A Little Update

I was inspired today to do a bit of work on the site. I’ve added a proper domain name at last and also added a link to my knitting designs on Ravelry. I’ll continue to work on this space but I’m off to a good start, I think! I’d like to show each design and link to the Ravelry page with its immediate download following online purchase. And last but not least, a new banner is up with our fox and a couple of other goodies.

I headed out yesterday yarn hunting for my custom orders and visited Black Sheep Yarns in Port Moody, BC. I recommend visiting this shop – great selection and friendly and helpful staff. As you can imagine, my yarn hunt was successful.

Meanwhile, I’m also working on promised patterns for designs including my Kiki hat and Smart Phone Cozy, among others. As always, I have more designs up my sleeve that I can’t wait to tell you more about. Until then, I want to show you some yarn that I fell in love with yesterday, Madelinetosh’s Thunderstorm.

x Rena

Signature Red Fox Fingerless Gloves and Knit City 2012

Our signature Red Fox Fingerless Gloves.

Autumn is seriously kicking up its heels here in Vancouver, Canada. Our seasonal rains arrived with a roll of fog mid-month and hasn’t let up since. The good news about this rather abrupt transition from the hot weather we had previously been enjoying is that it is perfect knitting weather. And some fun stuff has been in the works for the season, not least of all The Red Fox and Gown’s new signature Red Fox Fingerless Gloves knitting pattern.

The cozy gloves are warm and ready for new fall and winter adventures. The gloves can be made in two lengths, short and long, as well as in two sizes, s/m and m/l. The short version in m/l is shown.

RainCityKnits colourful booth at Vancouver’s Knit City event during October 2012. Complete with guide dog in training in crate under the table!

Last weekend, despite the horizonal lashing rain, throngs of knitters descended on Vancouver’s first annual Knit City event. I was proudly helping out Krista of Rain City Knits at her booth. Her gorgeous yarns are now also available in a worsted weight in a range of colours. I spent the weekend imagining which colour I’d pick for my next pullover or cardigan.

Do you have any fall knitting plans? I have so much more to share with you, stay tuned!

x Rena

Knit Cable Fingerless Gloves

I have a new knitting design sample ready in time for autumn – knit cable fingerless gloves! I knit my sample using Diamond Luxury’s Lima Peruvian Highland Wool and it was absolutely lovely to work with. The gloves feature matching cables on both the back of the glove and palm, incorporating ribbing at the ends.

Cable fingerless gloves, palm view.

You can custom order a woolen pair for yourself or as a gift through The Red Fox and Gown’s Etsy shop. Pattern coming soon…!
What do you think?

x Rena

Kiki Ear Flap Hat with Pompom: Sneak Peek

Kiki hat fresh off the needles.

It’s a cliche, but so true… the creative juices have been flowing lately, fired up by the autumnal weather and cool evenings. I had to make an earflap hat, with a big pompom on top and faux thrumming. Oh yes. And I’m so pleased with how it turned out. I even figured out how to do crochet for the edges.

 


The hat is so named for my kitty Kiki, who helped me pick out the wool for this project. She picked out her very own colours, smart girl.


I have a feeling this is one sample I’ll be wearing around this winter. Now that the obsessive knitting of the last couple days is over, I need to sit down and write up the pattern and send off to the technical editor. And then I promise I’ll post on Ravelry and Etsy.

What do you think? Am I the only sucker for ear flap hats?

x Rena

Part Two: Phone Cosies with Buttons!

Kitty smart phone cosy, available here.

Smart phone cosy with red button with flowers, available here.

 

So I knit up a couple of phone cosies and test drove my new buttons! It was a great deal of fun picking out which button to go with which cosy. And there’s lots of choices. I haven’t even hit up the gingham or striped or polka dot fabric yet. I think the cosies look great with the covered buttons. Which one do you like?

The original cozy with matte grey half pearl button, available here.

x Rena

Buttons!

My new crop of custom covered buttons.

I have a new addiction as of today – fabric covered buttons! I went to the fabric store to get some buttons for the new cabled phone cozies and for the upcoming mug cozy too. I had it in the back of my mind that I wanted to cover buttons in fun fabrics… and so I did!

Kitty!

Bunny.

Lady bug / lady bird.

 

Fresh button crop.

I have a kitty cat, lady bug / lady bird, little flowers, rose and bunny so far! This is way too fun. I’ll post up a finished cozy very soon with a new covered button!

 
x Rena