Sunday, May 23, 2010

Fall Creek Fibers

My friend Brie is transitioning her perfect little etsy shop, theurchiness, into Fall Creek Fibers.  In her own words it is theurchiness all grown up.  Those of you who are already fans of theurchiness, do not fret. She is taking everything her shop already is (warm, cozy, friendly, and colorful) and adding to it and making it so much more.  I have been a fan of her eye for color from day one and it is the reason she is my main source of handspun yarns and handpainted rovings.  She is simply the best!  She has taken her unfaltering knack for color and has developed a new line of handpainted yarn as Fall Creek Fibers.  You can get a sneak peak at her developing beauty in theurchiness shop now at a discounted price before Fall Creek Fibers goes into full swing.  I assure you I have taken full advantage of these preview prices. 

First there is Fall Creek Fibers Monarch Worsted.  It is 100% Superwash Merino and has all the bounce and softness you would expect from merino wool.  I snagged the Geoffrey colorway.

218 yards, worsted weight

I also snatched the Buckeye colorway of the new Fall Creek Fibers Meadow Sock.  This is a delectable mix of superwash merino wool, cashmere (and all the silky softness it is known for), and a touch of nylon for strength.  These will soon become my favorite pair of socks, I have no doubt.

435 yards, fingering weight

My stash also now includes two glorious hanks of the Fall Creek Fibers Powder Mill Sock yarn.  This luscious yarn is a 50% Superwash Merino and 50% Silk and oh yes, it is just as soft as your imagnation tells you to expect.  I could not pass up the Sookie colorway as much as because it is an excellent blend of colors as because I am a True Blood fan through and through.  This includes all the books as well as the series.  What can I say, I have a soft spot for sexy vampires.  I am now in search of the perfect pattern and am taking suggestions.

437 yards, fingering weight

Last, but certainly not least, I added Fall Creek Fibers River Sport (50% Merino and 50% Suri Alpaca) in the Chantel colorway to my collection.  That's right, she named one of her colorways after me and I cannot tell you how flattered I am!  The colors are a perfect representation of me and I have a roving to match just waiting for me to spin it up.  Alpaca is also one of my favorite fibers as it is super warm and soft with a gorgeous drape.  The merino in this yarn will allow all of the lovely attributes of the alpaca to shine while helping it hold its shape. 

327 yards, sport weight

I have already cast on this yarn using a pattern from one of my favorite designers, Ysolda Teague. I am creating the Scroll Lace Scarf and I think the two are a perfect compliment to each other.  (picture above better represents the colors)

So, what are you waiting for?  I have shared with you my Fall Creek Fibers treasures, but there are many more for the taking and loving.  Get going!

1 comment:

  1. Aw thank you so much Chantel! So sweet of you! I can't wait to see what you do with your little Fall Creek Fibers collection!