Gettin' Made: State of the Stitch Nation Address

If you took a look at my pictures from the Craft & Hobby Association's trade show in January, you may remember this little gem, which was follwed by a tweet about how I totally geeked out when I met Stitch 'N' Bitch author Debbie Stoller.

Debbie Stoller at the Craft and Hobby Association trade show in Anaheim last January
Debbie Stoller at the Craft and Hobby Association trade show in Anaheim last January

Debbie was debuting her new line of Stitch Nation yarn, developed through a partnership with Red Heart. Now don't go curling your noses up at me, ladies and gents. Yes, it's Red Heart yarn. But did I mention the Stitch Nation yarns are premium-quality, 100% natural fibers? And that these generously sized 85-100 gram balls of yarn are under 5 bucks a pop?

"Finally, there's an affordable option in high-quality yarn," Debbie Stoller says, "With one stitch you'll discover that Stitch Nation by Debbie Stoller is yarn for people who love yarn."

If I don't have you completely salivating all over your keyboard just yet, go get yourself a napkin to wipe that chin - Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores has generously donated 6 balls of this superfab new yarn for three winners to share in this week's Gettin' Made giveaway!

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After the jump, learn all about Debbie Stoller's new yarn and enter to win some for yourself!

Full of Sheep is the Stitch Nation Line's 100% Peruvian wool variety. It comes in 12 bright cheery shades, perfect for mixing or matching. With tasty colors like Poppy, Clementine, Passionfruit, Honeycomb and Mediterranean, it's a natural for color work and is great for felting. The Passionfruit colorway was a big hit at the CHA Craft Supershow in January, and Leigh-Ann Dennison from Jo-Ann Fabrics Headquarters in Hudson, Ohio is a fan of the Clementine colorway. "As a yarn crafter myself who happens to live in "Browns Town", I can tell you it's a challenge to find a rich, vibrant orange yarn that isn't over-the-top neon or, conversely, drab," she shares.

A bevy of yarn we're giving away this week - enter to win 2 free skeins of yarn courtesy of Jo-Ann Fabrics!
A bevy of yarn we're giving away this week - enter to win 2 free skeins of yarn courtesy of Jo-Ann Fabrics!

Bamboo Ewe from the Stitch Nation line is a nice affordable blend containing 55% viscose from bamboo and 45% wool. It combines the softness of wool with the sheen of bamboo. It comes in 10 glorious colors like Geranium, Beach Glass, Sprout, and Twilight. I've never knit with bamboo yarn before, I think because I've shied away from the price a little bit... and I gotta tell ya I can't wait to pick up some of this yarn for myself and try it out!

Another fancy yarn I've never tried before is alpaca, and Stitch Nation yarn is to the rescue here as well! Their Alpaca Love yarn is a plush blend of 80% wool and 20% alpaca, and is 100% awesome. It comes in 8 rich colors, and feels and looks wonderful, perfect for adding a little luxury to any of your knit or crochet projects.

But the fun doesn't stop there - visit www.stitchnationyarn.com and you'll find videos and free project patterns! I really can't say enough nice stuff about this Stitch Nation yarn. It's super awesome, and I'm so excited that Jo-Ann Fabrics shared some for a giveaway this week.

Here's the details: leave a comment on this blog post, (tell us why you love Debbie Stoller, what you think of her new yarn, what would you make if you win, etc.) and you'll be automatically entered to win! We'll be picking three winners this week, and each winner will get 2 balls of yarn. (You could win 2 skeins of Bamboo Ewe, 2 skeins of Alpaca Love or 2 skeins of Full of Sheep. Our choice, sorry!) Total retail value of each prize is $9.98.

We love discussion on the Gettin' Made posts, so chat as much as you like, but only one entry per person will be counted and the winners will be picked using www.random.org. The contest will close at midnight on Friday, March 5, so don't delay!

Also, if you've won a Gettin' Made giveaway in the last 30 days you'll be ineligible to win so others have a chance at awesomeness. Good luck crafters! Now get in those comments and win some yarn!

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For more information on Stitch Nation yarn, visit www.stitchnationyarn.com or www.redheart.com.

For more information about Jo-Ann Fabrics (or to get your craft supply shoppin' on!), visit www.joann.com.


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