Saturday, June 09, 2007

Only the Naming Remains

All the pins are out and my latest lace scarf is now complete!

All that remains is to give it a name. I'm not so insane that I normally name articles of clothing or accessories, but I think I might write up the pattern for this scarf and list it in my shop. If you have the perfect name on the tip of your tongue, please share!

I've been considering for some time adding a few patterns to my shop, but I didn't want to list patterns written by others. If a designer chooses to use my yarn for a pattern, I would much rather simply point my customers to the designer's own site so that the designer gets to keep the entirety of the sale price. At the same time, I would like to add some patterns, if for no other reason than to make the shopping experience a bit more diverse and interesting, particularly for new visitors. Perhaps this lace scarf will be the first pattern I'll list? We shall see.

In other news, I received something very exciting in the mail this week! It's my very first Jenkins Woodworking needle. I got a 24" circular US #4 and it's oh so lovely! The finish is smooooooth and the joins are perfect. Best of all, the tips are nice and pointy. I can't wait to give my new needle a test drive, but I'll first have to pick a project. Expect more news on the new-needle-front coming soon! (I have to admit, I'm rather ridiculously excited about this needle. I've been meaning to get one of the Jenkins needles for quite some time and now I feel rather giddy to have one in my hot little knitter's hands!)

I'm also very excited to tell you that I am right on track to have new Superwash Merino Wool Sock Yarn colorways to list next week. Keep your eyes open for that! I'll post about them here to give you a heads-up and will also send out a note to the FF mailing list. If you're not on the list and would like to be added, just pop me an e-mail and I'll be happy to add you to the list. (If you've already asked to be added to the list, but haven't received any e-mails yet, don't worry! Your name is on the list. I am very sparing about how often I send out any information by e-mail, but rest assured that everyone who asked to be on the list has been added.)

I was just about to close this post for today, but I can't resist showing you one more picture. I asked my husband to put the new lace scarf on so I could see whether I could get a detailed photo on a human model. I told him not to worry. If I got a good picture of the scarf, I wasn't going to post it on my blog. It was just a test. Well, I DIDN'T get a good picture of the scarf detail, so that means I can post the photo, right? Haha!

Poor man. What he has to put up with from his crazy wife!


Amanda said...

Well, I'm afraid I have no name ideas, but that is quite a pretty scarf.

anne said...

hahaha! i love that picture of DH. i think it's one of the best ones of the scarf, too!
"scarf and man in the wild . . ."

Lynne E. said...

Great idea to post some patterns--the scarf is beautiful, so I hope you'll start with it. Poor H--maybe he doesn't read your blog? Looks like a good photo of him, at least. :-)

Rebecca said...

oooo, the pressure of a name (sorry, a little pretty woman flashback). i can't find the words that fit... but i do love the way it seems to point here and there, this way then that.... it definitely has a resemblance to the fractal fern leaf. ???
it's very very pretty :D

Elisa said...

Love the shawl - can't wait for the pattern to be available. It reminds me of birds in flight; how about "Spring Migration" or "Gulls in Flight"? Or "Boomerang"?

schrodinger said...

I'm terrible with naming things - quite unoriginal I'm afraid. But it is a lovely scarf.

DragonsChest said...

Love that scarf! I do hope you decide to put patterns in your store, that would be great.

I like Elise's suggestions for names, perhaps the Spring Migration one best.

And your hubby looks quite spiffy wearing HIS new scarf! LOL


Fiberjoy said...

Spring Migration is a great name.
(Your husband just might feel like migrating far away after having his pic posted with a breezy, femine shawl.)

What a fun picture - bravo for him.

Designing patterns to go along with your yarns only makes sense. Ed wishes I could design stuff to go with our products.

MonicaPDX said...

Well, the first thought that came was Fearless Lace. ;) However, that's a bit mundane and, er, obvious. Then for some reason the side panels reminded me of Clovis points (strong but beautiful), or unicorn hoofprints, and the central design looked like an Art Nouveau fantail, or--

Geesh, I suck at this. [g] Good luck, because it's a gorgeous pattern, and I think it'd make a great addition to the shop!

Katinka said...

Something like "Upstream" comes to mind -- the center section looks it's swimming against the current. :)

Micki said...

Clearly purple is your husband's color. :)

My first thought when I saw the scarf was that it looked like stones skipping across the water (didn't we all do that as kids?), so I'll say "Skipping Stones."

~Tonia~ said...

Love the scarf! It is so pretty.

For some odd reason the first name that came to mind was Ester. Also Vee, Birds in Flight, Soaring, Soaring Swallows. Not good at names, sorry.

ali said...

He he he, poor DH...
The scarf turned out lovely and I will be looking forward to seeing the new sock yarn colors- I'm loving my 'brick house' right now!
Happy knitting-

Susan Pandorf said...

How about the Fan-C scarf for the Feaher and fan like middle section and the comma (or C) shapes in the border?

I know it's bad, but it's all that comes to mind.


Anni said...

Gorgeous scarf.