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Feeling Thankful

Once a year it does us all good to sit back and think about what we really are thankful for.  For me, I’d have to say sheep, alpacas, goats and other furry creatures that help keep us warm, modern medicine, good friends that love us despite ourselves, cats and kittens, and, of course, my husband Sean.

The newest addition to FiberWild!, Rowan!    
Walking around the shop I asked the rest of the crew what they were all thankful for:
Wendi is thankful for a great job in a knitting store where she gets to play with lots of yarn … and for plenty of cuddle time with the office kitty! 

Nicki is thankful that she lives so close to work that her “commute” is a 30 – 60 second walk, especially since her new boyfriend lives an hours drive away.  She’s also very thankful that her dog gets along with cats!

Scout’s not sure he’s thankful for Rowan yet …

Vera is thankful for juicy slices of turkey, a steaming blob of garlic mashed potatoes, all with rivers of gravy flooding over it.  Yummy food coma … Ice cream, definitely ice cream.  Maybe cookies, too … and kittens … and cats that act like kittens!

Suzy is thankful that she can spend her days tending to her children and her sheep – and still do her Fiber Wild! database work after the barn is quiet for the night and the kids are in bed!
Karen is thankful for her new grand-baby.  Wanna see some pictures?

Sean said he was thankful for good friends, warm kittens, single malt Scotch, cold beer, low maintenance employees, being able to live in the country, ageing very very very gracefully, and his lovely wife.  Funny how he listed me last!  This caused some back-pedaling and protests of “But not in that order!  You didn’t say to put them in order!”  I should be getting some flowers or a really nice dinner out soon.
Have a great Thanksgiving!    Amy

You Deserve a Reward!

I think loyal customers should be rewarded, don’t you?  So we’ve developed a Rewards Program at FiberWild!


Scout, the Idea Man

Our first task was to decide just how we would reward our customers.  Scout suggested we give out catnip or dead mice.  But I thought our human customers would prefer “CASH“!  We took a vote among the staff, and cash won.  So here’s how it works:

Just shop online, over the phone, or at our store in Galena and you’ll earn account credit.  How much?  That depends on how much you spend . . .

  • Earn 5% account credit on orders up to $74.99
  • Earn 10% account credit on orders from $75.00 to $149.99
  • Earn 15% account credit on orders over $150.00 

Your points become active as soon as your items are shipped – usually within three days, and most of the time within 24 hours of placing your order.  You can use your rewards on your very next order – no waiting!

Your points equal money – a penny per point – so 2,549 points equals $25.49.  You can use the points like cash on any online order.  Can’t decide what to get?  You can even use your points to buy a gift certificate – treat yourself, or give it to your favorite knitter! 

Want more details?  Check out the Rewards Program page for more information and frequently asked questions.  And then start racking up your rewards!

(And if you’d really rather have catnip and dead mice you can e-mail Scout at Scout@FiberWild.com.  He’s starting a petition.)

Happy knitting!  Amy

Another New Exclusive Fiber Wild Yarn Color!

The jewel-like tones of the Bozemill pool.

Last August, Wendi and three good friends went down to the Missouri-Arkansas border for a raft trip on the Eleven Point River.  Located in the Mark Twain National Forest, the river meanders through the picturesque Ozark hills.  One of the many springs feeding this beautiful river is Bozemill, a sparkling turquoise pool that drops 45 feet below ground and is surrounded by aquatic plants in many shades of green.

The mill’s former turbine.

The spring forms a deep blue pool as it emerges from underground, producing an average of 12 to 14 million gallons of water per day.  In the 1880s the strong current was used to turn the giant turbine of the Lucas Boze grist mill, and the area was an important center of commerce where farmers hired Mr. Boze to grind their wheat and corn into flour and cornmeal.  Today the skeleton of the turbine still exists; the wooden paddles have long since rotted away.

The Bozemill Spring Shawlette

The place is magical to say the least and is sure to leave an indelible impression on anyone who is lucky enough to visit it!  Mountain Colors captured the jewel-like hues of the spring and plant life exclusively for FiberWild! with three popular yarns dyed in an amazing river of blues and greens:

Alpaca Blend is a blend of alpaca and wool in a medium weight yarn perfect for hats, scarfs and mittens.  Bonus: Buy any quantity of Alpaca Blend and receive a free electronic copy of the Horseshoe Cable Hat pattern!

The Fishtail Hollow Socks

Crazyfoot is a superwash wool and nylon blend – great for socks!  Bonus:  Buy any quantity of Crazyfoot and receive a free electronic copy of the Fishtail Hollow Sock pattern!

Winter Lace Junior is a silk and wool lace weight yarn that begs for lace scarfs and shawlettes.  Bonus:  Buy any quantity of Winter Lace Junior and receive a free electronic copy of the Bozemill Spring Shawlette!

Have fun knitting!    Amy