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YAK is Back!!!

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Our original sport weight Yaksi is back!!

It’s taken a few years but persistence and patience have paid off and here we are. I am so very very happy that this yummy yarn that we love is back. Especially at a this point in time when we have had to say goodbye of some of our other yarn loves. I so love this yarn. I love how soft it is and how it knits up and the fabric it makes but one of my absolute favorite things about it is how it takes the dye. Since it starts out a creamy oatmeal color  from the YAK fiber and a little from the Tussah silk.  As you can see from the photo it deepens the color and adds a bit of a heather aspect ~ so very rich!!

We are offering it at a little bit of a discount for the first few weeks. So don’t wait to give this lovely yarn a try!! I am in the middle of adding colors to the offerings so if you have a color that is not there that you want to see let me know. We are going to offer it mostly in Shaded Solids.  I would not recommend Speckles for this one!

Hey do you know what today is besides Saturday?! It is our May Full Moon and it is a Blue Moon and…not a traditional one. Usually we think of a Blue Moon as the second full moon in a month and this one is not that. However there can be a seasonal Blue Moon which is 4 full moons in a season which is 3 months period which is what this. It’s quite fascinating and if you are interested there’s more here. May Blue Moon.

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Full Flower Blue Moon!!  Our May colorway in homage to our Full Moons. A very floral full moon colorway. (Get it?)

Okay me dear friends I am off to the barn for a weekend of dyeing.  We have been down a dyer for almost two weeks now which as most of you know has put us behind yet again. I am bound and determined to get out of this so it’s a weekend in the barn as a solo dyer. It’s actually how I started all of this so… .

Did you all see the stash enhancing dye day class we have coming up. We all have skeins in our stash that maybe caught our eye at one time or another but now maybe they do not speak to us as much. So this is a great chance to make this skeins somethings that makes our hearts sing and our want to knit it. It is sure to be a great time. Dyeing is ALL kinds of fun. You will also learn dye basics and be the dyer that revitalized your stash. How sustainable of you!!

Oh and did you know that the 23rd of May is Drinking with Chickens Day??

yeah… I kid you not!!

Have a great weekend!

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Mothers

Okay guys this is going to be a long one so pour yourself a beverage and settle in.

First of all an orders, clubs and shipping check in.

We are a little behind on our 15 business day promise on some of the orders still . Yes we are waiting for yarn which will be here this week. If we have part of your order done we are shipping that so that you have something! If you have a deadline please do let us know.

I do send emails but we are getting caught in firewalls I think. Some get through and some do not. We are changing things up so bear with us. Working on a brand new website right now!!!!!!!!!!!! I know, way past time for this one.

We also were hit by some stomach thing that pretty much knocked us all out, even me. It was bad! I will spare you the details. I have been a little concerned about the amount of sickness we’ve experienced in the past year but then I remembered that this team of mine has little ones and well… .

RSC also is a week later than I promised because of all of this.

Soft rock is out of stock until the middle of July and we had no notification of this!

Karen is in the middle of a move. I big one! So we are going to move the Silky Victoria/Everyday Cardigan  KAL  to my birthday week. I actually wish I had thought of this earlier. I love the idea of a KAl on my birthday!!!!! Also all of those Silky Victoria orders will come with some silk hankies so we can all knit or crochet a little silk scarf to go with our cardigans. I was dyeing some hankies for a store order and thought it would be a lovely addition to our Silky Victoria experience. I am also on a “knit or crochet silk hankies” mission, like hard core to you are forewarned.

I mentioned the new website. It’s a lot of work and a bunch of it is work I have to do because I’m doing the photo work. I want this one to be so much better and more visible. They are going to look like this.

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So you will have the way it was dyed next to it re-skeined with the colors dispersed so you have an idea as to how they will knit up. I am also your customer service person right now so please bear with me. I am not ignoring you! I’m just wearing many hats!!

MOTHER’S DAY!!

Tomorrow is Mother’s Day. I know we all experience this day differently. I know for myself I feel the grief because my mom is no longer here. Our relationship was not and easy one so my grief is complicated. The on the other side is I am the mother to three beautiful souls that I love so very much. Being a mother has been the best part of my life. I just loved pretty much everything about it up. well that is not quite true. My girls are both living on the east coast right now and it is way too far away.

I miss them so very much!! I know the whole idea is they grow up and move out into the world and I could not be prouder of all three of them. Just wishing they were closer to Scappoose!!

Today my youngest graduates from college and moves onto medical school.

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Her brother and I could not be there. However her sister took the train down from New York to be with her and we watched it on you tube and group texted while we watched. Certainly not the same as being there but still good.

My girls today celebrating this milestone together!

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and here’s my son and daughter-in-law!

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and their pooches!

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So dear ones I hope your day tomorrow is full of love and that what ever mother loss you experience is bearable. Please do know you are not alone.

I know some of you are waiting on yarn (it is coming!!)  but…I can’t let the day go without a Mother’s Day gift from Blue Moon to you.

So we are offering a Mother’s Day 10% on all yarns this moment until midnight on Monday the 13th and… whiles supplies last any order over 60.00 get one of these YARN CHICKEN PINS from JAM PDX.

COUPON CODE: MOTHERSROCK19

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We have 60 so once they are gone they are gone!!!

Consider this a Mother’s Day Stash Enhancement moment!! If you need to have a yarn plan in mind I want to start a blanket project KAL . A KAL that goes for the rest of the year, after all it is a blanket!  Knit or crochet. I am going to crochet one. I know… . It’s no small thing because I can’t really crochet so this will be an expanding my horizons moment. I am determined. I love crochet and have quite a thing for the granny square so I am going to conquer this one.  I might need help. At the very least some hand holding.

Treat yourself or your mom or both!! You can get something to knit for your mom and surprise her on  a day when she needs it.

I love those moments don’t you?

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Have a beautiful day!!!

All the things…

Happy Sunday!

I spent yesterday teaching all dyeing, color, and all about yarns and fiber. It was a really wonderful class where everyone was curious and intrigued by what it takes to color fiber and yarn and all the ins and out and why and hows.

I feel so lucky that I get to teach and share what I know. So much stimulating discussion and fiber fun! I think my favorite part is that the space I make allows people to create and I get to be a part of that creativity and joy.

Color makes people happy and coloring yarn really makes yarn loving fiber artists happy. It was a busy week this week playing catch up and Desiree was out sick most of the week so that made more work for me so to be honest I was not really looking forward to working Saturday too. But…15 minutes and I have forgotten all of that and off we go on our dye journey of the day.

Everyone created stunning skeins of yarn and walked away happy and hopefully a little more color confident and empowered.

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Lots and lots of color!  There’s still room in the rest of our dye classes for the summer if you’d like to join me for color and fiber exploration. Also if there is a class you like so see me teach please do let me know.

And…since we are talking fiber and color!

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I’ve been thinking about our spinning club for awhile now and how I miss sharing the yarn making and fiber dyeing joy. So…I am re-inventing our Rockin’ Whorl Club by adding other fiber/spinning experts to be a part of our learning journey.  I know…it’s a good idea isn’t it. We get to experience different takes on spinning and yarn making. Diverse perspectives always good! Our first theme is color!!

I hope you’ll join us as the spinning wheel turns on our new fiber adventure!!

Okay my lovelies I will post more tomorrow but I need to go meet Karen and get some fresh air before Monday hits tomorrow!!