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Shine on Harvest Moon!!

Up in the Sky!

Hey did you see that big beautiful Harvest Moon last night?  I was worried that we would not see it since it was cloudy all day and then last night the clouds parted and there was that stunning golden  lunar light! A great Friday the 13th!!

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Here’s the color I made for our Harvest Full Moon.  I wanted colors of harvest and Autumn. Luckily they share a lot of hues. Some of the brighter ones are hard to see but are there. I’m going to ball one up later today and cast on somethings just so I can see all of the colors. I am so excited for Autumn. So much color. The leaves have already started to turn colors here and the fields are full of pumpkins!!

I have added some of my favorite Autumn colorways to the website and will change them up in a few weeks along with adding some new ones.

Last week I announced our new yarn Corrie.

Our Corrie is a light an lovely fingeringweight  3 ply yarn spun with 75% Superwashed Corriedale and 25% Nylon. We are on a mission to expand and diversify our wool yarns! Corriedale is a lovely wool.

Corriedale sheep are widely farmed in New Zealand, Australia, Southern Brazil, the United States, Patagonia and Uruguay. It is the most popular breed of sheep in Uruguay. Corriedale was developed by crossing Leicester and Lincoln rams with Merino ewes during the late 1800s in both New Zealand and Australia.

A  Corriedale fleece wool has a fiber diameter of 25 to 30 microns. On average, a mature ewe will produce around 4.5-7.7 kg wool with a staple length of 3.5 to 6 inches. Corriedale is  not as fine a wool as Merino but it is fine enough! Our Corrie is soft and lofty and takes dye like a dream! I love the hand of this yarn and can see it in so many applications! I have knit a small swatch and to be honest I am loving this more than I thought I would.

Oh my goodness the loft and the elasticity. It’s bounce back is wonderful!  The fabric I am getting is well defined in stitch, has a nice sheen and actually looks like wool. It’s also softer than I thought it would be so soft. We are really going to love this yarn. I am sending of a whole bunch of it to Karen for a sweater she is designing.

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Look!!

It’s stunning! I uploaded the bigger picture so you could see those lovely stitches! I am smitten. And my dear knitters at 23.00 a skein ( 400 yds). Too good to be true right?!!

Since we are talking about wonderful yarns and pricing. I want to mention that in a few weeks we are going to be raising the price on Socks that Rock a bit. Our price has gone up quite a bit. We are going to absorb some of this cost for now but unfortunately can’t absorb it all. In exchange for this price raise we are getting more consistency across the board with our specs being met and our time-frames.

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We’ve shipped out all of our pre-orders on our Moon Shadow project bags. We have a few left in stock if you missed and and need one for all of your blue moon sock knitting. I love mine. Queen Bee bags are the best and these are sexy as hell!!

I don’t know if you have seen this sweater on instagram but I am pretty possessed but it!

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Don’t you love it? A tunic with a great stitch pattern and wonderful lines and look at those pockets. I am a sucker for pockets!! Sandi is a wonderful designer and was out tech editor for quite a few years! She knows her stuff and it shows here!

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Photo credit goes to Sandi Rosner on both of these. I so see this in our Silk Victoria! She has graded the pattern for 6 sizes also!!! Go Sandi!

Okay I need to finish writing on a bunch of our clubs so I can ship out the pdf’s!

I hope you all have a lovely weekend. To all of you sending us pics of for finished projects and also tagginf us on instagram thank you!!! We are loving seeing these so much.

Happy knitting my lovelies!!

New!!!!

Hello!!

I know it’s been awhile. I really had nothing new to report and had my head, heart and soul in the dye pot getting all the things dyed so we could get you your yarn.

Also we’ve been interviewing for new dyers. And…are you ready? It’s good!! We hired one this week and probably will hire another next week. I know!!!! So much happy dancing in the barn I will tell you.

We are over the moon thrilled.

I will share more as we get to know our new team members. I can’t tell you how happy I am. It most definitely has been a summer.

Okay so we have new colorways!! The end if Summer moving into Autumn is my all time favorite time of the year. So much color and some of my favorite types of color. So rich and with layers upon layers and then there is all of those down and dirty colors. My color happy place for sure so look for more and more new colors as we move into Autumn.

Some of the new colors I made are for the winners of the instagram contest we held. So much fun making color based on an image or someone else’s inspiration. I think I did pretty well. I still have one more to go. I made it but am unhappy with it so it is back to the dye pot. Here are the ones I did and they are up on the website right now.

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There are a few other new colorways also!

It is also time for our seasonal color shift!

So I am in the process of taking some of our brighter summer hues down and adding in our Autumn ones. If there is one of our colorways you would like to see make a come back please do let us know!

Shipping updates:

We are getting seriously close to being caught up to our 15 business day promise on web orders!

Knock on wood. Goddess forbid we to tempt fate in any way whatsoever!!

We will be shipping out the 2nd installment of the silk School of Yarn. The last installment of the color club will follow right behind that as will the next sock club shipment which will have us all caught up there.

We are waiting on a few things from the mill like our Superfoot roving and Single Silk Targhee.

Soft Rock is back in stock. Yay!!!

Please do email info@bluemoonfiberarts.com if you have any questions or concerns. We have sent out bulk emails but we do get fire-walled and spammed out when we do that.

okay I think that is all for now.

On a personal note my little Bruce friend is no longer with us. Since I have shared with you our experiences together I thought I would share this too.

Bruce and I had a very special bond. Except for my dog Luna that I had in my twentys I have not experienced one like this since then so I am pretty bereft. I will miss her tons and so appreciate all the support I have been given!

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Have a great weekend my fiber loving, stitch making friends!

You are all so very wonderful!

As the wheel turns…

I am spinning hence the name of this blog. We also have been dyeing a fair amount of roving the past month more that we have in awhile. So obviously I am not the only one spinning. I have noticed this the past couple of summers. I find it odd that we spin more in the summer. I am pretty sure it is because of Tour de Fleece and Spinzilla so obviously we need to spin-a-longs for the cooler months of the year. Who wants organize one??

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The rafters are full! I have to say my favorite one though is this one.

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Targhee roving in my ” I made it yo 60 bitches” colorway. These are all for a customer so they are shipping out. I was seriously inspired to dye a hank or two for me to spin into yarn. Can you imagine?? Be still my color and fiber loving heart. I hope everyone that is part of the Tour de Fleece is having fun.

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I’ve had Targhee on the brain lately. Partially due to all of the fiber dyeing and partially to some research I am doing for School of Yarn and our Blue Moon Experience and there maybe even a new yarn. (hint hint) Also it has been a cool summer here it the Pacific Northwest so I am thinking of sweaters for the Fall and Winter months. All of which made me remember we were doing yarn studies so …welcome to our Targhee Worsted Appreciation Special!!!

Our Targhee Worsted is my go to sweater yarn.

And here is why… it’s is constructed with 3 lofty singles, spun a little snug. These singles are then plied together with enough of a twist to compensate for the snug spin, giving us a nice, round yarn with loft. Because of the elasticity we were talking about earlier and the durability, you can put more of a twist on the spin of Targhee. Elasticity is the key factor to how much spin and twist you can use, especially with our finer fibers. You do not want to put undue stress on the fibers or the yarn will not hold up; more importantly, it will not make a good, balanced yarn. You also do not want to put too tight a spin on the singles without compensating for it in the twist of the ply because you compact those fibers even more… and what does that do? Well, I will tell you it takes out some of that airiness and the loft. Now who wants that? I know I do not.

Our Targhee Worsted is one of my favorite yarns. It is my “If-I-were-on-a-desert- island -what-would-I-want” kind of yarn. My love for Targhee runs deep and true because it has many properties that I love.

One of those properties is that it has just the right amount of softness for me. I do not need an ultra-soft Merino. I like my fibers and yarns with a little more sub- stance and a bit of character. I am also hard on the things I wear, so I need a pretty forgiving yarn: a yarn that is either durable because of the fiber content or because of the yarn construction. Our Targhee Worsted has both.

I love a rounded yarn, especially one with a little give, because it creates such nice stitch definition. Knitting with a well-rounded yarn is such a pleasure: the yarn just slips into that stitch space like it is coming home! The definition that a round- ed yarn gives to the knitting enhances not only the the stitches in the stitch pattern but the lines of the overall design as well.

One of the reasons we are doing these yarn focuses with deep discounts it to make sure we support the yarns we love to make sure they are still accessible to us all.

We are offering a 20% discount starting today. The code you need is TGW19

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As most of you know I have a thing for pretty much anything that Carol Feller designs. Her Wragby Cardigan is one I have wanted to knit for awhile now. I am a sucker for variation in textures, especially simple ones and this is certainly one of those. Can’t you see it in Targhee Worsted with it’s stunning stitch definition?

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If Andrea Mowry’s Weekender is on your to-knit list then …here it is in our Targhee Worsted in our colorway Blecker. So pretty, super cozy and again with the stitch definition.

Stay tuned this week. I will post some Targhee tales and more pattern ideas. Also look at instagram for those too. Maybe I can get Karen to chime in. she has knit quite a few sweaters out of our Targhee friend.

okay…that’s a lot eh?

A blue news things:

I am sorry to say that the person we hired to be our new dyer did now work out.  So…we are looking again.

We are again waiting on an expected and late sock yarn shipment.

Roving club shipped out yesterday and we will have the dyers/spinners notes to you in a few days

Karen and I are finishing Our of the Hue notes and homework so you will be getting those also.

If you are in any of our clubs and are not getting the emails with the pdfs please do let us know so we can look into it. Also please know that if you unsubscribe form our constant contact page and are in one of our clubs then we need you to resubscribe so we can get you the pdfs.

oh…Cara has pushed the date for her cast-on for the Surrate Shawl to August 1st!!

okay I think that is it for now.

I leave you with Bruce and Rachel. Rachel the hen likes to mess around with Bruce, especially her tail when she is trying to nap, as you can see.

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Have a lovely weekend

 

Dreams do come true!!

hey all…

So do you remember a few weeks ago when I said I was working on something exciting that was also a bit of a personal challenge for me?

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If you did not read it here it is:

The Blue Moon Experience is a video platform for us to share with you all we do and what we know. I love the name because it encompasses me sharing my experience and creating an experience for us all.  We are starting off with a monthly experience called Essentials that is themed. You will get a 30 minute video you can watch whenever you like. There will also be a Live Q&A every month that goes into more detail and gives you the opportunity to ask questions and..get answers. I’m super excited about this part since it gives me more of a connection with you. It’s one of the things I have been missing since I stopped doing the shows. My people!

And then there’s the Courses…I so love teaching! it was actually a surprise for me how much I love it. I learned this at the first Sock Camp and have been teaching in one way or another ever since. And since not everyone can get to the hills of  Scappoose Oregon to take classes then doing more in-depth video courses is the next logical step so that is what we are doing.

Once we get this part launched we will be adding in other levels and also components. We will also be have discussions with all kinds of wonderful people from our industry including folks you usually do no get to hear from like ranchers, mill workers, brokers, events leaders to name a few. We are calling this YARN VOICES!  So much goes into the skein of yarn you are using I think it’s important to understand that and to connect with it. I am lucky because I get tot work with such a wide range of people with such expertise and I am so thrilled to be able to share this and connect us all a little more.

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. We’ve done our best to keep this affordable so it is accessible while making sure we also make a living wage. Do let us know if you have any questions. info@thebluemoonexperience.com

I am partnering with a wonderful woman for this new blue moon venture!

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Isabeau Maxwell and she does all the stuff I do not like doing or have the time so…the best kind of partnership. So please welcome Isabeau to our lovely Blue Moon family everyone. You are going to love her as much as I do. I am so grateful to Beau for helping me manifest this dream.

All of which leads me to this moment…we are launching The Blue Moon Experience today!!!!!!!!!

I know….

I hope you’ll join me. You are my people and I honestly feel that besides that whole dyeing yarn for you to knit/crochet/spin/weave/felt thing we do that this is such a wonderful way for me to serve you and expand our community.

 

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 …

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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 know!!!

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 orders@bluemoonfiberarts.com 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.

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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.

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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!!

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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!!

Thoughts??

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Strawberry Moon!

Another full moon is upon us. Oh my goodness how is it already the middle of June already. My how time flies when you are down a dyer or two? Okay our new worker bee waltzes in the door on Monday so I am one happy camper. I can’t tell you how excited I am. Juggling too many yarn balls at the moment!

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June’s full moon is called the Strawberry Moon because it signaled the time when the strawberries were ripe for picking.  So…of course,  I went with a nice strawberry red with a touch of spearmint green amid a dusky dark sky. i had fun creating this colorway. I made a brand new red and green to make this one happen! So look for those soon. I am working on some new shaded solids that I am pretty excited about. I made this new green that just makes my green loving heart overjoyed.

I’ve been wanting to add to our shaded solid colors for awhile now. Sometimes we need a little push and the Cara’s Susurrate Shawl is just the push I needed. When I was putting color combo’s together I found that there was colors I was missing so… of to the dye pot to make that happen.

Here are a few of the color combo’s I have put together so far for Susurrate. If you need help choosing please do email me. I will remind everyone to order sooner than later. Also contrast on these is important otherwise that stunning pattern will no be visible and you want to see all of that leafy/vine brioche goodness.

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In the Garden Armwarmers By Angela Westover

Have you seen this wonderful mitts? I saw them on instagram and then Angela contacted me with the link to the pattern. As someone who fluctuates in body temperature I love the long arms on these.  Also they really show off the colorways, especially the speckles. She used Sock that Rock Lightweight.

So pretty. If you are starting your holiday knitting I think these would be all kinds of an awesome gift. I think these are one of those patterns we knit over and over again!

Okay remember that there is a 15% percent discount for the Susurrate Shawl . The code is: susurrate19

Also… our mill has found more of our beloved BFL Sport so I have made it available on the website again. I think there are a hundred or so skeins so if you missed out the first time now is your absolutely last shot and we are lucky to have it!

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Okay dear ones I am off to send you a newsletter and then off to my sons for the first evening off in quite awhile.

We shipped lots and lots of yarn out this week. Color club will go out next week. The color club is the most time consuming to prep and dye and being short staffed has extended that. We shipped more of the sock club and will get more out this week.

As I have mentioned if you have a deadline please do let us know so we can best serve everyone. Thank you for your patience!! Love you all!!

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY to all you wonderful dads!! We have a 15% discount for all of you fiber loving dads!!

Coupon code: dadsrock19

Susurrate Shawl

The story of a shawl and the birth of a designer!!

A little over a year ago I got an email from my dear friend Cara ( aka January One) asking me if I was interested in working with her on a design she was had a vision for that she was slightly obsessed with. I am pretty much always game to work on pretty much anything with Cara. I believe in her and we usually have all kinds of fun! Also… I was super intrigued by what she sent me in her email.

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“So I’m trying my hand at designing a brioche shawl. I’ve had this idea in my head for forever and I can’t get it out so I’m putting it to needles and yarn. I’m attaching a picture of what I have so far. I’m using the leftovers from my eyeball shawl. My idea is that it’s a tree, with branches at the top that flow into big leaves then smaller leaves which flows into flowers and buds at the bottom and then a flower-ish border.If you like what I have so far, want to talk about yarn? I want to use lightweight. ❤️❤️❤️❤️”

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I was interested. No, that’s not correct, I was hooked. I mean look at that initial photo. Also I know my friend and I knew she would knit her vision into a stunning reality so…of she went.

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And Susurrate was born!

I received the first swatch picture in the middle on May and then this finished one on July 3rd. Now it does not look like it in this picture but susurrate is not a small shawl. It uses close to 1620 yards of Sock that Rock Lightweight. And that my friends is a lot of stitches to put together to match a vision. I loved being a part of this process with her, hearing her ideas, thoughts and the challenges. Watching her find what worked and what did not and then how to implement it all. I know from my own creative process that matching your vision to reality is not always an simple or easy process. It takes perseverance, a good deal of patience and often thinking outside of the box. I know for me I will not let go until I know I have achieved exactly what I had in mind. Often (at least for me) that takes going the extra stitch with a fair amount of ripping back and maybe even walking away to gain some perspective. It often means we have to challenge ourselves to step outside of our comfort zone and knowledge base. Take a look at this design and imagine writing the pattern for this.

Based on everything Cara shared with me about her vision and inspiration ( her dear grandmother) I feel like she knocked this out of the park! I am so very proud and excited for my friend.

I was stunned speechless when I saw that first picture of the finished piece. I knew she  would create something wonderful. I did not doubt it for one second. That said the reality of it is breathtakingly magnificent.

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Photo Credits to Gale Zucker

Cara, thank you for letting me be a small part of your process. I am thrilled I got to witness all of this creative goodness from the beginning! I can’t wait to see all of the color variations of Susurrate we all knit up!

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Enchanted Forest and Empyreal are the colors shown here

We are doing a KAL!! Of course with such and epic knit wonder the needs to be a knit-a-long! Check out Cara’s rav page for the details. The KAL starts on July 19th . We wanted plenty of time for us to get your yarn to you.

We are running a 15% discount until the KAL starts. The coupon code is: susurrate19

We recommend you order your yarn asap!!

You need a fair amount of contrast between the two colors you choose.

Also  please read what Cara writes about yarn usage. Cara used  4 skeins of Socks that Rock Lightweight but did not have a lot left (hardly any) and had already done the swatching so this does not leave a lot of room for swatching so… please keep that in mind.As always I am available for color help selection.

Here are a few. I am going to pick a speckled or multicolorway and then list a few shaded solids that go with, that give what I think is a good amount of contrast to highlight Cara’s tree pattern.

Chintz and Giggles:  Aquarius  * Cariblue * Bluebird of Happiness * Coral * Ophelia * Lover’s Leap * Pistachio * Everyday Grey * Rosebud * Lean Mean Aubergine * Maroon 5 *  There are a whole ot of shaded solids that will work with this on it really is what floats your boat and has enough contrast!

Oola Pikka :  KMBFLA * Bladerunner * Bleck * Ophelia * Smoke on the Water * Pistachio * Copperline * Oscar’s Grouchy Green * Spruced

Plumpy Sun Angle:  Aquarius * Blue Bird of Happiness * Coral Queen * Harold Purple Crayon * Lean Mean Aubergine * Boysenberry * Green Wing * Electric Blue * Chillaxin * Motley Hue * Marron 5 * Forget Me Not Blue * Sun Salutations

Phaedra: Coral Queen * Robin’s Egg Blue * Shoqua * Maroon 5 * Moldy Peaches

Okay more to come…

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I need to post this.

We are dyeing and shipping as fast as we can!! Our new dyer shows up at the end of the week !!! Yay!!  I can’t tell you how excited we are.

I am so grateful to Kalia, Sarah and Crystal for being a true team!

 

Birthday Celebrations Phase #2 ~ Day #1

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Since we did not get to really celebrate last week we are extending things into this week.

The coupon code is still good and will be all week!!

15% of all yarns! CODE is:  birtdaystashparty

Our first fun game/contest is on instagram

We would like you to post a picture that you would like us to make into a colorway. You can put a description with it if you like telling us it’s story or just post the picture.

Please use the hashtags #bluemoonfiberarts and #colorwayphotocontest. Also if you do not already follow us it would be helpful if you did.

We will pick 5 pictures ( which will be super hard) I will create the colorways and each of the winners gets a skein of their colorway as a prize!!!!

So much fun.

Okay…see you on instagram!!

Happy Monday!!!!

Birthday week went wonky!

okay so last week is a vague memory. I had all these grand plans for games and contests and well…none of that happened. As most of you know we are down a dyer which leaves us with one besides me. And that one (Crystal) was sick all week so…that left me. Yuppers!

Now Kalia and Sarah did their best to help and they did awesome jobs helping out. I am so very grateful for the both of them, they are such team players!!!

As I said last week I have hired a new dyer but she will not be here for another week so please bear with us.  I am a firm believer in making the best of what we are given in life. It is all about our attitudes. I know it is corny as hell but it’s true when life gives you lemons then you squeeze every last drop of juice out of those little suckers and make the drink of your choice. Because you are probably going to need the sustenance to rise to the challenge you have been given.

So we are rising to this latest challenge and doing our very best to get your yarn as fast as we can dye it. I am also trying my best to keep up on emails.

I seriously appreciate your compassion and patience!

I am hoping to get some of those fun and games this week. And I’ll extend the birthday discount code for another week.

CODE: birthdaystashparty  15% off all yarns  

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So one of the contests I want to do is a instagram photo colorway contest. You post a picture to instagram that you would like to see made into a colorway. Use the hashtags #bluemoonfiberarts  #colorwayphotocontest . Team Blue Moon will choose 5 of the pictures to make into colorways and then those people win a skein of their colorway!!!!!! Be sure to use the hashtags and then also tag us @bluemoonfiberarts so we can see your pics.

okay I need to go to bed.

 

Birthday Week!!!

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Life has been so busy and intense I was just going to skip anything birthday related. And then I was reminded that I am blessed to be here to celebrate getting a year older so here we are. Also for the first time in my 62 years waltzing the planet I have a friend who shares this day with me. I know!! Crystal Rose who right now is the only Blue Moon dyer besides yours truly was also was born on May 29th. Oh my goodness now that I actually type that, it’s pretty funny both (and the only) Blue Moon dyers right now are both Gemini’s.

Okay I could go on and on with duo puns but we’ll move on.

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Gemini Queens

Crystal and I decided we would come up with a Gemini colorway together. We both LOVE green and are pretty fond of our new Forget Me Not Blue shaded solid with it’s hints of periwinkle and greens. We made a new green just for this colorway. Emerald City green is vibrant and lovely and the perfect companion to Forget Me Not Blue. Do you see how when that green lightens it turns a lovely spearmint color. Move over Pond Scum cause there is a seriously sexy green in town.

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Since my birthday colorways are usually very bright and colorful I also did another birthday colorway that basically has ALL of the colors in it. Seriously so very many colors. Look at them all.

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#happybirthday is a colorway that says hey I am 62 and… I have met all the challenges sent my way this year with strength, perseverance and grace.  I celebrate all of life!!

We usually offer birthday specials and games for about a week. I also considered not doing this since we are short handed and a wee bit behind. Again I think celebrating an projecting the positive is always the way to go!!!

So for the next few days we are offering a 15% birthday special on all yarns. Let’s call is a Birthday Stash Enhancement Party!! So if you order yarn that you have a deadline on please let us know when you order it.

Coupon code is: birthdaystashparty

We should be through all of this soon. I hired a new dyer on Friday but she can’t start right away. Oh… in case some of you do not know we had one of our dyers leave unexpectedly which has made us seriously short handed. Also she had been out a lot before she left so her absence had already impacted things.

Anyway I am so very excited about the woman we have hired to join our team. We have sent loads of emails out about your orders and have shipped tons of yarn. Our latest shipment of sock yarn is here so more will go our including clubs and such.

Check out instagram for some birthday fun and games!! And check back here all week.  We are going to do a photo colorway contest on instagram which should be all kinds of fun.

All orders placed until May 30th will be shipped out with a little surprise.

If you feel like sharing what is your best birthday story I would so love to hear it.

Thank you for sharing your fiber lives with me!

You are such a gift!!!

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