As you know from previous posts we were hit hard and heavy by the new colour change and what we are now referring to as Hankyageddon.
We are posting here and sending out a bulk email to the whole mailing list today to let everyone know we are just about 2 weeks behind on orders.
We are very sorry for any inconvenience this causes.
Please know we are doing our very best to get your orders to you in as quickly and timely manner as we can and to answer all of your email request for order updates.
Thanks for your patience and understanding!
Team Blue Moon
You know that feeling where the proverbial #&$* is hitting the fan and just won’t stop? You fully expect to look out the window see pigs flying or a parade baton-twirling baboons dancing down the drive? You feel like you’re coping pretty well, but just when you jump one hurdle, another comes your way? So… onward ho to broad jump over the new puddle of trouble. Challenges. Mostly, I see these as wonderful challenges.
Every once in awhile there are periods where it hits so hard and fast that you barely have time to catch your breathe before the next one hits. Well, my dearest knitters, that is where we are today.
So this is a note to let you know we are working very hard and fast in processing your orders as quickly as we can. There have over 500 hundred orders just for hankies. Add in all the yarn that goes with that, well… it’s crazy town here. There are hankies everywhere. This is all to say, getting out orders is taking a longer than usual.
Our latest challenge is being hit by the current plague. (Feel better, Rosebud.) Please know we are doing our very best!
Thank you for your patience.
P.S. To those customers that are new to us: In order to offer so much colour and fiber choice, we dye/paint by hand to order. Usually this system serves us all well. It is when we are inundated that things get bogged down a bit. Which is where we are now: bogged.
We are buried. We are buried in an avalanche or yarn and fiber. What a way to go, eh? We are buried in orders because of the colour change. This happens every time we change colours so we are used to it. Some are more intense than others. We are also prepping for two shows that happen on the same weekend. Yeah don’t ask me, not my idea.
And… if that were not enough, and believe me it most certainly is, my dear friend and business partner and your Harlot, Stephanie shared (as she is wont to do) her wickedly wonderful mittens she knit out of our mawata in the I Mad Heart Ewe colourway. I have been lusting after these beauties since she started them at the Silk Retreat last time we were at Port Ludlow. I may have doubted her love for me (not really) the slightest of bits since they have not shown up in my mailbox. Especially since they have all my fav colours. There is that whole colour thing for sure but then they are silk in what I think might be its most glorious state. Silk hankies aka mawata are luxurious for sure no denying that. What gets me is how magical the process of knitting or spinning with them is. Actually, you know what? The same is true for dyeing them. The way they soak the dye is addictive to watched.
As you peel each whispy fine layer of the next you see and feel the filamental mystery. Serious fiber magic here. I could wax on and on about the poetic juxtapostion of the strength of this superfine thread and the fluid shimmer and… but I have to go dye hundreds and yes hundreds of them. Which is pure absolute bliss.
We have made the order button for the mawata inactive so we can play a bit of catch-up. Please check back in a week or so. We stock these silk beauties all the time, so no worries. And, really, you need to knit with these. I promise it’s one the best knit rides out there. If you are making mittens your hands will love you back forever.
Rosie hangs hankies to dry.
A pile of Fire on the Mountain goodness.
Before I head back out to the barn, the sockateers were here yesterday helping with the show prep. Yes, they are the best!! It seems we had a little issue with one of the storage pods. (Keep in mind I run a business it is perfect acceptable to have 2
stash storage pods.) So evidently it takes most of the team blue moon and the sockateers to open our storage pod.
What a team!!
Congratulations to our lovely knitters listed below who were the first five to guess the returning colourways this go around. No small thing.
You all can contact Paula at and she’ll hook you up with your heart’s desire skein of STR.
Thanks for playing!
Did anyone notice anything else kinda new on the site? Did ya??