Thursday, April 30, 2009

My Little Rocket Helpers

This is the first time I let the boys dye their own fiber. They had a blast with it.
I think we might be on to something here. Now Houston wants to spin his on his new spinning wheel. (more on that later) I'm actually thinking of ordering them a bunch of superwash wool roving that they can dye up and I'll list it in the shop. All the money they make will go to their college fund. Don't know if anyone would buy it but I'm looking forward to spinning some of it up into a nice fat singles yarn.

I think it turned out pretty good for a two and four year old. What do you think? "Little Rocket Roving"????

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Logo Fun

So I found this new program called Inkscape. It's awesome and it's free. What more could you want? The only thing it lacks is an eraser tool but apparently they are working on that. Anyhow, stayed up way too late last night tinkering with my logo and shop/blog headers.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Twitter, New Website & A Festival

A few things to share for today:
  • Twitter - You can now follow me on twitter here.
  • Dot Com - I launched the bare bones version of last night. I wanted a place my customers could go to find out about all things Rocket Yarn. From the dot com you can find links to my Etsy shop, this blog and my twitter profile as well as info on Rocket Yarn products and appearances.
  • MADD Fest - I will have a booth at MADD Fest here in Lake City on Saturday May 9th. They are still accepting vendors so if you want to join in contact them or shoot me an email and I can forward you the vendor form. More details on this to come soon.
As always, Happy Knitting, Spinning and whatever other crafty thing catches your fancy,

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Happy Earth Day

I got lucky enough to snag an Etsy Treasury today and since it's Earth Day and I've been slightly obsessed with green lately I decided to put together a Spring Green for Earth Day Treasury. Go check it out and let me know what you think.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

My Latest Inspiration

I've been spending a lot of time outside lately. I just love growing things we can eat. In the past month I've planted three apple trees, a fig tree, a blueberry bush, muscadine grapes and then there is the garden. In the garden we have tomatoes, sweet potatoes, peas, corn, green beans, wax beans, lima beans, zipper peas, cream peas, watermelon, cantelope, cucumbers, butternut squash, pumpkin and okra. I also have three earth boxes that are planted with grape tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, red bell peppers and collard greens. I love this time of year when it warms up and we start spending so much time outside. There is something that is so satisfying about planting things and watching the green emerge. Maybe that's why my dye pot keeps coming out green. Either that or I was bitten by a leprechaun. :)

Monday, April 6, 2009

New Plan for Rocket Yarn

I'm sure you've noticed my lack of blogging and listing new items to the shop. I've been working on some new products and a new plan for Rocket Yarn. The recession seems to have people less likely to take a chance on purchasing online. However, Rocket Yarn goodies have been selling fabulously (is that a word?) at Hanks Yarn & Fiber and generally sell really well in person when buyers can put their hands on the fiber. Because of this I'm taking my shop in a slightly new direction. I will still have a presence on the web and the Etsy shop will still be active. I am adding a .com and will be going to shows throughout Florida and maybe some in Georgia and the surrounding area. I'm not going to give out all the details just yet but there are four of us working on a fiber collective and I'm really excited about the prospects.