Friday, December 21, 2007

Send Sock Lovers Right Over!

Well, isn't it high time to tell you about three new sock designs we added to Figheadh last month? I think so!

The first one is the Red Rover Cable Socks. I think the cables look like little elbows linked to play Red Rover, so there ya go! There must be something very European about these, because I've gotten orders for them from Finland and Germany. Who knew?

I used Angora Extra to make these, so they are really just for show, or for bed socks. The yarn is very delicate and fluffy!

I made my first pair with Mountain Colors Bearfoot in Juniper. See?



You can't see the cables nearly as well, but the socks are yummy and entirely wearable! I love this yarn!

I had help from my brilliant tester friend Tracey with this pattern. She made her Red Rovers with Regia.

Here's a back shot. They have a traditional heel flap and gusset and a wedge toe with Kitchener join. Just your basic sock, but with elbows!


Now, on that note, I think I'd better save the other socks for a different post. I kinda went crazy with the pics (I could have done more!)
Sorry to have been away from blogland for so long, but I am home for the holidays, (like which there's no place), so I have more time to post. More to come!

Monday, December 10, 2007

YY Trunk Show

Folks, we are smack dab in the middle of a huge trunk show of Figheadh Yarnworks designs at Yorkshire Yarns of Lakewood, WA. If you are anywhere near there, stop by and see the 25 samples on display. I was visiting Sonya today and took a few shots of my sweeties hanging out at the shop.

Here's Baloo and OXO on top of the Cascade shelves, appropriately...




...and a medium Rudy and Little Rudy spending time with some very cute little sweaters and Sonya's ever-growing assortment of fantastic knitting and crochet books...








...a gang of Iain, Backbone, Wiggles and Sarah grouped together...




...Interwoven, Honeycomb, Diamond Cable, and Cable Crest sharing the table with other tempting lovelies...








...Marsaili being her uppity self hanging all alone...










...and Lombard Street Gloves warming themselves on the "wood stove" with other luscious mittens and such.
Have you enjoyed your little virtual visit to Yorkshire Yarns? Well, lemme tell ya, it's nothing like being there. This is one of the most comfy, fun yarn shops I've ever been to. Sonya has scads of gorgeous yarn, tables to sit up to and knit and chat, not to mention a big, cushy living room with soft couches and chairs to cuddle up and work on your FO's as long as you wish.
You'll receive all the friendly advice and welcome you could ever want at YY. So, what are you waiting for? Go see Sonya! Check out her class schedule (which will include some of my classes in February and March) and fun knitting and crochet groups, and give YY a try, especially in the next week while Figheadh stuff is there. One word of advice--if you plan to visit the Hooks and Needles group on Monday nights, get there early or you won't get a parking place. I was there last Monday night and it was crazy! Hurrah for knitters and crocheters! We love ya!