You know that place? The one where it all works so very well in your
head, perfectly even. Then, you go on your merry way, to implement your
great notion and boom, all those pesky details you thought were ironed
out and that you can only see while you are reskeining or balling or
measuring or knitting, sit up and say, nah, nah...didn't think about me,
now did ya? Of course, with a I told you so sassy, snarky attitude.
my dearest NSK's without revealing too much (Wouldn't want to ruin the
surprise. Don't worry you'll get all the gory details in the dyer's
notes.) this is where we are, a great notion with a kink or two. In my
defense, had the machine worked as it should, we would not be here! We
have our "issue" figured out and are now in what we feel is a smooth if
painfully slow moving process.
I'm sorry but what this means is
we're going to be a weekish late on shipping your packages out of here.
We are not going to be shipping out your RSC packages this week but more
towards the end of next week.
I figure I have a grace period, of
one of these a year, and this one is it! Actually as the knitters who've
been in the club for a few years know it is often September. September
has some wicked mojo on it for me. One year I fell and hit my head,
which made writitng the dyers notes really fun, and one year the yarn
had to be sent back and well... you get the drift.
While we are all
waiting I will of course be bombing you with hints. I also thought we
could play a game. You know how I love games and we've been game shy
So how about a big one with a contest element thrown in?
had this plan for a few years now to offer myself as a saleable item.
(Don't go there.) Wait for it... As a colour consultant of sorts. For a
fee (undecided as of yet) I would, after chatting with you and a
questionaire or two, design your very own colourway. It would live in
our database of colourways and you could order it in any of our bases
anytime you felt the need. I love this idea for it's personal aspect and
the challenge. I have yet to manifest it into reality, but really want
Here's where you and our game/contest come in.
the comments here you tell me what you'd be if you were a colourway. Be
as descriptive as you possibly can. Tell a story, post a picture, a
poem... anything you can think of to convey to me what your colour
wishes and dreams are. You as hue!!
Are you a orange unicorn with a pond scum horn grazing a field of lavender poppies under violet skies?
What do you like? What don't you like? Hue are you??
We'll vote right here on the blog for the most descriptive and let's
face it entertaining three and I will design those three knitters their
very own colourway based on their colour story. Team Blue Moon will probably pick their top ten and then you guys vote from there.
That should keep us all busy and happy while we wait for our yarn. You
have until October 15th to submit your colour story here in the
PS: Even though this shipment has been a royal pain
in the arse, and it really has, I love it. I love what we're sending
you this month so much I feel like a little kid with a big good secret
busting at the seams.
A slightly nervous, kinda nauseous, excited little kid.
ok, back off to beat gently persuade a machine into doing my bidding.
PPS: if youhave address changes you need to make in your account and need help please do let us know.
As always thank you for being our Notorious Sock Knitters!