Okay so I am sure that most of you have seen the Summer Knitty. It’s live and full of summertime fun and stunning knits. Especially one that this knitter is super excited about! Baker Street Scarf, designed by Joan of Dark, modeled by Neil Gaiman and based on the scarf worn in BBC’s series, Sherlock. I love Sherlock so Baker Street Scarf is going to be an absolute must knit for me.
It’s all pretty exciting!
I can tell you I was thrilled when Amy contacted me and asked me if I wanted to be part of a super secret project. Partly, because I like to be involved in super secret projects and partly,because of my love for all things Sherlock, and Neil Gaiman and Joan. Of course the other reason is that this whole thing involved my Ravens and well, I do so love me some shadowy color creating.
So off to the drawing board to pick a yarn base and dream up a Raven to add to the clan. We chose Gaea which is one of our bases that certainly does not get the attention it deserves. Thick and so soft with superb stitch definition. A great scarf yarn and one that would work well in a darker color to help accent the stitches. Then off to the dye table to birth a Raven. I chose deep blues and blue greens for “Say Nevermore” to highlight the black since Mr. Gaiman likes to wear black and to keep some of the Sherlock’s scarf color in there. I think it worked well. I hope you agree.
A really stunning scarf to knit and wear whether you are solving crime, creating magical stories or designing knitwear – really, no matter who you are!
It’s that time again! Time to change colors out. Below you will find the list of colorways that will be on hiatus starting this Friday June 12th.
And under this list is yet, another list. A list of summertime hues. We are going to put these up for a few weeks and then change them out again, because it turns out we have a whole bunch of summer color! So very much and I wanted to do some more neon ones too so look for those in the coming weeks.
Beach Blanket Bingo
Claire de Lune
Coral’s Reefer Madness
Forget me Knot
On Blueberry Hill
On the Vine
Peridot and Periwinkle
Single Cell Dating Pool
Sky Rocketing Puddle Jumper
Spawn of Braun
Stalking the Wild Blueberry
What the Foqua
I was thinking a contest might be fun to do with all of these colorway names. It’s so fun to see and read them in a random list. We make up all kinds of songs and stories based on these lists. It’s so fun! So…what if you made up stories using say 25 of the colorways names in the list of ones that are going up this Friday. You can choose any 25 from this list. Be creative! Be wacky! You can post them here is the comments section of this post for all of us to see. Each person gets one story submission and team Blue Moon will choose a winner. The grand prize is that I will make you you’re very own colorway. You can name it and tell me what you would like it to be and then I will translate it into a colorway! Because there are only so many hours in the day your word count is 350. You have until June 25 to submit and we will choose by June 30th. Sound good?!!
Summer color fun!
A few reminders:
Notorious Sock Knitters, the 15% part of the club expires on July 15th. So make sure you use it by then. After July 15th it goes to 10%. The code is in the January Dyer’s Notes.
We will be putting the Dye Day and Barn Sale info up on the website this weekend so look for that. The dye slots fill up fast!
Our next BASS goes live around June 20th so look for that Form Shannon!
Ok I think that is all for right now.
Enjoy the sun!