Sunday, March 01, 2009

My Resolution for the Month

Today marks the start of a new month, along with a new resolution for me. I've resolved to update my blog more frequently in March than I have been in the recent past. Fact is, my life is not particularly interesting and so I always figured that filling a blog with constant updates would serve no purpose other than to drive any potential readers running for the door! This month, however, will be a bit different.

During March, in addition to my weekly highlight of customer projects and my usual blog posts about this and that, I'm going to use this blog to provide news of special items that will be posted to my shop throughout the month.

Constant blog updates with new products is not my idea of what makes for an interesting blog, so I've avoided that in the past, but this month I'm going to have a sprinkling of noteworthy special items and I think the blog will be an easy way to share those updates with you without constantly bombarding the FF mailing list with tiny bits of news.

If you want to stay informed of these small updates with discounted items as well as perhaps some new items, you may want to subscribe to the blog (see link on right sidebar) or just plan to visit often this month to see the latest news.

The photos you see above are the first of these special items I want to highlight to you. The yarn is FF "Classic" Merino Sock Yarn. I used to carry this yarn as part of my regular line, but it's been on the backburner for quite some time now. The yarn is not a superwash yarn and so I know some folks would not choose to use it for socks. It is, however, a sock-weight yarn and labeled as such.

I think the fact that this is a sock-weight yarn is one reason it never gained a great deal of popularity when I previously offered it. Folks saw "sock yarn" and also saw that it wasn't superwash and so passed it by. The thing is - if you're not one to handwash socks - this is an incredibly versatile yarn that's great for a wide variety of projects. A single skein will make a great hat, scarf, mittens, gloves or other small project. A larger quantity would be fantastic for a shawl, particularly a lace shawl. Picture knitting lace but from a slightly heavier yarn that will yield more warmth and will also knit up more quickly, yet will still block out beautifully and really show off the stitch detail. What could be better?

Since I've pretty much decided to discontinue this yarn some time back (at least for now), I think it's about time I round up the remaining skeins and dye up the remaining undyed stock and get it out of here.

As much as I love this yarn, I really need to get a move on and get it out of the inventory room to make room for new things. The price on this yarn will be $14 per 4-ounce skein, rather than the standard $20. That's a really huge discount, so a great opportunity for folks to pounce on a bargain and take advantage of my early efforts at Spring inventory-room cleaning!

The very first of these items -- the three colors of the FF Classic Merino Sock Weight Yarn pictured above -- were listed in my shop this morning. Pop by if you're interested. You'll find the yarn added to the Sale Section of the shop. You'll also find quite a few new items in the shop that I listed last week in the two Superwash Merino Sock Yarns and Superwash Merino Sportweight Yarn.

Thanks for sticking with me through this long post! We'll see how well I do with my resolve to post more frequently this month :)

1 comment:

Suzann said...

Ahh Deb I kiss your woolly hem. I love Classic and I don't mind at all hand washing socks. All my socks made of Merino Classic are so warm and so cushy. Happy Happy Joy Joy!