Wednesday, September 26, 2012

WIP Wednesday: Bumblebee Socks!

I would be a chuckamuck if I didn't start by saying thank you for sticking with me. I know full well that I have a small group of loyal blog friends who keep with me, even though I sometimes go for weeks posting either nothing at all or the bare bones kind of posts (i.e. the past month). Thank you so much.

My summer of socks somewhat ended with the Dainty Ankles, but then I squeezed in an edit of the first sock pattern I ever wrote--the Cables & Lace Socks. The name tells you how sucked dry my brain was at the time. Oh, yeah, Jen. Very imaginative moniker that is! I know better now and I'm making up words for the names of some of my patterns. Wait til you hear them! I can get a really good string of them thought up after about a glass and a half of strong red wine.

Anyway, this pattern needed the biggest rewrite of them all and I did it while starting a pair with some Butternut Woolens sock yarn in the Sage Hen colorway. The yarn company name isn't hot-linked because (sniff) Shelly isn't commercially dyeing yarn anymore. I hate that, cuz look.
Isn't it pretty? And this yarn gives a whole different look to the sock, with its chunky hand-dyed loveliness. I'm keeping this pair.

And here are the Bumblebee Socks. I recently designed a sock with a bit of colorwork and after knitting the test pair, I decided to use the leftover for these fun babies. This is Cephalopod Yarns Skinny Bugga in Montauk Monster and Oleander Nymph. This yarn makes cushy, pretty socks!

Boy, am I excited because we will have new patterns ready soon! I just got the edits back for a Celtic earflap hat (two, in fact--one for big 'uns and one for little' uns) and the colorwork sock pattern is being tested right now. While that's going on, I have resumed work on about five glove and mitt patterns. 
Lotso fun coming from Figheadh!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Thank You!

Thanks so much to everyone who visited our new Figheadh site and took advantage of the sale!

This was our first sale and it was a success. I'll be back soon with some knitting and crochet news (with pictures!)

Happy Fall and Happy Knitting!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Midnight Tonight

...that's when our Figheadh Facelift Sale ends.

Don't miss out on 25% off with the coupon code you'll find on the site.

Pssssttt...since you're here, I'll give it to you.
Type in FIGGYFACE for the code and receive 25% off your entire order.

Grab some Figheadh!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Figheadh Facelift!

I am very happy to bring you this shot of old on the left and new on the right, because, folks, we've got a new Web site! The new Figheadh site is ready, Freddy!

I invite you all to go and visit. If you do, be sure to look around for a 25% off code and use it to save on some Figheadh patterns, a few of which recently got a facelift themselves! 
Hurry, because like all good things, the sale won't last forever.

Have fun and I hope to see you there!

P.S. Leave me a comment and let me know what you think! 
I'd love to know!

Friday, September 07, 2012

Friday FO: Little Socks and Cake!

Because I've been gone from the blog so much, I made you some cake! Of course, you'll have to make this Lemon Zucchini Bread yourself to actually taste it. So good! 
It's a great recipe to have if you're like me and have lots of zucchini in the house.

I also made another couple of pairs of socks this week. 
How'd I do that? Because they're tiny socks.
Reworking this pattern gave me a chance to round out the toe a little more. Here's the new one atop the old one so you can see how much rounder and nicer the toe is now.

And on the big sister size, it looks even more improved! This round toe is fun to work because when you're done, you just close up the hole--no need for grafting.

I also adjusted a few other parts of the pattern and when I get the edits in and the new pattern up, I'll let you know. I just couldn't wait to show you the sweet little things. I also can't wait to show you the new Web site, but wait I must. We're doing the last of the tweaks to make sure Figheadh works really well for you. 
Soon it will be ready!

I hope you have some fun weekend plans and that they include some good weather wherever you may be. See ya next week!