Damson by Ysolda Teague
  
Damson is a pretty, simple little shawl, that’s fun to knit and easy to wear. The curved shape drapes perfectly around your shoulders and the long points also make Damson perfect to wear as a scarf. The large scale of the lace creates a dramatic scalloped edge, finished with a deceptively simple looped edging.

This Knitalong project pairs Ysolda’s well-written pattern and Shibui Sock for a beautiful finished project with depth of color, softness and wonderful drape.

Join us and knit your own Damson! ________________________________________________ 
Knitalong Details

Firefly Fibers Supplies*:
  • Damson Pattern by Ysolda Teague (Print or Ravelry In-store PDF purchase)
  • Shibui Sock (3-50gr skeins)
Knitalong Dates: Saturday, September 1st – Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Skills Needed: Knit, purl, increasing & decreasing, bind off and pattern reading
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Happy Shawl Knitting!

*As added incentive to finish your project by the end date, when you purchase the listed Firefly Fibers Knitalong supplies (yarn and pattern) at Firefly Fibers during the knitalong timeframe, let us know you are participating in the knitalong. Then bring your completed project in by the finish date for a shop photo for our FO board and receive a coupon good for 10% off the listed Firefly Fibers Knitalong supplies on one of the next two knitalongs!