Thursday, December 26, 2013

Save 40%-50% on our After Christmas Clearance!

by Norman Rockwell, 1922
The packages are unwrapped and the Christmas dinner left-overs have been put in the fridge.  What now?  FiberWild's After Christmas Sale, of course!

And we're not talking about one or two things on sale, we have a great list of sale yarns - and all are 40% - 50% off!  Sale yarns include:
  • Araucania
  • Aslan Trend
  • Austermann
  • Berroco
  • Brown Sheep
  • Classic Elite
  • Elsebeth Lavold
  • Knit One Crochet Too
  • Louisa Harding
  • Marks & Katten
  • Rowan
  • Schoeller & Stahl
  • Schulana
  • Skacel
  • Trendsetter
  • Plus: Della Q's needle cases and organizers in discontinued colors.  Get organized!
Della Q Double Needle Case
Did you get a FiberWild! gift certificate, a Visa / MasterCard gift card, or good old-fashioned, always-your-favorite-color cash for Christmas?  Make your gift go farther with the 40% - 50% off After Christmas Sale!

And don't forget your FiberWild! Rewards!  Use your Rewards on sale items ... extra easy on the wallet!  

From the whole crew here at FiberWild!, we wish you Happy Knitting in the New Year!

Friday, December 20, 2013

Gift Certificates - The Perfect Fit!

Has someone on your list been nice?  Even if they have been naughty FiberWild! Gift Certificates are always the right color and never go out of style!  Maybe Santa will bring you one too!

Gift Certificates can be sent to you or directly to that special someone, either by e-mail or by the US Postal Service. There is no shipping charge to send a Gift Certificate.  You can even include a special message by writing it in the "comments" section when you Check Out online.  Gift Certificates can be used while shopping online or at our bricks 'n mortar store in Galena, Illinois.  

You can even use your reward points to purchase a Gift Certificate!  Reward yourself by using your Rewards to give a Gift Certificate.

Are you a serious procrastinator?  You have plenty of time to have a Gift Certificate delivered by Christmas!  Purchase your Gift Certificate online before noon on Christmas Eve and have it e-mailed or purchase one in our Galena store before closing at 5 pm on Christmas Eve.

Happy Holidays from all of us at FiberWild!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Free Shipping on Monday, December 16!

What's the one thing that will please any last minute holiday shopper? FREE SHIPPING!

Use your Rewards Points while you get FREE SHIPPING
That's right, for one day only, today (Monday, December 16th), you get FREE SHIPPING on everything - any order, to any location in the U.S. and Canada.  No special code or coupon is required.  Just fill your online shopping cart, checkout, and your shipping charge will show as $0.00.  Can't get any easier!

Do you like double-dipping?  Today is a great time to use your Reward Points!  You earned 'em, why not spend your Reward Points and get FREE SHIPPING at the same time!  Double Whammy!

Get it in time for Christmas, and get your shipping free!  It doesn't get any better!

(Still writing your Christmas list?  Visit our Holiday Central page for some great quick and last-minute gift ideas).

Happy Knitting . . .  Amy

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Get Ready for the January KAL!



As you frantically knit late into the evening in order to finish all of your holiday gifts, it's hard to look ahead to next month.  But look ahead we must!  So what will you be knitting in January?  How about knitting a pair of socks in Michelle Hunter's next Progressive Needles Knit Along!   

What will they look like?
The unique sock pattern is knit two-at-a-time on a long set of circulars using the "Magic Loop" method. The socks are for either men or women, and feature techniques new to Michelle's KAL series.  The pattern is for novice and experienced sock knitters alike. 

So what will the socks look like?  We don't know!  That's the fun part of a "mystery" knit-a-long.  Michelle assures us that these socks will have us looking at our stitches in a whole new way!

CoBaSi in Iris Blue
The socks are knit in CoBaSi by HiKoo. It's a cotton, bamboo, and silk blend (get it?  CottonBambooSilk?) that also has a generous amount of elastic. If you have been looking for a wool-free sock yarn, look no further! This soft yarn will not irritate or overheat, it is machine washable, and you can choose from over 25 colors.  Bonus: We have CoBaSi on sale at 20% off!

Never done a KAL?  It's easy ... Michelle will reveal the pattern on her website in four segments, every Thursday in January starting on January 2nd.  Have a question?  No problem ... Michelle posts photos and online video instructions.  It's like having a knitting tutor right by your side.  How much does it cost?  Nothing!  You don't have to register or pay any fee to participate. You may even win some cool prizes from Skacel.

You will need:
  • One size US #1 / 2.5mm 40" circular needle.  As always, adjust the needle size if necessary to achieve a gauge of 8.5 stitches per inch.  
Michelle used the new addi Sock Rockets, which are temporarily back ordered.  Yikes!  We will most likely get them back in stock before the January KAL begins.  You can Pre-order your set today and they will be shipped to you as soon as we receive them.  Or, you can substitute addi's other 40" circular needles, the classic addi Turbos or the delightfully pointy addi Turbo Lace.  Give us a call if you have any questions on your needle selection!

The Building in Color Blanket
Is one pair of socks not enough to keep you busy in January?  Are you ready to build your colorwork skills?  Michelle Hunter's NEW book Building in Color is expertly designed to introduce the novice to essential colorwork knitting techniques one skill at a time - all while knitting a beautiful sampler blanket.  The book contains ten different colorwork techniques that you knit separately then seam together to create a colorful blanket.

The featured blanket requires seven skeins of three different colors of HiKoo's Simplicity yarn (for a total of 21 skeins).  Michelle recommends using a dark, medium, and light color for the best effect. She used the colors Natural, Ghost Chili, and Chocolate Milk to create her awesome sample.  Simplicity yarn is buttery soft, machine washable, and available in a huge selection of colors ... perfect for a blanket and perfect for colorwork!  Bonus: the yarn is 20% off!

You can pre-order the Building in Color book today and we'll ship it to you as soon as it arrives in early January or pick out your yarn with the book and we'll send you everything when the book arrives!

Happy Knitting . . . . Amy

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Great Gifts for Great Knitters Like YOU!

Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, 1918
You're a good person.  You lovingly knit hand-made gifts for family and friends.  You brush your teeth twice daily.  You recycle.  You're kind to all of the furry little woodland creatures.  You're on Santa's "Nice" List!

To make it easy for Santa, here are some not-so-subtle hints!
Alpine Forest Pattern Booklet
  • The Alpine Forest (Fall 2013) Classic Elite Pattern Booklet is a collection of eight fun accessories all knit in Fresco yarn.  Include two skeins of Fresco yarn and the delighted recipient can start knitting right away!
  • Wouldn't it be great to try the addi Click needles before you buy the whole set?  Well, now you can.  The FiberWild! addi Click Starter Kit includes Turbo, Natura (bamboo), Turbo Lace and Turbo Long Lace tips.  Decide which tips you like best, and then use the included Click Rewards card to get $25 off when you purchase your set.  (Need a bigger hint?  Print a few copies of this and leave them laying around the house).
  • addi Turbo Rockets combine the extra-pointy tips of the addi Lace Tips and the shiny nickel coating of the classic addi Turbo needles.  The 24" cable is great for knitting in pairs, and the 32" and 40" cables are perfect for the Magic Loop method.
  • Jane Austen Knits
  • What about history lovers, bookworms, and history lovers who are bookworms?  Jane Austen Knits 2013 and the Unofficial Downton Abbey Knits will delight those with a historical bent, and the Unofficial Harry Potter Knits is essential for muggles who knit.  All have have inspired patterns, historical information, feature articles and interviews. 
  • Chelsea's Shawl Kit is a double gift - a beautiful shawl for a beautiful cause.  Chelsea's Light Foundation was created in memory of Chelsea King, the fatal victim of a sex offender.  The gorgeous shawl features Chelsea's three favorite colors: sunflower yellow, tangerine orange and sky blue. It is knit with Dream in Color's Smooshy yarn, a 100% Superwash merino wool.  $10 from the purchase of every kit will be donated to Chelsea's Light Foundation, which has been instrumental in passing stricter sentencing laws for sex offenders and providing peer mentoring programs and scholarships for young adults.
Chelsea's Shawl Kit
Santa, if you need more ideas check out our Holiday Central page on FiberWild.com!

Happy Knitting  . . .  Amy

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Better Late Than Never! Exclusive Color - Country Fair!

Country Fair in 4/8's Wool
Things have been a little crazy around here so it's a little late, but still an awesome color!

Did you go to a fair this fall? Each county has their official county fair where livestock and produce are judged to qualify for the State Fair in Springfield.  In addition to the county fair, many small towns have their own street fairs, organizations and civic clubs host fall festivals, and farmers markets are abound with fall treats. 

And what wonderful colors the fall festivals and country fairs have!  The orange pumpkins, golden yellow corn, green of the freshly sprouted winter wheat, crisp red apples and delicious brown hot apple cider and caramel apples.  Our friends at Mountain Colors Yarns appreciate the colors of autumn as much as we do, so they stopped kicking through the fallen leaves long enough to work with us to create a new exclusive FiberWild! color - Country Fair.

The new color is available in three yarns:
  • Alpaca Blend is a warm and soft medium weight blend of alpaca and wool perfect for sweaters, scarves, hats, mittens - or almost anything!  For an easy-peasy project that you can finish in time for Christmas, try the Braid Back Wristlet pattern. 
  • 4/8's Wool is a great all-purpose worsted weight yarn in 100% wool.  Make an ordinary project stand out!  There is still time to knit a Winter Headband - keep your ears warm without getting hat-head!  
  • Weavers Wool Quarters is a soft 100% wool in a sport weight with an impressive 350 yards per skein.  It is perfect for sweaters, mittens and cowls.  Challenge yourself to knit a pair of socks before the holidays - the Bankers Socks looks great in autumn colors!  
Country Fair Slouchy Hat
Enjoy a FREE pattern with the purchase of a 4/8's Wool skein of yarn in Country Fair.  The Country Fair Slouchy Hat is, well, slouchy.  Knit with 4/8's Wool yarn, it's a fun, casual hat to wear while running through a corn maze, browsing the farmer's market or warming your hands with a cup of hot apple cider.

Want more free stuff?  Simply like our Facebook page and comment on our Facebook post about Country Fair here telling us what you love/miss most about fall. We'll pick two people to win one FREE skein of 4/8's Wool in Country Fair, along with a copy of the Country Fair Slouchy Hat pattern! The giveaway end this Friday, December 6th, so don't delay!

Happy Knitting . . . .  Amy