This season is my favorite. Crafters are inspired by the colors and creativity that Halloween inspires, and it carries us through the busy holiday crafting season. Perhaps that's why our Halloween Knit Kits are always so well loved- this whimsically spooky month allows us to more think outside our box. We knit colors that we might not otherwise consider, and we create pieces that are stunningly bold.
If you want to be inspired by the revelry of this season, take a look at the two Knit Kits we're soon offering at Simply Socks Yarn Company.
First, the Vlady Warhol Knit Kit.
The inspiration for this kit came from the specially made Dracula fabric. It has that Andy Warhol-esque look to it, don't you think? And the colors? A fun departure from traditional Halloween. Definitely kicky. Bird Leg Bags is introducing their new Sock Skinny bag- all the things you love about their Tall Skinny wedge bag in a perfect size for your sock projects! I easily fit two skeins of sock yarn into my bag, and I adore the shape.
The team at Lorna's Laces took a gander at that bag and created a super skein to coordinate. I was told that several on the team even dyed themselves a skein because they loved our exclusive Vlady Warhol color so much. I love it too! Want some pattern suggestions? Give one of these a try: Sunday Swing Socks, Leyburn Socks, Anastasia Socks, Simple Skype Socks.
You definitely want a treat for Halloween, right? Debrands Fine Chocolates is a local fave, and we have for you their Sweat Heat My Bar. For those that like a little something different and exciting in their chocolate. And for those that aren't sure, well, you get to enjoy something new!
This kit also comes with a 0.5 ounce lotion bar from Love & Leche (shown in the top picture). You're going to adore how this makes your hands feel. You can even use it on your lips! The scent is a lovely lavender mint.
For those who enjoy all the traditional spookiness that this season offers, I have the Candy Corny Knit Kit
Bird Leg Bags is introducing their Nest in this kit. It's similar to the One Hour Basket that is very popular with fabric crafters. Vickie and Danny put their own spin on it to make it extra special. It's completely reversible, so you can have two choices when keeping it on display all season long. And it's definitely something that you'll want to keep out all season long, holding yarn, little pumpkins, apples, mail... you get the idea. It easily fits 6 skeins of yarn.
The gradient yarn in this kit is truly spectacular. Dyed by Anne of Wooly Wonka Fibers, this sparkley cake of yarn is ready to go and will best be shown off in a one-piece project like a shawl or scarf (if you do socks, the gradient will be split yellow/orange on one sock, orange/white on the other). Here are some pattern ideas that will show off the gradient beautifully: Little Sister's Dress, Starshower, Reyna, 3s Shawl.
Of course you want a decadent treat with your kit and a little lotion bar like in the other kit, right? You'll get a Hazelnut Coffee My Bar from Debrands Fine Chocolates and a Citrus Rose solid lotion tin from Love & Leche.
Thank you so much for your support and interest in our special edition kits. Working with so many talented artisans to design these packages is one of my favorite parts of my job. And I love seeing what you create with the yarn we offer- it's such a thrill!
As usual, we put together as many of these kits as we can, but the hand made nature of each part means that there is a limit to how many we can offer. I've tried to coerce Bird Leg Bag's Vickie and Danny to move to Fort Wayne and live in the shop's loft and work 24/7, but they just aren't into it. Can you believe it? And yarn doesn't just dye itself. There are actually dyers who have to dye for their own shops and other shops too! How selfish! (Okay, sarcasm is done for now.) This is just a way to say that we all greatly appreciate how popular the kits are and we know that there is disappointment when they sell out within a couple hours. I have SEVERAL awesome things planned for winter and Christmas, so if you happen to miss out on these kits when they goes on sale Wednesday morning (Oct. 14, likely around 10am EST), then just know we have other super things planned for next month.