Look what I did!! I am pretty tickled with these. As those of you who are in the sock club already know this has been the year of magic! One really cannot celebrate magic without paying homage to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardy and all of the wonderful and not so great characters and their battle between good and evil. Honestly I was torn as to which way to go but then I thought about the houses and their colors and what they stood for and it just hit home (pun intended) for me.
The only drawback was the colors to the club are usually exclusive. So I checked with a whole bunch of the club members and they were of the mind that the fun and houses were more important to them than the exclusivity. So here they are for us all to enjoy!!
Which house are you?? I am Ravensclu but I have to say I seriously LOVE how the Hufflepurls color cam out. I think I am on a yellow kick lately.
I so want house socks!! I feel like someone (hint hint) needs to come up with a house sock pattern. What do you think? I love the idea!! Anyone game? Cristi???
Weekend Special And we are running a 9% off code this weekend to celebrate reaching our 9000 instagram follower reached on Friday!!! If you do not follow us please do. I post so very many color and yarn pics there you don’t want to miss those. Oh and chickens and kitties too.
Next weekend I will be at Coastal Yarns celebrating the Stormy Weather Arts Festival. Do come by and see us. I made a very special Stormy Weather colorway! We will have yarn tasting and trunk show and there will be prizes and we will be casting on a beautiful wavey cowl.
Rockin’ Sock Club has shipped! I am working on next years theme is you have ideas! You can send them directly to me: email@example.com
Out of the Hue has shipped and email with pdf’s sent! I have to tell you planning and researching and writing all of this first shipment was one of the hardest things I have done. Kind of like the very first sock club shipment. Maybe because it is so much a part of my heart and soul? I Love the graphis that Karen came up with. yay Karen!!!!!
Moon Shadow Anniversary Trio 1st round of 50 is shipping now! I will be sending out a bilk email later today to everyone about a time line now that I have one from the Queen Bee. So make sure you look for that!
Web orders will be shipping the rest of the website orders up to 10 .14 early this week! As always if you have an order in and a deadline please do let us know. firstname.lastname@example.org
School of Yarn In a perfect world it ships out next week. However the yarn we are using was one of the ones we’ve been waiting on. It is here so we will get on it. So not this week but the following one.
On Tuesday we will be announcing a very fun and lunar MKAL we are doing with Larissa Brown, a lovey way to round up our lunar Anniversary year.
Okay I am sure there is more but I have dyeing to do this morning and I need to get on it!
Oh….I know!! Happy Tangential Blues CAST ON!!!!
I want to leave you with one last thought.
Remember to support the artists , designers, dyers and yarn stores you love. We all depend on each other!! Every time someone closes their doors I am reminded of this and hope I am not the next one. It seriously could happen to any of us.
Spread the love!!!
Build that stash!
Yarn prices are going to keep going up for awhile and dye prices are too since they come from China .
Okay this dyer is off to brighten the world with color. Off to the dye pots!
Have a great weekend!
I am seriously possessed by color. I think about it all the time. Last year when we were dyeing massive amounts of shaded solids on our Cake DK base for Carol Feller’s Camira KAL I had a color idea. What sparked this idea was the amount of grey we were dyeing. So many knitters order grey!! And fair enough, its a great neutral and looks pretty great on most of us. I wear tons of grey with a little black thrown in for good measure. hehehe!
We have quite a few greys also, from our dark Deep Unrelenting Grey to our very, very pale Winter Solstice. I got to thinking how nice it would be to have greys that had just a hint ( tint ) of another color to them. Wouldn’t that just make the most stunning garment. The color would be mostly grey but with swirls of “other” color through the grey. Just enough color to be visible but not enough to take over where you could not see the grey. One of those fine color lines!
It’s taken almost a full year to make to where I was happy with that fine line! And I am. Also pretty excited to add to our coven! So why The Coven and wild witchy women? Well… first of all, I have a thing for magic and witches. My grandmother was the witchiest woman I knew so I can dedicating these to my Winnie. And yes, there will be a Winnie in our Coven I have just not settled on her tint yet. She would so love that I had not settled on her tint. I can hear her now…cackling away at the idea of making her a color. She had the best cackle ever! I think it was a combo of the Maxwell House all day long with a little Jack Daniels thrown in after 3 and the non filter Camel cigarettes. Boy do I miss her. Maybe a coffee colored tint. Hmm… .
Anyway…I see our Coven being good for just about any knitting whatsoever. Where I really see casting there subtle spells is in garments, especially. So many sweater patterns out there that these would be so beautiful. It’s almost like a, “you can have your cake and eat it too” moment. Since you can have your grey but with a little color peaking through. I’m pretty tickled with these. I hope you love them!
If you have any witch names or ideas I would love to hear them!
Rhinebeck is here!!
The picture above is our annual Rhinebeck 2018 colorway. That colorway and so many more are there with the lovely and delightful Theresa and Ron Miskin at The Buffalo Wool Co. so do stop by.
Carol Feller is dropping off her Tangential Blue Pullover for all to see and fondle and they have lots of Targhee Worsted! Cast-on is next weekend!!
Their booth is over by the souvenir shop and 2 story barn. 22D/OD22-01 Also seriously check out their socks and the cowgirl colorways I dyed for them on 2 of their lovely yarns! So much goodness! Everyone have fun!!!
For those of us with the Rhineck blues because we can’t make it there. We have The Coven and the Rhinebeck colorway is up on our website along with this new Halloween Color and a 10% discount that is good for the weekend! Just use code: rhinebeckblues18 when you check out! All loser case.
Hocus Pocus!! It is the 25th Anniversary of the Halloween classic Hocus Pocus so of course we had to celebrate that with a witchy tribute those wacky Sanderson sisters!!
Okay my lovelies I have to go pack and ship Moon Shadow Anniversary packages! Package up Our of the Hue and edit the last part and dye and clean the chicken coop and maybe the house a bit. Valla my very long haired Norwegian Forest cat is shedding and there are big clumps of cat hair everywhere!!!
I know I should not say this out loud because it will most probably jinx it but next week we are going to be caught up in a way that will let me sleep at night!!! Again thank you so much for your patience!! I have a lot to say about our industry changes that are happening and coming our way so stay tuned for that! What I can advise is that now is not the time for stash busting. It is the time for stash enhancing!
Oh I almost forgot! How could I forget! I met the new neighbors last night. I was driving down the drive and they had a fire going and were roasting hotdogs and marshmallows. I know. The have 2 adorable and friendly pooches and…( wait for it) she is a KNITTER!!! Yes! Happy dancing!
They want fiber animals and we had a great chat and I am so very,very, very thankful!
Thank you for all the good vibes you sent my way!
I LOVE yarn!!
Seriously… like love it!
Like pretty much everything about it…
I love designing yarns. I love spinning yarn. I love testing each new lot of yarn for consistency. I love reeling yarn. I love winding it into little balls or big cakes. I really love making yarn colorful by dyeing it. I love all the weights and measure of yarn. I love getting to know all about a yarns story and what it wants to be. I love matching yarn to project. I love swatching! I really do love swatching to make sure I havethe right yarn and gauge for my project. I love that there is a worsted weight yarn and a worsted spun one. I love that a lot of yarn is twisted, a bit like me! I love the diversity of what we can use to create yarn. I really love wool yarn from all those lovely sheepies! I love the feel of yarn when I am making and wearing it. I love really love the smell of it. I love the people I work with in the yarn industry. I love the mechanics of the yarn industry and it’s history. I love all the fiber artists I get to work with who also love yarn! I love that working with yarn and creating beauty is good for our brains, hearts and souls. I love that yarn brings us together ~ a stunning tapestry of a community ~ loop by loop!!
All for which is really great to remember today on YARN Day and also, at a time when our industry and world is experiencing some trying times.
Today we are going to celebrate the love and yes, power of YARN!
We are going to start with some fun!!
Insta-Game ~ (Facebook) with prizes!
I am going to post my little “what I love about yarn” paragraph to Instagram and would love for you to comment as to what you love about yarn!! I will randomly pick 10 of you who comment there with your “share yarn love” and send each a skein of Socks that Rock. Oh I will also post this to facebook so if you comment there it also counts toward being eligible for a prize.
We are also offering a YARN LOVE Discount
Starting right now (Saturday, October 13th) we are offering a 13% discount on All YARNS good until midnight Sunday (Pacific Time). Use the code: YARNLOVEDAY18 when you check out to get your discount!
I also would love to see what you are knitting with your Blue Moon yarns. If you could post a photo to instagram with the hastags #bluemoonfiberarts and #yarnday so we all can see your creations that would be so wonderful. I can’t tell you how much it brightens our day when you share what you have made with us. After all you are why we do what we do. Otherwise we are just making and coloring yarn to hang in the barn and that is kinda silly!
What is next weekend??
Here is this years Rhinebeck 2018 colorway. I chose to go Autumn hues this year. You can find this colorway along with other of our yarns and tons of samples (including Carol Fellers Tangential Blues pullover) at The Buffalo Wool Company’s booth. Their booth is over by the souvenir shop ans 2 story barn. 22D/OD22-01 Also seriously check out their socks and the colorway I dyed for them on 2 of their lovely yarns!
Everyone have loads of fun!!
All the Carol Feller KAL yarn that has been ordered has been dyed, dried and shipped!
We started shipping RSC ( sock club) on Friday and will continue on Monday!
Moon Shadow Anniversary Trio ~ Queen Bee promised the bags this week. After we ship those out we will let you know when the next batch goes.
Out of the Hue will also ship next week!
As I have said quite a bit during the past few months I am very grateful for you understanding and patience. I am doing my very best juggling dealing with all of the yarn stuff and communicating with you about where we are. We are a very small company and a little smaller than normal right now. So if you have not heard back from em right away it is not because I do not value you. It is seriously just juggling all the yarn balls and making it all work. I personally truly value each and every one of you. I love being a dyer but I also equally love serving you!!
Okay I am sure there is more but I need to go do some shipping!!
Have a lovey weekend!!
Look at that, October sure sneaked right in the back door didn’t it. I feel like I totally lost the last week of September. Where did it go?
Anyway since it is October and October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. As most of you know I am a breast cancer survivor. I am the daughter of a breast cancer survivor. I have friends who are survivors and ones whom I have lost. At this point in time I think that most of us have been touched by breast cancer in one way or another. The strides that have been made in breast cancer research over the past few years are just astounding.
We are donating, as we do every October, 10% of sale to breast cancer research. I have creating a few new colorways in honor of all us breast cancer warriors! As I posted last week one of my best friends passed 5 years ago on September 26 so the F*CK Breast Cancer is especially for her!
There are also quite a few more very pink colorways on the website. One of my favorites is Tit4Tat.
Here are the links to these new colorways:
Despite yarn delays and sickness we will have everyone that is part of the Carol Feller KAL their yarn by the end of this week!
All of the fibershare packages will be out on time!
RSC pattern and dyer’s notes are up and the yarn will ship at the end of this week as will the Out of the Hue Club
We are waiting on bags and mugs which we expect this week. We expected the bags last week but they ran into a snag with a tag they needed to finish them.
Thank you so very much for all of your patience, understanding and sharing. So very many of you emailed and called with positive thoughts and kind words and you did this very tired dyer’s heart good!
Oh and all of the Fair Isle books have shipped and the pdf links have been emailed!
We have to more KALS coming down the road pretty soon! One very Midwinter Moon Solstice KAL with Larissa Brown in November which this moonie is very excited about.
And another one that we are going to do with Qualyn (QUOE )which is the La Vie Boheme CAL~KAL. You can knit-a-long or crochet-a-long and make your very own winged shawl! we will have color combo’s for both of these KALS!! So look for them soon.
oh and…if I will be at Coastal Yarns in Cannon Beach the first weekend in November! I will be there for knit night on Friday and then all day Saturday with a trunk show, a yarn tasting and door prizes!! Oh we will have a special Stormy Weather Art Festival colorway!