I just got a sample cone of the new Vickie Howell Collection yarn, Vegas. Woo hoo! I’m really excited about this one–it’s so pretty! Vegas is a thick & thin blend of Soysilk & wool with a lurex, metallic thread running through it. It’s totally soft and glam at the same time. I knit up a swatch on size US 10s and it looks like it’ll be about a 4 sts per inch gauge, which is perfect for my knitting A.D.D since that means projects will work up fast and furious. I hand-picked all of the color combos ranging from nice-girl, monochromatic shimmers (see below) to Jezebel, contrasting-colored glitzes. I hesitate to even show you the color I have because the scan doesn’t do it justice and the sparkle doesn’t really read…but who am I kidding, I can’t not show you! Duh.
(pink yarn/pink shimmer)
Blue Hawaiian= Turquoise/Turquoise
Black Jack= Black/Purple
Chapel of Love= White/Silver
Cirque= Ice Blue/Ice Blue
Martini= Chartreuse/Lime Green-y Gold
Viva Las= Orange/Orange
Excess= Dark Purple/Purpule
Flying Elvis= Yellow/Gold
I’ll get pictures of the above is soon as I lay my eyes on them, myself. You can expect this line as well as the new colors inCraft, Rock, and Love to be available in stores and on-line in July. In the meantime, I have a date with some Pink Champagne. Bottoms up! 😉
um, is it wrong that i just licked my screen?!
Looks great! I can’t wait to see the other colors! I have yet to find a cool yarn shop in my area so I’ll have to order some online when it becomes available.
Robyn- What ever happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. 😉
Sorry vickie did’nt know how to contact you. Have question about sayuri knit/crochet kimono shrug. Are the sleeves crocheted flat and then sewn up and attached to main body of garment?
Jan–Yup, that’s correct. 🙂
Definately going to be looking for these 🙂 I’ve been knitting with macrame cording, so this will be a bit of a switch!
Hmmm… what to make 😉
Love them already! I think I need to knit up some Flying Elvis scarves for Christmas this year, just to be able to say the name of that yarn…
Pink Champagne that brings back memories.:) Love the thick and thin look of it.
1) Like sonia, I like the thick/thin of the yarn.
2) Purple is my favorite color. I think it is completely appropriate that you’ve named it “Excess”.
3) My 13 year old daughter will enjoy knitting and wearing something made from this.
4) I may not tell her that the red/red is called “Swingers”. =)
Here’s hoping some of my stuff sells soon. Then I will have extra pocket money to buy some of your yarns.
Kyleectmom–Does it help that “Swingers” is names after a Vince Vaughn movie from the 90’s?
Yesterday i spent 300 bucks for platinium roulette system , i hope that i will make my first cash online