Monday, July 6, 2015

Celebrate the Year of the Sheep with 20% Off ALL ChiaoGoo!

Happy Year of the Sheep!
We're smack in the middle of the Chinese Year of the Sheep.  The Chinese Sheep Year runs from February 19, 2015 through February 18, 2016  (You're also a Sheep if you were born in 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991 or 2003).

According to tradition any child born during the sheep year will be docile and a follower.  It's been said that some plan their families to avoid having Sheep children, preferring a more powerful figure like the dragon, the horse or the tiger.  But I disagree.  I like to think that those born in the Year of the Sheep will appreciate soft, natural fibers in lovingly hand-knit sweaters, shawls and accessories - just exactly the sort of person that I like best!

ChiaoGoo Bamboo Needles
ChiaoGoo needles and accessories are proudly made in China, so to celebrate the Year of the Sheep we have put all of our ChiaoGoo knitting needles, crochet hooks, interchangeable needle sets, and accessories on sale at 20% off (any excuse will do!).  Yup, everything ChiaoGoo is on sale at 20% off, but only through July, not for the whole year!

Leary of purchasing items made in China?  No worries.  These needles are not made in a Chinese sweatshop.  ChiaoGoo is manufactured by a family-owned business which prides itself with offering high quality products backed by a lifetime guarantee.  Started by four brothers, they were taught bamboo work by their father and grandfather, both traveling bamboo craftsman.  But their real inspiration came from their mother, an avid knitter who was their needle tester and often asked for special bamboo needles to meet her needs.  The family is proud of their quality ChiaoGoo needles - and carry a lifetime warranty.

We have a lot of ChiaoGoo items to choose from, but here are a few of my favorites:

ChiaoGoo Twist Set
The ChiaoGoo Steel Red Lace fixed circular needles are wonderful, lightweight needles made of a high-grade, strong, stainless steel. They have a nice, smooth satin sheen. The flexible cord is a multi-strand, nylon-coated steel cable which allows your yarn to slide easily.  And the tip is ridiculously sharp - excellent for lace knitting or patterns with a lot of increases and decreases.

If you prefer interchangeables, you'll love the ChiaoGoo Twist Interchangeable Set.  It's everything you love about ChiaoGoo's Steel Red Lace circular needles - lightweight yet strong stainless steel needle tips, flexible nylon-coated steel cables, and sharp lace tips.  The join between the needle tip and the cable utilize a screw mechanism (hence the name Twist) and are secured by a key.

ChioGoo Spin Set
Do you prefer bamboo needles?  ChiaoGoo has straight and double point knitting needles and crochet hooks in bamboo.  Bamboo is a fast-growing, renewable resource, and the eco-friendly bamboo needles are warm to the touch.  The bamboo needles use moso bamboo, the largest and strongest of the bamboo species, which creates a very durable needle.

Looking for bamboo interchangeables?  Meet the ChiaoGoo Spin Set.  All of the benefits of bamboo, and the join between the needle tip and the cable allows the tip to spin independently (hence the name Spin).

And just what does ChiaoGoo mean?  Chiao (pronounced chau) means "crafty" and a Goo (pronounced gu) is a "lady".  So a ChiaoGoo is a "crafty lady"!  Are you?
Happy Knitting . . . . Amy

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