Friday, October 29, 2010

Happy Halloween

No yarn news to share today, but thought I'd pop in and wish everyone a happy and safe Halloween weekend.

My husband and I are not "into" Halloween. We have no children but we do have a dog who goes a bit wild when strangers come to the door, so it's not the most pleasant of holidays for us. I also struggle with the whole idea of giving children mountains of candy.

My alternate-to-candy idea this year was to get some of the individually-wrapped prunes I've seen advertised on TV. Both my husband and my sister, however, squawked quite loudly about this. I was proclaimed a world-class "funsucker" by my sister and my husband was adamant in his belief that our house would be shrouded in toilet paper if we gave out prunes. (Although I must say the excess toilet paper might be rather appropriate for the whole prune-theme.)

I finally gave in to the complaints and opted out of giving prunes to the Trick or Treaters. I did, however, greatly enjoy spending the last few days trying to convince my sister that we and all of our friends should give out prunes. I told her repeatedly that I was trying to "start a movement." (I am easily amused. Prune puns are not beneath me.)

Today I found my alternative to prunes: Spiderman temporary tattoos! They are so cute. They come in little individual boxes with five per. I was quite pleased with my solution until I realized too late that Halloween falls on Sunday this week and that's my bowling night. I won't be home for the prime Halloween hours, which means I very likely bought far too many tattoos.

The neighbors should not be surprised if next week they see a middle-aged woman in the supermarket or at the gym sporting some Spiderman faux-ink.

Happy Halloween!

Friday, October 22, 2010

What's Shaking

Not too much shaking here at Fearless Fibers HQ, but there are a few things simmering. I'm focusing on dyeing to restock a bit, as well as to get the new Merino/Cashmere/Nylon DK Yarn ready to go. The early bird pre-orders are done now, so I'm dyeing up the initial stock for the shop. There won't be a ton of it for starters, so keep your eyes peeled for it. I'll post here, in the FF group on Ravelry, and will notify the FF mailing list when it's ready to go.

Once that's all squared away, it will perhaps be time for another sock club. It's been quite a while since the last one and I've received a few inquiries about when the next will be, so I think it's probably about time. It will take me a little while to prepare for that, but it should be coming before too terribly long. Perhaps in time for your holiday wish list?

That's what's shaking here. More to come soon.

Thursday, October 07, 2010

MCN DK Yarn Early Bird Special!

I am so excited to announce the introduction of a new yarn: Merino/Cashmere/Nylon ("MCN") in a DK weight!

I have a fairly limited amount of this yarn to start and so rather than try to guess which colors might be most desired, I've instead decided to begin by offering an Early Bird Special. In a nutshell, this is a limited opportunity to purchase this new yarn at a 10% discount, in your choice of twenty of the most popular color options from the Fearless Fibers line. The yarn will be dyed to order and shipped within three weeks.

The early bird special offer will stand through October 14th or until the quantity available in this special shop listing is exhausted (whichever comes first).

This is the same lovely blend of fibers as the MCN Sock Yarn introduced earlier this year, but this time it's in a heavier DK weight. This is a lovely yarn for a wide variety of projects. Knit with size US5 to 6 needles, the yarn creates a lovely fabric for sweaters, scarves and other items that benefit from a beautiful drape. It can also be knit on smaller needles to yield a denser fabric appropriate for fitted items, such as heavyweight socks.

If you'd like to take advantage of this special offer, be sure to read the full details in the listing description.

Great day to all!