Blue Moon Fiber Arts

Today!  Blue Moooooooooooon!!!!  That’s right, Tina Newton from Blue Moon Fiber Arts!

Tina Newton was Marly’s guest today, and oh what a ball these two had today!!  Tina told us her story about how she got into the fiber industry, and what aspect is her favorite (spinning) and how she got started in hand-dying her spun yarn.  Blue Moon’s yarns are all hand-dyed (there are 29 different yarns, and 700 colorways…holy cow!!), and are dyed in small batches, and follow a very specific “recipe” for each, so if you see a colorway you love, make sure that you snap up a couple extra skeins!!

Some of Blue Moon’s (there are 29 different ones, we couldn’t list them all!) super yummy yarns:

Billy The Kid:




Woobu: (Note from Jolene…I just LOVE this name…cracked me up!)


Socks That Rock/Rockin’ Sock Club:

Tina has a kick booty sock club, that has taken off to epic proportions, and because it’s taken off and is now so big, there are only a certain number of spots available each other.  You can check out their page (here) about the Socks that Rock and Rockin’ Sock Club.  Make sure your family knows to get you a membership to Rockin’ Sock Club for the holidays, they open up the registration/gift certificates then so that you can be guaranteed a spot in next year’s club!

(Jolene here again…My personal favorite colors of the Socks that Rock yarn?  Medium weight After Sundown or Bejewelled.  🙂

Big time announcement, you heard it first here on YarnThing!!  **Blue Moon’s yarns are coming to local yarn stores!**  You’ve seen them in booths at trade shows, however, they are expanding and changing, and are going to go wholesale!

One of Marly’s favorite things obviously as a designer, is patterns.  Make sure you check out Blue Moon Fiber’s pattern selection!  They have quite the plethora of beautiful patterns, covering baby things, garments, socks (of course), and non-garment things.  Tina has scored the cream of the crop to design for her, so make sure you check out the pattern page.

Giveaway!!  Leave a comment here on the podcast notes, and use Tina’s keyword to be entered to win a skein of her super awesome fingering weight yarn, Worthy! (Who doesn’t want some silk and cashmere in their stash/wardrobe?!)

You can find Blue Moon Fiber Arts on: Facebook, Ravelry and find Tina on Twitter!


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  1. Joan Ooton says:

    This podcast started off soooo sad… then got much happier LOL 🙂 Tina was robbed of YEARS of yarn bliss! Glad she was able to find people that would help some poor pitiful left hander crack the code and then more than make up for it! Good for you, Tina! 🙂 Great success story! …and also very interesting to hear the production side of our beloved yarns 🙂

  2. rachel says:

    Got up at the crack of dawn today to hear another great episode…Why would anyone say a left hander couldn’t knit? Both my kids are left handed and I’m trying to teach them to crochet now…slow going but not impossible. Wonderful story from Tina-I have yet to experience any Blue Moon. Guess that means I have a lot to look forward to.

  3. Shelly says:

    Marlys podcast is like crack to me. I crave it! I loved today’s interview. It has gotten me to consider knitting, just to make socks. I crochet exclusively. But maybe…..

  4. Ciji says:

    Holy crack! I loved this episode, what an inspiration. I’m looking forward to purchasing Blue moon in local yarn shops soon!

  5. Kate M says:

    OMG! Really what else is there to say. I went on Blue Moon’s site, for the first time, after the podcast and it is like a kid in a candy store with all of the options and COLORS. Equating this yarn to crack doesn’t even do it justice! I am excited to hear that they will be moving into whole sale for LYS, maybe even to the east coast in PA (hint, hint, wink, wink)! Then I could get my hands on some! Thanks for another great podcast, it was really interesting to learn how the dying process works and thanks for the chance to win a skein of my own! So excited and hope I win!!!

  6. Mary Kay Smith says:

    I so enjoyed this podcast! I have been admiring Blue Moon yarns from afar for a while, so I would love to crack open a box of fiber from Tina!

  7. Rebecca says:

    I love Blue Moon yarns, and I am especially happy they have started dying fiber -because we all need more crack to tempt us!

  8. Julie says:

    I would dearly love to win a skein of crack worthy yarn. I always refer to my yarn stash as my “crack” since it probably costs me as much as a small drug addiction and it would be so much more complete if it had some actual crack in it. 😉

  9. Sylvia Taplin says:

    Love the colors in Blue Moon. Would like to get addicted to them but not to crack. Tina’s story as an entrepreneurs is inspiring., Thanks for having her on the show.

  10. Kim says:

    I really enjoyed the show today. I only have a few skeins of Socks that That Rock that I am saving for special socks. But this yarn is like crack because I look at it and pet it looking for the perfect project for it. I will definitely be buying more 🙂

  11. WhimsicallyKnit says:

    I would love to have a crack at knitting Worthy! I love your sock yarn. Knitting friends turned me on to STR, and I knitted Cookie A’s Monkey socks in Holly Day Fingering and they are my favorites so far. It was wonderful getting to know you Marly’s podcast!

  12. kim dawson says:

    I have been waiting all week for this podcast! I really have gotten into knitting and enjoying the lovely yarns from Indi Dyers and even dyed some roving of my own to spin. Yarn has become my “crack” I try to visit my LYS once a week. It has opened a new world to me of color and another way I can tap into my creativeness. Thank you Marly Bird for having this show and having such interesting people like Blue Moon Fiber’s Tina Newton!

  13. Cheryl clemons says:

    Once you start knitting and crocheting it become addictive lik “crack”. But this habit is good for you. Wonderful interview.

  14. Linda Eckloff says:

    Yarn is like crach to me. It seems I’m always thinking about a new project to make and once I get my fix I need more crack (yarn):)

  15. Suzanne says:

    Only other fiber lovers can appreciate that Tina is a crack dealer. I have been hearing about socks that rock FOREVER. I am so excited that it will soon be available at LYS since to date I have not seen it in person. This was one of the best podcasts I have listened to. It was wonderful to learn about BMF. Thanks, Marly & Tina.

  16. Dixie says:

    This show cracked me up! Marly’s right and Tina should be sorry for carefully creating an addictive yarn. Someday I’ll have enough money at the right time to sign up for the sock club membership.

  17. Larry Edman says:

    Haven’t had a chance to knit with Blue Moon Fiber Arts, but since knitting is my crack, I am sure a skein of Worthy would be close to an real high!

  18. Karen Balcerski says:

    OMG, I love all the fun you have on your podcast, seems that everyone wants to crack a joke ;). I’ve never used Blue Moon Fibers before but sure would love some. Thanks Marly!

  19. Anastey Lovely says:

    Sock yarn is the crack of the yarn world! The good thing is a skein of sock yarn goes a long way and gives us many happy hours of knitting (or crocheting!)

  20. Vicki Lynch says:

    I would love to try out yarn so addicting that it has been compared to yarn crack. I’ll be checking the website shortly to have a peek at it.

  21. Donita says:

    It’s exciting to hear that Blue Moon Fiber Arts is going to have their products more widely available! Can’t wait to get my hands on some!

  22. Melissa Vink says:

    Wow absolutely stunning yarn colour ways!! Those colours sure feed my yarn crack addiction 😉 thank you for the chance to win such a wonderful skein of yarn 🙂

  23. Wendy P. says:

    In our household, Socks That Rock has been known as knitter’s crack for a long time. My husband used to get nervous when I got home from work, eyes a little glassy, wanting to know if my package had arrived. That Rocking’ Sock club delivery was my “fix” in every sense of the word!

  24. Linda Eckloff (@twittencat) says:

    I’ve been hooked on crocheting and now moving into knitting. Yarn has become like to crack to me, once I’m done with one skein I need to get another fix and I’m always thinking about my next fix. Bluemoon fiber arts may become my crack dealer.

  25. Cindy Cozycouch says:

    How on Earth could a fellow Raveler and Colorado girl not have heard of you? Shame on me, lol.
    But very excited to have all the eps to keep me company! I try to not watch tv during the day and have to limit
    my Ravelry time or I never get chores done, let alone yarn time and other crafts. So podcasts are the best!

  26. Elaina says:

    I started looking at all the beautiful colors that Tina’s concocted and couldn’t stop. So many colors, so many fibers – I’d love to have a crack at each and every one!

  27. Amy aka GreenWoman says:

    Isn’t refusing to teach a child to crochet or knit considered child abuse!? The fiber world should be very grateful that Tina belatedly got a crack at it.

  28. Alchemy=rav says:

    My resolution to limit yarn purchases is beginning to crack after this interview! Will keep an eye out for BMFA at my LYS. Thanks for the giveaway!

  29. crouchingcheese says:

    I’m so thankful that I took a crack at learning to knit last year. Since then I’ve been obsessed with the fiber arts and have dabbled in dying and spinning my own yarn and fiber. I would love to try some Blue Moon Fiber Arts!!

  30. Pat says:

    Thanks for another excellent interview ! Socks That Rock yarn is better than crack, and the Blue Moon Fiber Arts website is better than a candy store!

  31. Cindy says:

    While yarn has always been my crack of sorts, my comfort and my bestie, my LYS is now carrying Blue Moon Fiber Arts and I foresee a need to acquire a much larger addiction room 🙂

    Thank you for your perseverance and creativity!

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Marly is a knitwear and crochet designer (and yarn addict) that is here to help you learn how to knit and crochet in a way that's fun and approachable.

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