Thursday, October 22, 2009

Dood! I'm on!

And I'm all verklempt! Back in May I met Brookelynn Morris, author of Feltique & Craft: contributor, at Maker Faire 2009. Seems like I made an impression, 'cuz today I was stunned to hear from a fellow Purl 'n Hurler that she touted my new SmorgasBOMBs on the blog!! Read her write-up here, and feel free to leave her a comment about how you knew me before Craft: made me famous! (Don't forget: SmorgasBOMBs will be available in my Etsy shop when I return Nov. 3).

Other things going on today include NEW YARN finished!! That's always exciting. The picture is of 'Flambe', the navojo ply I did this week that I posted about before. As you might remember, I was hoping for enough yardage to make Harf, a hat/scarf combo pattern by the Spincycle Yarns chicks, Rachel Price & Kate Burge. But (there's always a but, isn't there?). The Harf requires ~360 yards of light worsted weight yarn, & while 'Flambe' fits the worsted bill, I only managed to eke out about 22o yards. :( With four freakin' ounces, I'm not sure how that happened, but 3-ply eats up the yardage. Anyway, I perused my Rav queue & came up with Plan B: the Headigan, a cardigan for your head! This pattern is from Red Lipstick, a site I've been a fan of from way back. I'm planning on casting on for this when I'm away at SOAR.

Speaking of SOAR: anything purchased from COLORBOMB Creations in my absence won't ship until I return (duh). So, feel free to stock up on my faboo fibers (when you buy, I can shop for new raw materials!), but don't forget that your order won't ship 'til Nov. 3.

With that, I'll leave you with this YouTube clip from A&E's new "drama-cumentary" Pot City USA", which I just learned this week is about Arcata, where I live. It could not BE any more hyperbolic & fearmongering, but if it keeps even one person from moving here, well, that makes me a fan; I like it just fine the way it is.

Now, I'm off to Purl 'n Hurl! Wanna finish up my Annetrelac socks so's I can enter them into the YARN sock contest. I'd better get om the stick, since the deadline is while I'm gone, & I still have a half a sock to go!!! Ever the optimist...


  1. Oh how fun Velma! You deserve the publicity that is for sure- AND your fiber packages are a wonderful idea- hope you sell TONS!! Smooches from the sheep!

  2. Thanks for the shoutout! I hope you enjoy knitting your Headigan!

  3. Congratulations, Velma! I just started a blog last week, and I still want to trade sometime!

  4. Ok your town is on Pot City USA and you're on Craftzine all in one week? All shades of jealous here. Congrats! On both! ;)

  5. congrats my dear! I'm so happy that I know such a famous chick!! your new fiber creations are awesome! I hope they are really well received and you sell a ton!! have a great time and enjoy!!! hugs Linda

  6. That is SOO exciting! Big, fat congratulations! Such a small world, I was at that Maker Faire too but I didn't know you then. I was the one crying next to the ice cream stand because no one would go on the rides with me. =( (Rachelle from Pn'H btw)


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