March 5 – 8
Blue Moon will be at Twisted with special colors, designs and fun!!!
See you there!
I have a lot of fun and colorful things to share but first a few things that happened this week that kind of put a wrench in things. On Monday our website and email was down for over 24 hours. The company that hosts all of our online stuff had a whole data center go down. Yeah that was fun and nerve wracking! Also put us a bit behind on our customer service. Sorry! So then a few days later the shipping service we use also went down. It’s evidently a theme this week. Also down for a little over 24 hours. This one was a little more complicated though. They also did an upgrade that was not supposed to happen for awhile that we needed new shipping labels for. Which means we can’t ship until they arrive. I kid you not. I spent hours on the phone with many supervisors and you would think they would take a box to the PO just to shut me up but alas no, not so much. Because of this we could not ship sock club as planned and all other orders are also waiting. And yes I tried to get these elsewhere but of course they are the only ones who sell them. It’s been a frustrating week. I also have been trying to finish up spinning and have one wheel down and the other’s drive band snapped on me so it is just one of those moments where things go awry. Wonder if it has anything to do with it being Leap week! Hmmm….
On the positive side of things I actually finished a knit. I know!!! Miracles do happen. It’s a marled cowl in our Featherlight. I wanted something that uses scraps. I love it!
Okay so this coming week is ROSE CITY YARN CRAWL!!!!
I’m so excited! We’ve stocked Twisted with all kinds of colors and yarns and also the two colorways we did for them just for the crawl.
I am so thrilled with these two colorways. I think they are a great addition to our Blue Moon’s chicken line of colors and Twisted’s exclusive Blue Moon colors.
There are three lovely designs using our colorways! You can check them out here on Ravelry
Which came first? by Cheri Clark in both a wrap and cowl version! So pretty!
Photo Credit: Cheri Clark
And for all of us crocheters this stunning shawl Calliope’s Wings by Malaika Gabriel
Photo Credit: Malaika Grabiel
There will be samples of these in the Special colors at Twisted!!
Stunning designs thank you to both Cheri and Malaika for creating these lovelies for us to knit and celebrate our fine feathered friends, our crawl, Twisted and our community!
ok I am off to run errands before it gets too crazy out there since it is Saturday!! Fingers crossed that nothing else goes down or breaks.
and knitting!! Oh and maybe chocolate and coffee of course.
We have some very heart-centric new colorways. We’ve been playing love songs for over a week in the dye barn in honor of Valentine’s Day. So much fun so here’s a few new hues with love and heart break theme. I am by far the oldest person on our team mostly it is not an issue. I think they keep me young. I do feel it in different ways on some days and music is definitely one of them. I do love spreading musical genre’s love and appreciation. I do feel like I have spent a good part of my adult life widening the musical scope of those around me and having mine expanded.
I hope everyone has a lovely day today!
Poncho’s are back!! Actually have been back for awhile but I did not say anything cause I did not want to jinx it. I do love a good poncho they are just so very cozy!! And look at this beauty!!
Photo Credit: © Abby Johnson-Ruscansky
I am a big fan of Noriko’s designs. I love the elegance of this poncho and it looks like a super fun knit! Also it has eyelets which just make me happy.It uses a DK weight yarn so is perfect for our CAKE DK or Silk Victoria.
Photo Credit: Hunter Hammersen
And just because they are adorable! Hunter’s Palpitation
Perfect for all those little balls of leftover sock yarn we have and a wonderful token of love and friendship!
Okay I am off and running! Have a lovely day.
Happy Universal Palindrome Day!!!
This year is just so full of all kinds of wonder which is great because we kind of need it! There has not been one of these since 11.11.1111 which was 900 years ago. And there will not be another for 101 years in 12.12.2121 and then again until 03.03.3030.
Why do I feel that it is so magical? Well… happenings and experiences tend to be special in their rarity. And don’t you think it’s those things that we do not experience all the time that inspire us to notice and then hopefully appreciate the wonder of the world we live in. It’s that ability to see and feel these magic moments that give us the energy to not just get through our days, but to be fueled to create and change our world.
Anyway…we are celebrating this day!! I can’t believe we are celebrating our 20th year this year of all years.
Speaking of magic have you seen some of the sweater designs being published?! Oh my there is most definitely not enough knitting hours in the day.
Okay let’s start with this beauty!
So pretty! That brioche front panel and collar are just lovely and then the contrast between it and the stockinette is just poetic! I think this will look good on all of us! She had this cropped version and a longer one. I do love choices!! It’s knit in a DK weight ~ seems like everything is right now. So CAKE DK or Silky Victoria or La Luna DK or Crackpaca all would work for this lovely! (photo credit JacquelineCieslak)
And then there’s…..
I am a sucker for a tunic! Add pockets and I am a goner. Tunics are just so cozy and I am big on my clothing being cozy! Pebble also uses a DK weight yarn. The gauge on this is pretty open so be aware of the fiber content on the yarn you choose so you don’t get a tunic that grows! We are recommending our CAKE DK. (photo credit Joji Locatelli)
Since we are on a DK roll …. Rose by Andrea Yetman A lovely pullover with seriously nice lines and look at those sleeves!! Perfect for our more neutral shaded solids. Also I think I would choose our La Lune DK for this one. (photo credit Andrea Yetman)
And here we step outside of our DK and knit creative box with this super cool ( I’m in love) crocheted cardigan in fingering weight yarn!!! Just about any of our fingering weight yarns would work here but I think I would choose La Luna again.I think the silk component would make this super dreamy! (photo credit 2020 MEZ Crafts UK, Ltd.)
Well my friends that is quite a lot of creative fodder!!
In case you missed it the 2020 Rockin’ Sock Club Space Odyssey sign-ups are live!!!
I do hope you’ll join us!
Have a stellar day!!!