Yarn Tasting | The Fibre Company

The Fibre Company Yarn Tasting at Firefly Fibers!

The Fibre Company’s eleven unique artisan yarns focus on the beauty of blending different fibers and our Yarn Tasting is the perfect opportunity to try each and every gorgeous yarn they have to offer!

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WHAT YOU GET & HOW IT WORKS:
The Fibre Company Yarn Tasting Kit: Kelbourne Woolens Yarn Tasting Bag, Eleven cards with a wrapped sampling of each Fibre Co yarn (enough to knit a small swatch), and “The Fibre Company Sampler” pattern with swatching recommendations for each yarn

In addition to the Fiber Company yarns we have in stock, you’ll also have the exclusive opportunity to purchase SINGLE skeins from The Fiber Company: ANY yarn, ANY color, and ANY quantity – your chance to order single skeins from The Fibre Company!

Plus… Skein purchasing incentive (In-Stock AND Special Order Skeins):
1-3 Skeins = 10% OFF
4-6 Skeins = 15% OFF
7+ Skeins – 20% OFF

YARN TASTING DATE & TIME OPTIONS:
6:30-8PM Friday, Sept 19th
8:30-10AM Saturday, Sept 20th

Seating for each Yarn Tasting at Firefly Fibers is limited and will be closed once all seats are filled –
register at the shop in advance for $10/person.

Visit the shop to reserve your seat at one of the 2 tastings ASAP -

this is sure to be a fabulous time and one that you won’t want to miss!

Knitalong | A Little Secret

I’ve generally thought that I’m not a very good “secret keeper” since my face gives everything away, but truth be told, I am actually pretty good at keeping secrets – or at least some secrets. When it comes to classes and knitalongs for the shop, these are all generally knit in secret for various reasons, but while I’m knitting, I’m bursting at the seams to share.

Our upcoming Fall Knitalong is no exception and, thankfully, the timing has worked out perfectly so I actually get to share this secret a little early and before I even get to cast on!

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The lovely Julie Asselin and her hand dyed yarns have been a perfect addition in the shop and one of her lines we’ve been anxiously waiting to arrive is Leizu DK – 90% superwash merino / 10% silk – and the first shipment will be here in just a few days!

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We’ve been “ooo’ing” and “ahhh’ing” over the sample skein while waiting for our order. As luck would have it, a few weeks ago, designer Alicia Plummer had just finished knitting this gorgeous shawl in Leizu DK and she was in the process of selecting test knitters, so we - of course - followed the test knit progress because her design just HAD to be a Firefly Fibers Knitalong.

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Gorgeous, right?! The pattern, released just a few days ago, is already wildly popular on Ravelry and our first order of Leizu DK is currently in transit from Canada, so I’m happy to share that our upcoming Fall Knitalong will feature Campside by Alicia Plummer in Julie’s Leizu DK!

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Here’s the thing… knitalongs need a lot of yarn, so as soon as we knew the timing of the pattern release would work with our Fall Knitalong, we got back on Julie’s dying schedule, but we don’t want to make you wait…

Our Fall Knitalong will officially kick off in a few weeks, but since we have Leizu DK arriving any day now and more scheduled to be dyed next week, we’re giving you a couple options for your Campside…  

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  1. Select a color for your Campside from the colors we’ll have in stock – so, if you’re anxious to start, you can choose a color from the soon-to-be-arriving order and start the Fall Knitalong early.
  2. Select from ANY of Julie’s stunning colors before next Wednesday, Sept 17th and we’ll add it to our upcoming order for you – the order will be dyed next week and arriving before the end of September. 

Honestly, the colors we have on the way are gorgeous and there’s sure to be one that you’ll fall in love with, but we know you might want one that’s not on our list or you love one that everyone else loved too, so here’s your chance to pick ANY color!

 

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Julie’s full line of colors are available here on her website or you can visit the shop to see the colorways we have in stock - we currently have a great selection of colors in Milis and Merletto. 

We’ll make an announcement as soon as the Leizu DK arrives at the shop, in the meantime… pop on over to the Pom Pom Quarterly blog to get the pattern and read the story behind this wonderful collaboration between Alicia Plummer and Julie Asselin!

 

Many thanks to both Alicia and Julie for your time and assistance in coordinating our Fall Knitalong!

Pre-Order Special | Titus by baa ram ewe

Drum roll please… Coming Soon… Titus!

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If Titus is new to you... Titus is 100% British (50% Wensleydale | 30% UK Alpaca | 20% Bluefaced Leicester) and a fingering weight with 350yds/100gr:

After being voted Favourite British Yarn by Knit Now magazine as well as amazing reviews from designers, yarn experts and wool fans across the world, we are delighted to introduce our new Titus shade range.  

We’ve retained the delicious blend of Wensleydale and Bluefaced Leicester wool, combined with a touch of magical UK Alpaca in homage to philanthropist and Yorkshire mill owner Sir Titus Salt. This luxurious yet authentic combination is also reflected in the new shade range: deep, rich colours that evoke images and memories of a land which has such strong historic connections to wool and wool manufacturing.

The new range has been spun in Yorkshire too, by the fantastic West Yorkshire Spinners of Keighley.

For us, this is a dream come true: a luxurious local yarn with homely colours that supports our local industries. It makes us very happy. We hope it makes you happy too.

In case you’re wondering what a Wensleydale looks like…

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Yup, he’s pretty awesome, right?!

After a much anticipated wait, Titus will be arriving at Firefly Fibers in just a few short weeks in all 11 beautiful shades:

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But, here’s the thing… Titus is available in limited quantities, so we’re offering  pre-ordering through next Thursday, July 17th to reserve your Titus selections from our upcoming shipment. And… we have a Pre-Order Special for you!

 Pre-Orders through Thursday, July 17th:
1-2 Skeins = 10% OFF
3-4 Skeins = 15% OFF
5+ Skeins = 20% OFF
Plus… once the yarn arrives, we’ll draw from the pre-orders and one lucky knitter will win a fabulous ‘baa ram ewe’ cotton tote bag! 

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Just visit or call the shop to place your Pre-Order on or before next Thursday, July 17th – we have a color card and a Titus sample in the shop to help with the decision making process.

If you’re looking for ideas of what to cast on, Titus is great for any of your fingering weight favorites, but, if you’re looking for inspiration… visit the Titus page here on Ravelry and search the projects.

We’ve been dreaming about this yarn since TNNA and we have some favorites (all available via Ravelry In-Store): Daybreak by Stephen West, Color Affection by Veera Valimaki and these beauties that were designed using Titus:

Whitlam Cowl

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Happy Knitting!

Knitalong | Summer 2014 – Extra, Extra!

 

 

NEW Summer Knitalong 2014

 Extra, Extra!

The entire Destination Collection knit in EXTRA will be in the shop on display in July!

Extra Collection
BLUE SKY ALPACAS EXTRA

50% BABY ALPACA 50% MERINO WOOL | 150 GRAMS | 218 YARDS
NEEDLE SIZE: 7-9 (4.5-5.5MM) | ARAN WEIGHT | GAUGE 4-5 STITCHES PER INCH

A luxe mix of baby alpaca and fine merino wool in a palette of rich colors and a collection of 6 gorgeous patterns!

Knit just one or the entire Extra Destination Collection!

Finish by the end date and keep going with a new project from the collection!

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| Knitalong Dates |
Saturday, June 14th – Saturday, September 27th, 2014
| Firefly Fibers Supplies*|

Pattern: Choose from the 6 Destination Collection Patterns (limit of one project per pattern for the KAL)

Yarn: Extra by Blue Sky Alpacas (1 skein each except Cane Bay Wrap that uses 2 skeins)

*Visit our Knitalong FAQ for details on the benefits of our In-Store Knitalong Appreciation!

Happy EXTRA Knitting!

TNNA | We’re Back!

Last week we went to Indianapolis for TNNA‘s Summer Trade Show - it was a quick (and fabulous) 48 hour trip!

Mike and I met some amazing people, saw their amazing products, and ordered some amazing goodies for you! We’ll share details as they arrive, but there’s one that cannot be kept under wraps… Titus by Baa Ram Ewe! Maybe you’ve heard of this lovely yarn (Clara Parkes and Kate Davies have created quite a buzz), or maybe you haven’t…

Either way, we hope you’ll fall in love… just like we did. 

Titus

350 yards (320 metres) per 100g hank
50% Wensleydale | 20% Bluefaced Leicester | 30% UK Alpaca | 100% British

We’ve retained the delicious blend of Wensleydale and Bluefaced Leicester wool, combined with a touch of magical UK Alpaca in homage to philanthropist and Yorkshire mill owner Sir Titus Salt. This luxurious yet authentic combination is also reflected in the new shade range: deep, rich colours that evoke images and memories of a land which has such strong historic connections to wool and wool manufacturing.

 

For us, this is a dream come true: a luxurious local yarn with homely colours that supports our local industries. It makes us very happy. We hope it makes you happy too.

 We met Verity Britton of Baa Ram Ewe at TNNA and her passion for the yarn is contagious. As if she wasn’t enough, she showed us a photo of this guy:

WensleydaleThis beauty is a Wensleydale sheep and his locks make up 50% of Titus – don’t you want to hug him? 

Titus will be arriving later this summer (July/August) and we’ll update you as soon as we know more.

We can’t wait for this special yarn!

Happy Knitting!

 Psst… Alisa the Yarnista has a skein ready to be wound and knit up for a shop sample, so keep an eye out for that!

CustomFit | Coming Soon!

BIG NEWS!!!

We’re excited to announced that Firefly Fibers is a CustomFit LYS! We’re working hard behind the scenes to finalize details to launch CustomFit for you in the shop and we can’t wait to plan your next beautiful custom sweater with you!

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If you’re not familiar with CustomFit by Amy Herzog Designs, CustomFit creates custom sweater patterns designed just for YOU based on YOUR design choices, YOUR body, and YOUR gauge – this means no sweater math or gauge restrictions! Pretty fabulous, right?!

Stay tuned for details and our launch date…

Sale | Earth Day

  Friday, April 18th – Tuesday, April 22nd

 

 

Skinny Cotton by Blue Sky Alpacas | 15% OFF

 

 

 

Forget what you knew about knitting with cotton, and get the skinny on Skinny. This is a 100% organic cotton yarn that’s bliss to knit. (Really! No lie.) Unexpectedly soft and supple with a sleek twist makes for a smooth and even yarn that showcases your fanciest stitch work.

 DETAILS:
DK weight
100% organic cotton
150 yds/65 gr skein

Available in 15 beautiful colors and we currently have a great selection in stock. 

Are you asking – what if we sell out of the color you want during the sale? Not a problem. 
We’re happy to special order and you’ll still get the 15% OFF!

Cuppow | $2 OFF all Cuppow Products and MORE!

All in-stock Cuppow Products are $2 OFF – includes Canning Jar Lids (both regular and Wide Mouth), BNTOs, Coffee Socks, and Cuppow Freakers!
  
Here’s why it’s good to choose and use Cuppow:

  

As an added bonus… 
During our sale, we’ve got something special for you with our popular Canning Jar Sweater Pattern!
 

 

 

 
Get $1 OFF the Ravelry PDF purchase (the discount is automatically applied)!
OR
 
Purchase 2 or more Cuppow products PLUS 1 skein of Spud & Chloe Sweater (our yarn of choice for the Canning Jar Sweater), and you’ll get a coupon to redeem on Ravelry for $3 OFF our Canning Jar Sweater (that means it’s free) or use it toward any other pattern in the Firefly Fibers Ravelry Store - coupon is good through April 30th, 2014! 

   Happy knitting and Happy Earth Day! 

Knitalong | Spring 2014

Skeins and skeins and skeins of SweetGeorgia Tough Love Sock are NOW in stock!!!

The order was placed weeks ago to make sure we would have a fabulous selection arrive at the shop in time for our NEW Spring Knitalong!

 

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Pendulum is an easy to knit shawlette to keep you warm on breezy summer nights – the short rows and stripes keep it interesting while the garter stitch keeps it simple and fast.
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| Knitalong Dates |
Tuesday, April 1st – Saturday, June 21st, 2014
| Skills Needed |
Cast on, Knit, Basic Increases & Short Rows, Bind Off
| Firefly Fibers Supplies*|

Pattern: Pendulum by Ready to Knit’s Amy Miller (Ravelry In-Store PDF Purchase)

Yarn: Tough Love Sock by SweetGeorgia
(2 skeins: 1 each MC & CC)

*Visit our Knitalong FAQ for details on the benefits of our In-Store Knitalong Appreciation!

Happy Pendulum Knitting!

 

NEW Arrival | Pure Wool Worsted

After weeks of waiting, it’s here!  Rowan’s new Pure Wool Worsted was well worth the wait. 

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Last week’s arrival made quite the statement with 6 boxes weighing a total of 142.4 lbs - perhaps I should call it a yarn tsunami? The final skein was finally put on the shelf shortly after closing this last Saturday and it’s a whole bunch of beautiful yarn in 50 lovely shades!

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Our first shop sample in the Pure Wool Worsted is going to be:

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But… it would be equally lovely for:

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Spate by Jane Richmond.

All 50 colors of Pure Wool Worsted and the Journey book that includes these two designs and 4 more, are all currently in stock!

Winter Knitalong | Guernsey Wrap

 

NEW Winter Knitalong 2014

Guernsey WrapOur Winter Knitalong features the Guernsey Wrap by Brooklyn Tweed in Shepherd’s Wool Worsted from Stonehedge Fiber Mill.

Shepherd’s Wool Worsted is a new arrival at the shop. Designed and spun at Stonehedge Fiber Mill in East Jordan, Michigan, it has great stitch definition that pairs well with the knit/purl pattern of the Guernsey Wrap.
Shepherd’s Wool Details:
100% merino || Worsted || 250 yds/4oz
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|| Knitalong Dates ||
Thurs, Jan 2nd – Sat, Mar 29th, 2014
|| Skills Needed ||
Cast on, Knit & Purl, Bind Off, Basic Chart Reading and Basic Blocking Skills

|| Firefly Fibers Supplies*||

Pattern: Guernsey Wrap by Brooklyn Tweed (Ravelry In-Store PDF Purchase)

Yarn: Shepherd’s Wool Worsted by Stonehedge Fiber Mill (3 skeins)

*Visit our Knitalong FAQ for details on the benefits of our In-Store Knitalong Appreciation!

Happy Guernsey Wrap Knitting!