Operation Turkey Trot aka. "Fit for a Feast!"

Well, some of you may have learned by now that the project we've been lovingly calling Operation Turkey Trot for over two months now is actually the code name for our Hand-dyed Holiday Collection called "Fit for a Feast!" Back in August, our fearless leader Laura, had the brilliant idea to ask some of our favorite hand-dyers and vendors if they would be interested in creating a special holiday color for us. Luckily, we were able to get an AMAZING group together!

"The Feast"
This year's first-ever holiday collection features colors from Malabrigo, Lorna's Laces, Jade Sapphire, Madelinetosh, Koigu, Fyberspates, Dream in Color, and Sweet Georgia inspired by their favorite holiday dishes. The collection also includes a special interchangeable set of Dreamz needles from Knitter's Pride in a gorgeous Onyx color (distributed by Muench yarns), an awesome beaded Mudra cuff from Nelkin Designs, and an exclusive scented LoLo body bar from the Bar Maids

These items are available for purchase individually (which includes our exclusive recipe book) or as part of one of our fabulous "Feast To-Go" kits! Here is the breakdown of what is included in each of our kits, for your reference:

"The Feast" 

The "Silverware"
This kit is the whole enchilada! Well, maybe not enchilada because it's Thanksgiving and all, but it definitely has everything all in one! In this kit, you'll receive 1 skein of each color in the holiday collection including Madelinetosh's Tosh Merino Light in "Turducken", Artyarns' "Corn Pudding" (my personal favorite dish) and Malabrigo's Worsted Merino in "Pecan Pie." This kit also contains a Lo Lo To Go Body Bar in the "Queen's Buns" color, a special colorway of Nelkin Designs' Mudra Cuff kit, a FREE Holiday Collection Project bag, and access to the recipe book containing all of the recipes that this collection was inspired by! The entire kit comes wrapped up in a fun to-go container. The Feast kit is also available with "Silverware" which is everything in the regular Feast kit but also with an exclusive set of Knitter's Pride Dreamz Interchangeable needles all in Onyx as well as a full size Bar Maids Queen's Buns Lo Lo bar.
"Favorite Leftovers"

"Favorite Leftovers"

This kit contains a sampling of some holiday favorites including Lorna's Laces "Pumpkin Pie" in Shepherd Sock, Madelintosh's Tosh Merino Light in "Turducken", and Koigu's KPPPM in "Fluffy Pudding". And, as with all of the Holiday Collection "mini" kits you also receive the free Holiday Collection Project bag, a Lo Lo To-Go in the Queen's Buns, and access to the awesome recipe book!

"Sweet, Savory, and Stuffing"

"Sweet, Savory, and Stuffing"
Who wants Turducken without the stuffing? Not this girl! I was the lucky one who was in charge of making Felicia's Truffles and Sage Stuffing Recipe for our test-run holiday feast we had here at Jimmy Beans. (After all, you can't give out recipes you haven't tasted for yourself, right?) It was such a fun party, and this stuffing was seriously some of the best I've EVER had! (Sorry dad, our Ashbaugh family recipe is really good too!) Anyway, I digress. Let's get to the good part! This kit contains the Madelinetosh "Turducken", Sweet Georgia Tough Love Sock in "Truffles and Sage", and Malabrigo's "Pecan Pie". Yum! You also get the Lo Lo To-Go, project bag, and recipe book access!

"Just Desserts"
"Just Desserts"
Would you rather skip the Turducken and get right down to the sweet stuff? Well then, the "Just Desserts" kit is the perfect choice for you! This kit contains Malabrigo's Pecan Pie, Lorna's Laces "Pumpkin Pie, and Koigu's "Fluffy Pudding", as well as all of the other extras! You really can't go wrong with this combination of goodies!
Bar Maids are the best!

Ok, so there are several other kits including "Scrumptious and Stunning", "The Tasty Trio", and "Tradition with a Twist", but I think you are starting to get the point! Check them all out if you can as they are each beautiful and unique, super fun in the spirit of the holidays, AND they make a great gift for your favorite knitter or even yourself! You can also purchase any of the items a la carte and even if you just buy one skein, you'll receive access to the recipe booklet!

I am actually thinking about building my own to-go container and here is what it would contain: Artyarns Ensemble Light in "Corn Pudding", Malabrigo Worsted Merino in "Pecan Pie", Sweet Georgia Tough Love sock in "Truffles and Sage", and Jade Sapphire Silk Cashmere 2-ply in "Cranberry-Orange." I'd probably throw in a Queen's Buns Lo Lo bar for good measure!


We hope you love our exclusive 2012 Holiday Collection- Fit for a Feast, and we wish you a VERY happy holiday season!

Happy knitting and crocheting!

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