smell my feet give me something good to…knit!!
As you can see from the picture we have been busy pulling out all kinds of magic from our cauldron of color in honor of the approaching All Hallows Eve celebration. It has been quite spooktacular in the barn as of late with lots and lots of tricks and also a few treats!
Okay so here is what we have for your Halloween trick or treating!
* Remember a few years back we did actual Trick or Treat color themed bags? Well we have a few of those and are offering them for sale this weekend. There are not a ton of them so get them while you can! We are sending out a newsletter this afternoon and they will be live for sale then when you get it.
* We are also offering our Mystery Mill End Bags for sale again since the mystery of it all is a bit like trick or treating! Don’t worry no tricks, just the mystery of me picking your colors. I was putting these together last night and was thinking of how much fun I have making up these bags. It really is just the best color matchy/matchy game. I wait until everyone has gone for the day. I crank up the tunes and just have myself the best time. If it is late enough in the day I might even enjoy a cold beer while I pair up skeins. I think it would make a great party game, for knitters of course. I also have these lovely moments as I choose a pairing, when I am remind of a friend, designer, or one of you dear knitters. I have them in my hand and I think to myself; well, wouldn’t Nathania just love all of these maroons and teals, and oh my, this peach would just tickle Hazel to no end and these fall rusts and reds would make Gaily so very happy and this orange would have Lisa and Shannon both weak in the knees. It’s just lovely and one of the ways I feel like my job is a blessing. So many lovely people I am connected to through a shared love of yarn and color!
These two made my heart sing! I still put them in a bag for shipping out on Tuesday which was super hard.
We have all three weights of sock yarn available and as with the Trick or Treat bags the numbers are limited so get your treat while they are hot so you do not end up being tricked by time. Time is a wicked trickster! These will also be live when the newsletter goes out thi afternoon.
See this skein of beauty?
It is our SilkMo in Sadie Sue Tipsy. Stunning yes? And I will tell you so very soft and airy, a joy to knit with and wear or snuggle under.
I love our SilkMo!!! Because of this love I am on a bit of a mohair mission. I am starting this mission by running a special on our SilkMo. We sell it to you in a 3.75oz. /106g and 794yds / 726m skein. It comes to us twice that size! So for a limited time when you order SilkMo instead of getting the usual size skein you will receive a 1452 yd skein. So very much SilkMo…the things you’d could make!
I want a throw and am contemplating color for such a luxury. I am pretty hooked on Sadie Sue Tipsy at the moment but we’ll see.
What would you knit with all that lovely SilkMo?
Here are a few thoughts: Mohair Bias Loop from Churchmouse Also form Churchmouse their Simple Wrap and Afghan and Easy Fold Poncho.
Last Christmas my buddy Janet and I went a little pom- pom crazy. I might have used some SilkMo scraps for a few of them. They are the best ones!!!
I will post pictures of some of my favorite SilkMo hues to our instagram over the next week, so look for us there.
A note: We will not be re-skeining these huge hanks to mix up the color. It’s just too easy to break and none of us would want that.
Here is a picture of Sadie Sue all mixed up in SilkMo and then as it is dyed in Socks that Rock.
If you have a mohair issue then maybe you have not worked with the right blend. Silk and nylon soften mohair . You know what time it is? Time to, Let it go…let it go…. . ( Get it!)
*The Rockin’ Whorl Club!
The next installment of the Rockin” Whorl Club is Live! I know. I said I was done. I said I had no time and all that but, I just miss it too much. So here we are. I’m pretty excited about this next grouping. We are going to play with differing types of Superwash blends for spinning sock yarns. Don’t knit socks? No worries, there are also all kinds of other yarn types we can cover with these blends. So excited to explore this theme a little more. Last time I delved into sock yarn making, Socks that Rock was born.
I hope you’ll join me on this spinning adventure.
*Last but not least a contest.
You know how I feel about stories. So I thought since it is Halloween and us witches here at Blue Moon do love a good ghost story I thought maybe we could have a tell your favorite scary ghost type Halloween story contest.
The contest will run until November 1st . Please post your stories in the comment section of this blog post. We will pick the top three ghostiest stories as winners. The prize will be a 20% off coupon code good until December 31st.
One thing…not too much straight up gore please. We are talking, around the campfire ghost stories.
A peak at our most critical judge/dyer taking a much needed knit break.
I think that covers it for now. I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!