Simple Knits | Spring Giveaway

Spring and warm weather are right around the corner, so I think it's time to celebrate with a wee giveaway for our Simple Knits Knitalong!


We have two prizes for our Simple Knits Knitalong'ers from Firefly Fibers...  are you ready?

The first prize is one of my absolute favorites, a Milk & Honey lotion bar!

Milk Honey 1

These lotion bars are perfect for getting your hands into (or keeping them in) shape for knitting after a long winter and perfectly soothing after digging in the the dirt. The limited edition heart bar is not only a special shape, but it's also a special scent... Lavender+Rose+Geranium!

The second prize is a new - and super popular - arrival at the shop... Stripey Fine by Spud & Chloe! Spud & Chloe hit it out of the park with their new 'stripey' version that mixes up delicious ice cream colors of Fine and we've got a skein of the Mint Chip colorway up for grabs!

Mint Chip2

I LOVE this yarn and can't wait to find time to knit with it myself, but with my current knitting list, the winner of this skein will most likely get to test drive it before me. *wink*

So, how do you enter to win? It's simple! Our KAL is being hosted in the Firefly Fibers Ravelry Group, so just join our Ravelry group, knit up that month's Simple Knits project and post an FO photo in our Simple Knits thread! You can join whenever and knit whatever projects you like - it's all about having fun and knitting a few small projects for yourself or others throughout the year. 

The winners for the spring giveaway will be randomly selected from the FO pics in our Ravelry thread once our March project wraps up, so you can still participate (and be entered to win) through the end of March.  

This month's project is the Clayoquot Toque from Tin Can Knits and I'll be casting mine on this weekend! I've already knit 2 for the shop, but I know there is at least 1 more on the horizon for me. It's a fairly speedy knit and it probably takes me more time to decide on colors.

Clayoquot Toque by Tin Can Knits

The pattern is free here on Ravelry and it's great for stashbusting or you can get started with fresh yarn and start a collection of colors to mix and match - the shop favorites have been Kenzie, Felted Tweed DK and Acadia. The pattern is sized from baby to big and with the non-gender-specific motif, you can make one for everyone in the family!

Many thanks to everyone that's been participating! I hope to see a few new faces in the shop and on Ravelry as the year progresses. Also, thank you so much for the lovely feedback that you've been providing, it's been so much fun knitting along with you and sharing projects!

Here's to more Simple Knits in 2015!


Journey-Along | Winners & FO's

The time has arrived to wrap up our Journey-along and that means I have my final projects to share and a the giveaway winners to announce! First up, the FO's...

This was done quite awhile ago:


This amazing shawl is currently on display at Firefly Fibers and I can't wait to wear it! Knit in a worsted weight yarn with a very generous finished size, it's super warm and snuggly and great for snowy days like today.

Pattern: Onward from Journey by Shannon Cook

Yarn: Pure Wool Worsted by Rowan in Bottle

Raveled: Onward

I also finished these:


Climb was so much fun to knit (all 3 times) because the stockinette patterning makes it perfect for 'on-the-go' sock knitting. I cast these on during out trip to Colorado this last summer and threw caution to the wind and knit from both ends of the ball - my inner perfectionist squawked a little at the uneven stripes, but I eventually got over it because, after all, how serious can I get about crazy fluorescent socks? 

Pattern: Climb from Journey by Jane Richmond

Yarn: Fluormania by Regia in Neon Flowers (7188)

Raveled: Climb - v3

And, this was finally finished:

ABM_1416858114I can honestly say that I love this sweater and the yarn. The project sat hibernating for quite awhile, but once I picked it back up this fall, it went fast. With the cold winter we have ahead of us, this is one sweater that is going to get a workout - I've barely taken it off since it was dry just over 2 weeks ago. I really love it!

Pattern: Inland from Journey by Jane Richmond

Yarn: Nature Spun Chunky by Brown Sheep in Grey Heather

Raveled: Inland

Time ran out and I didn't get to knit Shannon's gorgeous Antrorse, but it is in the queue and it will be cast on since I have some sweater fun planned for 2015! Details coming soon...

Enough about me - let's get to the giveaway! Using a random number generator, the winners for each of our final prizes are:

Extra Giveaway JALPrize #1 Winner...  Elizabeth (Ravelry ID: jelin) You've won one skein of Extra (55% baby alpaca | 45% fine merino) and a Pretty Cheep project bag! 

Sportweight Giveaway JAL

Prize #2 Winner...  Teresa (Ravelry ID: tmmiller1) You've won 2 skeins of Sport Weight (100% baby alpaca) and a Pretty Cheep project bag! 

Congratulations to both of you and I'll be in touch regarding your prizes!

One final thank you and a huge 'shout-out' to all the fabulous knitters that joined and have been clicking along since last February - it was so much fun and I wouldn't have been as motivated without you! You. Are. Awesome.

Stay tuned for more 'along' fun and some other goodies!


Journey-Along | July Giveaway

The wait is over... our July Journey-Along winner has been randomly selected!

JAL - July

Congratulatoins to Karla (rav id: cafekarla)! You've won a Spud & Chloe Upcycled Project Bag and 1 skein of Spud & Chloe Sweater in the color of your choice!

Many thanks to everyone that is participating and clicking along through Journey!


There will be more giveaways coming up, so keep clicking away. Remember, you can join the Journey-along at any time - all of the details and the link to the sign up form are here in this blog post

Happy knitting and there are more giveaways coming up!