Thursday, January 01, 2009

New Year and Things to Come

It's officially 2009. How is that possible? I remember my mother saying that time seems to go faster as you get older. I scoffed in my youthful way. Now I understand. Sigh.

Rather than dwelling on the quick passage of time, and the new wrinkles and grays, aches and pains that come with it, I'd prefer to look forward to something special I've been planning and that's coming soon: a Spring Lace Club!

It may seem that Spring is a long ways off, but in yarn terms, it's really just around the corner. I'm tentatively planning this club for signups in February, with the first shipments to go out on the first day of Spring. I'll be posting more details here as the time gets closer and will also be sure to notify my mailing list when it's time for signups.

The plan for the club is similar in format to my sock club that ended recently. There will be three shipments, three projects, three different base yarns, three club-exclusive colorways (and a few back-up color choices to be sure everyone gets something to their taste).

The designer line-up will also be the same as the sock club: one FF original, one by Tess Mattos of Polar Bear Patterns, and one by Anne Hanson of KnitSpot. My FF original will be a lace shawl in my Laceweight Merino, Tess will be doing a lace sock in my Tight Twist Superwash Merino Sock Yarn, and Anne will be doing a lace scarf in my Laceweight Cashmere. (Yes, you heard that right! The cashmere is returning at some point in the Spring, with the first taste of it going out to the club members.)

The sock and scarf patterns will remain a surprise, but I will have the shawl ready for viewing before signups. You've actually already seen a good bit of it. Remember this?

It's a shawl that I designed and knit last year. I finished up the pattern and test knitting was complete, but then set it aside as the thoughts of a lace club began to brew in my mind. For the club, the colorway will be a new one exclusive to the club and different than the original. That means knitting a new version, which is well underway now.

Of course, not the best photo with the stitches all crowded together on the needle and the fabric bunched up and unblocked, but still proof-positive that I'm well underway and also a sneak preview of the color.

I'll have more info on the projects and colors coming over the next few weeks. I'm really excited about this club and hope you are too!

Wishing everyone a happy, healthy and amazing New Year!


momsue84 said...

Happy New Year, Deb! Cannot wait for the Lace Club! Woohoo! The shawl is gorgeous.

DebbieO said...

I am so excited about the lace club! I like lace knitting as much as sock knitting. :-)

Diana said...

How do I join the mailing list? I'm very interested in joining the lace club.

Thank you

Deb for Fearless Fibers said...

In answer to the question above about joining my mailing list, just send an e-mail to me to fearlessfibers @ comcast. net (without the spaces included here) and request to be added. You can also send me a message through Etsy or on Ravelry, including your e-mail address and a request to be added to the list.

Thank you!