Wednesday, September 26, 2007
So, someone asked me how many Sock Yarn Clubs I belonged to. The answer? A few.
Rockin' Sock Club
It all started back when BMFA opened the (I think) second round of their Rockin' Sock Club. I stalked the website and pounced when it opened. Now, in my book, ANY BMFA sock yarn is fine with me - there's hardly a colorway I don't like. I've only used one of my club skeins to knit up so far (Monsoon), but I've not used any of the patterns they've sent. I really don't like toe up, and one was just too fussy for my tastes.
So, that being said, here are the two regular sock yarn colorways Flower Power and Firebird.
This is the skein of Silkie that we got. This is a really lovely yarn - I may make something besides socks with this. Would I join this club again? I'd like to pay less and just get the yarn (no patterns, etc.) Answer: Maybe
C*eye*ber Fiber Project Spectrum Sock Yarn Club
There were lots of Sock Yarn Clubs all starting up around the same time - I thought two would be the perfect number - and keep me in pressies at the mailbox during the "Great Yarn Fast of 07". I joined the C*eye*ber Fiber Project Spectrum Sock Yarn Club because I'd decided to try and participate in Project Spectrum and this would be my solution! The top photo shows that I actually have knit with some of the sock yarns I've received (the red/black pair of socks).
I felt like her communication was not great and it always took a really long time to get the yarn after she emailed that the packages went out. I love her colorways - they're really nice. I'm not wild about her base yarn. Would I join this club again? Answer: Probably not. I will however probably check out some of her other base yarns because I do like her colors.
Pureknits/Yarntini Sock Yarn Club
Well, I thought two would be the perfect number, and then I got the email about the Yarntini club. Seriously? Hello? Yarntini!! I stalk this stuff. The Yarntini Sock Yarn Club was the spendiest of the three clubs that I joined, one after the other. However, this photo does not show EVERYTHING I received in this club. There were also a set of Stitchkeepers and a sock knitting book and a pair of Rosewood dpn's. I love Yarntini yarns and the extras were just a bonus. The Cricosaurus are the next pair of socks to be cast on. Gotta love that green! Would I join again? Most definitely!
(Edited to correct items received!)
Woolgirl.com Sock Club
I don't think either photo does true justice to the color of this yarn - but if you check the Club Blog, you may see better representations.
I joined this club after my yarn fast was finished because I knew two of my three clubs were ending in August. This is my first shipment from this sock club and I am very satisfied with the quantity and quality of the first shipment. I really like Jennifer, the owner of Woolgirl. She is working really hard and has all sorts of really interesting yarns at her store. Would I join again? Probably, yes.
Kona is home and seems to be in some pain and more than a little mental anguish. Seriously, labs are so sensitive! At least we have pain meds for the physical pain. The biopsy sample has been sent to the Histiopath and the vet says we may hear by Saturday morning if we are lucky. All fingers and legs are crossed here at our house.
Keeping my fingers crossed for Kona!
KONA: Labs can get run over by a truck and still wag those tails, but surgery really puts 'em through the mental ringer. Give her extra scratches from me.
RUBY: Almost went down the drain last week, but she's rallied and goes in for a geriatric check today.
I also wish you luck with your dog. I will keep some needles crossed for you!
If you thought CyberE was bad for communications, I was gifted a spot in Sundara's Petals collection. We shall not talk about the lack of communication nor the fact that I have only received one package. My friend who gifted me this club & I are hoping that the packages arrive.
I am also in Scout's Swag which I love. And I will not be doing the Loopy Ewe one again. But I will do anything from Zen Garden.
I'm a little jealous of your sock club status! Yarntini and Woolgirl certainly seem tempting to me. I guess I'm too much of a control freak to go for one of these. I really like picking out the colors that I want when I purchase sock yarn... Still, the clubs seem like a lot of fun. (and, there's no way I could knit through all that sock yarn-- you do a much better job of this than me!)
I hope Kona starts to feel better soon.
My own dogs have all come down with a virus and it's insane around here, everyone sick and coughing. So far my little puppy has not caught it but she is on antibiotics all the same.
Keeping my all my toes, fingers and needles crossed for both of our dogs.
Ditto on the sock club reviews. I rarely buy "a pig in a poke", so getting some feedback definitely helps.
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