Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Giveaway, Sale Items, New Colors!

I have so many cool things to share with you today. Let's start at the top with the coolest of the cool!



Brave New Knits is a just-released book by Julie Turjoman. As Julie says on her blog (where you can find a list of links to purchase the book): "Brave New Knits celebrates the convergence of knitting, blogging, and online social networking, with 26 gorgeous original patterns by the world's most talented designer-bloggers."

And Julie's not kidding when she talks about the work of the most-talented designer-bloggers being included in this book! You'll find Shannon Okey (Knitgrrl), Clara Parkes (Knitter's Review), Ysolda Teague (Ysolda.com), and a host of others equally notable. Of course, I can't fail to mention that the fabulous Anne Hanson (KnitSpot) whom we all love so much is also present!

Best of all, however, is the inclusion of the wonderful sock pattern from the cover photo of the book, by Kirsten Kapur (Through the Loops). Why is this my favorite among all of the lovely patterns in the book? Well, not only is it an absolutely terrific design by an absolutely terrific designer, but that's also Fearless Fibers Tight Twist Superwash Merino Wool Sock Yarn used to knit the socks. A very big Thank You to Kirsten for choosing to work with my yarn and also to Julie for choosing to include my yarn in the book.

To celebrate the release of the new book, I'm having a small giveaway. One winner will be selected at random to receive a copy of Brave New Knits courtesy of Julie, along with the yarn used to knit the cover socks by Kirsten Kapur. That's a skein each of FF Tight Twist Superwash Merino Wool Sock Yarn in the Spellbound and Sloth colors.

To enter your name in the giveaway for a chance to win, just send me an e-mail (fearlessfibers @ comcast.net) with the subject line "Giveaway Entry" or leave a comment here (be sure to include your e-mail address, not in the comment body but rather in the e-mail field when submitting the comment).

The winner will be selected randomly and announced in one week, on Tuesday September 7th.

If all of that wasn't enough, I also want to point out a couple of cool things in the FF Shop. First, the new colors of Laceweight Merino Wool Yarn are now listed, along with several choices on the Mohair and Alpaca blend yarns.

Additionally, I've decided that the Lightweight Superwash Merino Wool Sock Yarn that I've carried for several years has run its course and it's time to move it out of the permanent lineup to make room for new things. I've put all of my on-hand stock in the Sale Category of the shop, marked down by 20%. There will be one more round of this yarn coming in the near future, once I dye up what remains.

Whew! Now that's a lot for one post! Great day to all!

39 comments:

nestra said...

The book sounds great, I'd love a copy!

Kassia said...

Oooo that book sounds wonderful! And I love your yarn. :)

PurlingPirate said...

That books looks fantastic!! Please enter me in the drawing!! And congrats on getting your yarn on the cover!

pendie said...

Wow, you're an Oregonian too? I've been pleasantly surprised at how many crafters from Oregon are on Etsy; we rock!! Your yarn colors are gorgeous.

Karen said...

what a great giveaway!!.....your yarn is the best!

DragonsChest said...

OO! OO! I'd love to have my name put in the pot. Congrats on being included in the book - it looks to be a wonderful read.

Thanks bunches! Suzy

Lindsey said...

Oh, I am so jealous- that book looks very very enticing! And Ive been stalking the web for sneak pics *grin* feel free to put my name in the drawing....for the book. :) Any drawings for yarn too? (wink) Happy Knitting!

phoenix_anew said...

I'm pregnant ... is it possible that I'm now "craving" this book? LOL! Thanks for bringing it to my attention ... would love to add it to my collection ...

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SuperRunt said...

How exciting to be on the front page! Congrats! I knew there was a reason this book was instantly added to my wish list :-D

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PenCraft said...

That sounds like a fantastic book. Love your yarn too. :)

adrienne said...

The books looks great. Thanks for the giveaway!

Jan said...

Your luscious yarns with those designers, the book will be a great seller. Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy.

Miss T said...

Sounds like an intriguing book, please enter me, and thanks!

Susanne said...

Wow a nice pattern book! Congrats to you for a nice inclusion in the book too with the yarn.
I have to confess I deleted your blog from my daily reads as it was just not being updated but now I am back reading and always checking for a new update. Glad you are BACK!!!

KnitNana said...

Oh! yes, please include me in the drawing? I'd love a copy.
Hmm..off to the shop!
(((hugs)))

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

Congratulations to the Cover Girl of the Yarn World! It's a well deserved honor. I'd love to have a copy of the book, and would do cyber back-flips if I won some of your yarn.

Traci said...

This book looks like a true classic!

Jana said...

Congratulations. The books sounds wonderful.

Katherine said...

The book sounds awesome - I'd love a copy!

dove said...

Deb - would love to win this book, the yarn is such a bonus.Please enter me.

Thanks for offering this.

Jeanne said...

Yarn! Book! Knitting! Can you add several weeks or months of nothing but knitting time to the winner of this contest?

juniperjune said...

yay, congrats! this book looks so exciting, and i'm so happy that you're a part of it! please enter me in the drawing. :) i don't see an email field for this comment box, so i'll send you an email also.

Melinda said...

Congrats on the book cover! How exciting. I would love to try knitting those socks.

Lynn said...

Congratulations on the prominence of your yarn in this book. Needless to say, I'd be very happy to get a copy.
I'm happy that all seems to be back to semblance of normal for you. Loving the new yarns and colors.

Micki said...

The book looks fabulous! I'm so glad FF is getting some well-deserved publicity.

Suzanne said...

Wow, I haven't heard about this book. Looks great.

Emily said...

I am a bit sad to be saying goodbye to the Lightweight Superwash Merino Sock yarn (it was one of the first sock yarns I ever used), but I am excited to see your yarn in this book. A well-deserved inclusion. Congratulations!

Jocelyn said...

What a fantastic book, and a great inclusion of FF yarn!

cmflame said...

Wow! Beautiful sock made from beautiful yarn - what a treat that would be to win!

Jody said...

I took a peek at this book on Amazon today--it has some lovely patterns. Thanks for the giveaway!

ikkinlala said...

I'd love to enter your giveaway, please - this looks like a great book, and your yarn is gorgeous as always.

Gina said...

nice giveaway!

asweetp said...

I would love to have a copy - enter me in!!! :)

seashoreknits said...

Oh what fun! I've been eyeing that book since I first heard about it. It sounds so so great. Thanks for the fun giveaway, Deb!!

etqoe1953 said...

The book looks WONDERFUL! Please enter me in the drawing! Your yarns are the best!

Kathy said...

I've seen lots about this book recently and would love a copy. Glad to see (read!) you're blogging again. Love your yarn.

emily said...

I love your yarn and I love those designers - how fabulous that you're giving away both book and yarn! By the way, I'm really happy to see you blogging again...

Mestina said...

This book looks to have an amazing amount of wonderful patterns. Congratulations on your yarn being used for a pattern and making the front cover of the book!