Well, the wait is over. I've finalized the details of the newest SSYC Sock Yarn Club, and it's now available for subscription!
I received so many nice e-mails asking when they next club would be available, and each month these e-mails increase in frequency. After all, it's been quite awhile since the Four Seasons of Sock Yarn club ended, and you (and I) expected the next one a few months sooner. But this club required a bit more planning and patience. Mostly because of the theme. What's the theme this time around? Super Skeins. Skeins of superb yarns that have 50% more yardage than average. And this isn't easy to accomplish. Many mills won't put up skeins in different-than-standard amounts if you aren't getting a ridiculously huge amount (and I'm just one small store), and I just wasn't going to settle for any less than exactly what I want. I can be pushy and relentless if I have to. :)
If you are a yarn aficianado, then this club is for you. Not only will you receive limited edition colors, but you'll have that extra yardage to knit longer socks, shawls, or matching sets of socks/hats/mitts.
What does the subscription include? Let me start with what this club does not include. It does not include patterns or gadgets or bags or candy or jewelry. While I do offer kits for special occasions that include fun items, my 3-month sock yarn clubs are for the discerning knitter who wants a truely special yarn and colorway. It's all about the yarn, people.
What it does include is a monthly selection of a special edition colorway dyed on a superb base. In December, January and February you'll receive one (approx) 150 gram (likely over 600 yards) skein of fingering weight yarn that's dyed by Sweet Georgia (on her superb Silk Crush base), or Dream in Color or a third dyer whose selection I'm keeping secret until you open your package. These dyers are in high demand, so that's why the club doesn't start until December- it takes quite awhile to dye up these special orders.
The cost of the club is about 50% higher than my other clubs, and the reason is fairly obvious- there's 50% more yarn. If you've been part of a SSYC Club before, I welcome you to leave your comments below to tell new Clubbers about your past experience. And if you are new to SSYC or the Club, I encourage you to sign up, or sign up a knitter you love to show you support her/his passion and that all the time she/he spends knitting deserves the very best quality. Afterall, our time is precious and what fiber we use in our craft should reflect that. Don'cha think?
To give you an idea of the awesomeness that the club dyers create, here's my socks in Pagewood Farm's Alyeska in the special edition Garden Party colorway. Pattern: Embossed Leaves pattern from IK Favorite Socks book.