It's back-to-school time, and why should kids get all the new tools and? We adults deserve a little treat now and then, and this fun summer sock kit definitely qualifies. A brightly colored bag, sparkley yarn, and useful treats...
The SSYC Summer Kit (only the second time I've done a summer theme) will be available in a few days (likely Monday or Tuesday), and here's your chance to preview what's in it and decide if you want to get your mouse-finger ready. You get to choose between two different bags- one flowered and one striped (or get both!), and the yarn and accessories shown below. I anticipate the price of the kit to be right around $60.
The bags are water resistant, which is great for doing some beach knitting, taking to a game or movie and sitting them on the ground, or keeping your project safe from your messy boys (I can relate). I also really like that the fabric is thicker than hand made bags that usually use quilting cotton- many needles are REALLY sharp (the new Kollages, for example) and they can poke through two layers of fabric, even reinforced. AND there are three zippered pockets in this bag. The main, large zippered compartment, a small zippered pouch inside the bag, and the small zippered pocket you see in the front-outside of the bag. Such a useful bag!
Erica at Fiddle Knits has designed a special edition colorway that reminds me of a busy beach landscape covered with umbrellas and blankets. Certainly fits the name Beach Blanket, right?
I found a really great artisan this year who makes custom wood needle gauges and I asked her to make one specially for us for this kit. Isn't this adorable? Keep in mind this is a close up picture and the finished projects is smaller than it appears here. Perfect for attaching to your keychain or your new project bag.
And the back-to-school tool that every knitter can use- Chibi needles. This set is sure to come in handy. I like to have several sets in various places/bags so I always have one when I need it.
I'll post when the kits go live, and I'll also send out an e-newsletter. I really enjoyed putting this together, as it's only the second time I've done a summer kit (and the last one was at least three years ago, for Labor Day). The colors are right up my alley and, well, I adore stripes and sparkles.