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Happy Year of the Horse!!

it's January 31st the last day of the first month of 2014 and the first day of the Chinese New Year, the year of the wooden horse. It felt like such a fortuitous day that we schemed to make sure we could ship every single package out today and we are!! 

The pdf's will go up this morning. Look up at the tool bar. See in tool bar where it says RSC Home? If you hover over it there's a drop down menu. Right now it just gives you the 2013 pdf option soon it will also habe the 2014 pdf option!! You need to be signed into your Rockin' Sock Club account to download the pdf's. Remember that your Rockin' Sock Club sign in is different than your Blue Moon shopping cart account. If you have any trouble please do not hesitate to email us 

I know! I wish it was simpler too. 

I really hope you love this shipment as much as I do. I'm so very thrilled I could barely sleep last night. We have some changes and some new things we are going to do this year so please do read the dyer's notes for all of that.

Are you ready for our first contest?

It was so successful and fun last year that I thought we should do it agian this year. I love seeing all the talent and how different all the buttons are and what we all choose. Great fun and a great way to kick off the new sock club year. 

See that beautiful button to the right that says 2013 Rockin' Sock Club with the all the lovely color? We need one for 2014. 

Here are the paremeters:

1. It needs to say Notorious Sock Knitters or Rockin' Sock Club.

 2. It needs to have the date 2014 on it.

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

 4. Submitted to us at by February 14th

 Team Blue Moon will choose 5 for you to vote on here (blog). We'll post them on Tuesday, February 18th. Voting goes until February 21st.

 The button with the most votes will be our new button for 2014. The designer receives a $200.00 dollar Gift Certificate. We'll use the button here on the RSC blog, on your blogs, on RAVELRY and we'll even make a hard copy 0f some sort. Maybe we're up for tshirts this year.

Okay I think that covers it for now.  am off to grab a cup of tea and calm my excitted self down.

 Welcome back to all of you notorious lovelies who keep signing up for more of our madness and just welcome to all of you new notorious knitters!

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Knock. Knock..

not even kidding.


Knock. Knock!

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Which are you?

I am a socks first woman!

Year 8 for me!

Woo Hoo! Happy to be here for my 8th year!

Question about Past Patterns

Let me start by saying we moved 18 months ago. I just went through my stash to see what sock club yarns and patterns I have left to knit up. For whatever reason, I am missing patterns from May, September, and November 2009. They must have gotten lost in the shuffle or they're stashed somewhere besides my knitting closet. Is there anyway I can get copies of these patterns so I can knit up the yarn and socks the way they were meant to be? I'm willing to pay, of course. :)


2014 RSC

Well I am in. This is my 9th year and am really looking forward to it.
Tina my thoughts and prayers to you, Sophie and Rabia for a quick recovery. You must not have made the Spotlight.
Thanks again to you and the crew for making my knitting so much fun.


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Today is the day!


Here's the post I just put up on the my blog about sign up day and the contest.

I know. I'm  7 days late on the New Years wishes. Here's the deal, ever since we started the Rockin' Sock Club sign-ups in the beginning of January it just doesn't quite feel like the new year for me until the sign-ups go live.

Today is that day!!! Yay!  Sock club sign-ups go live here at 11:00 am ( our time) Pacific time.

I love this day!  I love all the planning that goes into a new sock club year, all of the creative and fun bits and pieces and the practical ones too. I love that every  year I get a fresh start. I love the build up to sign-up day, although it is a bit different than it was in the beginning, and I am okay with that.

Since that whole bank fiasco years ago (You know the one where they accused us of running a scam because, really? A sock knitting club?  One that sells over 2,000 memberships in 3 days? No way lady, you're running a scam. ) I now, every morning of sign-up day, make my cup of tea, pick up the phone and call my PayPal management team  to remind them that today is the day.  They assure me that this is not necessary anymore that they know how this rolls, it's marked in my file and all is well and I chuckle to myself, thank them and mark the calender for next years phone call.

Our little sock club has grown by leaps and bounds from the days where we packed it all up in my living room then loaded it in trucks and had a convoy to our local post office. We're an ever growing, evolving knit-entity which is one of the things I love about us. In eight years we've  grown into a wonderful community of knitters. I have met some of the best people I know through this club.

I can't believe we are starting out ninth year together. Where does the time go? Forget I asked that.  I know exactly where it goes.

In celebration of  these past eight years we thought it would be fun to put all of the sock club colorways up on the website at the same time for the next week or so for us all to see. I actually was going to put them all up here, on the blog, as a group, in order, with little love notes about them.  But then... we decided it would be fun to see if you could do that. At least it would be fun for us. We hope you agree!

So... a CONTEST!!! A contest on sign-up day. I don't know about you but I am pretty excited by this one!

So here's how we see this playing out:

There are 8 years of colorways. Usually this means that there are 6 colorways each year unless we had a color-work shipment with more than one colorway. (The plot thickens.) And... another plot twist, since we do not make the colorways available to the general knit public for a full year,  the colorways for last year (except January) will not be pictured on the site with all the others. They are on the site in a very special place  which you'll get to find. ( It's now that hard.)

How do you play?

We want the names of  all the colorways. Which year they were in. If it was a color-work kit then colorways that made up that kit need to be listed as such.  (Note: There will be an honorable mention to the knitter who can also list them in order within each year. This is not mandatory.)

Everyone gets one guess. If you submit more than one we are going to go with your first entry so think this through before submitting please. Please submit your entry in the comment section of this blog post on the BLUE MOON BLOG, not the RSC blog! If you have trouble doing that you can email us at We prefer the comments section though. It's way more fun that way.

How much time do you have? You have until Tuesday January 14th at 11:00 am pacific time.

What do you win? There will be 3 placed winners. 1st place prize is a $200.00 BMFA gift certificate, 2nd place prize  is a $100.00 BMFA gift certificate and 3rd place prize is a $50.00 BMFA gift certificate.

I think that covers it. It's 10:05 and Paula is looking over my shoulder to edit so we can get this yarn ball of ours rolling!

Good luck! It's a challenging one. Although every time I say that it turns out not to be. So I guess we'll see.

If you have any questions about sign-ups or ned our assistance with gift certificate transfers we are here:

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Sock Club 2014 Sign-ups

Happy New Year my dearest NSKs,

I hope that everyone who celebrates had a wonderful holiday and to everyone else a good few days off!

I had a lovely very quiet time with my family. My girls and I are recovering from a pretty nasty car accident that happened in early December. Yes, this is why I have been so quiet. We're all are going to be just fine in the long term which is miraculous given what happened to us. I will tell you it was one of the most terrifying things I have been through and I have been through a lot. Both my daughter Rabia and I thought that this was it for us. (Sophie was knocked out.) I don't know how or why we survived it, only that we did and for that I am so very grateful. My friend Henry says I have some powerful angels and I am starting to think he is right.

We were lucky! I am so grateful! I am grateful to be here and that my daughters will be ok. I am grateful to everyone that has been so kind, generous and helpful to the three of us. I am thankful for the tree we hit going down the embankment that stopped us from landing in the creek. So thankful for that tree. I hope that the poor man who lost control of his truck on a steep icy driveway will find some self forgiveness. It was a true accident and we certianly forgive him for something he could not control. 

I'm just plain thankful! It's going to be my theme for this year. Gratitude.

I wasn't going to mention all of this but... I had to tell the spinning club becuase it made their shipment late and I didn't want you guys to get wind of it and worry. Also it's going to be a bit before I am fully recovered so I'd rather you knew the cause then think I had finally gone off the deep end. Altohugh in a sense I guess we did. 

Anyway... it's 2014!! YAY!!

And that means we do what we do every January, sock club sing-ups!! As I mentioned ealrier Tuesday January 7th   is the start for sign-ups for our 2014 edition of the sock club begins (at 11:00 am Pacific time) . I hope you'll join us for our 9th year. Seriously, can you believe it? It seems like just yesterday we were packing boxes in my living room. We've come a long way NSKs.

If you can't join us, I am sorry to see you go and I want to thank you very much for being a part of our little club family. I hope we enrich your life as much as you enrich mine.  I hope your stitches all line up, your froggin' is minimal and your life is filled with the hues that make you happy!

For those that are going to join us for another year what do you think of badges?  My inner girl scout was thinking badges for how many kits we knit (or don't knit) might be all kinds of fun.


Stay warm!


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A hint is a hint is a...

Hint!  Maybe it's the head cold that I can't seem to shake that is dulling my wits, but for the life of me finding hints for this month has been seriously challenging. I do have a great one but I can't use but I have this personal rule about holiday music and movies being time appropriate. After Thanksgiving I'll post it.

So here's the barest bit of a hint. (See photo below.)

Thank you for sending your address changes you made Paula's week! We are shipping this coming week right before Thanksgivivng.

We've been getting a whole bunch of requests for the info about next years club and when gift certificates are available for purchase fo the holidays. So without further adothe info about last years club is up now. It is as I mentioned earlier. I gathered from everything I heard from you, that what I felt I needed to do creativley was fine and dandy with you. I have put up three design mood boards for next year. These are what we send out as a call for designs. An idea. A starting point. Basically a bigger more visual hint so you can see some of what we are up to.

Gift Certifcates will be available for purchase on Monday the 25th at 5:00 Pacific time.

Prices have gone up to reflect the postage change that happens in 2014 and a yarn cost hike we know is coming at the end of December.

We are keeping the print aspect for one more year. I had to wrestle the team for this one. It is more expensive because it is a more expensive process. We have decided to go pdf only next year (our 10th I might add) to open our options in skein size and other wonderful things we are considering.

It's our 9th year NSK's!! Isn't that amazing. I am excited and moved. I'm seriously excited about what is in store for us this coming year.

I want to Thank you for being your notorious selves and my knitters. I feel so blessed by all of you. I hope you will join us again next year and if you can't I wish you the best in your life and your knitting!

ps: I just signed the contract for sock camp!! So Save the Date!! June 27th to July 1st, 2014 at Island Wood on Bainbridge Island .  Camp in the summer! yay! More details to come soon, Mya!

Shipping has commenced and pdf's are up!


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 This morning Paula asked me to post to ask if you had any address changes and if you do, could please get them to her as soon as possible.

 We plan on shipping early next weekend before the holiday hits here. 

Also if you have not used your 15% off coupon now is your chance. It does expire on December 1st. You can find that code on the last page of Januaries Dyer's Notes.

 I've been trying for about 30 minutes to figure out a clue to send and am a bit stumped. Mostly because I have succumbe to the plague that has been making it's rounds here and my head is not happy.  I have not given up but I do know when to walk away,make a cup of tea and have a good think about it or...a nap.  The nap might win today.

In the meantime I give you this bit of sillieness. It made me laugh and laugh and laugh. 


PS: here's the link if the video clip id not showing for you. 

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