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!