Well… here I am and there you are so it must be Friday!
You know, I have all of these grand intentions during the week that involve sitting down with a cup of tea for a few minutes to write you and share what wonder and craziness has happened that day or is going down in the barn, with the yarn, color and life. And then I look up and it’s Thursday night and well…here we are.
Okay first things, first. Have you seen the new Twist Collective Spring issue?
Kate and her team have out done themselves. I so love all the bright colors and light and springy knits! The photography for Pedal Pushers and Queena Lee’s, Anyolite is super cute. What I am super excited about though is the Deja Vu series where Kate has revisited some of stunning knits Twist has brought us over the years with a new twist (pun intended) a different yarn base. I am excited for a few reasons but the biggest one is that one of my all time favorite Twist sweater designs by the talented Marnie MacLean was the one that Kate wanted to use my yarn for!!
Yay!!!! Picard in Gaea Sport!! Thank you so much for designing this sweater Marnie!
Don’t you just love the lines of this cardi? I think Jean-Luc would be honored by such a woolly tribute. I love this piece so much I am thinking we should do some sort of fun Trekkie KAL! Stay tuned… .
The dye barn is so busy these days what with the orders for the new yarns and the dyeing for Maryland Sheep and Wool which is all kinds of fun. We are sending our new yarns, some new colors and some of our fun Color Story color-work kits in our lovely new single finger-weight Featherlight. If there is anything you would like to see yarn or color wise please do let us know! As usual the oh so charming, and wonderful, Toni Neil of The Fold, will have all sorts of Blue Moon goodness.
I have to tell you the barn looks extra pretty with all the shades of Super Sparkle hanging from the rafters! When the sun hits them just right it’s quite magical. it’s like there are fairies in the barn flying around the yarn.
Another Special is on our Silkie Socks that Rock. We are at the end of our huge lot and we have yet to decide if we will continue to make it. There really is only so much room in the barn and we have added quite a few new yarn bases so far this year with a few more to come!
So my friends while our supply lasts Silkie Socks that Rock will be 17.00 instead of the usual 24.00. We do not have a ton of it left so if you feel the need to add it to your “yarn love” stash now is the time!
I have been plotting and planning the next installment of the Rockin’ Whorl Club so that will go up for sale next week. We are going to be all about the blending and blends this go around! We will talk about what breeds and fiber-types work well together in a blend and why. We will also play with how to spin it (worsted or woolen or in between) and ply it for what kind of yarn it would be best suited for and then again for what kind of knit!! Of course we will also explore blending in relationship to colors and textures.
We might get a little crazy!
I do hope you will join us.
I want to thank everyone who took the time to write their super sweet, desert stories. They are wonderful! So wonderful in fact that I am having a hard time choosing. So I am going to take the weekend to mull it over and consult with Team Blue Moon. I do find this to be the hardest part, the choosing.
On the color side of life we added some of our favorites back to the site yesterday. Also I created some new colorways for Maryland including official Maryland Sheep and Wool one. I also made this years Tour de Sock colorway. I have to tell you I am pretty tickled with myself over this one. So much fun!!
Okay…that was a lot!
No wonder I am tired today.
Have a wonderful weekend!!