Monday, November 30, 2009

Holiday Knitting

I have always knit gifts for the holidays, but never like this year. I really want this Christmas to be meaningful, and I want the gifts to be true gifts. See when you knit something for someone, you think of the person so much. You chose the yarns for them, you pick a pattern for them, or you design one with them in mind, and with every stitch you think of them. I think my friends and family know that and truly appreciate the gifts.
I have been knitting so much over the last few weeks, and this is a gift for me too!
So far I have 4 berets, 3 hats, 3 scarves, a pillow, 1 pair of socks, a toy rabbit, a neck warmer.

My handspun egg is turning into Ysolda Teague's Ishbel shawl...for Mom...

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Handspun Goodness

It has been a while since I posted anything related to spinning. Actually, I had not taken the time to spin in a long time. And as always, I fell in love all over again as soon as the fibers started gently sliding through my hands...

I spun 4 oz of merino roving on my sweet little Louet Victoria. I spun fingering weight singles using a short draw.

Now all I have left to do is to find a project for it...

Friday, November 27, 2009

The Sale in On!

I am done uplaoding all the skeins and rovings into the sale pages on the website. Each skein and each roving is unique, as these were my creative study pieces. I hope you will enjoy the 30% off Thanksgiving Sale.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thanksgiving Sale 11/27/09-11/30/09

There will be a sale at SockPixie from 11/27 to 11/30. My creative study skeins and rovings will be on sale at 30% off! The skein or the roving you see in the picture will be the one you get.
Have a great Thanksgiving and Enjoy the sale .

Monday, November 23, 2009

A new Forum

As you know, I have been working on the website for Sockpixie. I am trying to regroup everything into one convenient spot for me, like e-mail and of course community pages. I am really happy to announce that there is now a forum on the SockPixie website where you can share your thoughts about knitting, and yarns and of course where you can meet other SockPixie knitters. The link is on the menu bar. I hope you will enjoy our new community.
I am now off to consolidate my e-mail. Have a great Monday.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

This week!

The new colorways are up, and I love them. I am also so happy about the look of the website. The new colorways are deeply saturated solids in merino, cashmere, and Alpaca...

This collection does not have a name, but rather was inspired by a tam I designed.
I am offering the pattern as a free pattern with the purchase of any 2 skeins of yarn. The tam in the picture will include 2 versions one for a true sock weight, and one for a slighter thicker yarn like my IncaSock which was used to knit the tam.

Have a great Thanksgiving week!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Minty Collection

Mints and candy canes were my whimsical inspiration this week. The skeins I created reflect the cheerful spirit of the holiday season. I am offering this week's colorways in 3 great yars, Merino sock, Silky Toes, an new 50% Merino, 50% Silk fingering weight yarn, and a Pixie Lace, my Merino/Silk blend lace.And this week, each skein comes with its handmade companion stitch marker.
I hope you will enjoy the Minty Collection.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Off thiw weekend and back on Nov. 15

SockPixie is away this weekend, and will be back with a candy-cane collection on November 15.
Have a great weekend!

Sunday, November 1, 2009


This week my inspiration came from Spain, and from Flamenco. I love the grace, strength and passion of that dance, and the wonderful dresses worn by the dancers. The colors seem to be an integral part of the visual pleasure of the dance. I created bold colorways, with strong contrasts, and of course called the collection the Flamenco Collection.

I hope you will enjoy my version of Flamenco!