It’s a quiet and lovely Saturday morning. I have my coffee, the sun streaming through my window and my knitting! I am knitting a hat for friend out of our Plushy in one of our Rare Gem colorways.
Plushy is such a delight to knit with. I usually do not enjoy knitting with heavier weight yarns but Plushy just feels so good and the stitch definition is so great. Watching the all those knits and purls situate themselves is just delightful! So…a good morning.
Today I am going to share with you some of my current favorite designs. Some are new and some are just wonderful and today is about the wonderful.
Okay let’s start with a small obsession of mine the Octopus. I love these under the sea creatures. I am fascinated by them but also have a healthy respect for their intelligence. So I am going to love anything related to them but this, oh my… .
Embrace Octopus Sweater by Maia E. Sirnes
Photo Credit: Maia E. Sirnes
If I remember correctly Maia’s design came out sometime in 2013. I was entranced and planned on knitting it which to be honest has yet to happen. It is on my list and towards the top so the odds are pretty good! One of our Eat Sleep Knitters ( Jen aka @tentacularly) has been knitting this beauty out of our Targhee Worsted in; Blue is the New Black and Coral Bells and posting her progress on instagram and well, just look!
Everyone knitter on Team Blue Moon wants to make this one. Hell, I am not a huge coral fan and I want to make this one. It’s a great color combination in general but especially for and octopus/water theme.
I knew something was going down when we started getting orders for these starting last week. So of course now my color brain is thinking of others octo-color combos for Maia’s lovely design. Also… why do I not have a Octopus color series? What is wrong with me?
Porcini background color and Bluebird of Happiness for our Octopod friend. Oh my… and here I was going to work on new Autumn and Halloween hues this weekend.
And speaking of Bluebird of Happiness ( I swear I did not plan this segueway)
Look at this beauty!!
Farmers Poncho by Lavanya Patricella
I pretty much love anything Lavanya designs she has such a wonderful design aesthetic. And I do have a soft spot for a poncho and this one is brioche!!! I know!
Also an instagram follow/find. One of Lavanya’s test knitters, Kat ( @katknitz) color and yarn choices which just happen to be our yarns!!
She used one of our, A Total Eclipse of the Sun Featherlight gradient kits as the main color and then for the contrast colors used another Featherlight in Shadow and then Socks that Rock Lightweight in Grasshopper Green and Bluebird of Happiness.
I don’t know about you but I would wear this everywhere. It looks cozy, has wonderful flattering lines and… it leaves room for movement. I love where it hits on the arm too. I’ve already dyed the yarn to cast on for this one!
Okay I do have a few more but this post is getting lengthy. One more…in the latest issue of Ply Magazine is this beauty by Cal Patch.
Photo Credit: Ply Magazine
I’m pretty sure the pattern is available in the magazine which you can find here.
Look at that texture! So lovely!
Okay my lovelies I need to send out a few update newsletters before the day gets away from me.
The last color club shipment goes out this coming week all about value! Working on the next sock club and Star Sponsorship and getting the Spinning club notes out this weekend. My spinning wheel broke which kind of messed things up a bit. And of course I have loaned all my others out so…
I will be introducing our new team members to you very soon. We have 2 new dyers Marit and Karen. We love them, especially the me of we!
Because a bunch of you have asked we have about 70 skeins of BFL Sport left and then we are done. I have been assured there is no more hiding away in corners of the mill. I have a selfish request. If you do want some of this BFL before it is no longer, please do order it soon so we do not have to add it to the new website as an option. Thank you!!
Oh and if you have any Autumn or Halloween color theme ideas do let us know. info@bluemoonfiberarts,com
Okay lovelies have a wonderful weekend!