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Jeopardy Contest GO!

 Hello my lovelies.

 Anyone know the answer for the ... part of the statements on back of the tags for the January shipment.

 Remember to post you answer here in the official Jeopardy way.

GO!

Also have a lovely weekend!

Contests galore!

We are busy dyeing, printing and readying the March kits here at Blue Moon Central, and wanted to make sure any NSK'ers interested in joining our contests know that the time is drawing near.

The Instagram contest will close next week, around the 31st of March, so get your photos posted. As a reminder, the winner gets a 20% off coupon code good for a purchase at our webstore, to make your inevitable stash-enhancing even easier. Tag those photos with:

#rockinsockselfie15 #rockinsockclub15 #sockselfieinprogress

We're also closing in on the Jeopardy Tag Game deadline date. Tina will put the blog post up on Friday, March 27th. Can't remember the contest details? Here’s how it will work: on Friday, Tina will post to the blog. The first person to post the correct answer in the comments section of that Jeopardy Blog Post will win. (Very important note: your answer MUST be phrased in the correct Jeopardy way). The winner gets major bragging rights, which will include a special badge you can put on your website, use as your avatar, or print and frame.

So, finish up those January socks, snap some photos, and get your Jeopardy on, people! 

ps. if you or someone you know has been waiting to join this year, we'll be closing Sock Club sign-ups on March 31st, and this is a firm close-date.

Contests galore!

We are busy dyeing, printing and readying the March kits here at Blue Moon Central, and wanted to make sure any NSK'ers interested in joining our contests know that the time is drawing near.

The Instagram contest will close next week, around the 31st of March, so get your photos posted. As a reminder, the winner gets a 20% off coupon code good for a purchase at our webstore, to make your inevitable stash-enhancing even easier. Tag those photos with:

#rockinsockselfie15 #rockinsockclub15 #sockselfieinprogress

We're also closing in on the Jeopardy Tag Game deadline date. Tina will put the blog post up on Friday, March 27th. Can't remember the contest details? Here’s how it will work: on Friday, Tina will post to the blog. The first person to post the correct answer in the comments section of that Jeopardy Blog Post will win. (Very important note: your answer MUST be phrased in the correct Jeopardy way). The winner gets major bragging rights, which will include a special badge you can put on your website, use as your avatar, or print and frame.

So, finish up those January socks, snap some photos, and get your Jeopardy on, people! 

ps. if you or someone you know has been waiting to join this year, we'll be closing Sock Club sign-ups on March 31st, and this is a firm close-date.

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Button winner

Thanks to everyone who took the time to vote!

And of course thanks to all of our talented knitters who entered a button graphic. You're  all winners in my book.

The button with the most votes is number 4 by Lzydaz. The blue moon with the socks across it!

Congrats Lzydaz!! Make sure you contact us about your prize!

We'll have the button upf or you all to use this week!

So...has everyone gotten their packages? Anyone out there still waititng for thier shipment? If so please do let us know.

Happy Knitting!

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Time to choose a button!!

Hello my lovelies!

Gues what? It is time to choose a button for the year. All I can say is I am glad that it is your job to choose! Thank you to everyone who took the time to do this!! You are all all kinds of awesome.

1. Submitted by Sarah Jamieson Shrum

 

2. Submitted by: Bronwen Russell

3. Submitted by: Bronwen Russell

4. Submitted by: Lzydaz

 

5. Submitted by:Patty Valdez and her son

 

Okay NSK's the ball is in your court. You have until the 27th to vote on your fav. The one with the most votes is the winner. Please email us your vote. Email to sockclub@bluemoonfiberarts.com and put Button Contest in the subjest line of your email. We need the number associated with the wonderful graphic of your choice. 

Hope everyone is having a fabulous Tuesday!!

 

 

Update on tagging photos for Instagram contest

So, Tina and I have a confession to make. We're old. And a bit lame sometimes. Sad but true. Which leads me to the reason for this blog post. We didn't do what we should have done before asking you all to tag your photos with #sockselfie on Instagram, which was check to see if there was a #sockselfie tag on Instagram already, and guess what? There's a sock selfie tag on Instagram. It's a thing. There are 5,299 posts already, and the vast majority of them are NOT hand-knit socks. Who woulda thunkit?

To everyone who has already posted your sock selfies: thank you! We have enjoyed seeing them! Keep on keeping on, and please do continue to tag with #sockselfieinprogress.

To everyone else: time to get posting!

And to all: please also add the tags #rockinsockselfie15 AND #rockinsockclub15 to all of your sock selfie photos. That'll make them much easier to find.

So, in summary, use the following tags, please, and don't laugh too hard at us.

#rockinsockselfie15 #rockinsockclub15 #sockselfieinprogress

You are also free to use the original tags (listed below), too. You can't have too many tags :)

#sockselfie #RSC #feelingroovy 

Thanks, NSKs!

Still time to submit for the first contest!

Tomorrow is the deadline for the first RSC Contest of the year, so there's still time to flex your creativity AND try your hand at winning a $200 Blue Moon Gift Certificate! Plus, we really need a Spoiler Button, because the finished objects are rolling in!

Here are the details:

1. It needs to be 2” square, with dpi at 350 as a jpeg.

2. It needs to have either NSK, Notorious Sock Knitters OR Rockin' Sock Club on it somewhere.

3. It needs to have 2015 on it. It would be awesome if we could incorporate 10th Anniversary but I think that is too much on a small button.

Please submit your button design to us at sockclub@bluemoonfiberarts.com by February 20th. 

Please put “Button” in the subject line of the email. Thanks!

Team Blue Moon will then choose 4 for you to vote on here on the blog. We will post them on February 24th . Voting goes until Feb. 27th.

The button with the most votes will be our 2015 Anniversary button. The designer receives a $200.00 gift certificate. We'll use the button here on the blog, on your blogs and on Ravelry.

A few more errata on January 2015 Socks

I'm glad to be back (hi, everyone!), but sad that I've got more errata to report on the 59th Street Bridge Socks. The pdf may not be posted until Monday, but we wanted to be sure to share the errata and changes to the pattern as soon as we could. 

The changes all have to do with those pesky markers, you see. We updated the language to more clearly reflect which marker you are working toward throughout the pattern (instead of referring to the "second marker," we instead referenced the "end of instep.") Hope that makes things more clear.

Then there's the actual errata - also having to do with markers. Under "turn heel," row one reads:

Row 1 (RS): Work in pattern as set to second marker (end of instep), k24 (26, 28) sts, w&t.

It should read:

Row 1 (RS): Work in pattern as set to end of instep, knit to first gusset marker, k24 (26, 28) sts, w&t.

Thanks, everyone! We appreciate your patience and input!

Errata for 59th Street Bridge Socks, January 2015

Hello, NSK'ers! We hope you're enjoying your January kit. One of our intrepid knitters emailed to let us know that there's a typo in the directions for the 59th Street Bridge Socks. We weren't feeling too groovy when we read that, but it's a small typo, fortunately.

On page 4, in the "turn heel" instructions, Row 5 reads:

Row 5: K16 (22, 20) sts, w&t. 

It should read:

Row 5: K16 (18, 20) sts, w&t.

We've posted an updated pdf.

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Packing and Shipping and our first contest! Oh my!

 We are all scheduled to ship out our first 2015 package tomorrow. PDF's will be up tomorrow. We will be printing the mailing labels today and stuffing everything into those lovely tyvek shipping envelopes and then, my firends, they will be zipping their merry way on to you!

Yay!!

While we are all patiently waiting for the GO so we can stalk our postal carriers here are a few practical informative things and then I'll tell you about our first contest. 

1. The first thing is we have noticed over the years that sometimes these packeges take a long about route from the USPS sorting facility to you. It does not happen to all of them but it does happen to a few. We have filed a complaint with USPS about this and really have not heard anything back as to the why. We think it is becuase it is a bulk mailing and it overwhelms our little PO but that is just our opinion. We do have a new post master so we are hoping to get her imput this year if this happens again. In our experienc the packages to end up at your door they just take a wee longer to do so.

2. If this is your first year in the club the way to access your pdf's is here on the RSC site. See up in the left corner of the tool bar where it says RSC Home? The pdf's are there under 2015. If you are logged in then they will pop up and you can download, print, save and make notes in them. A s long as the sock club exist you will have access to the years you have been a member.

3. Logging in: You will need to log in to access your pdf's and to post or comment on the blog and to access the info in your account. Up in the Help section of the tool bar is the FAQS page with super helpful log in information. One of the most important pieces and is somehting that is a little confusing is that the RSC log-in is not the same as the log-in you rhave to the general Blue Moon site for purchasing yarn. So if you use your Blue Moon log-in you will get an error message. In our experience most of the log-in problems folks have is from using their Blue Moon log-in instead of the club one. As always any issue you have we are more thna happy to help with. Go to Contact in the tool bar and fire us off an email and we will do our best to help.

4. We had a lovely bumper sticker that was all set to be sent in this shipment. Unfortunately the printer made an error so we have sent it back to be redone and wil not get it back in time. Rather than hold up the shipment we will be sending it out in March.

5. Please read the dyer's notes, especially the ones in this first shipment. They include inforamtion like your discount code and other goodies that you need to know and also highlight your experience of the club.

6. These colorways are avialable to you only. After the shiipment goes out we will make it available to you on the Blue Moon website. 

I am sure I have forgotten something that I wanted to let you know. Again you know where to find us. 

Contest:

Are you ready for our first contest?! I really look forward to this contest. So very many of you are talented in ways we don't all get to see and this contest gives us a chance to see one of those ways. 

See that fun and lovely button on the right with the sock puppets in hats that says Notorious Sock KNitters 2014? Wel one of our very own designed that button for us all to use on our blogs and on Ravelry. Thank you again Bronwen!

Obviously we need another one for our Anniversary year 2015. I could have Jess or Cassie make one up for us but it is way more fun to see what our NSK's who are graphicly talented come up with.

Here are the paremeters"

1. It needs to have either NSK, Notorious Sock Knitters or Rockin' Sock Club on it somewhere.

2. It needs to have 2015 on it. It would be awesone if we could incorporate 10th Anniversary but I think that is too much on a small button. 

3. It needs to be this size: 2"square. dpi at 350 a a jpeg (please)

Submitted to us at sockclub@bluemoonfiberarts.com by February 20th. Please put the Button in the subject line of the email. Thanks!

Team Blue Moon will then choose 4 for you to vote on here on the blog. We will post them on February 24th . Voting goes until Feb. 27th.

The button with the most votes will be our 2015 Anniversary button. The designer receives a 200.00 gift certificate. We'll use the button here on the blog, on your blogs and on Ravelry.

Okay I think that covers things for now. I am going to grab a cup of my fav brew and head out to the barn to help out.

Welcome back to all of you wonderful NSK's who keep signing up for our sock knitting mayhem and Welcome to all of you who are new Nororious Sock Knitters. We are a wonderful community of knitters!

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