Friday, March 27, 2009

Fabulous Fiber Friday: Freebies, Contests & Sales

Welcome to my second “Fabulous Fiber Friday”, a weekly round-up of the best of the fiber-oriented freebies, contests and sales that’ve turned up through the week.

If you’ve got a fabulous fiber deal of your own, feel free to post it as a comment here (find how-to instructions at the end of this post). The more, the merrier!

March is “Dummies Month” – The Books, That Is

Amazon has just posted a sale on the popular “…for Dummies” series, which includes knitting and crochet books! Through the end of this month (March 2009), you can get 38% off any of the Dummies titles, plus a $5 mail-in rebate.

KnittingforDummies Knitting for Dummies, written by well-known knitsters Pam Allen, Tracy Barr and Shannon Okey, is one of the best-selling Dummies titles ever!

The new second edition covers online knitting resources, has a new section on felting, and new projects, in addition to the invaluable “how-to” knitting fundamentals.

And I like Kristi Porter’s Knitting Patterns for Dummies edition, too. It’s project-oriented, great for beginners who are gaining confidence, with some good patterns to take you beyond the basic scarf.

You’ll also find Crocheting for Dummies and Crochet Patterns for Dummies, or, if you wanna be “bi-crafty”, you might prefer all your instructions in one volume, Knitting AND Crocheting for Dummies!

This promotion ends March 31, so hurry!

Sock Book Sale

Sock+InnovationContinuing the bookish theme this week, I discovered that all sock knitting books are currently 40% off at KnitPicks, including Cookie A’s popular new Sock Innovation title (shown right).

This special sale includes all the sock books they have in stock, but is limited to only those in stock … and the sale lasts one week only, ending Thursday morning, April 2nd.


Are You Having a Fabulous Fiber Sale?

If you’re offering a special fiber arts or yarn sale, contest, promotion or giveaway, and would like to share it here on Fabulous Fiber Friday, feel free to post your promotion details as a comment to this or any subsequent Fabulous Fiber Friday post.

Be sure to include your URL link, plus the beginning and ending dates of your special offer!

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Sandia Park, NM

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