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New colors, yarn and stuff…

Today is the day, probably around 1:00 p.m. our time, (Pacific).  All of the new colors and a whole bunch of our color friends we have not seen in a bit are back for a visit.

There are 6 brand new colors. All fallish and all playing with one of my favorite colors, the oh so earthy and humble brown. I definitely go through color phases where I am just thoroughly possessed by a hue. Where I want to immerse my whole self and explore it to its core. All the subtle nuances, shades, tints and textures. I feel like I have just started this particular brown journey, so consider your yarny selves warned, more are coming. I’m actually pretty thrilled in playing with these. I think I have figured out how to take one of my favorite painting styles and transfer that process to yarn dyeing. 

The new color names are: Green-eyed Monster, Strange Brew, Gail’s Autumn Joy, the Witching Hour, Vine Maple and Fall “On Tap”. 

We also have a glorious new yarn that we are have been playing with for a couple of years. I finally was able to ge t the pricing on it I wanted, so here is it. DeVIne… because we think it is.  We had this out a bit last spring at Twisted PDX and at a few shows.

DeVine is 100% Merino. It is a 16 ply bulky yarn. Each of those 16 plies are a 2 strands loose ply. This gives the yarn it’s nice round buoyant quality and makes for some quite spectacular stitch definition. It loves to be dyed almost as much as we love dyeing it (which is a lot).

One of out test knitters told me recently that she thought that DeVine was kind of like Socks that Rock on steroids, an apt and funny description. I am interested to hear what you think.

(Well and look at that this posted with out me wanting it to and I am not even done and this is like the 5th flippin time.  So posting in progress I guess?  Great, have not even spell checked it and again with the not finished and this is sooo not a user issue so all you techies out there don’t even.)

OK back to yarn…

Sock Summit has hired Blue Moon to sell all that is leftover Swag-wise from SS09. There is not a lot left and once it is gone that is all folks.  We have the tote bags, notebooks, lanyards, buttons and the Orion pattern hard copy. There will be a Sock Summit Swag category on the left side navigation area of the Blue Moon site. So hit shop online and then the sock summit swag and viola there you will be.

Ok I think that is all I have right now. Well actually, I might have a lot to say to Express Engine but I do believe I will take that up with them.

Have a great weekend!

Oops almost forgot. JoAnn goes on a much deserved vacation after today ( just for a week). Bye JoAnn we will miss you, have a blast.

  1. Rachel H #

    I’ve been searching for the perfect brown for a cozy sweater for a couple of years now. I like that you’re on a brown journey.

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  2. I love brown!  So looking forward to this fall series.  And I bet Gail’s fall favorite has something pumpkin-y to it.

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  3. PS.  Happy vacation JoAnn!

    PPS.  Glad you made DeVine official.

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  4. Melissa #

    Will Sockgate be coming back some time in the near future of update cycles?  I had it in my cart and was going to buy it today, but I got pulled away to do actual work, and when I came back, the update had happened early!  Much sadness.

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  5. Oh thank God.  I was able to get a bag!  I so regretted not getting one when I saw them at the Summit.  Now I have one on the way!  Wish I could have afforded to get another notebook, but the one I have will do.  (just don’t tell my sister I dipped into the gas budget for this bag)

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  6. tina #

    Sockgate is back up Melissa. So you can nab it!

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  7. hope joann has the best of vacations!

    am soooooo excited to see the newbies! hope some of the browns have a tad bit of pond scum in tow!!

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  8. Tina, can you check the link on Witching Hour? It shows a pink skein when I click on it. 

    The new colors are all gorgeous!

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  9. Amy M/amyjknits #

    I LOVE the new colors, Tina!!  The autumn color palette is my absolute favorite.  And I’ve also had a brown thing going on lately, so this update is especially perfect!

    Have a great Friday!

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  10. You had me at “Green Eyed Monster.” You knew that, though, I’ll bet.

    By the way, when you click on the pic of “Witching Hour” to go to the yarn page, the picture at the top isn’t Witching Hour. It’s something… pink… That didn’t stop me from ordering based on the little pic and the description. (Please say the pink pic is wrong!)

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  11. Michelle #

    Just a little thank you for bringing back the two colours I requested and to say how much I adore the new colours!

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  12. marcy #

    every bit of awesome!  i love going on journeys with you!

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  13. Ann #

    Tina, the new “babies” are beautiful!! And thanks for bringing all of our favorites back!!

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  14. OK, I’m so in love with Green-Eyed Monster and The Witching Hour!  You NEVER let us down!

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  15. Hazel Smith #

    I finally figured it out!!! I’ve read this blog entry several times and every time I got to the paragraph where you say “viola there you are” I went nuts. Tonight as I was reading it AGAIN and trying to figure out what language you were using, it came to me. It’s French-voila-with a typo. Now, as a northern Ontario resident living in a community where I hear French every day of my life, I feel rather foolish not figuring it out sooner. Tina,I’m so glad I managed to get the swag I wanted. Now I’ll have something to display when I continue to ramble on and on about the Sock Summit and maybe now they’ll realize that it really was not just a joke. Actually, my friends know it happened, but they’re still amazed at its scope. Cheers, Hazel.

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  16. ~margaret #


    I absolutely love the new colors! I was perplexed when I kept gravitating toward the greens/browns/gold skeins at the Sock Summit marketplace-not my usual colors. But at this time of year, they speak to me of cider, maple leaves, the smell of woodsmoke, and farmers markets full of squashes, pumpkins and lovely tart apples. Thank you so much for reading my color wishes!

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