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Trivia Tuesday #2 - now with winning info!

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EDITED WITH WINNER'S INFO!

THE WINNER IS MELANIE! BIG CONGRATULATIONS, MELANIE!!

The "Cinderella bowl" is a well-known term for the type of nesting bowl with a handle on one side and a spout on the other.  The name has become a convenient way to differentiate it from the older style of nesting bowl with a completely round circumference.  Cinderella bowls first appeared in 1957 with three pattern & color choices: turquoise Butterprint, pink Gooseberry, yellow & black Gooseberry.  Sandalwood became the next pattern to appear on Cinderella bowls, in 1961.  The shape of the bowls was designed by John Phillip Johnson.

-from corellecorner.com

These popular bowls were a staple of many a mid-century kitchen, and those who are lucky enough to receive them as hand-me-downs or score a set at the Thrift Shop know how useful and lovely they are. Thanks so much to Melanie and to all the folks who answered and journeyed on our trip down memory lane with the lovely Pyrex we all know and love.

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We're going to stick with the vintage kitchenware theme for this, our second Trivia Tuesday. Again, we'll be talking Pyrex, because we love it so.

I have always loved the Cinderella Bowls, which are the nesting mixing bowls with two different sizes of pour spouts on either end. My mother had the Crazy Daisy set when I was growing up, and, as my collecting grows, I just can't help wanting more of these lovely and very useful bowl sets. I use them for mixing bread, for straining liquids into (broth and coconut milk being the two I make the most frequently), and much, much more. They are an indespensible (and beautiful) part of our kitchen. 

The bowls pictured are almost a Verde set - the second-from-the-biggest is not in the Verde family, which means this is considered to be a Frankenset by those in the collecting life. Monster set or no, it sure is pretty, isn't it?

This week's question is a two-part one, revolving around the lovely and useful Cinderella Bowls.

When were the Cinderella-type Bowls first introduced, and what were the debut patterns? Hint: they remain some of the most popular of the Pyrex patterns collected today.

I won't be able to update the blog post until this afternoon, so hold tight if you've answered and are awaiting the final verdict. And thanks so much for playing! 

Trivia Tuesday #1 - now with winning info!

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EDITED WITH WINNER INFO!!

THE WINNER IS LINDY! YAY, LINDY!

Our first answerer, Lindy, got the answer right right off the bat. From collectorsweekly.com, here's the information we discovered about adorable Fridgies and when they were first introduced:

Refrigerator sets, billed as “oven-refrigerator sets,” are also prized by collectors. The concept began in 1925, with squared-off, stackable clear Pyrex containers that saved space in the icebox. In 1949, a refrigerator set was issued in three of the colors of the first 400 bowls. The yellow was the 1.5-quart size, blue was 1.5 pints, and red was 1.5 cups. The original clear lids had fine ribs that tend to collect dirt. These sets were made in clear again from 1950 to 1952, and then in the popular Pyrex patterns of the day.

As you see, even though Pyrex first started to make fridgie-type things in 1925, it wasn't until 1949 that the first Fridgies hit the market. It sounds like the ones pictured above are some of the first Fridgie styles to be available. 

We would have accepted 1925, as well, as that's the year the concept was first created, but it seems the Fridgies as we know (and love) them were first available in 1949. Anyone else have a Pyrex collection? If so, what patterns do you chase after?

And, Lindy, I'll be sending the Tuesday Trivia Winner's Badge over to you in a bit.

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I think it's pretty clear that there is some serious vintage love here at Blue Moon Fiber Arts. Tina and I bond over (among many other things) our love of all things vintage. Whether it be buttons, or craft supplies, or kitchenware, we love making thrift shop discoveries.

The March kit very beautifully reflects Tina's love of a vintage kitchen, and the kind of memories those colors evoke in her life. Reading her Dyer's Notes, I, for one, felt like I was right there, in Gran's Kitchen, smelling that coffee smell, and feeling as safe and happy as a wee Tina must have felt.

This got us talking about what we are quite obsessed with, vintage-wise, which is Pyrex. Specifically, mid-century Pyrex sets. 

One of the thing hardest to find are Fridgie sets (cutest name ever, amirite?). They are sets of 4 containers, with lids, that were marketed to easily go from oven to fridge, for baking and storage. Many Fridgie sets were produced, to complement the main Pyrex patterns, and finding all 4, with lids, together, is quite a coup for collectors. Plus, they are so adorable. And useful.

After all of that preamble, our Trivia Tuesday question to you is this:

In what year did Fridgies first get marketed by the Pyrex company?

The first to correctly answer gets the badge of Trivia honor to display in her/his electronic home!

 

New Contest Alert: Trivia Tuesdays!

This coming week, we'll be starting a new weekly contest here on the blog - Trivia Tuesdays! Every Tuesday until further notice, at 10am Pacific Time, I'll be posting a trivia question here on the blog. The question could be related to the current Rockin' kit, yarn, knitting, Blue Moon... the world is our oyster, folks, and we'll ask about really anything that we all have in common. The first person to answer correctly gets to display the Tuesday Trivia badge on their electronic homes!

So, get your brains all polished off and ready to work, folks. Trivia Tuesday starts at 10am Pacific Time on Tuesday, May 12th!

You shoulda been in pictures (or, the Instagram Contest winner)

A big, hearty congratulations to Cristi, whose photos of her sock-in-progress with the most perfectly matching project bag AND her sweet little babycakes with finished socks pushed us over the edge of winnerdom in regards to the January shipment Instagram Contest. Cristi won a coupon code for the BMFA website. What will you get, Cristi? Something for the wee one, perhaps? 

Thanks to everyone who entered, and to that sweet little Layla for being so supportive of her mother's obsession...err... hobby.

Winner, winner, chicken dinner!

We want to wish Nancy a hearty congratulations - she was the first to correctly answer, in the proper Jeopardy way (what is, "in the form of a question, Alex?") the Jeopardy Tag Game query. Way to go, Nancy! This whole thing makes us happier than...

a kid in a candy store.

a clam at high tide.

a pig in a peach orchard.

a kid on Christmas.

a bug in a rug.

a fox in the henhouse.

a lark.

And, even...

a Notorious Sock Knitter with a brand-new club kit!

Nancy wins bragging rights, plus the use of the NSK Smartypants badge in her electronic life. Thanks to Nancy, and thanks to everyone who took part in the first Jeopardy Tag Game!

Smartypants Badge

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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!!

 

 

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