Once upon a blue moon…
It’s been a very interesting week here. Our new dyer is here and I am busy training her which is no small thing. Can you imagine?! heheh She is doing great!! So we are pretty thrilled. Crystal (our other dyer) took some much needed time off this week so we were still short a pair of color applying hands but we are getting there.
I was hoping to get the color club out on Friday but we did not quite get finished so that will go out on Tuesday or Wednesday this week. yay!!!
We are still shipping sock club and as soon as it is all out will move onto to the June one. I am determined to get caught up. Our sock yarn is still shipping here in bits and pieces which also should change soon. Changing mills is no small thing!
I will be sending emails out to all of the clubs and groups this weekend with updates.
In the middle of all this we are working on a new website for both Blue Moon and the Sock Club and an exciting new venture. The website upgrade has been the works for awhile and I just can’t put it off any longer no matter how many hours there are in the day. If there is anything you would like to see in a new website please do let us know. Now is the time!!!
Our new venture is pretty exciting and slightly terrifying. I think most of you know I am pretty passionate about what I do and after 20 years in this industry have a fair amount of experience and also an interesting perspective. I love sharing all of this and teaching which is why there is a sock club, school of yarn, spinning club and color club. Truly I love sharing all of this so much and truly what I do would not feel complete without that aspect. I do not enjoy working in avoid and I find the sharing creates a community that I so enjoy and think you do also.
One of the things I know that has been missing from what Blue Moon does is a more in person component which we can get with videos. So my dear fiber loving friends I am dealing with my pretty extreme fear and next week we will be launching …
The Blue Moon Experience is a video platform for us to share with you all we do and what we know. We are starting off with a monthly experience that is themed. You will get a 30 minute video you can watch whenever you like and then also we will do a live one that goes into more detail and gives you the opportunity to ask questions.
Once we get this part launched we will be adding in other levels and also components for the clubs!!! We will also be have discussions with all kinds of folk from our industry including folks you usually do no get to hear from like ranchers, mill workers, brokers, events leaders to name a few.
I am very, very, excited about this and also as I mentioned earlier slightly terrified. I am very comfortable teaching and even talking to large groups but the video aspect brings up all kinds of emotional debris from my childhood. I experienced a fair amount of child abuse and one of the internal decisions I made was if you are not seen or heard than there is less chance you will be hurt so this one has raised it’s head for me to deal with and I am. Any chance we have to rid ourselves of baggage that no longer serves us and keep us from being all that we can be is a great day.
If there are any topics you would like me to cover I would LOVE to hear from you. I am partnering with a wonderful person for this new adventure! Isabeau Maxwell and she does all the stuff I do not like doing or have the time so…the best kind of partnership.So welcome Isabeau to our lovely Blue Moon family everyone. You are going to love her!
Ok some bits and pieces. We have six of our Moon Shadow Anniversary offerings leftover. If you are interested in one of these email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will set you up. (126.00 plus shipping) Like I said we only have six. After these are gone there will be no more. I have considered asking Queen Bee to make us a bigger project bag with the same look as these. What do you think?? Or maybe a paler canvas bag with a rainbow of moons on it?? Hmm… . There really is nothing better than a Queen Bee bag! I so lover their work.
I am going to be sending out an email to all of you that contributed to our Socks that Rock*STAR sponsorship program but am putting this here also in case emails do not reach everyone. As with all the things we are doing these will be shipping out later than planned, probably by 3 weeks. So…if you’ve yet to sign up to be a sponsor you still can. You can read more about what the sponsorship entails and how it helps us with the mill you can read it here. I can’t tell you how much your support means to us.
I am a silver lining kind of person. Although this year it’s been a little challenging to find that lining and when I did it needed a little polishing. All of this gave me the chance to communicate a lot with you by phone or email and it has been so very wonderful. I have been humbled and lifted up so much by your compassion, understanding, patience and belief in what we do. I have walked away from phone calls or email exchanged with tears of appreciation and such a full heart. And actually the last piece of incentive I needed to make the Blue Moon Experience happen.
This makes me so very happy!! We have a tone of spinning fibers in stock by the way! Also Spinning Club will ship out at the end of next week. Well….unless….something unforeseen happens. Finger crossed my friends!!
And lastly what do you think about a long KAL. A blanket KAL/CAL . I have been wanting to do this for awhile and think I have even mentioned it a time or two. I think we are going to team up with a a couple of our LYS’s to make this happen. We are knitting very large shawls why not take it a stitch further? So many possibilities. And what a great stash buster!!