A Rainbow-licious Giveaway!

We interrupt our virtual shop-hop to get prepped for TNNA 2016, AAAAANNND…to introduce you to a new item for Mini Skein lovers. We’re so excited about it, we want to give one away!

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To enter the giveaway for our new 20-Skein pack, So Fond of Rainbows, please visit our Facebook page for official entry (click on the “Giveaway” tab if you don’t see the post) after you comment here!

In about a month, we’ll be hosting a design contest with this pack, and there are big prizes to be had! $300 gift certificates for winning patterns, as well as publication in a rainbow-centric pattern e-book for fall. Stay tuned for details!

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new releases and a *giveaway!*

As we gear up for TNNA 2016, we’re rolling out the new additions to our collections a little bit at a time, each week as we chug along towards the big weekend of June 11 – 13. This year’s event is in Washington DC, and we are incredibly excited about showing our fresh colorways and bases in a new venue. There will be some surprises at the show, for sure, but we’re making most of our 2016 collection available in the coming weeks, so stay tuned!

This week’s new release is a Mini Skein Pack for our Color Morph collection. Allow us to introduce #39 The Walrus & the Carpenter!

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We love this pack, morphing from a rich, butterscotch brown to deep, forest green. We also love YOU, and don’t you think it’s about time we have a giveaway?

Click on this link to enter to win the above colorway in your choice of yarn weight!

Good luck!

How do you…??? (giveaway!)

I might have gone a little crazy with the color changes on my LightWaves shawl, and ended up with this:

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Melody had lots of ends to weave in, too, and she just up and skipped that step, the brilliant creature:

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If bowties aren’t your thing, or the end-bits make you want to throw things, check out this great article, Weaving in Your Ends, over at The Purl Bee. I’m feeling pretty enlightened, and also pretty inspired to start sharing all the things we’ve learned, as a collective group of knitters here at Frabjous Fibers, on techniques and tricks to make knitting more fun, productive, and awesome-looking. Also, we have lots of questions and hang-ups of our own, and what better way to find the answers than to do some research and present our findings. To YOU!

Enter, Tutorial Tuesdays! with the gang here at Frabjous Fibers. As-Close-to-Every-Tuesday-as-Possible, we’ll be sharing tips, techniques, and tricks on our new YouTube channel. Possibly studio shenanigans.

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To get this ball rolling, we want to know what you have questions about. What do you need help with? What’s a German short row? What is Carson’s favorite color? Who is he, anyway? We can answer these questions, and more.

Throw some questions our way in the comments on this post, and we’ll enter you into a giveaway drawing for one of our new colorways on yarn or fiber (your choice!). Give us some fuel for our informative-yet-entertaining fire! Yow!

A winner will be drawn on Sunday night!

xoxo

Shannon and Team Frabjous

ETA: Let’s extend this a few more days, so we can get some more comments in! We won’t be starting Tutorial Tuesdays! until after TNNA, so we have a little extra time. 🙂

One More Day!

We’ll keep the guessing game open for our fiber giveaway until tomorrow night (that’s Wednesday, March 18th!).

Oh, and since it’s proving to be difficult, we’ll put everyone’s name in the bucket for at least venturing a guess, with additional entries for correct guesses on the fiber types. Sound good? Now, head on over to comment on the Giveaway Post and we’ll announce a winner on Thursday!

In other news, there has been shawl progress:

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Are you working up a LightWaves shawl, too? Keep up with our intimate little KAL on Ravelry. I’m starting in on my Too Much Pepper waves today, after I peruse videos on the German short row technique.

Which short row technique do you like best?

We Want YOU! (to test-spin)

We’re hard at work on new offerings for Fall 2015, and there are fiber bases among the newness.

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Feedback wanted!

We’ll give away a 4-oz. braid of this Top Who Must Not Be Named to a randomly drawn winner. The catch? You have to guess the fiber blend. Hint: there are three fibers in this blend. Get at least two of them right (be specific with wool breed guesses), and we’ll enter you into the drawing for one braid in our Chocolate Cherry colorway. The other test-braids are in the hands of staff, but we already know we love it. We want to know if you love it, too. Comment on this post to enter! 

In other news, it’s time again for a seasonal, limited edition colorway in our Three Feet of Sheep. Your LYS can order it for just a short window of time, so put in your requests now!

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Our first Knitalong is small and informal, but we’re plugging away at our LightWaves shawls, and it’s about to get real with some wave action. Melody has been making progress:

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…and I’m ready to start on the waves. I’ve been charting it out and not really coming to any decision, but I’ll force myself to do that and post pics to the Rav group ASAP.

So, here we go:

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Three fiber types.

Get two of them right.

Win fiber.

GO!