It's the time of year when we share our exclusive holiday kits with you. This is the fifth year we've offered a collection of yarn, bag and accessories to you and I continue to be overwhelmed with your responses. This year, we have two kits for you, one went on sale earlier this week (and sold out in a record three and a half hours) and this one will go up for sale tomorrow, Friday. This way, I can procure some more kits than usual and I can get these out to you in a more timely manner because we are splitting things up.
For this Fleece Navidad Sock Kit, Tina at Blue Moon FIber Arts designed the special color for us on her Socks that Rock Lightweight base. When she designed this color and the previous kit color, the intention was for them both to be exclusive to SSYC. But Tina and I love them so that she will dye them again in the 2014 holiday season. So if you get your kit and adore it so much that you want more yarn, yes, in a year it will be available again.
Vickie and her husband at Bird Leg Bags have stitched up a very high quality cube bag in a festive owl print. The bag features heavy interfacing for a sturdy and long-wearing bag, lime green interior and beaded zipper pull.
Want some coordinating Floops (flexible) stitch markers? Sure you do! These are perfect for socks or lace projects where you want to keep track of lots of stitches or pattern repeats.
Everyone deserves a sweet treat once in awhile, and so I'm sure you can appreciate this Buttered Almond white chocolate bar from a local fave, DeBrands Fine Chocolates. You'll also receive a little sample of Soak's newest Handmaid lotion scent, Yuzu. I love mine.
This is the hat I've finished for Henry, with hopes of completing one for James too. I'm envisioning an adorable holiday card with the boys (six and one) in matching hats. I'm also envisioning more free time to make this happen. It would be a Christmas Miracle at this point though.
This kit will go up for sale tomorrow, Friday. Like all our special edition kits, much of it is hand made and there is a limit to how much I can ask an artisan to do for my one shop. Afterall, they have other stores to create for, and other jobs to do. And since the fiber-police found out about my nefarious plan to chain the artists up in my barn from August through December to make me more bags and yarn... well, let's just say I'm on the watch list (that's a JOKE). This is all to say that I completely understand that you want me to make more/sell them after you get off work/hold one for you, but I can't. I'll do my best to offer a couple more special kits a year, but I really like that they are very high quality and special, and I'm just not one to compromise that to sell a thousand of them. And I have to sell them during our work day in our time zone. And yes, the kit earlier in the week sold out in less than four hours. It wasn't a glitch with the website, they really sold fast. Thank you for that!