Merry Christmas!

I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas!  May all your holiday crafting be completed.  Mine barely is.  Usually, I imagine those of us who craft for gifts are in the same boat!

I’ll be back after my insane holiday weekend with a proper post.  Things have gotten away from due to things being really busy lately, but I know I owe you guys an honest-to-goodness post.

Again, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

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Coupon Code! Updates!

I recently have been doing a lot of work over at my Shop Lancaster store, and decided to have a little sale for the month of October.  If you use the code FALLFUN20 at https://shoplancaster.net/store/rock-star-knitting/, you will receive 20 percent off.  How cool is that?!  This excludes the Mystery Scarf Sale, but the offer is good until October 31, 2015.

Remember, it’s getting chilly, but there’s still time to play outside.  Bundle up!

As for other things that have been happening, craft-wise, I really haven’t had much time for things craft-wise.  I did put a few entries into The Craftys, and am knitting when I have the chance, but my efforts have been focused on a hoop dance performance I am participating in tomorrow.  (Which you should totally come out for.  It’s free!) When that’s done tomorrow, I hope to have some more time to knit and watch hockey.

I’m still working on my Purple Socks, but I have taken a small break from them to knit a hat, which I am is still in process, but I unfortunately do not have any photos of at this time.

Other things?  I’m reading The Martian by Andy Weir.  It’s fantastic.  I am about 35 percent through it, according to my Kindle.

So, that’s about that for now.  Have a great weekend!

Purple Socks: Casting on

I cast on my socks last night!  Yay!  I had forgotten how much it takes to knit with tiny yarn on tiny needles.  I’m telling myself that I should enjoy the process of knitting socks, but still look forward to the outcome, which isn’t probably going to be for about a month or so.

If you care to see the details and follow the progress of my socks, you may do so on Ravelry.

The photo above doesn’t do it justice, but I love the stitch definition in the Stroll yarn I’m using from KnitPicks.  It’s really quite nice.

It feels good to knit something other than scarves now, too.  I do love knitting them for charity, but it’s nice to take a break from them and knit something for myself.  And these socks are definitely for me!

So, my sock itch is on its way to being scratched.

The Wrap Up, Lancaster Project

I know I would write about the The Wrap Up, Lancaster Project on the previous version of this blog, but it’s important.

The Wrap Up, Lancaster Project is a volunteer group that knits and scarf-bombs parks in Lancaster, PA.  We knit, crochet, and weave handmade scarves, and then tie or hang them in neighborhood parks around the city.  We received a great response last winter, and hope to expand to perhaps other communities around Lancaster County in the future.

I learned about this group though a news story in the local newspaper.  I then contacted Angelia Reed, the founder of the group, and got started.  Here is the group’s Facebook page for anyone interested.

How can you get involved?  First, come out to The Arch on September 6, 2015 in Lancaster, PA to learn more and get excited about the project.  Angelia also offers knitting classes at The Arch, too, if you want to learn.

Want to donate scarves?  Keep an eye out on the Facebook page above to find out where the drop off locations are.

Don’t knit, crochet or weave and still want to help?  We’d still love your financial support for supplies through the group’s GoFundMe page.

Take a look at one of our scarf-bombings from last year below.

Everyone deserves to be warm when the weather gets cold, and that’s why we do what we do with The Wrap Up, Lancaster Project.  We’d love your help and support.

Time for a Fresh Start

I’ve been doing this blogging thing for quite a while with varying degrees of success.  The previous incarnation of Rock Star Knitting wasn’t working.  It was time for a change.  It was past time for a fresh start.

So, I’ve wiped the slate clean, to add to the cliches.

Now that that’s been said, keep an eye out here as I build up a new site to share with your.  I love this type of thing, so check back often for many fun things.