HaldeCraft HandDyed sock yarn club (Sept-Nov 2011)

Previous sock club colorwaysThe Hanks Yarn and Fiber sock club still has one month to go (in fact, the colorway is drying now, and I’m super happy with it!); but I’m already planning the next one. There are a few changes, so please read and ask any questions. This listing will be active until around August 28th, and I will add more slots if the ones I have listed now sell out.

Is there anything better than a sock club? Anything more exciting than a package of yarn showing up on your doorstep for three months? If there is, don’t tell me, because I’ll want to do that, too. I love sock yarn clubs — there’s that moment right before you open the package where you imagine that this yarn could be anything. It could be your favorite color. It could be that one base you’ve always wanted to work with. The possibilities are endless!

This is a three-month sock club. On or about the 15th of the month on September, October, and November of 2011, I will send you one skein of a colorway dyed specifically for this club. It might be semi-solid, it might be multi-colored, or it might be self-striping; it all depends on what I feel like dying that month.

People who have joined my previous clubs are aware of my usual rule – that I won’t make that colorway available for sale for six months. This time around, there’s a twist: only one of the three colors dyed will, after six months, be available for general sale… and that colorway will be chosen by the members of the club. I reserve the right to state that a color is off-limits for voting (for example, if I do a self-striping colorway, that will always be club-only). HOWEVER, club members may always ask for custom orders of any of the three colorways from their club, in any base yarn. So if I do a purple that you just absolutely have to have in Worsted, to knit a sweater…? If it’s not the color voted to be the one available for general sale, then you have to have been a member of the club that colorway was in to be able to order some.

Will there be swag? There will be, but I’m still working on putting my ideas together. If you could, when ordering, please tell me the following things in “Message to Seller” –
Do you have pets? What kind (dog? cat? fish?).
Do you prefer coffee, or tea, or hot cider, or hot cocoa?
Do you have any nut (or other food) allergies?

Previous sock club colorways I understand that the colors I choose to dye may not wind up being your particular favorite; I ask that you not sell anything you don’t like until after the six month mark.

All the photos shown are either previous sock club colorways, or colorways that I dyed specifically for my former yarn shop.

I have been dyeing yarn professionally for Hanks Yarn and Fiber since 2007. With the closing of the yarn store, I am beginning to bring in many – but not all – of the colorways I dyed under the “Perhaps Today is a Good Day to Dye” line (which you can find on Ravelry, however, the name will be changing soon to “HaldeCraft HandDyed.”).

All yarn is dyed in a smoke-free, but not pet-free home; however, once dyed it is kept sealed in bins which cats and dogs do not have access to.

You can see prices and/or purchase a slot in the yarn club here.

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