I’m thrilled to announce that I have joined forces with the innovative & incomparable SWTC (Southwest Trading Company) to create The Vickie Howell Collection! In January at both TNNA and CHA, we will preview CRAFT, ROCK & LOVE, my 3 new yarns that will be available in stores and on-line in Spring 2007. **insert happy dance followed by grand, dramatic curtsey**
I don’t have pictures available of the actual yarn but here’s the scoop on what you can expect:
CRAFT is 35% Milk Fiber and 65% Organic Cotton.
Let me tell you, I’m not normally a fan of cotton blends but HOLY CREAMY GOODNESS, people–this yarn is super soft and dare I say, delightful?! We’ve chosen, vibrant colors in retro-chic gradient shades that will all be named after some of my favorite crafty peeps including: Members of the Austin Craft Mafia, Martha (well, duh), Kathy (aka Crafty Chica, and Libby (my mom).
ROCK is 40% SOYSILK/ 30% fine wool/ 30% HEMP.
Smooth, strong and awesome to work with. This one is what I like to call a yarn staple, because it’s great for any number of versatile, quick, kick-ass projects. The colors will all be extra bold and named after rock stars like: Gwen (Red), Kim & Kelley (Turquoise), Dave (Purple) and Billy Joe (Green). I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: knitting rocks!
LOVE is 70% Bamboo /30% Silk .
This one classes up the proverbial joint. It’s so beautiful and luxurious that you won’t want to put it down…ever. Seriously, I’m in love with LOVE! The colors are a mix of elegant variegated colors and complimentary solids all named after movie couples like: Harold & Maude, Buttercup & Roberts, Peter & Mary Jane and Ennis & Jack.
I’m hard at work creating designs for the new yarn that we will be putting into a small booklet that will also be available at your LYS. Look for garments and accessories for the busy knitter with an emphasis on quick and simple in both Knit and Crochet!
I’ll post more info as I get it but in the meantime, I’ll *heart* you forever and always if you spread the word that there’ll soon be a new yarn in town!