Sweater Club 2015

Sweater Club 2015

At Firefly Fibers, we love to knit sweaters and see the Firefly knitters finish their sweaters! In the New Year, our goal is to bring sweater knitters together to knit, inspire, and encourage each other for sweater success with our 2015 Sweater Club.

The yearlong membership for the Firefly Fibers Sweater Club is $65 and includes:

  • Sweater Club Launch Party – Friday, January 2nd (6:30-8:30PM)
  • Firefly Fibers Sweater Club Binder – organize Goals, Inspiration, WIPs, FOs and more.
  • Plus… the binder includes the perfect sweater companion, a complimentary copy of Stashbot!
  • 15% OFF a sweater quantity of yarn at our Launch Party.
  • Complimentary CustomFit Pattern.
  • Sweater Club Open Knitting – open knitting times just for our Sweater Club knitters.
  • Pre-Registration Opportunities for several sweater based classes and special events.
  • Prize Drawing Entries for finished sweaters.
  • And More… the shop will inspire your sweater knitting with project ideas, classes, motivation and more throughout 2015 to make this a very successful sweater knitting year for you!

Visit the shop for details and to join the fun today – memberships are limited and registration closes Saturday, 12/20!

Gifts | 2014 Holiday Edition

The holiday season is upon us and we know how hectic this time of year can be, so we’re here to help brighten up your holiday season with some lovely goodies that are wonderful for giving (and receiving)!

Knit Happy ceramic mug/tumbler featuring a knitted cable — double-wall construction to keep your drink hot or cold longer, while your hands always stay comfortable. These fabulous mugs have sold out twice and more just arrived!

Knit Happy Mug

Fringe Supply Co. goodies — Knitting Santa Cards, Flour Sack Towels, Prints, and Totes all perfect for the fiber fanatic!

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A special delivery from Julie Asselin arrived last week and included a sampling of Leizu Worsted and Ankara – both yarns are available in limited quantities!

For Leizu Worsted, we’re quite smitten with the Adama Cowl by Hilary Smith Callis – a ‘quick-to-knit shawl-cowl hybrid’. Pairing this pattern with Leizu Worsted makes this an extra special knit or you can select a color and we’ll package up the yarn and pattern as a gift for your favorite knitter!

Leizu Worsted Adama

We’ll be back soon with more holiday inspiration!

Happy Holidays!

Small Business Saturday | Specials

Thanksgiving is just around the corner – the shop will be closed, but we’ll be back on Friday in time for Open Knitting at 10am. Once we’re back, get ready for our Small Business Saturday specials that we’re offering on BOTH Friday 11/28 & Saturday 11/29:

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Happy Knitting and thanks for “shopping small”!

 

Taproot | In-Shop Subscription

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One of our favorite magazines at the shop is Taproot and we’re celebrating one year of Taproot at Firefly Fibers. What is Taproot and what makes it so special?

Taproot is…

  • a quarterly, seasonal print magazine with beautiful photography and illustrations.
  • a collection that entertains, educates, and inspires.
  • ad-free and independently published.

In addition, a beautiful knitting pattern is frequently included in the issues and, upon arrival, we’re quickly selecting shop yarns that would be perfect for the new design - as was the case with the new issue that arrived just today. 

Beginning with ISSUE 12 :: BREAD, we are now offering a one-year Taproot “subscription” at a special price with a little something extra for our knitters!

Issue 12The one-year Firefly Fibers Taproot “subscription” includes:

  • Special price of $29 for one year/4 issues beginning with issue 12 (single issues are $9)
  • Plus… when the issue includes a knitting project, you’ll get 10% off project yarn

This issue’s knitting project is a gorgeous cowl knit in one of our favorite yarns, Tundra by The Fibre Company - Tundra is in stock with more on the way! Subscribe and get 10% off Tundra for your Winter Cowl…

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Contact the shop for more details and to subscribe – this is a limited time offering!

Happy Knitting!

 

Fall Knitalong | Campside in Leizu DK

 

 

Fall Knitalong 2014

The Fall Knitalong has been super popular and the yarn keeps flying off the shelves!! 

::: Campside ::: A Wonderful Collaboration :::

Alicia Plummer | Julie Asselin | Pom Pom Quarterly

Fall Kal CollageA new beautiful shawl by designer Alicia Plummer in Julie Asselin‘s beautiful yarn, Leizu DK!

LEIZU DK by Julie Asselin Hand Dyed Yarns 

90% SW Merino & 10% Silk | 115 GRAMS | 260 YARDS
NEEDLE SIZE: US 6-7 (4-4.5MM) | DK WEIGHT | GAUGE 5-6 STITCHES PER INCH

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| Knitalong Finish Date |
Saturday, December 20th, 2014
| Firefly Fibers Supplies*|

Yarn: Leizu DK by Julie Asselin (3 Skeins)

Pattern: Campside by Alicia Plummer available on pompommag.com

Happy Campside Knitting!

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

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:

Titus Colors

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!