“Well, it’s a marvelous night for a moon dance
With the stars up above in your eyes
A fantabulous night to make romance
‘Neath the cover of October skies
And all the leaves on the trees are falling
To the sound of the breezes that blow
And I’m trying to please to the calling
Of your heart-strings that play soft and low
And all the night’s magic seems to whisper and hush
And all the soft moonlight seems to shine in your blush
Can I just have one more moon dance with you, my love”
~ Van Morrison
It’s full moon tonight!! This one is the Hunter’s Moon
which is the first full moon after the Autumn Equinox. I have made so very many full moon colorways this year and while it has been all kinds uf fun and illuminating, (hehe)I’m not gonna lie I am finding it a little challenging at the moment. I mean colorwise it’s the moon and a night sky if we are being literal. I am not a creatively literal person when it comes to translating and interpretation so phew! Since it’s the Hunter’s Moon I had this grand idea that I would use hunter camo colors. I actually was pretty tickled with myself for this little bit of inspiration. However it proved a little more difficult than I thought. I either got muddiness because, ya know the whole camo thing or it just was not what my vision was. I finally got something I am happy with and 2 other colors in the process which does often happen.
What do you think?
There’s my Hunter’s Moon! It was Pond Scum that saved the day on this one. I can’t tell you how often that is true! haha
because I loved my muted camo hues I made a colorway with just them. I had a hard time coming up with a name for it other than CamoLITE so I asked our insagram folks and got a ton of wonderful suggestions. I chose Catacomb Mushrooming
because they do look like mushroom colors and I had just read the piece about Paris using it’s abandoned catacombs to grow mushrooms and seriously why not!
Our Autumn Moon Glow
( pictured above) is inspired by the warmly wonderful orangeness of the moon this time of year!! I just could not resist. Orange is kind of a thing right now and it’s such a lovely color so I am going to be taking advantage of our orange crush ( get it?!)
Photo and knit credit on this beauty goes to @mtnstitches
Rhinebeck is next weekend and everyone is heading that way in their stunning sweaters! I love seeing what everyone has been knitting all over social media. Beside the octopus one I think this Weekender in Pond Scum might be my current favorite. It turned out so well and… bear with me while I am going to toot my own horn here. I had to match yarn she bought in forever ago and it worked perfectly! Don’t you love when that happens. I do my best to make this so but when it has been sooo long and both the yarn and dye has changed it’s just way more of a challenge. I’m over my blue moon self that it worked!
Okay so remember a few weeks ago when I said we were going to be making some price changes? Well that is happening this week. It is mostly on our big hanks of garment yarns. We are going to do our best to hold off on the sock yarns right now. Please know that we do our very best to keep prices affordable for you while being able to make ends meet here.
Thank you as always for your support.
In 2020 we are going into our 20th year which is quite amazing especially after the year we just had and that is because of you!! There is no us without you. Our makers are the heart and soul of who we are and what we do. So my friends we are going to celebrate so very much!!
Okay I need to go wrap up dyer’s notes and send out a few emails and then also go pick up this sweetheart! I might be a little excited.
Have a great Sunday!