SPRING REALLY IS HERE!!!

It’s totally official–SPRING has officially arrived!!!  Let’s bask in the glow of this for a moment…

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Daffodil colorway

So, isn’t it a perfect time to start a new project with one of this springtime colorways?

True Love toe-up sock in the Ballerina colorway

True Love, a toe-up sock (my first toe-up sock) in the lovely Ballerina colorway.  The yarn–Crystalline Sock yarn.

Available this coming weekend in Moose Manor’s Etsy Shop.

Where is Spring?

Right here!

Daffodils

Daffodils

Daffodils coming up in the front yard!  Finally, there really is an end in sight to this winter!

About Our Etsy Shop…

At long last we have listings in our Etsy shop!  I know, it’s been a while.  Actually, its been a really, really long time.  But we’ve finally started and will continue listing our yarns and fibers on a weekly basis–we promise!  Think of it as an early new year’s resolution.

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So as my furry little helper oversees packing and shipping of orders, I want to thank you for your continued patronage and support of our little dye business.  It makes me so happy to hear how much you like what we do and to see the things you make with our products!  I’m constantly in awe and very humbled by all of it!  Thank you!  Thank you!  Thank you!!!

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Eye Candy Friday–The High Line Edition

At long last–spring has sprung!

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This week I took my first lunchtime walk along the High Line, an public park built on what was once an elevated freight rail line on the west side of Manhattan.

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The rail ties have been worked into both the landscaping as well as the walkways. There are several different planting zones and public art displays can be found throughout.

El Anatsui: Broken Bridge II

El Anatsui: Broken Bridge II

It’s still early in the season and areas look bare, but before you know it the High Line will be lush, green, and overflowing with plant life.

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Dawn viburnum

Dawn viburnum on the High Line

 

Eye Candy Friday

Hyacinths in NYC

Hyacinths in NYC

Despite the recent cold and snow, there are undeniable signs of spring.  These hyacinths are growing outside my office building.  I can’t wait to spend a lunch hour walking the High Line to see what else is coming up!

Welcome Spring!

It’s been a long winter–especially with Monday evening’s surprise snow–and we’re thrilled that it’s finally here.  Time for some spring colorways, yes?

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     Colorways Apricot (top) and Daffodil (bottom), yarn is Superwash Sock

I don’t know about you, but these colorways definitely make me feel more hopeful!

Sandy Fundraising Update

Reposting from the update I just posted in the Moose Manor Hand Paints group on Ravelry

For starters, please accept my deepest apologies for the long delay in posting about the Sandy fundraisers I ran in November and December.  Bad job of juggling notifications on my part!

So to refresh your memory, I ran two fundraisers in November and December to raise money for charities that are helping Superstorm Sandy victims.  In both instances, 20% of the purchase price of yarn and fiber in my Etsy shop.  Donation moneys were paid to both charities on December 31, 2012.

What I didn’t tell you about the fundraisers is that I planned to match that 20% amount with my own money so that could double the donation amount.  Soooo…

Babylon Rotary Club’s Sandy Relief fund, which was November’s fundraiser recipient, received $70.

The Robin Hood Relief Fund, which was December’s fundraiser recipient, received $105.

Thank you sooooo very much for your support of Moose Manor Hand Paints and for helping us to help our neighbors!!!

Eye Candy Friday–the Newborn Lamby Edition

Born yesterday to “Hazel” and “Hercules” from Bay Haven Short Tails

Bay Haven Short Tails lambs

(photo is from Bay Haven Short Tails Facebook page)

FOUR adorable Finnish Landrace lambs!  Congratulations, Lisa!

If you want to see more pictures–and show them some lamby love–please visit Bay Haven Short Tails Facebook page!

12/12/12 Concert for Sandy Relief Fundraiser

In honor of the work that the Robin Hood Foundation has done to help those affected by Hurricane/Superstorm Sandy, Moose Manor Hand Paints will be donating 20% of all sales in our Etsy shop through 6am tomorrow morning to this wonderful foundation.  We’ve even listed more yarn in the Etsy shop to support this.

And Lily would be really, really happy if you bought one of these skeins…

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Seriously, though, thank you for your support!!!

Update–MMHP Sandy Relief Fundraiser Update

I’ve decided to continue running this past weekend’s Sandy Relief Fundraiser through the end of November!  Not only will this give me time to photograph more yarn for the shop (yes, I am bad about that), but it will also allow me to mix up the charitable giving a bit by giving me the opportunity to focus on another worthy charity or two.

So… watch check back in the Etsy shop later this week to see what’s new!