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Happy Sunday!

As of today (Sunday August 11th) all of April has shipped and we are dyeing June and the plan is to ship at the end of this week barring any surprises which seriously needs to stop. Like please, I'm begging for it to stop!

I thought we would be farther ahead than we are this point this past week but Crystal had a family emergency last week and Kalia was out with a medical thing for most of the week. Which left Sarah and myself.
I's ridiculous.
I feel like at this point I should sell the rights to a Blue Moon soap opera. Because really some of this stuff just leaves me standing speechless with my mouth hanging open, which is not an attractive look on anyone or a good feeling.
Okay, so one of the things that has happened is the Canadian and International labels won't print in the RSC system. So even though we have shipped them they will not show in your account as shipped so don't panic.
Our techie is on vacation and it is an older system so I do not want anyone else messing with it. As soon as he is back it will be fixed!!
I am very busy dyeing all the yarn. Everything is as fine as it can be with this kind of yarn/mill  and short staffed drama.
As I mentioned before I am working on changing things so this stops happening and we have more control. I have taken on a partner that is going to help so very much in so many ways and the past few weeks have been spent finalizing all of the details of that and putting forth some plans.
You are the ones who are going to see the results of this partnership first.
It's very exciting!
I will put up the June pattern and dyer's notes probably on Tuesday so you have them.
We will be shipping the August shipment right after Labor Day.
Oh and I interviewed a woman who I think is going to join our team this week as a dyer. So fingers crossed.
Thank you for hanging in here with us. I know it's been a lot believe me, I get it. I so very am grateful for each and everyone one of you. And these are not just words for me. Making and dyeing yarn is fun but it has no meaning without you.

Have a wonderfu Sunday!!

PS: My daughter Sophia was took her medical school oath and got her white jacket yesterday!!!So thrilled and proud and honestly a little scared fro her. It's a lot but she so can do it and this is her passion. She is going to be such a great doctor. Proud mama!!!

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Shipping update

Hello NSKs, just a quick not to let you know that

Yarn is here.

We are dyeing and shippeng as fast as we can.

We shipped a whole bunch out yesterday and more will follow next week.

Thank you again for your patience!


Much love and gratitiude!


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Where we are and why....

  A very belated note as to where we are. First of all I want to apologize for the lack of communication on my part. I know better. I know that some news is better than none. I am just so tired of this current tale and I let that get the best of me and for that lapse am truly sorry.
One of my favorite parts of my job is making knitters happy and all of this mill drama with the sock yarn colors that or maybe it is that I have let it color it.  Hmm....
Anyway, I am going to send you an extra dyer's notes this weekend email that explains everything in more detail so you have the whole story. It's interesting at the least.
As we stands right now over half of you have gotten your April shipment and the rest are patiently waiting which we are beyond grateful for. We are waiting yet again for a late yarn delivery.
The new mill is adjusting. We are trying to be patient.
The other issue we've had is being short staffed dyer wise which is still true. Sadly the dyer I hired did not work out. So we are hiring again and Crystal and I with the help of the other part of our team are dyeing as fast as we can. Send all kinds of good energy to Crystal she is just the best!
Sock club is out top priority when the yarn arrives. Last I heard that is going to be this week. Fingers crossed!!
Before I head back out to the dye pots a few reminders:
If you need an address change you need to come to us. We have to change it in the system. It will not let you. It is mean that way. The new system will be different.
Your pdf's are on the RSC site. If you loose your password email me and I will reset it for you!!!
On July 15th the 25% discount is supposed change to 15%. In appreciation for your extreme patience and compassion we are making it 30% and even if you already used it you can use it again and it will be good until July 25th then it will shift back.
We do have most of our other bases in stock and if you are willing to wait for STR then there is also that!
If you are not getting our newsletter emails that I send out with news like this and such please let me know so I can trouble shoot why this is happening.
Thank you for hanging in with us!
I believe that we are almost over this new mill hurdle. Please be sure to read the notes when I send them later this week.
Thank you so very much for being my Notorious Sock Knitters!!
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Shipping Update

Hello everyone...

 Because of being extrmemly short handed (this is an understatement ) we are shipping in bits and pieces in order to make all the clubs, online orders and stores happy. There have been days when it has been just me here dyeing and doing all the other things I do or trying to at least. So I have totally dropped the ball on commicating all of this which is not the best and I am very sorry for that.

We have shipped about helf of these and are working on getting the other half. We have a pretty large glitch in the shipping software for the International and Canadian orders that should be fixed this week. If not we will take these out of the system to ship. I can not wait until the new webiste is done!!!

Anyway I appreicate your patience and that we are here yet again is beyond frustrating which I am sure you feel also. 

I hate when things are beyond my control.

I think we need another contest.

Stay tuned!!

Thank you for your exteme patience with all of this!!!

PS: The new dyer showed up this week and is taking to training well so yay!!! She has a passion for what we do tha t is great to be around!

Have a great weekend!!


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Shipping this week

hey all...

We started shipping of Friday and will continue this week. We are beyond short handed and have been for about a month now. We are down to one dyer besides me and last week it was just me because Crystal was out sick. I will tell you it has been a very very long time since I was the lone production dyer here.


I have hired another dyer who will be here in another week. So that is where we are. I want to take a moment to sing the praises of the very small Blue Moon team who are seriously stepping up to the plate.

Thank you for your patience.

One foot in front of the other.

Just call me one step ata time Tina!

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best laid plans (or the story of my life?)

Hello dear ones,

 Okay ,so this is the second time I have written this post beause I walked way without saving it and the cat jumped on the keyboard and know what happened.

First of all HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY 

I know for some us us this is a hard day. I miss my mom and gran today quite a bit and this year am soo missing my very far away daughters. My youngest graduated from college yesterday and I could not be there with her in PA. So this weekend has been especially tough.

My heart is with you. Take care of yourselves!!!

Okay so I assume you have noticed that you do not have your yarn. I have been short handed this week and I just can't dye this all myself!!

Also...we had a first. I spaced out the mini-skeins. Yup there is a first time for everyhting. It got me thinking about our minis. we have been doing these for 14 years for the whole club. Because of that I have given these skeins a lot of thought. So I thought maybe after 14 years we should have a...


Yes! So here is how I see this. I want us to be seriously creative. THINK OUTSIDE OF THE SKEIN if you will. 

Pretty much anything goes. There might be bonus points if it was sock related  or...has somehitng to do with this years theme!!!! Other than those creative thoughts it can be anything you can dream of. It can be an art piece or useful or wearable.

Let's make sure we have plenty of time so JULY 15th.

We'll need pictures. So we can vote. We'll start a thread on the RAV group but also I would LOVE it if we could post these to instagram. tag us at @bluemoonfiberarts and use #RSCMINICONTEST

There will be 2 winners. I have lovely project bags and stitch markers!!

I was thinking about this kind of contest becuase I was sharing about our sock camp homework to someone recently.It was so great to remember the ABSOLUTE wonder of those projects. So great. I was always so moved and impressed by what you all created. So much talent!!!

I can't wait to see what you come up with. Sooooo excited.

Okay I have to get an email out to you all and then head to my sons house to get puppy snuggles.

Before I go though We have heard from a few of our Canadian NSKS that they have not gotten their first shipment. If you have not yet gotten yours please do let us know. We did ship them and they show as shipped but they have not arrived. Oh ...USPS.

Okay lovelies have a wonderful day!!

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Ground Control to Major Tom....


We were  planning on shipping this Friday. However, we've had a BFL Sport yarn lot issue that has thrown a bit of a wrench into the works of just about everything here.
You can read ALL about it and the importance of YARN LOTS on the Blue Moon blog. 
We will ship out early next week. In the mean time your PDF'S will be up on the here either this evening or tomorrow morning.
I am adding in some information I want to share with you to the dyer's notes.
As you can see our colorway theme is Space Oddities!!
Thank you Mr. Bowie.
If you were to create a Space Oddity colorway what would that look like?
If you want to guess colors on this one until I get the pdf's up and you see them that would be fun. I love this one. It makes my heart happy.
Our pattern theme is a little more cosmic (if possible). Make yourself a cup of your favorite beverage and check out the video nugget from Mr. Neil deGrasse Tyson that I sent you in the email this am. Make notes on this one there will be a fun test (contest!!)
If you are having issues logging in please do let us know and I will get you a new password.
Okay off inspect lots of yarn!
Have a great May Day!!
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It's all in the name!

Hmm...maybe not all! Naming is important though. I have watched for years as knitters by yarn based not ony on color, but also on the colorways name. I think it's the combination actually which is why we are here.

So...I am going to tell you that we were leaning toward Crab Nebula because just the idea of a crab star cluster just makes me happy. But then I sa this pop up in instagram and was like damn that won't work.

Yeah not so much. So sorry Joanie.

I totally will at some point now make a Crab Neblua colorway though.

All of these names are wonderful so this was seriously difficult but after much deliberation and a glass of wine the name of this long awaited colorway is.... ( drum roll please)


I mean how can one resist starting our voyage with a tribute to Priness Leia? I know I can't. Well unless she was a crab nebula. lol

Thank you DebJ for the name! It's a good one.

Our two randomly drawn winners for the project bags are:


Denise Stockstill

If you both could email us with your addresses we will get these bags out to you.

Thank you ALL for playing. I so LOVED watching these names coming in.


Okay if anyone has a address change now is the time ot get them to us.

Thank you!!

Okay I have other things to tell you but I think I will do another posr and a newsletter tomorrow.

We are finally building a new website both for Blue Moon and the club and I want your input.

Have a great evening


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Hello everyone,

I hope we are all having a good beginning to our weekends; I know I am! Karen is here for the weekend and we are going to plan all the colorful wonderful things.Smile

Okay so unless you are International or Canadian then you should have your yarn. The Portland USPS hub is having some issues, evidently, so your packages might have gone on a little walkabout before arriving in your mailbox. We have noticed this with other non-sock club related packages as well.

If you read the Dyer's Notes and saw the tags you know that this colorway is nameless right now. Colorways do not like to be nameless for long (who does, really?). So it's time to NAME THAT COLORWAY.

Which means your first mission of the year ('should you choose to accept it') is to name this stellar colorway. Do you love it? I really do!!

If you have an idea for what we should call it, then please respond in the comments here for us all to see. Then Team Blue Moon will choose our favorite!

After we choose we will also randomly pick two of you who took the time to play along to win one of these lovely bags with cool stitch markers that our talented designer Laura made for you!!! Isn't she awesome!!!

Let's see -- you have until April 20th to submit your name idea. Any story or thoughts you have to go along with it would also be good! Then by the 25th we will choose the name and the two winners!

Sounds good and fun?! I think so. I am excited to see what you come up with. You all are some of the most creative people I know, so I do have high expectations!!

Have a great weekend my friends.

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hello all...

After today all of the RSC 2018 will have shipped. This was supposed to all happen on Friday but we got a lot of snow yet again and Team Blue Moon had to leave while they could get out.

I am so flipping over this and I know there are other palces that are worse off but I am going to whime about it anyway.

We are turning right around and startinf shipping out the RSC 2019. I will be putting up the pdf's this week. I was going to do it this weekend but I want them closer to when the yarn goes out. Also I am learnign how to put them up myself so I do not have to rely on someone else time frame!!

When all of these have shipped out I am going to take a very long nap!!

Thank you so very much for your patience!!

oh and please do open your skein of NARNIA and look at it. There's so much color in it that you cannot see upon one quick glance. It's a bit like finding a doorway to a agicla realm in a wardrobe. You are not going to see it until you open it!

Have a great Tuesday!!


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