Sock Club: Jan – March 2012

I’m pretty sure that I mentioned a little over a week ago that I’d mailed out the November sock club, which is the last in the Fall 2011 club; and I’m already planning the next one which will run January – March 2012.

Spots in the club will remain open until around December 26th, and I will add more slots if the ones I have listed now sell out (that’s one thing about Etsy — you can’t really do an “unlimted” option).

HaldeCraft HandDyed in Sock

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 January, February, and March of 2012, 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.

I still stand by my old rule – that I won’t make that colorway available for sale for six months. But like the club that is just ending… 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.

In other words… if you’re in the sock club, do you vote that your favorite colorway be released to the general public after six months? Or since you’ll always be able to order it… do you keep your favorite to yourself? :insert steepling of fingers and Mad Scientist laugh here: *MUHUWAHAHAHAHAHA*!

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.

Thanks, y’all! I already have some great ideas (I may actually never run out of ideas) and I’m looking forward to this being a lot of fun!

PS. I’ll be announcing later today which of the three colors was chosen by Sept-Nov 2011 sock club members to be released to the public… stay tuned….!

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