I am part of 2 sock clubs, they both offer different challenges.
First Socktopus, I opted for the Bells and Whistles Package which offered extras, easily charmed me. This club started December 2007 and runs for 12 with bi-monthly packages of yarn and pattern dyed/written specifically for the club.
I have just finished the 4th instalment which once again has tested me, conveniently this had Cat Bordhi style increases which are in her book that I have been nervous of trying. Can you tell what this instalments extra was, perhaps I’ll take it to I-Knit with me!
So this club provides the pattern which if completed within the club year earns you a badge, as I said easily charmed. I am so far on track and have enjoyed each pair learning Toe-up, Entrelac and two colour knitting along the way.
Next is a club which I joined when it started then lapsed, mainly due to the volume of yarn I had accumulated. It’s still not gone down but I felt I needed some more consistent yarn, that would knit any pattern and wear well. So The Yarn Yard, this time I went for the Plus option which provides a full skein of both plain and patterned yarn. I was finding more and more patterns that would look better in plain yarn. This is the July 2008 offering, inspired by Wheelie Bins! Someone not a million miles away from here mentioned the inaccuracy due to lack of Seagull splat but I expect there are more of you who don’t have that problem than do!! Ever since it arrived I have been thinking of the possibilities for plain more than patterned so it may appear to only be a pack of yarn but it does make you think.
Lovely, even without the Seagull messages.