Friday, January 6, 2012

January 2012 - Happy New Year!

With a twinge of sorrow Father Time had you bid farewell to 2011, don't fret has many exciting things planned for you in 2012! Ideas to help you meet your fiber arts goals and to get the most out of your crafting time and dollars. First up I want to inspire you to indulge in some much needed "Knit for Me" time!

In This Issue: Save 20% on Yarn / Teach a Loved One to Knit / Top 10 in 2011 / Get the Most Out of Your Crafting Time /

Save 20% on Yarn
This year resolve to create with an exquisite yarn with exceptional softness! Every project you knit or crochet will be a dream with one of my Yarns, and during the month of January they are 20-30% Off! All three of my yarns are spun from amazingly soft 100% Uruguayan merino wool and hand painted by artisans in brilliant colorways. 1 Ply Merino Worsted is a smooth yarn that knits up with beautiful stitch definition.

You'll enjoy working with it and creating very special garments and accessories, try JOJI's new Girly cardigan or Lisa Ellis Designs' Hooded Scarves and Cowls.

JOJI's Girly

Lisa Ellis Designs' Hooded Scarves and Cowls

Lace knitters will rejoice with the lovely shawls and stoles they'll create in my Lace,
and with a generous 950 yards per hank they'll also love the fact there are fewer ends to weave in!

One skein is all you need to knit Brooklyn Tweed's Celes Stole or Knitspot's Icicle Dreams shawl and 3 skeins for Knitspot' generously sized Snowflakes in Cedarwoods square shaped shawl.

Knitspot's Icicle Dreams

Brooklyn Tweed's Celes Stole

Knitspot's Snowflakes in Cedarwoods

Teach a Loved One to Knit
Perhaps, like me, in 2012 you've resolved to share your love of knitting by teaching someone special to knit. Make the experience fun and rewarding for a child with a Fiber Craft Studio Lamb and Hedgehog puppet kit. On Sale, both include 100% naturally dyed wool yarn and just about everything you need except the needles and the child!

Hedgehog Hand Puppet

Lamb Marionette

For a teen or adult who is just learning a scarf is always a great first time project and these two patterns by Schaefer use only one skein of their bulky weight yarn, which knits up fast for an added sense of accomplishment! Jiffy One Skein Scarves are knit in Kathleen while the Five Fabulous Scarves in Elaine, both patterns teach the basics of how to cast on, knit, purl and bind off.

Top 10 in 2011 customers have spoken, and they have good taste, these are the Top 10 Most Popular Yarns and Knitting Patterns of 2011.

10. Madelinetosh Sock
9. 1 Ply Merino Worsted
8. Lace
7. Madelinetosh Tosh DK
6. Malabrigo Lace Baby Merino
5. Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light
4. Malabrigo Silky Merino
3. Malabrigo Sock
2. Malabrigo Rios
And the #1 most popular yarn was...
1. Malabrigo Merino Worsted

10. Ilga Leja Morocco Shawl
9. Sivia Harding's Harbour Lights Shawl
8. Noni Bedouin Bag
7. Gardiner Yarn Works' Desmondus Socks
6. French Press Felted Slippers
5. Lisa Ellis Designs' Super Bulky Winter Vest
4. Tiny Owl Knits' The Beekeeper's Quilt
3. Through The Loops' Isabella
2. Gardiner Yarn Works' Tangled Vine Socks
And the #1 most popular pattern was...
1. Lisa Ellis Designs' Hooded Scarves and Cowls

Get the Most Out of Your Crafting Time customers are savvy and knowledgeable, often the only thing they lack is TIME! That's why I strive to make browsing on my site fast and convenient. My website features easy to navigate categories that make finding the exact yarn or pattern you need quick and easy.

Yarn Besides being arranged alphabetically by Brand on the Left Side of every page you can also shop by Fiber and Weight.
Yarn by Fiber is organized into: Acrylic, Alpaca, Cashmere, Cotton, Mohair, Nylon, Sea Cell, Silk, Wool and Wool Blends
Yarn by Weight is organized into: Laceweight, Fingering, DK, Sport, Light Worsted, Worsted, Heavy Worsted, Bulky and Super Bulky

Patterns All the Designers I offer are arranged alphabetically in Patterns. But you can quickly find a specific project you need by shopping in one of these categories:
Afghans & Blankets
Cowls, Hats, Gloves & Mittens
Lace Projects
Pullovers, Outerwear, Vests & Tops
Socks, Boots and Slippers
Holiday Projects

And finally I'm always happy to help you with any of your Fiber Arts Needs, while shopping simply click on Contact Us to email or call toll free 877/519-1693.

Thank you for sharing my January News! Make sure you're the first in your knitting circle to learn about Sales, Blog Giveaways and other special events, join my Ravelry group -, Friend me on Facebook - Sandra Singh or Follow me on Twitter - Sandrsinghcom

Happy New Year,
Sandra Singh

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