Monday, May 25, 2009

Springtime in Italy

These are Vickie's rendition of the Primavera Socks by Natalja. Vickie used FF Tight Twist Superwash Merino Wool Sock Yarn in the Peace of Mind colorway.

What a beautiful job Vicki did on these socks!

It's also great to see the Peace of Mind color holding up to the stitch detail. It's a fairly new colorway and although the colors are gentle, they are highly varied.

It's nice to see that the pattern details shine through, despite the complexity of colors. (The Peace of Mind colorway is out of stock at the moment, but it is a new one and so won't be going anywhere anytime soon. More is drying now and will be available in the shop soon.)

To see more of Vickie's fabulous handiwork, you can find her on Ravelry where she is VickieK.

Everyone have a lovely Spring day!

Monday, May 18, 2009


These lovely socks were knit by Kathy using FF Merino/Tencel Sock Yarn and the Charade sock pattern by Sandra Park.

The color is one of the exclusive color choices from the FF Sock Club last year, so if it looks unfamiliar to you, that's why.

So lovely! A big Thank You to Kathy for sharing her work. You can see more on Ravelry where she is antinova.

Great Monday to all!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

SALE + Changes Coming

For the first time ever, I am having a store-wide sale in my shop! Here are the details of how this will work:

- Sale starts now and will end midnight pacific time on Friday, May 15th

- Prices reflected in the shop are regular prices

- All purchases less than $50 (excluding shipping) will receive 10% off the purchase price (excluding shipping). Purchases $50 and over will receive 15% off!

- You may proceed with your purchases and payments through the usual process. I will then refund the 10 or 15% discount. If you prefer to wait for a revised invoice to pay, simply note that in the Message to Seller field at checkout and I will send you a revised invoice through PayPal.

This is the first time I've ever held a store-wide sale! With all of my yarns regularly priced to provide great value for your money, discounting items across the board is simply not generally feasible. This sale is a bit different: I'm holding this unusual sale event to prepare for upcoming changes for my Fearless Fibers shop.

Many of you know that I've made occasional mention for some time now of my plans to eventually offer a bit of spinning fiber in my shop. Well, I'm not much closer to ready to do that than I was some months ago. In more than three years in business, I've always worked towards ensuring a good selection of a core number of products, with consistent availability. Although I still believe in this basic premise, it does limit my ability to offer new products and new color options.

The changes I have planned are to scale back on the core inventory I carry and to offer more variety on a periodic basis. I plan to continue to carry a scaled down but still reasonable selection of four core items: Lightweight Superwash Merino Sock Yarn, Tight Twist Superwash Merino Sock Yarn, Laceweight Merino Yarn, and Superwash Merino Sportweight Yarn.

In addition to these core items, I will be updating the shop with a selection of a wider variety of items. Sometimes there will be new colors that may or not be added to the core selection going forward. Sometimes there will be entirely new base yarns, offered in smaller quantities here and there. Occasionally (I hope!), some fiber will be thrown into the mix.

It will be a while still before I can shift to this new model. The first step is to move out some of the inventory I've worked so hard to build over time.

I'm excited about these future plans and I hope you are also! I hope to strike a balance between the consistent availability of core products that you've all come to expect from Fearless Fibers together with a more varied selection. There are so many base yarns that I'd love to offer, but I've been limited by time constraints in the past as I focus on ensuring the wide selection of current offerings remains fully stocked. When it comes to colors, I've also had some limitations, as consistent and repeatable colors have been central to how I operate. This new model will allow greater flexibility to work with complex recipes and techniques that may not work well for repeatable colors.

Again, it will be a while before you see these changes begin to occur in my shop. For now, you can advantage of the scaling back on current inventory with this store-wide sale!


Monday, May 11, 2009

Foot and Eye Candy

How's that for a gorgeous photo? Lynne's socks are even more fabulous against the glorious floral backdrop. (If only I had such a green thumb!)

Lynne knit these socks with FF Lightweight Superwash Merino Sock Yarn in the Coral Pink colorway. The pattern is Hearts-A-Plenty by Monica Jines.

You can see lots more of Lynne's gorgeous work on Ravelry where she is LynneE. Go have a look at Lynne's project pages and you'll be in for a treat.

A big Thank You to Lynne for sharing her work, both knitting and gardening!

Monday, May 04, 2009

As Cute as Can Be

Is that not about the cutest little cardigan for a wee-one you ever saw? So cute in fact that I'd like one in a full size for not-so-wee little me!

It's Micki's rendition of the Cardigan for Merry, adapted by AnnyPurls from the pattern for a Cardigan for Arwen by Kate Gilbert.

Micki used FF Lightweight Superwash Merino Wool Sock Yarn in the Inner Sanctum colorway.

Another homerun project by the talented Micki, whose work you can see on her blog or on Ravelry where she thing4string.

A big Thank You to Micki for sharing her work and starting off the week with a healthy dose of knitting inspiration!