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Barn Sale, Dye Day and Seasonal Hue Shift

I am having one of those days! Seriously, pissy as hell, mostly at anything technological. So… it’s probably a very bad time to write a blog post because we all know it will probably crash the system and then I will most probably cry.  I have some super wicked mojo where electronics are concerned but most especially computer related ones. All I have to do is walk by and things go wonky.  Nonetheless. I have  things to tell you and I know talking with you will make me feel better. I most certainly will not be bested by a machine even if it is smarter than I am and it totally is!

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Okay so first things first. A lot of you have asked if we are doing a Barn Sale  this summer and yes we are. We are doing it a little earlier and for one day instead of two because my surgery is scheduled for the end of July and I’m pretty sure August is going to be about recovery. So Saturday July 12th we are having our annual Barn Sale and Dye Day in Scappoose at Blue Moonland. Yay!!!  Sorry that the notice is kinda short. I have been waiting on  the surgery date.

We are starting the festivities at 9:00am and going until 6:00pm.  If you just want to come to the sale, play with chickens, have a picnic and take part in a scavenger hunt that’s sure to be a blast then you can just come. There is not a ton of parking so if you can carpool that would be all kinds of awesome.

If you want a place at one of the dye tables for painting some yarn or fiber we need you to sign up. We’ve learned a few lessons since we started doing these dye days. The biggest one is time! We have the day slotted out into four two hour slots and we can accommodate 11 people dyeing per slot for a grand total of 44 for the day. These spaces are just for the hand-paint part of things. We also have dipping in the indigo vat or use the drum carder and whatever other color fun we can come up with!

Debra, Becky, Sarah and I will be your dyers for the day. We will giving you the basics and holding your hand as you paint your yarn the colors you desire to create.  We suggest arriving a wee bit earlier than your scheduled time to pick out your bases.  For those of you coming at 9:00 you can arrive at 8:30 to pick our what you want to dye..

Just to be crystal clear this is not a formal dye class. We will be there to inform and guide you in anyway you need. We hope you will join us, it is great fun! The cost for this dye adventure is the 10.00 reigstration fee and the cost of the fibers and yarns you choose  to dye.

The 4 time slots on Saturday July 12th are:  9:00am to 11:00am, 11:00am to 1:00pm,  1:30pm to 3:30pm and the last slot is 3:30pm to 5:30pm.

Okay so that is the Barn Sale and Dye Days

It’s also time to change things up colorwise. I want to add in some of our hot summer colors to honor the season and encourage the sunny days.

As usual here’s the list of colorways going off for a wee vacation. If there are any colorways you’d like to see back right now please let us know in the comments section to this post. We’ll be taking these down on June 24 and our summer hues will go up the next day.

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A last note for the members of the sock club. Remember that the 15% coupon code expires on the 15th of July and goes down to 10%.

Ok my knitterly friends thanks for listening!

Hope you have a lovely weekend.

 

Eat. Sleep. Knit.

Welcome Eat.Sleep.Knit. to the Blue Moon family of local yarn shops!

We are pleased to be working with with Erin and her wonderful team of  creative women in Georgia.

6400 Highlands Parkway, Ste I

Smyrna, GA 30082

(770)432-9277

eatsleepknit@eatsleepknit.com

 

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Eat.Sleep.Knit is the brainchild of Erin Walker and her lovely husband Dan. It was born in Erin’s closet in 2007 and has grown to be a place of sanity and community for yarn fiends looking for luxury, hand dyed and painted yarn. The Yarnathon, Knit-A-Long, trivia, lotto tickets, and fun challenges like a T-shirt scavenger hunt are what make Eat.Sleep.Knit the yarn shop of your dreams!

 

Erin
Erin, owner and founder of ESK, is the proud Mom of an 11 month old baby boy named Levi. When she’s not singing along to bad country music in the car with Levi, you’ll find her knitting while re-watching Dawson’s Creek or forcing her hubby to watch Down to You…again! If you can manage to not crack a smile while Erin is around, you are ridiculous (her favorite word)!

Emily L
Emily L, Photographer and Editor extraordinaire, is a member of the Atlanta Women’s Chorus and loves to belt out Don’t Stop Believin’! What does she believe in? Living by the motto “It is what it is.” She is an avid reader, loves The Muppets, and would die if she could find a quart of the seemingly extinct Ben & Jerry’s Chubby Hubby!

Jess
Jess has a growing little family comprised of: 2 darling kitties (Skatha and Poe), tree frogs, fire bellied toads, and a few fish! When not searching for a new Hello Kitty plush or buying Halloween decor, you’ll find Jess savoring a pint of Jeni’s Savannah Buttermint ice cream. She could spend hours smelling all the new lotions in the store Lush and loves Pearl Jam.

Emily K
Emily K, Social Media & Marketing Manager, loves to shop for antiques and collects a plethora of them! From vintage cameras and radios to 50s spools of thread and buttons, she adores it all! She has 2 kitties (Ollie and Bianca), thinks “everything happens for a reason”, and absolutely cannot live without peanut butter cake!

Janine
When Janine isn’t sitting in the drive thru at Starbuck to get her iced coffee, you’ll probably find her watching home improvement shows with her girl kitty, Gary. She loves going on long hikes, listening to the band Fleet Foxes, learning about Neuroscience, and looking for a new glazed ceramic coffee mug.

Jenny
Aside from her talents as our Graphic Designer, Jenny is double jointed and can do a lip wave! She cannot resist a sale at Dick Blick to pick up her prized art supplies. If she’s not drawing or painting, you’ll find Jenny watching the movie Teen Witch with her kitty Puddy. While knitting, she loves listening to Queen and Leslie and The Lies.

Lindsay
Office Manager Lindsay loves her 3 adopted dogs (Buster, Bailey, and Gizmo) and spoils them rotten! As a Memphis, TN native, Lindsay loves her peach cobbler with vanilla ice cream. She never misses an episode of any MTV reality show and regularly tunes in to NPR.

Wendy
Wendy the Wool Winder is our resident baker who uses her hand-made wool potholders to pull delicious confections from the oven. When it’s too hot to bake, Wendy loves Tastykake’s Butterscotch Krimpets. She loves going to the library and reading with her 5 girl kitties (Sparky, Skylar, Inky, Coffe, and Toffee). If she can’t find the answer in a book, Wendy loves using Google; especially to find new inspiration for her next knit.

Jackie
Jackie loves all things girly! She is addicted to buying new handbags, shoes, make up, and yarn. When she isn’t searching for the next Turkish drop spindle to add to her collection, you’ll find her walking her 3 dogs (Gus, Argo, and Oona). Jackie has a secret affinity for trashy romance novels (don’t we all?), Sci Fi TV shows, Amazon.com shopping, and lemon bars/pie.