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Fall Crush

We’re not talking about falling in love or the smashing of grapes here (although we would gladly accept a glass of anything that’s been properly aged). At Blue Moon, Autumn means a crush of of fiber festivals, a bumper crop of hands itching to make woolly things, and a bounty of well-prepared knitters readying themselves for the impending holidays. Needless to say, there’s a whole lot of dyeing going on in the barn. (Which we don’t mind, ‘cause we have a crush on making pretty colors!)

Because knitters can’t live on dye and yarn alone, we’ve harvested two new beautiful accessory patterns from Sivia Harding and Kyle Kunnecke to keep you warm as the weather gets chillier.

Sivia’s Drifting Leaves is an elegantly-beaded cowl and gauntlet set that combines twisted ribbing and eyelets for a heavenly treat in Marine Silk – Sport.

imageInspired by hand-woven textiles seen in Southeast Asia, Kyle’s Angkor Hat is colorful & creative cap made from two skeins of Socks that Rock Heavyweight. If you’re new to colorwork and working with two yarns at once, Kyle has made a Fair Isle Knitting tutorial video that’s posted on his blog.

Lastly, just a few minutes ago as I’m typing this, the doors to the Stitches East Marketplace flew open in Hartford, CT. Debbi, aka Cockeyed, is staffing the Blue Moon Fibers Arts section of the WEBS booth. She has a truckload of gorgeous garment yarns, in addition to the Socks That Rock. Be sure to visit her if you’ve got a cozy sweater or luxurious accessory project in mind. May I suggest one of the two patterns above?

Look at that, we’re at the tail end of October already. How’d that happen so quickly? Tell us your Fall Crush in the comments below before we’re well into Winter.

  1. Hazel Smith #

    I guess now that I’ve finally got my September kit, I’d best get right smartly into beginning to knit the socks that many people have already finished(lol). I’m also knitting thrummed mittens, have colourwork mittens on order, and generally am into Christmas knitting in a big way. All of this is done accompanied by a lovely glass of red wine. Is anyone surprised? Happy end of October to all.

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  2. Pamela Cornutt #

    I love the hat!  What are the two colorways?  My Blue Heaven maybe?

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  3. Paula #

    Pam, My Blue Heaven it is along with Saffron Jungle.

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  4. Karen #

    and I make it to stitches east yesterday and got two more STR to go with the 4 that I got at the Fold in Rhinebeck last week – now if you only had a vender doing the New England Fiber fest, I could get STR at all three.  For those reading this, the NE Fiber fest is in two weeks (second time for this event which started last year) and is at the big E in Mass.  for those of us in New England, it is three great fiber events in 4 weeks.

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  5. Hazel Smith #

    Just to satisfy a Canadian’s curiosity: What is the big E in Mass?

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  6. Lee #

    My fall crush is cider donuts, hot pumplin spice coffee and a cool–dare I say it–slightly gra–fall morning! Also my newest fall crush is your Blackbird colorway. It’s fabulous! smile

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  7. Hazel Smith #

    Your spam is reaching new heights(or is that depths?).

    Cheers and red wine, Hazel.

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