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Sorting September!!

   Hogwarts School of Wizardry is comprised of four extraordinary magical houses. I have created what we in the dye barn feel are four pretty magical colorways that are in accord with each of those bewitching houses hues. So basically this month there are not one or even two but four colorways. I love them so very much and I feel like we should share them with the general knit public also. And in all honesty I can't afford to make 4 colorways for one month exclusive. Espeically something so potteresque. Look! A new word!
So this one time the colorway will not be exclusive. We are hoping the fun of all of this makes up for that. I asked a few a you and was assured it would be just fine so here we go my notorious sock knitting wizards!

     Our very first job is naming these wonders.Since they are colors based on each of the houses we surely can't use their real names.

     So... Team Blue Moon and I thought maybe you would like to come up with a few names. We need a name for each of houses that speaks to the feel of that house. We are going to use the Rockin' Sock Club group on Ravelry for this game since most of you are on it. You make suggestions and I will read through them and choose a few for each house and then we can vote.
I think that is the easiest way to do it.

         Once we have them all named and dyed we will  add them to our sorting hat!! 

Unfortunately we don't have magic to help us with the mechanics and intricacies of sorting, allow us to be the Sorting Hat here at the barn.
Treat them like chocolate frog cards. Trade as you like with others in this year's RSC or...knit them for someone you love who would love them!

 What do you think?! I feel like I am leaving something out... . If I am I am sure one of you lovelies will tell me.

     I am so very very excited!! I had the hardest time trying to choose a HP colorway theme. So when my brain hit on this I did quite the happy dance! I hope you enjoy it as much!!

  Okay here we go!!

Oh becuase of all of this sorting and such we most probably will not be shipping until next week!

 We should be on track after that though!

  A fun piece of info we dyed 2 big hanks of that Sun Beam yeelow that we sent you in Super Sparkle in our SilkMo for a weaver who is going to weave a throw. Don't you think that will be stunning!

Happy knitting my dear friends!

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Hi Guys!!

We will ship this week if I have to spend all day at the USP doing so!! We went to ship last week and had shipping system computer issues which I hope to have resolved today.

I know!! It's starting to feel personal.

Fingers crossed!!

Oh...and go read the Blue Moon blog there is some very good news on the neighbor front!! Like crazy good news.

Okay off to go get a computer!!



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July Shipment Info


Hellow my lovelies,

        So...despite our best efforts we are going to be a weekish late on this one with the yarn dyeing and shipping. Our last shipment of STR from the mill was held up and has put us behind in so many ways. you will see when I put the pattern and dyers notes up this week there are 2 yarns coming your way this time. Our Socks that Rock Lightweight and then a little sparkle. I think we could all use a little sparkle don't you?

You are so going to love this one. Anyway...there has been a whole bunch of changes lately and one of them is one of our yarn brokers had changed and moved their shipping and wearhouse. So we are waiting on our Sparkle also. Yup!!!

This is a big change for us here at Blue Moon becuase usuallly I just make and hour drive and pick up our yarn and now that is not the case! It is late this time though becuase of the actual move and transition.

If you are waititng for the yarn you ordered with your discount code this is also what has held that up!! Please know we are dyeing as fast as we can. It is super hot here so we have beed starting ealrier in the day so we are not stading over steaming pots in this heat!

 My plan is to have the pattern, dyers notes and mood board up either tomorrow or Thursday. One of the other changes that is happening for us is our techie is moving on so we are working around her schedule until we can find someone else just as wonderful!!

I told ya. Lots and lots of changes!! Usually I am a fan of change, it makes for a interesting life. However... these two shifts have been a bit stressful and quite honestly challenging. So I appreicate your patience as I navigate this one!! One th epositve end of things I think I found a new platform to put our sock club on that is going to make everything a little smoother. yay!!!!

 I am sorry for the last minute notice! Due to a very intense and upsetting encounter with my neighbor I kind of lost track of the date!! I have been lucky in life to have pretty wonderful neighbors. These new ones are the absolute polar opposite and try as I might to not let it color my world it is.

So...I am playing with making new colors which is the best therapy. I am playing with yellows. What is your favorite name for a bright but warm and texture yellow??

oh...almost forgot. When I get the pdf's all done  I am going to psot them here as usual but also send a bulk email toy ou all with that info in it!

Please remember that your RSC login is not the same as your Blue Moon one!

Hope everyone is staying cool this summer.  It's so very hot!!

Okay I think that is all for now.

Thank you for being you!

PS So very many of you ordered more Avalon. Like more that any colorway we have had in awhile and I am curious what you loved about it.




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It's July 15th!!!

hello my lovelies!

     Just a heads up that today is July 15th the last day of the 20% aspect of your RSC discount. So if you want to use it now is the time!!!

    Code is Jan Dyer's Notes!!

    Also I am here working so you can email me and I will send it to you! or

     Okay back to math. Surprised

    Hope everyone is keeping cool!


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Hey there...

 So I am thinking a lot about color, dyeing and knitting right now. I've thrown open the window and latting all the winds of creativity blown in.

 As knitters who have knit quite a bit with my colors I would like to know a few things.

1. Do you knit colors you never wear just for the experience of knitting with them.

2. What is your least favorite color?

3. What is your favorite color?

4.Do you like high contrasts  like purple and yellow?

5. Do you prefer subtle shades?

6. What ido you knit the most? Speckles, Self patterning, Solids, Tonals.

7. How do you feel about one-of-a-kind non-repeatable colorways?

8. What plays into your color choices the most?

9. Do you mostly choose color based on project or project based ona color you bought becuase you loved it.

10 To date what has been your fav RSC colorway?


If you could comment here or... you can email your answer to me.

Have a great weekend!

If you are at Black Sheep Gathering come by and say hi!!


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Checking in...

Hello my lovely NSK's

Just checking in to make sure everyone was abloe to get their patterns. I know some have had trouble becuase of the browser issues.

What we have found especially using Firefox is the links are not active. You can make then so by save the pdf with the link in it onto whatever device you are using and then the links works!!!   Not to hard at all.

I am thrilled that so many of you are in love with this colorway!! Yay!!

I am too. We have put it up so you can purchase more.

Oh and before I forget a reminder that your 20% coupon code expires on July 15th!!

The code in in the January Dyer's Notes at the end!

Hope everyone is have a good weekend!

Happy knitting!!


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May shipment

Hello my lovelies!

Sorry for the delay in posting this. I took time off and well you know how it goes. Walk back in the door and there are so many things that need your attention right now!.

We are shipping!! We will finish shipping on Monday. I had to send 2 people home sick on Thursday so... .

The pattern page pdf's are up!  The Pips and Purls one had a link issue that we aee in the process of fixing right now!

Dyer's Notes will be up on Monday. I have some finishing touches  and few things I want to add in.

I feel like it is time for a contest and or game so look for that in the next week!!

Any ideas are more than welcome.

I think you are going to LOVE this shipment. I think it might be my favorite of the year this year but we will see.

Maybe we can do a vote at the end of the year for favs. That might be fun!!

oh and thank you for all of the birthday wishes!!  You are all so very sweet. I am so lucky to have such a community!

okay off to make sure that corrected pdf gets up.

Have a great weekend.

Oh...almost forgot. Please keep in mind that the codes on your patterns expire and then they are not available anymore. The March one is due to expire soon so please if you have not redeemed it please do!!!


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Shipping and such march madness!

Hello my lovelies!

     How has your Spring been so far? It's finally warming up here so I am pretty thrilled. Maybe we will all stay healtheir now for awhile with some sunshine.

okay so we are in the process of shipping. We sent out half today and will send the rest on Monday. The local PO asked that we hold off on the rest since they are still short handed. I thought they'd added staff but not. So...I will plan for this the next shipment.

The pattern page with all of the pattern info is up as is the Inspiration Board. The dyer's notes will be up by Monday. I just plain ran out of time.

I am in LOVE LOVE LOVE with this one. Hope you enjoy it as much as we have creating it all.

oh there is a liitle somhitng extra in your package. Hold onto to it. All will become clear in time. A little knit mystery or mischief or maybe a little of both!

Happy Bunny Day!

Have a great weekend!

PS: Almost for got! After this shipment we are closing down signups so if you have been waititng for the very last moment we are there!




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September Shipment Update

We are all set to start shipping tomorrow, Friday the 14th. Oy so... late! However as of this moment 11:20 pm we have no power becuase of the big ol storm that has hit here.

I don't mind telling you my friends it is a wee bit scary up here. So very windy.

Anyway I just wanted to give you a heads up on what is going on here. It's been quite a few weeks. Some wicked plague hit here and seriously there were a few days where it was just 3 of us. Everytime the phone rang in the mornign I thought," oh no another oen is down!".

I did not get it which I an extremely greatful for. Okay I should go to bed although this wind makes it hard to sleep.

So anyone have thoughts on the themes for next year? I heard from a few of you via email.

I'm pretty excited.

Oh I need to remember to post a picture here of the Sparkle yarn hanging in the barn. Oh my so magical. I promise it is worth your patient and generous waiting!

okay off to bed for this dyer!




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September Shipping Delay

Helly My Lovely NSKs,

I don't know how it is already the end of September but, it most certainly is. This summer just flew by! I love fall, so I'm pretty happy about October being just around the bend. The leaves are already turning here!!

I'm sending you this email to let you know that we're going to be about a week later than our end of the month shipping date. Seems to be a theme this year.

We're sending you more yarn this time. We might even be sending you two skeins in two different colorways and maybe a different base along with our beloved STR.

I know...

Twice the yarn means twice everything production-wise and we are a little short handed, so it is just taking longer.

Instead of becoming stress monsters about it, I told Team Blue Moon that our Sock Club members are the loveliest knitters and will not mind waiting another week for their yarn.

We will post the patterns and Dyer's Notes on Monday October 3rd and ship your yarn out the following week.

Thank you for your patience!!!

Your depravedDyer

P.S. I have a bunch of questions for you in the Dyer's Notes, so be sure to read them.

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