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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!

  1. tampnp #

    Oh oh oh, Tina my dear friend…..after hanging out with you for the past several years now, that color IS up my alley! It is not at all what I had in my color-brain, but I do love it!! (Hard to believe that pond scummy green hues are growing on me—no pun intended!) I would love to see the dye picture rather than the reskeined skein picture to compare. Awesome job, my friend!
    Thanks for picking my color name.

    August 13, 2013
  2. tampnp #

    Forgot to say…….I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE Lavendar Fields in the Mist!!! THAT one is SOOOOOOOO up my alley!! (But I’m sure you already knew that!)

    August 13, 2013
  3. coastermeg #

    OMG, OMG, OMG; I LOVE As High As an Elephant’s Eye! I had envisioned the golden yellows of the kernels, and the pale yellows of the silk, and the shades of greens of the stalk and husk, but the pink is a MASTERFUL touch – love it!!! Can’t wait to see it and touch it in person – and start to think of a pattern that will do it justice. Thanks, Tina!

    August 13, 2013
  4. coastermeg #

    Oh, and yes to Lavender Fields in the Mist, too – gorgeous!

    August 13, 2013
  5. Susan #

    I love High as an Elephant’s Eye. It’s perfect. I don’t think I have ever seen the wet dye photo next to the skeined dry yarn. They look completely different to me. And yes, Lavendar Fields in the Mist is beautiful.

    August 13, 2013
  6. msgrey #

    Please, please, please bring it back for a bit. It’s the perfect combination of pink, blue, purple and ecru. I don’t know if it’s a fall colour – probably a bit more springy – but I’ve been stalking de-stashes for ever, and have only managed one sad lonely skein of lightweight.

    August 13, 2013
  7. Bampra #

    LOVE High as an Elephant’s Eye just the way it is. Love it!

    August 14, 2013
  8. dobernet17 #

    Bring back Heart throb pretty please.

    August 14, 2013
  9. The new colours are all beautiful, but love, love, love Antiquated System the most.

    August 15, 2013
  10. LishasPlace #

    I love the 3 new one’s!!

    Can I add
    Holiday Hen
    Sam n Ella
    Rolling Stone

    I know they are not all holiday colors so whatever you see fit is perfect 🙂

    August 15, 2013
  11. LishasPlace #

    Sorry and possibly Cotton Candy!

    August 15, 2013
  12. Janis #

    Hi, I would like to see Rocktober, the colors are ‘me’ and
    October is my birth month so it is kind of appropriate!

    August 16, 2013
  13. bleuzee #

    Oh Tina! I LOVE what you did with my Lavender Fields!!!! It’s so soft and soothing, just like I imaged. I love them all! You certainly are a genius with color.

    August 16, 2013
  14. blueraven #

    Love all three new colorways but that Antiquated System might be calling to me!

    I’d like to see
    Bejewelled (cuz I really want some–not really fall, just really pretty!)
    Rooster Rock

    I’m really liking Kalish too.

    August 16, 2013
  15. sasoif #

    Where are the other two winners? Did I miss something?

    August 19, 2013
  16. Lori #

    New colours are up already:) LOVE Basan and Smokey Topaz!

    August 20, 2013
  17. AndreaW #

    LOVE Antiquated System so much + Lavender Fields makes me feel very happy/ serene. The symbolism in Elephants Eye is wonderful but I prefer the look of the wet dye version. Not a big fan of soft yellows. Can’t wait to see what Lemon Pesto evolves as when the time is right. I know…. it’ll have yellow in it!!!

    August 30, 2013

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