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A bit of this and a bit of that.

So…. we’re extending the coupon code for 10% off that was in our Knitting Daily ad ( KD444) until the end of September. We’re doing this for several reasons but mostly because we’ve been buried in orders, recovering from a massive mill error and trying to catch up. We are almost there. In order to maintain some small grain of sanity and to keep team blue moon from a massive revolt I’ve not put up the fall colours or the new oranges.  Really if I had done this last week I’m sure they would’ve taken me out.  And I wouldn’t have blamed them.

We will add the new oranges that you all named and the returning seasonal ones at the end of this week, as we walk out the door for the fun and fabulous Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival. So I’m asking (begging) everyone that has yet to place and order or wants to place another to wait until the new colours are up at the end of this week.

As I said Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival is this weekend and if your in the area and have not had the pleasure you really should come. It’s my favourite festival fiber-wise in this area and is just grand fun. There are fiber animals, classes, contests, and all kinds of fiber folks sharing and selling their wares.  We’ll be there in our usual place in the 4-h building right nest to Morgaine of Carolina Homespun.

I spent all weekend in the dye barn this weekend getting prepped for OFFF.  Saturday was all about the rare gems which really rings my bell pretty loud.  I often use the rare gems as a testing ground for combining and mixing all kinds of colour craziness. No limits, anything goes.  And I mean anything.

Like maybe a bit of Scum of wonder.


A lot of goodness!

In colour and fiber and friends. As you know Debra and Debbi both became grandmums for the first time this year. The Rockin’ Sock Club campers from last April organized by Lisa Kobeck and Jen Clodious knit squares, sent notes and love for two grandma blankies. Campers from this area had a big stitch together party in August. Then Jen and Lisa put borders on them.

Last week the stars a lined to match blanky to grandma. Lisa and Jen whom were here helping to bundle pack and ship.  Debra is always here so… Debbi showed up to help and knit magic happened.



To all of you wonderful knitters/campers who knit squares for our Debs look at the happiness you made with a thought, a wee bit of yarn, some needles and each other.

As you can see they were both very surprised (which is not easy to do they are both very smart women) felt cherished, cried a bit, laughed a lot and I’m sure you’ll all here thank you soon.

I especially love the shot where they are looking at each other with the, “can you believe this” look.

Lisa and Jen please take an knit organizational bow.


Today Debra’s Dylan is 3 months old.  He quite the little man.  Measuring time by the growth of a child.  Just watch it fly by.

Did ya see the crowns? Virginia I love the crowns.

  1. Thanks for sharing the fun sequence of pictures! It was a hard secret to keep! Yay for great knitterly friends and babies! And grandmas!

    Keep chuggin!  And making colors!  Thanks for your generosity and for all the hard work!!!

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  2. Kel #

    Sorry about the mill trouble. If I promise not to place another order until the end of the week, any chance that Scum of Wonder would be available as a color for sale? It’s so pretty.

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  3. Susan #

    What is so weird is that I have waited all year to make an order, compiled it oh so carefully over the past week, carried it with me for several days, then waited.  It’s like I knew I should wait.  I just read this blog tonight after not reading it for months. Weird.

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  4. Allison #

    Just wondering if you plan to sell some rare gems at stitches east?  I plan on going specifically to see your yarn and I would love this smile

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  5. Brought a tear to my eyes!  Congrats to both Grannies, what a cool thing to do!

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  6. Virginia #

    Great pics, Debra and Debbi are great grandmas, the fun those babies will have. Just wish I could be at OFF. Granddaughters first birthday is this weekend and missed BSG because of grandsons first birthday. They both got crowns too.

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  7. Angela #

    Scum of Wonder?  I HOPE that’s going to be in the fall line-up!! 

    The name alone will cause me to order multiple skeins…..

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  8. I can just feel the love!! The blankets turned out beautifully and Jen and Lisa did a fabulous job coordinating!  Congrats to both Grandmas!

    I love OFFF! Hope you all have a wonderful time! Wish I could be there…give hugs to Gail and Debbi and everyone else for me!

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  9. Hazel Smith #

    You made me cry, again!

    OK. I’ve put my order on hold until after the sock kits leave the barn, but be prepared. I want enough for 2 sweaters and I need to talk to you about colours. I did send an email, but I’m not sure it got there; or perhaps it’s because you’ve been so mind bogglingly busy that you haven’t had time to answer. Not to worry. I’ll try again after this coming weekend.

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  10. Love the kleenex box next to the grandmas all ready to be used!  Lots of kudos & thanks to Lisa & Jen for organizing the blankets project for us Sock Campers.  Congrats again to grandmas Debbie & Debra.

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  11. I love the carefully-placed box of Kleenex in the first photos!

    It was surely needed. What a lovely thing!

    Ain’t knitters just grand?

    Congratulations, grandmas!

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  12. Alice in the Heartland #

    Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy. That is all. Except for lots of virtual hugs.

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  13. linda #

    So great to see the smiles.  Huge thanks for the organizers of the garndmother gifts. Thanks for sharing Tina, hugs to all, see you at OFF .

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  14. Lovely pictures.  A big thank you to Jen and Lisa for organizing this:)

    Sorry about the mill issues.  Darn mills!

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  15. Oh how cool! Congratulations to the new grandmas, and my thanks too to those who knit for them and making everybody’s day!

    The yarn will work out. You guys work so hard for those of us who love what you do.

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  16. Holy cow!  What a beautiful, wonderful, fantastic group of knitters!  Thank you, thank you, thank you!  The blanket is so beautiful!  I can feel the love from each and every one of you!  YOU ROCK!

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  17. YAY!!!  The blankets look lovely and I am so happy that we got to ‘share’ in the reveal!  Lisa and Jen-as always, you guys are the BEST!  AWESOME job on the blankies!

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