Posts Tagged ‘sale’

Fiber Artist Friday: Ray from Knitivity

November 20, 2009

Today’s Fiber artist is Ray Whiting from I hadn’t heard of Ray before Lisa suggested him for a feature, but I have since become very glad that she has. Not only is he a talented dyer who runs a great shop, but he also has had the life altering experience of living through hurricane Katrina.

He kept a journal throughout the event and it’s posted here. Warning, don’t start reading this unless you have some time on your hands. It’s not short but it is very compelling and poignant.

Knitivity itself has some very interesting features, for instance it has the only superwash lace weight yarn I’ve ever seen. (And now that I’ve seen, I seem to have developed a burning desire to own- such is the life of a yarn addict.) He dyes all of his yarns in really intriguing colorways; everything from Dirty Mechanic to Cats Paw Nebula. He also dyes to match artwork and photographs. You have to see the results – amazing!

Another feature that I haven’t seen before Knitivity is Dicey Knitting which is basically implementing special dice instead of a pattern. This sounds like it could be a lot of fun, but you have to be committed to it. I’m a control freak so it would take a lot of effort for me to just sit back and let the dice tell me what to do, but you know, I think I would enjoy the process.

Ray also supports local charity, and if you have a local charity you knit (or crochet) for and you are wondering if you could get a discount or bulk deal on some of your supplies, check back later on, because there are details during the interview.

Now to finish off the summary of this great guy and his lovely store, what kind of shopper would I be if I didn’t share some of the deals??

I really enjoy this stocking, it just looks like so much fun! Ray knit this stocking personally and is giving it away. To win the contest all you have to do is either buy 2 skeins of sock or lace *or* $50 worth of stuff.

The reason you only have to buy 2 skeins of sock or lace yarn, is that the 2 will no longer put you over the $50 mark because they’ve been discounted $3!

And… if you buy a skein or more of “Dura-lace yarn” (that’s the superwash laceweight I was talking about before) you can get the pattern for the Limberlost Trails Shawl free!

P.S Remember to check us out at 6pm when I have a Q&A with Ray himself!


Welcome to the Weekend Deals, Steals & Giveaways

August 8, 2009 has a great summer sale going on Aug 7th-16th with 10% off all kits and an extra 10% off the sales and closeouts. Coupon Code: 810

20% off Black Pearl Yarns (pure cashmere!), Farmhouse Yarns, and Lanas Puras Melosa with Coupon Code: 820 is creating a new Fiber club, a “create your own adventure” club, and if you get it before Aug 10th, you get 15% off! And if you help create the adventures of Marie Cashmere, you get entered into a contest for free yarn!!

www.mystari.etsy.comis having a sale, 15% off all roving until Aug 12th! is offering free shipping ANYWHERE until Sunday Aug 9th midnight.

www.LaughingRat.etsy.comhas a sale this weekend, just put “RavAug” in the message to seller box for 10% off your order. is offering free shipping this weekend to anyone who puts “40-something” in the message to seller box, in honor of her 40th sale. I really like her row counters, they’re quite lovely!

Samsara is having a very magical third blogoversary, and if leave a comment on what magical gift you brought to the party, you win a surprise!

Weekday Steals, Deals, and Giveaways

July 28, 2009

First things first, this etsy shop is selling raffle tickets for $5 get a chance to win at least 8 oz of 80% Superfine 19.5 micron count Merino/20% Mongolian Cashmere- the proceeds of her raffle go to pay for her dog’s MRI and vet bills. has overstock Bamboo Sock from Universal, Possum Sock and Supersock Solids from Cherry Tree Hill,
Sockotta from Plymouth and Gems both in regular hanks and one pound bag lots from Louet.

Include Supersock Solids in your order of $50 or more and get another hank free. No kidding!
You do not have to click on a promo code, just be one of the first 200 customers to order Supersock Solids beginning today

The Fiber Fix, is having a short storewide 10% off sale!


SunsetCat is having a contest for a set of stitch markers and notecards.


Knit it Up is giving 10$ off on any $50 order and $25 on any $100 order if you put “TWEET” in the ‘message to seller’ comments.

Thursday Twitter

July 23, 2009

yarnandfiber: Fantastic Blowout sale going on now at, save up to 60% through this weekend!

I am always on the lookout for some good yarn at  a good price and Yarn and Fiber has some Tofutsies on sale!

Welcome to the Weekend Deals, Steals and Giveaways

June 27, 2009

One Planet Yarn is having a summer sale! There’s a whole lot going on so I’ll let you check it out for yourself: giving away needles or crochet hook and skein of yarn for telling them what yarns you would like them to carry. Go to    and comment on what type (not brand) of yarn you would most like to see there. is giving away the supplies to make a stuffed chicken (Don’t you want a stuffed chicken? I do…)

Phat Fiber is hosting a spindle giveaway:
When you buy Romi’s bluebird shawl pin you get his bluebird shawl pattern free

Remember the lovely, delicately sweet bath salts that I got with my Phat Fiber Box? Well Vicky from VBarton24  was kind enought to let me know that she has put them up for us to enjoy. Get this: $5 for 8 oz.  That, in my book, is a steal; and an awesome gift…  I would check it out if I were you (that is, if I don’t buy them all first!)

Welcome to the week Deals, Steals & Giveaways

June 22, 2009

Here’s a launch of  a live streaming show “Stitch&Dish” and a chance to win:
1 pair of Kollage Square Knitting Needles from The Fine Needle

1 skein of sock yarn from KnitFitKits

a prize package containing: stitch markers, a beaded row counter, 3 pattern tamers, Scissors Fob & protector from Spotted Sheep Studio

3 pair of earrings (1 pr to each of 3 winners) from Just Ice Jewelry
Just visit this link:

Knit-a-While’s Summer Blogcation(tm) has reached it’s second stop Here’s a link to the clues:  Figure them out and win tons of cool knitting prizes.

Sew Knit ‘n Beads 2 is having a summer sale with 10% off everything not already on clearance and free shipping for every order over $100. The sale ends July 6th.
Check it out here:

To celebrate her 26th birthday Melissa from Vivid Creation Fibers is offering 26% off the order of whoever uses the coupon code ‘birthday’ during checkout.
Check out her awesome store:

Pigmint Yarns is celebrating it’s opening by giving away a big bag of goodies, check out the loot and enter here:

Kala is holding a giveaway for Berroco’s Comfort sock yarn on her blog Vegan Craftastic:

Saturday Steals, Deals and Giveaways

June 13, 2009

The new knitty is out and has contests galore here.

This blogis giving away 2 addi turbo needles!

Here’s a chanceto win that greek deli coffe cup kit you’ve always wanted :)!

Have you heard of It’s a really long address but they’ve got some incredible deals. Check out this cotton!
 Yart Sale Special:

Cordova Studiosis offering free shipping on any order over $15 *and* some great deals on select items in the “yart sale” section. Here’s your chance to try some handspun at a great price.

Sock yarn is on sale at Dreamscape Threads

Hampton Artistic Yarns is offering 15% off

Frantic Fiber Funis offering free shipping on her handspun and rovings.