I have to share first off that the inspiration for this kit is this awesome fabric. I mean, I don't own cats, never have, nor do I own anything kitty related. But dang, this fabric shouted at me. It's cute, the colors are modern, and the cats are more a design element as they are an exclamation that "I love cats!" And just a tip, I felt the same thing about a dog related fabric, so you'll see pups featured around Christmas.
There was something about the colors of this fabric that seemed so mod and just right, and I thought that there was going to be no better way to celebrate that than in stripes. And I wanted to make sure that the colors were just so.... so Heather made a striping skein in our Poste Yarn studio that is so great I want to make up a Sheldon-esque "Spooky Kitty" song about it. And Rachael named the colorway Overlook Hotel.... which is perfect.
The Tall Skinny bag for the kit is made by Angie at DnA Designs. Since Vickie at Bird Leg Bags retired from the bag making game, she passed on all her designs and know-how to her niece, Angie. So if you like the style of Vickie's bags, which we have carried for years, you'll see the same in Angie's bags.
We asked Katrinkles to design special Halloween stitch markers for us, and these are super lightweight and wonderful for keeping track of those stitches.
I hope you adore this kit as much as I do. For the oversized bag, striping yarn and hand made stitch markers, it will be priced around $70. I can see myself wearing these socks and using this bag all the time, rather than just in October.
I'll post this kit up for sale tomorrow, Wednesday Oct 3, mid morning EST. As usual, the quantity of our kits is limited. If you do miss out, our second Halloween Knit Kit comes next week. Here's a preview of that one, which features a smaller bag and a skein of the Madelinetosh TML+Copper (the yarn that's already sold out at Tosh, though I hope they offer it again next autumn).
Thank you for your continued support of our kits. I know it's frustrating when the one you want sells out too fast. Just know I do my best to work with all the contributing artisans to create as many pieces as we can. And I have some great things planned for winter and Christmas so you might find something inspiring then too.