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On the color horizon


Can you see it, feel it, smell it in the air? Just that little extra bit of chill in the morning and the barest tinge of brown on the leave, and even a few leaves that have fallen to the ground.  You know what that means?  FALL is right around corner!! All of us fall people are thrilled and… all of us fall knitters are beyond ourselves.

Since knit season is quickly approaching so we are going to spin our color wheel here at Blue Moon and start moving into the bountiful hues that are Autumn.

Below you will find the list of colorways we are sending to Hue-Spa for a bit of a rest. There send off is next Tuesday the 20th at Noon Pacific time. So if you feel the need for any of the colorways you have a week. In the meantime if you have any of our Fall or Holiday colorways you’d like to se return we will put them all up for about 4 days while I put the finishing touches on the new fall hues. Please put your requests in the comment section of this blog post.

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Look at that only took me 10 minutes to make that pretty blue list thing. I am so getting better is this stuff!

I have been working on our color name contest winners yarn. I have three that I am happy enough with to show you and get your feedback. The others I am tweaking. Tweaking color is some serious stuff!

Ok here is Antiquated System which I had a blast with. I felt like there needed to be a fair amount of chaos with some rusty, mossy bits. I love it!  It’s right up my alley. I know it’s not going to be up Tamara’s alley but I think it does speak to it’s name.


Next we have Lavender Fields in the Mist. Every single woman in the barn loves this one. It was a challenge to get it lavender enough while still Misty. It is a very Mist-erious skein of yarn.


And then we have High as an Elephant’s Eye which, I don’t mind telling you, I was just a little stumped by. So I walked around the garden and thought about corn and elephants and came up wit this. (I love that sentence.) It’s basically a graduated corn stalk with an elephant’s eye in the middle on the tassle. I was pretty tickled with myself. I am showing you the dye picture because it’s hard to see the elephant’s eye when it is re-skeined.  (It looks darker cause it’s wet and not the best picture )



Pretty cool eh?  I like the darker skein. So, I would adjust to make the colorway look more like the dye shot, but thought I would see what you think.

We are totally going to do this more because it is loads of fun!!   Okay I am off to check on my Polwarth, tweak some hues and make lunch for my friend Sivia. We’re going to hatch up some knit fun!

Have a great Tuesday!

Natural Stitches

NS floor staffMeet Yvonne, Anna, Martha, Jenn, Jessica, Jack, Christiana, Kelli, Emily, Zelda and Elise.

Aren’t they adorable!

They are the knitters,crocheters, spinners and weavers who make the local yarn store Natural Stitches the gem that it most certainly is. I am thrilled to be working with such a creative, fun, talented and helpful team of knitters. Natural Stitches has joined our Blue Moon LYS family and I am over the moon about it.

I pretty much knew Natural Stitches would be a good fit for Blue Moon after my research and initial chat with their manager/buyer Yvonne. After my friend Steven sent me a text with this link I knew without a shadow of a doubt that this match was blessed by wool.

I appreciate and value my relationships with the yarn stores that we work with. There is nothing like walking into a well thought out and stocked store run by passionate caring, creative and competent people and the same is true in working with them as a supplier of wooly goodness. That is where I want my yarn!

If  you are in Pittsburgh and Natural Stitches is your LYS then lucky you! Look for Blue Moon yarns there soon. we shipped their first order on Monday.

if you are a Natural Stitches regular and would like to sing their praises please leave a comment in support.