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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 

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!

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!

Sandy Relief Fundraiser

Great South Bay from the Babylon docks (pre-Sandy)

Here at Moose Manor South (our studio and winter home base on Long Island), we’re in the process of recouperating and catching up with real life following the fall fiber shows.  However, in the aftermath of Hurricane/Superstorm Sandy, we needed to do something to help our community.

So from now through Sunday night (November 11th), Moose Manor will be donating 20% of the purchase price of every listing in our Etsy shop to a very local-to-us charity–the Babylon Rotary Club’s Sandy Relief Fundraiser.

Right now we have some Superwash Sock skeins listed, but more yarns will be available tonight as well as throughout the weekend.

We here at Moose Manor South made it through both Sandy and the nor’easter relatively unscathed.  Help us to help so many of our neighbors who weren’t so fortunate.  Thank you!

 

Eye Candy Friday–the Sheepy edition

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Sheep nail art, courtesy of Rynamite, surrounded by two of our Mystical Moose colorways–Chameleon, surrounded by River Moss…

For more of our Mystical Moose colorways, come visit us at THE New England Fiber Festival, Booth 476/477 East, November 3 & 4 in Springfield, Massachusetts.

One more time…

Well, it’s been quite a month on the fiber festival circuit. Lisa and I committed to doing four–yes, that’s FOUR–consecutive weekends of vending at fiber festivals around the northeast this month. This weekend is the last festival, Mass. Sheep and Woolcraft.  Our inventory levels are a little low, but I just finished dyeing and steaming a few more pieces for the weekend.

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So I’m just finishing a glass of wine before I go get 4 hours sleep–that’s plenty of rest for the ride north, right? 

If you’re in western Mass this weekend, consider visiting us at the Cummington Fair Grounds. Look for the Art for your Feet tent. 

Hope to see you soon!

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?