Orbiting the Fiber Universe, 16 Nov 2011

Some of you may have seen me post and tweeting about sending out a package of 40 pounds — that’s right, forty pounds — of yarn that we recently sent off to fibre space in Alexandria VA.  fibre space is one of the coolest LYSs in the country, and I am deeply honoured to have SpaceCadet yarn in their collection.

fibre space in Alexandria VA is the newest LYS to carry SpaceCadet Creations knitting yarnsBut I didn’t get a chance to tell you about the super cool write-up they did to introduce SpaceCadet Creations to fibre space’s customers.  It was a lot of fun being interviewed by Veronica for it!  Click here to check it out.

And then I thought of all the other great stuff that ‘s been coming through on my Twitter feed lately, and thought I’d share some of it with you here.  So here’s a quick wrap-up of the stuff that caught my eye…


I loved this piece of advice from designer @GlennaKnits: “Is there a knitting pattern you’ve really enjoyed? Consider sending the designer positive feedback! It helps us to know what knitters love.”

Carrie Keplinger designs knitting and crochet patternsAnd speaking of designers, the very lovely Carrie Keplinger, who is right this minute editing my ebook (so exciting! watch this space!), has put her entire Like Clochework Collection of adorable crocheted hats on sale for $14.99 until November 26. Go, quick, get a copy!

You know it and I know it and every knitter and crocheter in town knows it, but now the New York Times has cottoned on: Capes and Wraps are Hot!

You only work on one project at a time, right?  No?!? Ok then, you might enjoy this post, where Stacey Trock of Fresh Stitches does a quick run-through of some basic storage options for WIPs.

KnitPurlGurl's videos for beginning knittersThis one is just for my sister, who has gone crazy for knitting — as in, garter stitch only — but has yet to learn to cast on, purl, or bind off….   Karrie at KnitPurlGurl.com has done some quick videos that explain the very basics of knitting for beginners.  Got a friend who keeps asking you to knit for her?  Smile sweetly, and send her here!

And finally, did you see this?  A crocheted spare tire coverFantastic!!!  Wear your crafting with pride!


Want to Know What Forty Pounds of Yarn Looks Like?

This blog post was supposed to be a shop update, but my chief yarn-prep guy (my husband!) has been a bit under the weather, so I have to delay the update for a couple of days.  Look for those new yarns to go into the shop on Friday instead.  And if you’re on the Yarn Adventurers mailing list, keep an eye open for an email sometime in the next week!

In the meantime, let me share a little teaser with you.  The InterStellar Yarn Alliance parcels went out in the post yesterday, and the Alliance members are in for such a treat.  I can’t wait for their parcels to arrive!  Can you guess what’s in them?…

A sneak peek of SpaceCadet Creations InterStellar Yarn Alliance yarn club parce


And ooooh!  I just wanted to share this with you…

Forty pounds of SpaceCadet Creations yarn headed to fibre space in Alexandria VA


Ever wondered what forty pounds of yarn looks like all in one place?  Well, that’s what it looks like!  That’s forty pounds of freshly-dyed SpaceCadet yarn, all headed to fibre space in Alexandria VA.  fibre space is one of the coolest LYSs in the country (I think my SpaceCadet might just have a crush on their space cadet!).  And I am so excited to have SpaceCadet yarn there!

So if you’re in the DC area, do go check fibre space out — and look for the SpaceCadet yarn, because I’ve dyed some really gorgeous, never-seen-before colourways that you won’t want to miss!