Friday, September 11, 2009

Find a Deal Fridays!

Yay! On time this week! has got some great deals happening for their kits right now, including one "Design Your First Sweater" kit that include 15 50oz balls of of their Wool of the Andes for just under $20. They include the pattern for the top-down sweater (with different cuff, hem, and neck options). It looks like this:

The sweater design isn't my favourite, but that saves you about 1/3 of the cost of the wool! I'm sure I could figure *something* to do with all that. ;)

Poppy Flower Fibers on Etsy (and out of Boulder, CO) is having a great sale for the month of September, too. She's offering 25% off all sock yarn, plus free shipping to the US and Canada. And oh my gosh, she has some GORGEOUS fall colours to drool over:

Too bad I've sworn off sock yarn, or I'd be ALL OVER this!! Wow, so many gorgeous skeins over there. Oh, and this one is Merino wool, 440 yards of fingering for $16.50.

From what I can tell, there are some people out there who LOVE their Noro, and I happened to stumble upon Webs' closeout sale on some discontinued colours of Silk Garden Lite. Dudes: 137 yards of DK weight for $6.49 (normally $11.99). The pictures are kinda tiny, so click through to check that one out.

Lastly, before I'm done with this week's FADF, I'll share with you my new find, . You can find whole bags for 70% off retail! An entire bag (meaning 10 skeins @141 yards each) of this beautiful wool blend for $40. Wow! And they have tons of other colours too!

Happy shopping everyone! Have you started your Christmas knitting yet? :)


  1. Thanks for the heads up on the Noro- what a great deal! Do you know if they are discontinuing Silk Garden Lite, or just a few colors? Poppy Flower Fibers looks beautiful, too. I'm sorry to hear about you and sock yarn... Why have you sworn off sock yarn?

  2. hehe After the lace scarf I knit (and took me forever!) I swore off lace-weight yarn all together for a while. lol DK weight or higher for me. heheeh

  3. I really look forward to your find a deal Fridays, even though I'm on a (temporary) yarn fast...
    It's so bad of me, but I just sit and drool for a while every Friday.
    Thanks for this feature!

  4. art: Thank you so much! I'm kinda the same way... just drooling right now! :)

    kate: sorry, I forgot to say that I didn't get the impression that the Noro Silk Garden Lite is being discontinued, it just said "discontinued colours" :)

  5. Thanks for the tips! Very helpful.

    Why would you swear off sock yarn? I don't understand...

    Beautiful fall colors indeed!


  6. Sinje: the tiny knits like that just take forever and my patience isn't highly attuned yet. lol This new cowl I'm doing is lace weight, but I'm knitting it on size 7 needles. lol See the cop out there? ;)