Once in a blue moon
Monday August 06th 2007, 11:54 am
Filed under: Knit

I was talking to Tina Newton of Blue Moon Fiber Arts on the phone the other day. (How’s that for name-dropping and borrowing some coolness factor. Go Tina!) I was just curious… Among other things, I had bought a skein of Rock Creek-colorway bamboo yarn to play with and make a scarf; that wouldn’t be named after…? Would it?

She laughed, and said, “There must be a Rock Creek in every state. But, yes.”

I grew up next to Cabin John Regional Park. My husband, in the next town over, grew up two blocks from Rock Creek Park, which runs a very long way through DC and along the DC/Maryland line. Tina had named this colorway after that creek. Turns out, she grew up two miles down the road from where I did.

It’s a delightfully small world out thereRock Creek bamboo.

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Another excellent “yarn”…

Comment by Amanda 08.06.07 @ 12:41 pm

LOL…in the short time I’ve been reading your blog, Alison, I’ve become convinced that your world is absolutely, freakishly, smaller than anyone else’s!

I begin to wonder, if we really looked close, how close you could find yourself connected to anyone on the planet. 🙂

Comment by Crafting Jen 08.06.07 @ 12:45 pm

This is me, fantastically jealous.

If you happen to find yourself on the phone with Ms. Tina again, tell her hi from me. not that she knows me. But I wanna be cool too. 🙂

Love. 🙂

Comment by kristine 08.06.07 @ 7:18 pm

How cool. 🙂

Hope the tree is all sorted out now. 🙂

Comment by Romi 08.06.07 @ 8:40 pm

Looks like some great yarn! Let us know how you like it!

Comment by Lisa 08.07.07 @ 6:36 am

Did you ever find out who Cabin John was? We’ve tried several times to find this out. No luck.

Comment by Judy Foldi 08.07.07 @ 7:51 am

That is very cool.
A few years after we were married, I found out that my husband and I had been at the same Melloncamp concert in 1989.

Comment by Sonya 08.07.07 @ 7:52 am

I’m told bamboo yarns differ by what part of the plant they come from. The Blue Moon yarn is exquisitely soft, very nice stuff.

Comment by AlisonH 08.07.07 @ 12:04 pm

Oooh, I’ve been jonesing the Bambuu in that colorway since Stitches West. Thank you for the story behind the name. How cool.

Comment by C. 08.08.07 @ 8:59 am

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