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I realized this week when a few of you emailed asking if I was okay that maybe it had been awhile since I posted.  I am fine. We are fine. Actually we are all kinds of wonderful just super busy with new worker bees and the training that is involved with new dyers.

We have two new dyers Karen and Kelsie  that at least in my book are keepers! It also makes our team out here; Me (Tina), Kalia, Sarah, Crystal, Karen and Kelsie.  So much hard C and K sounds. Sarah and I are the odd ones out which in all honestly totally fits! Always the odd duck. Anyway training new dyers is a whole lot of work and we had a few that kind of floundered in the dye pot before these two gems waltzed in. It feels like a team again and I can’t tell you how thrilled we all are!

Thrilled enough to make new color and bring in a few new yarns kind of thrilled.

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Colorway shown here is: Calla

Actually the yarn is one we carried eons ago. It was one of the first ones I added in after Woobu. I loved the texture of it and how it took color. I was still a bit of a new knitter at the time and I felt like this yarn with all of it thick and thin ripples did most of the work for me. Seriously with all of that texture and color I could just knit and end up with a stunning fabric!

So here we are right before the holidays where we are going to hit deadlines our knit optimism signed us up for.  We all are going to run out of time since time is that commodity none of  us seem to have enough of or decide at the very last moment that  hell yeah I am so going to knit Aunt Jenny a cowl, she so deserves a hand knit.

It is at this point that our bulky yarns are our best friends. I could knit a cowl at of Ripple in an evening with the right netflix and some coffee. You can knit this on anything from an size 10 ( if you are a loose knitter) to a 13. I recommend needle sizes about 10 so you can really appreciate the play between the thicker and thinner parts of this yarn and the looser you knit the more that Ripple does it job.

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Here are a few patterns I thought would work so well!

Nonaperiel by our own Karen Alfke

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Superb Infinity Scarf by Anne Gagnon

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Soft and Cozy Infinity Scarf by Mary Englar

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You could also old school it and be super creative, choose a simple stitch pattern and do a little math and swatch and design your own. I want something long that I can wrap around a few times because this yarn is so very soft. I wore the skein wrapped around few a few days! Yes it is that soft and pretty!!

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Seriously cozy!!!

So we brought in a short run of our Ripple to see how you like it so don’t wait too long. Trust me you are so going to want to knit with this and then wear it. That probably is the only drawback is if you are gift knitting you might want to get another for yourself !!

Hope everyone had a fun Halloween. As you can see Team Blue Moon had some fun!

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Kalia and Sarah were on fire ALL day!!

Too much fun!

I’ll leave you with this new beauty and then I am off to run errands!!

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It’s a wonderful night for a moon dance!

“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

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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.
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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
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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?!)
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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.

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Have a great Sunday!

knit this!!!

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!

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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?

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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!!

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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!!

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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.

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Photo Credit: Ply Magazine

I’m pretty sure the pattern is available in the magazine which you can find here.

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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!

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Color thoughts…

okay first things first look at this adorableness!!!

 

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I ran across this photo this week and was just smitten.  Might need to make a platypus colorway.

A few of you have requested Winter holiday colorways  so you can get started on holiday gift knitting. It’s a little early to just add these to our color rotation for the season since we just put the Autumn colors up. So we are going to do a short run for a few days. We’ve put up a whole bunch of our most popular holiday hues. These will be on the website until Wednesday the 25th of September. If there is one that you are interested that you do not see please let us know! Below is a list of the colorways we have added!  And we are offering a 10% discount for order over 50.00 also good until Wednesday.

Coupon code is: winterholidays19

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This one is Elf on of my favorites. I am working on new colorways so if you have any theme of color ideas that you’d like to suggest I would love to hear.

Plushy and Sookie are two of our heavier gauge yarns and so they are both great yarns for quick holiday knitting, also they are both so very cozy.

Angry Elf  * Christmas Balls  * Currier and Ives  *  Festivus  *  Fleece Navidad  *  Ginger’s Gnome Home     Gnomeo  *  Holidazzle  *  Holly Jolly  *  Jingle  *  Joy to the World  *  1 Maraschino Short of a Fruitcake     Penguins on Ice  *  Pumpkin Spice Latte  *  The Cluck Chimes at Midnight  *  Under the Mistletoe               Whoville  *  Baby It’s Cold Outside  *  Jack Frost  *  Snow Globe

Alright my lovelies I am off to do a whole lot of writing, planning and an errand or two.

Have a great Sunday!!

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!

Iolanthe by Sandi Rosner

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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!

Barn Sale !!!!!! Saturday August 3rd 9 to 5

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We are sooo looking forward to seeing everyone. You know it’s so funny every year I go through this thing where I panic thinking we do not have enough sale yarn. The the week before the sale we start pulling it out of the storage and sorting through it for pricing and hanging up and… then team Blue Moon laughs at me. Because in fact, we have plenty of sale yarn!

And this year I am de-stashing! So there will be all kinds of yarns some even that are not ours.  Books and maybe a spinning wheel or 2.

I know!!!

So very many pretties! We can’t wait to see you all!

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Okay a few things.

If you are dyeing please either bring an apron or dress in clothes you do not mind getting dye on.

Please come 20 minutes before your scheduled time so you can pick the yarn you are dyeing and we can get it soaking.

Stash enhancers if you can bring your own bags we would be ever so grateful.

Thanks!

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Below you will find the directions.  We ask that when you are coming down our gravel drive that you go very very slowly. Like 10 miles an hour slow.

We are at the end of that gravel drive so please go all the way down and DO NOT stop at the house  with the big tan barn that is on the right.

Go down to the big RED barn!! We will be out directing traffic in the am when it is the busiest.

Carpool if you can. The weather is going to be lovely so if you want to bring a picnic we have a lovely back yarn behind the barn.

okay I think that covers it!

Here are the directions:

56587 Mollenhour Scappoose Oregon 97056
Google maps works pretty well.
Cell service gets kind of sketchy once you head up the hill.

If you are coming from Portland or Vancouver you want I-405 to US 30 West
towards St.Helens
You will be on this for about 14 miles.
You are going to drive all the way through Scappoose to the end of town.
Right after the fire station is the last traffic light which is
Scappoose-Vernonia Highway
You are going to turn left onto Scappoose-Vernonia Hwy
Go about 7 miles up. It’s a pretty and curvy drive!
Turn left onto Chapman Road
Go about quarter of a mile and then turn left onto Mollenhour Road
Go about an eighth of a mile and  our gravel drive is right after a row of
mailboxes where the 1st one has 56587 on it.
Also…there’s a huge piece of driftwood with a green house number sign on
it.
The gravel road dead ends into Blue Moon. So drive all the way down.

Note: Before Chapman Road there is a Chapman Grange Road. You DO NOT want that one!

Okay see you very,very soon!!!

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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

 

The Blue Moon Experience

When we have a deeper understanding and appreciation for the tools of our craft we are more successful in our making which in turn nourishes our self-esteem empowering us to create like we have never created before.

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. I could not have done this without her!!

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!

IMG_9603 copy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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!!!!!!!!!

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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.