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Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

Chrome Diopside colorway, Ingenue fingering yarn

Chrome Diopside colorway

A gorgeous emerald green.  Ok, so Chrome Diopside is technically a Russian emerald, but isn’t everyone Irish today?

May your blessings outnumber
The shamrocks that grow,
And may trouble avoid you
Wherever you go.
~Irish Blessing 

Early Signs of Spring

Out of the winter’s mud, signs of spring emerge…

Southards Pond, Babylon, New York

Seen during a walk at Southards Pond, Babylon, New York

Shop update!

That’s right!  We had a shop update!  Go take a look.  We’ll wait…

Taking advantage of a brillant June day!

Pictures are being taken and listings created for our yarns–including our color changing Mystical Moose colorways.  Sunday night we listed a few skeins of our Superwash Sock yarn, with more sock and laceweight yarn listings to follow over the next week or so.  Starting in July we’re planning twice monthly shop updates, with a few periodic smaller updates as we replenish our inventories.

Just a few of our Featherweight Lace skeins waiting for their glamor pix

Shop updates will be announced on Facebook, Ravelry, and Twitter, as well as here on our website.  If you join our mailing list, you’ll also receive monthly updates about our listing schedule and sneak previews of new yarn bases and colorways, like these…

Tamarack Fingering yarn destined for a Color Affection Shawl

So stayed tuned for more fibery goodness!


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


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 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.


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!!!


Eye Candy Friday–The High Line Edition

At long last–spring has sprung!


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.


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.


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?


     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!!!