Archive for November 18, 2011

Eye Candy Friday–The end of fall foliage

A blueberry bush’s last display of color before winter…

Planning and plotting

The post-Rhinebeck mini-vacation has come to an end and we’re firing the dyepots back up.   Delphiniums will be back on the Etsy shop by next week, and inventory production scheduling has begun. And it isn’t just Moose Manor I’m planning for!  The 2012 Tsock Club begins in January, and yours truly is working with the Tsarina on the color(s) for the first kit of the year.

Last night we met at our local Panera (Panera Bread, the official meeting place of the Tsarina’s Tsock Tstaff)  to go over some sample colors. Although these need to be reviewed under additional light sources–including the almighty sun–I think we have some winners here.

Which ones?  I can’t tell you that!  It would spoil the surprise for the club members. Let’s just say that there’s a good chance that most of these will find their way into a kit or skein of either Lisa’s yarn or some of mine at some point in the next 12 months or so.  And that’s about as specific as I’m gonna get right now.

So… do you see anything you like?

Eye Candy Friday

The last of the autumn leaves…

Along Greenfield Road in Colrain, Massachusetts

On the road again

This morning the Tsock Tsarina and I are heading up the the Fiber Festival of New England.  We’re just going to be there today, checking out the vendors, socializing, and… pick up our new Robo-Skeiner!

Yup, that’s one serious skeiner!  During the lead up to Rhinebeck it became very clear that we were going to need a heavy duty skeiner to keep up with the production demands of the Tsock club and the year’s fiber festivals. So, last week Lisa made the arrangements and today picking up our new baby from Ball and Skein at the Big E.

And yes, there will be pictures… and video!


Welcome to Moose Manor Hand Paints’ New Website!


Morning Moose!

The inspiration behind Moose Manor Hand Paints

Take a look around.  Please make yourself at home.  We just put up a pot filled with something yummy…

Lamb's Ear Ultra Laceweight in the Ballerina colorway

Lamb's Ear Ultra Laceweight in the Ballerina colorway

This is where I’ll post information about my yarns and spinning fibers, my colorways, and where the inspiration comes from for some of my favorite colorways.  You’ll get a heads up on all Etsy shop updates, as well as our appearances at various fiber festivals in the northeast.  I’ll be posting from both of our dye studios — the Jacksonville, Vermont birthplace of Moose Manor, and our southern studio on the south shore of Long Island, New York.  And I’ll tell you all about some exciting special projects I’m involved in!

Please let me know what you like and don’t about this website.  The colorway gallery is a work in progress, but we’ll be adding pictures regularly until our whole line of colorways is listed.  And — most importantly — I hope you’ll come back often!  You never know what’s going to come out of the dye pots… 🙂