When Megan-Anne told me Blue Moon Fiber Arts was going to be the Geek-A-Long benefactor for November, I said: “Blue Moon, who?” To which she replied, “You know, the Socks That Rock.” And then I squeed like a 1990’s tween girl at a New Kids on the Block concert.
Over the past year, we’ve received many packages from companies willing to donate their products in the name of awesomeness. That awesomeness being the Geek-A-Long participants and their efforts to raise money and awareness for Child’s Play Charity. Every time we receive a box from our benefactors, I’m always surprised. It’s not that it shows up unannounced, we have email confirmations and such, but I’m overcome by their generosity. Then, of course, that surreal feeling morphs into jealousy since one day soon four lucky winners will get to be the proud owners of this sweet sock yarn and not me.
When you post a picture of your finished Geek-A-Long blanket to the Ravelry GAL group in any of the three sizes (baby blanket, afghan, or full-sized), you will be entered into the raffle for that sized blanket. However, everyone in the group is eligible to enter the drawing for the fourth prize basket as our thank you for just being a member. If you’re not a member, however, it isn’t too late to join and get in on the fun! You can find everything you’ll need to know about the Geek-A-Long on the FAQ page.
My twinges of jealousy were especially twingey this time when that box came in the mail. I adore Blue Moon’s Socks That Rock. From the bold and gorgeous colorways to the super soft merino, it makes me want to knit all the socks ever. And that’s coming from a bonafide crochet girl. One of these days, I’m going to join their Rockin’ Sock Club and enjoy receiving their yarn in the mail just for me once a month for a whole year.
Blue Moon Fiber Arts was kind enough to send us four skeins of their hand dyed Socks That Rock yarn for the prize baskets. Each one contains 405 yard of 100% Superwash Merino. I love the names of the yarn. From left to right: Twitterpated, Blue Box Fever, Froggin’, and FrankenHen.
About Tina Newton & Blue Moon Fiber Arts
More than just a color genius, Tina brings to the yarn world a wealth of fiber knowledge and experience and an extraordinary artistic flair. The love affair started with spinning. Soon after, she began dyeing her own roving and discovered not only a talent but a passion. She then began translating her color theory from her own handspun onto millspun yarns and Blue Moon was born. Tina has a fertile imagination and the practical creativity to support it. This energy is contagious and inspiring. She loves sharing her vision and working with others. This is the spirit of Blue Moon.
Thank you for your generous donation to the Geek-A-Long participants, Blue Moon Fiber Arts! You can find Blue Moon on their website, Twitter, and Facebook. If you’d like to view the other Geek-A-Long benefactors and prizes, you can find them here.
Don’t worry, New Kids on the Block. I’ll always be your girl.