Monday, June 29, 2009

Regarding the Polls Above ...

If you have comments to go along with the polls above, please add them to this post. Thanks!

What I've Been Up to Lately ....

I dyed up several pounds of fiber this weekend. I played with some different colors than I usually use. I actually used both turquoise and yellow which I never do unless I'm mixing them into something else. I'm pretty happy with the results. I also dyed some 8 oz braids and then split them in two. This way I actually have several matching sets. I listed them together on Etsy so if a listing says there are two available they are actually a matching set.

Here is my first attempt at dyeing mohair. This is Texas Yearling Mohair Top and it is a blast to dye. I know some people love this fiber and others hate it with a passion. I just hope I am able to sell it because I want to order a lot more of it.

And here is a sampling of the Falkland Wool Top I dyed up. This fiber is very nice. It is next-to-the-skin soft but not quite as soft as Merino. It is great for felting too.

And then there was a wee bit of seawool pencil roving ...

Saturday, June 27, 2009

New Things to Come & Wholesale Order

I'm really excited about some new products I've decided to add to my shop. I have some new lace weight yarn and several new breeds of spinning fiber. More to come on these very soon. In the meantime, here are some pics of the yarn and fiber I dropped of at Hanks recently.

Friday, June 19, 2009

I've Seen It All Now ...

Have you seen this yet? The Knitting Machine

This guy, Dave Cole, knits with all kinds of crazy stuff. Baby clothes knit from cut up strips of Kevlar vest. A huge teddy bear knit with 185 rolls of fiberglass insulation. Another bear knit from strips of lead. A dress knit out of money where he used over $1000 cut into 1/8th inch strips. Unbelievable!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Do You Have a Favorite Knitwear Designer?

I sure do and it happens to be Connie Chang Chinchio. Besides being cute as a button, Connie produces some beautiful knitting patterns. My next three projects in waiting all happen to be Connie's patterns. You can find her blog here: physicsknits

Here are some of my favorite PhysicsKnits patterns:
Versailles Shell (i cast on for this one last night, pictured above)
Apres Surf Hoodie (i think this is next)
Varese Hoodie
Soap Bubble Wrap
Riding to Avalon
Uhura (just purchased this pattern, feeling the need to cast on too)
Henley Perfected
Trellis & Keyhole Tank

Here's a link for those of you on Ravelry: Connie's Patterns on Ravelry

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

New Raffle Code Drawn

If you have a goody bag from the Jacksonville Suns Stitch 'n Pitch make sure to check the shop announcement for the winning raffle code. The first code was not claimed so I drew again. I will draw again on Friday if nobody claims this number.

Friday, June 12, 2009


Rocket Yarn now has a facebook fan page. Come on over and share with me. Pictures, comments, color suggestions welcome.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

World Wide Knit in Public Day

When: Saturday June 13, 2009 from 1-3 pm
Where: In front of The Coffee House in the Lake City Mall on US HWY 90 in Lake City, FL
Bring: Your knitting and/or crochet project, a folding chair if you have one, some cash for drinks and snacks, extra yarn and needles to teach passers by to knit. :)

I will have extra goody bags from the Jacksonville Stitch 'n Pitch. One can be yours for a $2 donation to the Needle Arts Mentoring Program

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Blueberry Festival

I will be at the Blueberry Festival in Wellborn, FL June 5th & 6th (Fri & Sat). My Etsy shop will be on vacation mode during that time. Please come see me if you are in the area.