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Gemini Season!!

Hello dear ones!! Sorry that I missed a week or so there. To be honest I did not have a lot to say and have been basically living in the dye barn.

Hopefully that eases up a bit soon. Anyway I am getting it done and reconnecting with parts of my colorful creative self that I have not had access to in awhile. Also planning all kinds of fiber fun and watching the changes in our industry and across the world as this all changes things. I hope you are all well and being careful!! I know it is hard. Seriously this is challenging us all on levels that I don’t think we are even aware of.

So let’s dive right into some fun and things we have some control over like yarn and color and stitches! Well maybe yarn and color I feel like there are days where my stitches have a mind of their own.

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Don’t look now but it is a new yarn!!

Welcome MOXIE  one of our short-run-yarns which basically means “get it while you can” because once it is gone that is it! We are bringing MOXIE in right now because it’s a lovely yarn that we are getting at a fabulous price point which we can pass on to you our lovely knitters and crocheters! A little yarn gift for us all at 20.00 a skein eh?!  MOXIE is a silky soft 3 ply Merino with the addition of nylon which gives it such a stunning sheen. I seriously love how it takes the dye! I am going to have so much fun dyeing this. MOXIE would make stunning shawls since it’s going to have a nice drape. Also it is going to be a great yarn for knitting for our little ones. It’s loves to be speckled too so that is all kinds of fun.

So… it is a little less than a week away from someone’s birthday.  We started celebrating on Friday with giveaways on instagram and facebook so do check it out. I am going to have them all week! You do not want to miss out on the fun.  I do love giving!

Our current giveaway is this loveliness!

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The Pink skein is called PinkISH and I am working on getting that color with a few others added to the website. I am not a pink person but I so love this one.

As you know I usually make a special birthday colorway for myself. As I was mulling this over this year I had all kinds of ideas and colorful thoughts. I have been wanting to do more themed kits and the whole birthday astrology thing is intriguing to me and fun of course. So…this month starts our ~ “What’s Your Sign” ~ monthly astrologically inspired color kits.

I’m over my moon loving self excited.

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I’m seriously in love with what I created for Gemini. I hope you love it as much as I do. I made the picture big so all the layers of color. Especially in the darker of the two skeins. It’s a duo cause ya know Gemini are the twins!! I took some of my inspiration from my raven and crow friends. Gemini is an air sign so we do love our bird friends and I have a thing for Ravens as you know. I have been wanting to make my own heart raven for awhile and her she is. Be still my feathered heart!

It is the brightest Raven I have made. It is darker than this photo is showing but not my much. So fun! This Gemini kit is 2 skeins and you have different bases to choose from with Moxie being one of them.  I used the colors in the raven for the second skein also as a speckle and with not black over-wash. You can read all about these on their webpage!

I have another idea I am giving flight to this week so stay tuned for that also.  I was holding off on some of this since it has only been me here and I am a but behind on orders and sock club. That creative mojo is important to follow when it shows up. It’s a gift and I think we do not say not to gifts. It’s rude! (hehe)  Also we need momentum right now. Moving forward creates hope.

So what 2 color pattern would I knit with my Gemini color! Hmm….there are so many wonderful patterns to choose from. I am loving the patterns right now that are using lace weight mohair with another yarn and the mohair creates some lace so I would choose that kit and knit one of those patterns for sure.

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I am loving Larissa Brown’s Moongazing Shawl so I would probably choose that. Actually going to go buy it right now. I think I will dye me a kit and cast-on on my birthday.

Okay well I am going to sign off. I have to go rinse and hang yarn to dry and I have not made food today so there’s that and I always watch a movie my grandfather and I loved on Memorial Day weekend for him. I miss both him and my gran but there are times when I just wish I could sit and listen to his stories.

LOVE and so much strength to all and especially our essential workers, our health care workers and those who’ve been impacted so very hard by this virus.

Stay safe and well my friends!!!

Oh I almost forgot! Silly me. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to all of my fellow Gemini’s. I know there are quite a few of us! xoxoxo

 

Mother’s Day

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Everything is blooming here! I finally ventured out for groceries and was stunned by all the color and loveliness. It was quite surreal actually to have been on my little island so long to have the world change so much.

It’s Mother’s Day today and maybe it’s all the time alone lately but both my mom and gran ( her mom) have been on my mind quite a bit more than usual. I miss them both and of course, especially this time of year. I never really thought about it but my grans and mom and a few of my aunts were all avid gardeners when spring hits and all the things start blooming I feel them more and miss them too.

For some strange reason the crab apple that I planted years and years ago that has pretty much done nothing to date is in full bloom!! It’s glorious. One of my favorite childhood memories besides hiding in the forsythia bushes at my gran’s house was playing under her crab apple tree and the super yummy jam she made with it. So good. It’s the reason I planted the tree was in her memory. So hopefully I will be making crab apple jelly sometime this summer. We shall see. I will keep you posted.

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Isn’t it pretty? I was so inspired by the lovely deep pink of the blossoms that I made a few new colorways.

Of course I did.

The blossoms look red in this picture but they are really a deep pink and so pretty. Ia m not much of a pink person but as you can see from the picture following this one I kind of went Pink  crazy!

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The middle one is the one for the blossoms and then I decided to take that pink and lighten it with some grey (one on the right) and then also add some yellow for an orangey pink. I love this trio and think I am going to have to knit a Winnie ( my gran)  shawl for myself.

I will have these shaded solids up sometime this week. I am taking today to clean my house it’s such a mess since I’ve been in the dye barn most of the time. My kitchen is an absolute nightmare.

I also get to celebrate Mother’s day with my crew this evening via zoom I think. We are having a cheese and Parcheesi party! Hehe! I love Parcheesi, it’s the only game I ever win. And here’s my contribution.

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I also have cheese but I just could not resist! I knew my son would love it.

I love being a mom. I miss my family so very much. There is so very much that is hard and horrifying about this pandemic but lately the isolation and not being with loved ones has been a lot. I try in those moments to be grateful that I have a roof over my head and people that I love that love me and that there are so many brave souls risking their lives for us all.

Okay well I am going to go clean the kitchen. Yikes!!

I did get quite a bit shipped out this week! I am doing my very best to get you your orders.If you have a deadline please do let me know!!!

My love and gratitude to you all. Thank you for the love notes in your orders and the postcards and emails of support. I am truly humbled and touched by each and everyone of you.

Oh if you missed seeing it here is the Flower Moon colorway and it is up on the website!

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