One of our local Stitch n Bitches just received this post to our board, and I thought I'd share.
Hi all, this is Kaci from Blue Moon Fiber Arts and we've had some calls lately about a "Socks that Rock" update that they heard here on SNB. I try to read as many messages as possible so that we keep in touch with the local knitters but I felt that it might help if I clarified what we are doing with our sock yarns.
This is not a solicitation, we encourage all of you to support local yarn stores regardless if they carry our products or not, we enjoy and buy other yarns, patterns and books everywhere too!
I wanted to post our latest communication update so as not to confuse anyone further! Here is our blurb:
'Soft Rock' is now labeled as 'Socks that Rock-lightweight' but is now bundled in larger skeins. We've been listening to our knitters and heard their great ideas. Recently we have changed the skeins to 325 yards, enough to knit a pair of socks and then you don't have to worry about dye lots! Later this fall we will have 'Socks that Rock' in three options;
lightweight: 8-10 sts per inch on size 1 dpns (aka: 'Soft Rock' available now)mediumweight: 6-8 sts per inch on size 2 dpns (original 'Socks that Rock')
heavyweight: 4-6 sts per inch on size 4 dpns (new worsted weight)
If you still have questions feel free to e-mail me off list at firstname.lastname@example.org.Happy knitting to all!
Kaci Kyler Hays
In other news, I was suppossed to be finished with the front of Halcyon Aran by yesterday morning. Let's just say it it didn't quite work out. I got close, though. Right now I am 8 rows from finishing the final repeat. Then I bind off (which I finally figured out all by myself). Of course, this is the time I have to start a new ball of yarn. Kinda hate that Murphy's law. Hopefully, by Monday morning, I will be a good ways into the front.
Last night when we pulled into the garage after work, my DH showed his true colors (which I already knew, but is still nice to see). Right when he cut off the engine, the phone started to ring, so I quickly got out of the car and (attempted) to run in the house to get it. Please imagine our garage with all kinds of kid toys and stuff all around. This particular day, there was a pretty slick book on the floor. So, of course, I stepped on it, then slipped. I fell right onto the concrete step that goes into the house. My DH was on the phone talking to his cousin, whom he told to hang on cause I fell. He checked me out (I was fine, just a couple scrapes on elbows, one scrape each on knee and thumb.) Then he told his cousin he was gonna talk to him later. He made sure I was okay, and not just saying that, then guided me into the living room to sit down. Then he and the boys made sure all the stuff was out of the car, and he helped me upstairs to change my clothes. So sweet!
Today is Luther's funeral in New York. He will then be buried in New Jersey. Game Show Network tomorrow is showing the two times he appeared on Family Fued. He was part of a show called "Grammy stars" or something like that. They will be on at 9 and 9:30 ET. If you would like more information, you can read this story. If you want to add to his Guest Book, you can do so here. There are currently 1485 published messages and 149 pages, and this number is moving fast!