It's nearly that time of year! Next week, Thursday October 2nd to be exact, get your mouse finger ready for Simply Socks Yarn Company's fun Halloween Kits!
Halloween is The Time of Year for crafters. We get to think outside the box even more than usual. While we might not combine purple, black, orange and lime green on a daily basis, in early fall is seems completely normal to do so and you'll find us knitting or stitching up all sorts of daring color combos without a second thought. That's what the two kits I've designed this year are about. One, more traditional Halloween colors still with a punch, and the other a fresh, almost girly take on this ghoulish time of year.
First, the Trick or Treat sock kit.
The special edition color for this kit was dyed by Tina and the team at Blue Moon Fiber Arts. This color is called Punkin Chunkin, and it's a fresh take on traditional Halloween colors with neon peach and bittersweet. It's dyed on the popular Socks that Rock Lightweight, so perfect for socks or accessories that you want to be soft and easy care.
This is paired with a medium wedge bag from Vickie and Danny at Bird Leg Bags. The size is larger than I have ever offered in our kits or in the shop. At 10" tall by 14" wide (at top, 10" at bottom), this bag is made to hold your larger project. I can easily fit three skeins of yarn in mine. You're getting great bang for your buck with this bag, that's for sure. Hand made from top to bottom with sturdy zipper, beaded zipper pull and heavyweight interfacing for durability and stability. You'll love it so much, you'll use it year round.
Next is the Abracadabra sock kit. The colorway for this kit came from me saying to Tina "I'd like a spookier, Halloweeny version of Christmas Balls" (one of her holiday colors) and she created just what I envisioned. Dyed on the Socks that Rock Lightweight base, you could rock this on socks, a Sockhead hat, just about anything. Such a fun color.
It's paired with a medium wedge bag from Vickie and Danny at Bird Leg bags, with the same size and features as listed above. This bag has the perk of being a little less Halloween-y, so you can definitely sport this year round if you are a bit timid about carrying a bag that doesn't fit with a particular time of year.
Each bag comes with a set of these fun stickers
As well as a lotion bar (unscented for the Trick or Treat kit, Ginger Lime for the Abracadabra kit) made by local fave Old Fort Soap Company. It looks like a mini deoderant stick that fits in the palm of your hand- perfect size for keeping in your knitting bag and applying only where needed so you don't get lotion all over your project-in-progress.
And no Halloween kit would be complete without a tasty treat, so I asked Zinnia's Bakehouse to make up special snack packs for each kit. If you've shopped here in person before, it's likely you've stopped across the street at this fab bakery. Their brownies, empanadas, quiche, bread pudding... everything is divine. And I'm glad to share a bit of it with you. It's almost like you're going trick-or-treat through our neighborhood and leaving with the best treats in the area.
As usual, the hand made nature of each part of our kits means that there's a limited amount. I greatly appreciate how popular our custom creations are- it's a fun part of my job to work with others to design something unique and so well-loved. I do my best to have made as many as possible, but there's a limit to how much time each artisan can devote to my one shop. So if you do think you might like one, please know they will go up for sale in the morning (EST) on Thursday, Oct. 2. I'll post here, on Facebook and eventually send out e-newsletters when they go live. The quickest way to know is to watch this blog. Our kits tend to sell out in the same day. If you are local and you want to pick up your kit on Saturday when we are open again, place your order online and just e-mail as usual and we can arrange that. Also know that while we do our best to combine orders when we see more than one from you, kit days can be so busy that we may not check e-mails or notes in a timely manner and as as result if you place two orders they may ship separately and thus be charged twice for shipping. The best way to avoid shipping fees, at least when shipping to the US, is to order once with a total of more than $85.