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!