Monday, June 11, 2007

Unveiling Time!

The time has come to unveil eight new colorways on FF Superwash Merino Wool Sock Yarn!

There are eight skeins available of each of the new colorways, all listed this morning in my Etsy shop. In celebration of the new colorways, I've also pumped up the number of skeins of many of the other colorways, so there are plenty of choices right now with multiple skeins available on most colorways.

The eight new colorways - in alphabetical order so none of them feels unloved - are: Blue Rain, Cantaloupe, Earthenware, Meadow, Multifarious, Prosperity, Robin's Egg, and Serendipity. I'll show you a few of them here to whet your appetite.

First, here is Earthenware. Now I know I just said that I don't want any of the new colorways to feel unloved, but I can't help but say that this one is my favorite of the new batch. I had a very clear picture in mind of a colorway with brownish, amber tones mixed with a good dose of pink, but I wanted pink that was warm rather than cool to give it a decidedly "grown up" feel. To make it more difficult on myself, I also wanted something highly varied and complex, yet retaining the subtlety that allows intricate stitchwork to shine to the forefront. I definitely didn't want it to look predominantly pink either. Nothing like giving myself a challenge! After much experimentation, Earthenware was born!






Here's another colorway for your daily dose of eye candy. It's called Blue Rain.



And one more, just to give you a pop of color to get your day going: Cantaloupe.



To see the other five new colorways, just click on over to my shop. If they happen to disappear quickly and you're too late to catch them, never fear . . . stock will be replenished in the future.

I know it's been some time since I've had a batch of new colorways at one time. Thank you all for waiting so patiently! Have fun looking!

13 comments:

Stacey said...

Beautiful!!!!! That cantelope is just up my alley - love the orange!

Lynne E. said...

Resistance is useless! I love them all.

Sulafaye said...

They are beautiful. Thanks, too, for your explanation of how you arrived at the Earthenware colorway. It is so cool to be able to see exactly what you mean!

Jenn said...

Earthenware is my favorite too. You have such a talent for blending colors!

Jenn said...

I had to order one. Let's see, my will power held out for what, 8 minutes? And I'm still searching for a pattern special enough for my laceweight in Miracle.

Cynthia said...

Your colourways are absolutely beautiful Deb! I think I know where I will be going next!

Katinka said...

As someone who's wardrobe is mostly made up of 37 different shades of red/coral/orange/blush/pumpkin/terracotta/tomato/rose/claret, I love that you create so many variations within color families. :D The new colorways are gorgeous!

Amanda said...

they're all so beautiful! next time i need some sock yarn, i know where to come...

Friender said...

they are gorgeous and there goes my paypal balance again!

MonicaPDX said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely. I drool even over colors I can't wear. After all, there are others I know who can! [eg]

Faith! said...

Oh la la! They are so beautiful! I always appreciate you showing us what you've got for sale (my wallet, not so much)! Nice work.

Friender said...

Deb, could you maybe give some advice about the wear of the yarn? I haven't used it yet, but plan to use the superwash sock yarn soon and would you suggest a very firm fabric? I am so delighted that the yarn is so incredibly soft, but also a little worried about wear. Do you use reinforcement thread on your toes and heals of socks? Thanks!

Deb for Fearless Fibers said...

Since there was no e-mail submitted with the comment above, I'm going to reply here and hope the commenter checks back :)

Yes, I certainly recommend a tightly knit fabric for the Superwash Merino Wool Sock Yarn, which is quite soft. Also, although the yarn is superwash and can be machine washed, it's important that you still handle your hand knit items with care. If you choose to machine wash the socks or other item you make, it's best to cold water wash on Gentle Cycle, and also to place the knit item in a lingerie bag.

So far, I haven't had any trouble with wear and I personally have not used reinforcement thread for my socks, but I know some of my customers do that just as a regular practice for any pure wool knit socks.

Hope you check back here and happen to see this!