Thursday, June 27, 2013

The blog has moved...

Our shop blog has moved to our website and can be found here.

You can keep up to date at the new location and be sure to check out the newly designed webiste while you're there!

Happy Knitting!

Friday, May 24, 2013

Celebrating 3 Years at Firefly Fibers!

We appreciate your support over the last 3 years - for shopping, learning and sharing with us - and we're celebrating another year with our Anniversary Sale!

Friday, May 24 – Wednesday, May 29

Enjoy 15% Off All In-Stock Yarns By:
This is the time to treat yourself to a special skein or two, or save on that big project you've been dreaming about.         

In addition to our sale, we're also having a GIVEAWAY to celebrate!
Visit us at the shop during our sale for full details to win:
Enter to win in the shop once per business day during the sale and no purchase is necessary.

Anniversary Hours at Firefly Fibers:

 Friday 5/24: 10-6 PM

Saturday 5/25: 10-3 PM

Sun 5/26 & Mon 5/27: CLOSED

Tuesday 5/28: 10-6 PM

Wednesday 5/29: Noon-8 PM (Open Knitting 5-7:30 PM)

Thank you for 3 wonderful years!

Keep up to date on our Anniversary and other shop events on our Facebook page!  

Sale offer is valid on in-stock yarns by Cascade Yarns and Spud & Chloe - discount is given on the total before tax, does not include special orders and cannot be combined with other offers.  
A reminder that all sales are final on sale items; there can be no exchanges or returns. Thanks!s!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Fine Art by Rowan

Hand painted yarns each have their own personality and Rowan's much anticipated Fine Art is no exception. All 8 colors are finally here and it's definitely been worth the wait!

This fingering weight yarn blends luxury and practicality with the fiber content - 45% Merino Wool, 20% Mohair, 10% Mulberry Silk and 25% Polymide - making it durable enough for a pair of socks, yet luscious enough for a variety of accessories. 

Any project with this yarn will be stunning and machine washable!

Fine Art is sourced, spun and hand painted at Cape Mohair Spinners in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. They are committed to securing raw material from suppliers who place high value in ensuring that the natural products utilized remain sustainable and are produced in ways which are responsive to both the environment and the community.

They are also focused on positively impacting their employees. In Cape Mohair Spinners own words:
If there is one aspect of this business we'd really like to highlight, it's the empowerment of individuals. The hand-painting was born from the desire to be independent and self-empowered and this attitude continues to define the way the whole department functions.
The ladies we have working with us come from some of the poorest and still marginalized communities in the area. One of our goals from the very beginning was to introduce and develop the ideas of personal responsibility and integrity and to create an opportunity for genuine improvement in the living standards and experience of the people who work with us.

Their emphasis on personal quality control and pride in the product is apparent in each and every skein of Fine Art. If you're looking for inspiration, Alisa is getting ready to cast on our shop sample and you can follow her progress on her blog Alisa The Yarnista

Visit us at the shop to see Fine Art in person! 

Happy Knitting!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Handmade for Mother's Day

Mother's Day is right around the corner and the window for handmade is slowly closing, but you can still make Mom something special.
Shoulder Cozy by Churchmouse Yarns & Teas
The Shoulder Cozy's textural combination of Rowan's Summer Tweed and Kidsilk Haze is irresistible. Simplicity at its best, this versatile accessory knits up in just an evening - cast on one for Mom and when you're done, you'll still have time to knit one for yourself.

Color pairing has been a ton of fun over the last few weeks and more colors of Summer Tweed just arrived, so now there are even more options! 
Our Shoulder Cozy sample has been getting all the attention in the shop - some knitters are on a second or third - don't worry, we won't divulge names.  

Happy Shoulder Cozy Knitting!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Coastal Knits - In Person!

The Trunk Show!

The Coastal Knits Trunk Show is visiting our shop and this is your chance to see the designs from the book in person. 

As an added bonus, the Coastal Kids samples are here, too.
The show is only here for a limited time and it's a must see!
On display now through Saturday, April 20th. Don't miss it!
Happy Knitting!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

2nd Quarter 2013 Knitalong

Linen by Shibui /

Clean, crisp linen fiber is spun into a unique chain ply structure for Shibui Linen, our breeziest yarn yet. The quintessential summer yarn, Linen knits up into light, airy garments that become softer with every wear. An array of vibrant colors brings Linen to life and provides a fresh spin on this classic fiber.
Join us to knit your choice of two beautiful summer accessories in Shibui Linen.
Choose from Trillian (left) or Windward (right).

Can’t decide? If you’re up to the challenge, knit both! 
Finish before the end date and use your KAL voucher to knit the other project and if you finish the second project by the end date, you'll get another voucher good for a future KAL!


Knitalong Details

Firefly Fibers Supplies*

Yarn: Linen by Shibui Knits (3 skeins)

Pattern: Trillian or Windward (Ravelry In-store PDF purchase)

Knitalong Dates: Tuesday, April 2nd – Saturday, June 29th, 2013

Happy Linen Knitting!

As added incentive to finish your project by the end date, when you purchase the 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 Firefly Fibers Knitalong supplies on one of the next two knitalongs.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Knitbot - A Trunk Show!

The Knitbot Trunk Show arrived a few days ago and it's been getting a lot of attention! What's a trunk show, you ask? Simply put, it's your chance to see finished designs in person - in this case, Knitbot designs!

The Knitbot Trunk Show is an amazing collection and we have an entire garment rack full of samples to inspire you!
Visit us at the shop through Saturday, March 30th to see these design samples and more in person!

Happy Knitting! 

Friday, February 15, 2013

Simple Beret is... simply perfect

One classic beret pattern written for multiple gauges - a knitting library must!

Knitbot's Simple Beret pattern is classic, fun to knit and -- quite simply -- the perfect beret. True to Knitbot form, this pattern is beautiful, well-written and has clear instructions for each of the 4 gauges - fingering, dk, worsted and bulky

We have shop samples on display in each of the 4 weights using some of our favorite shop yarns and we are already dreaming of future versions.

Left to Right: Shibui Staccato - Rowan Felted Tweed - Malabrigo Rios - Misti Alpaca Chunky
Fashion or function, you're covered! This classically styled beret will stand up to the test of time and the versatility of the pattern will definitely have you knitting more than one. 

Come and visit us at the shop! Patterns are in stock (print or PDF) and we're ready to help with yarn selection for your very own Simple Beret!

Happy Beret Knitting!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

1st Quarter 2013 Knitalong

 Quaker Ridge Shawlette
by Susan B. Anderson

Join us to knit a wonderful shawl by Susan B. Anderson – the Quaker Ridge Shawlette!

For this Knitalong project we’ve selected our gorgeous Alpaca Silk by Blue Sky Alpacas and the end result is stunning!

Susan’s pattern is well-written, easy to follow and versatile –
ruffle, no ruffle, beads or no beads – so you can customize your shawl for the look you want. And the Alpaca Silk… glossy sheen, elegant drape and stunning colorways that literally make your project shine.

We can’t wait to see what to see what you choose for your Quaker Ridge Shawlette!

Knitalong Details
Firefly Fibers Supplies*:
Quaker Ridge ShawlettePattern by Susan B. Anderson (Ravelry In-store PDF purchase)
Alpaca Silk by Blue Sky Alpacas (3-4 skeins)
Optional: 1-2 tubes Miyuki Beads – size 0/6

Knitalong Dates: Wednesday, January 2nd – Saturday, March 30th, 2013

Skills Needed: Knit, purl, increasing, bind off and pattern reading (beading is optional)

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 voucher
 good for 10% off the listed Firefly Fibers Knitalong supplies on one of the next two knitalongs.