I think we'll do the BIG announcement first otherwise you'll all just scroll down and miss my pretty socks.
I've decided to re-vamp the clubs. The current clubs will be finishing & I'm not taking new sign ups. If you're a current member your membership will run until it's finished. You'll get a note in this month's parcel to explain all. The January parcels will be sent out tomoro. I was planning to get them out today but don't have the car & my back isn't good enough to walk into town today. Sorry.
The new club will be called the Lace Lovers Club & will be focused on lace. You will receive a mixture of lace and sock yarn though. One month will be sock yarn & one month will be lace & one month will be either sock or lace (that'll be a surprise for you & I'll decide later - I'm also considering allowing members to choose the last month's yarn weight).
The club will start in April and the first round will run for April, May & June. If you sign up before 15 February you can take advantage of the earlybird price which is £5 off the full price. During your membership you'll get 15% off any YarnAddict yarn or pattern order.
Each month you'll receive a pattern suitable for that month's yarn. The pattern may be a new pattern or one of my existing patterns & will be lace shawls, scarves or other lace accessories, although it's mainly likely to be shawl/shawlettes.
If you're thinking this sounds great but you've never done lace before or you're not that confident with lace patterns, don't worry. I've put together a 'Lace Basics' booklet which feature detailed how to instructions and photos for everything you'll need to knit my patterns. Every member will get the booklet during the first month. As long as you're a confident or adventurous novice you should be fine.
If you're a lace expert then you can join too, the pattern will be fun for you too.
I'm looking into perhaps including some extras too but nothing's been decided yet.
We'll also run a KAL thread in my Ravelry group each month so if you're a Ravelry member (or if you're not why not join? it's free) you can knit along with other members, share your progress and finished photos and ask for help & support.
Fancy joining? Sign up now.
This week my Sunday knitting actually started on Friday evening. I'd decided I fancied knitting a sock or at least casting on for a sock. I'd swatched this stitch pattern for a sweater last year but it wasn't right. I couldn't get it out of my head though so I decided to try it on a sock. And guess what? it's perfect for socks. I'm using Madeline Tosh Tosh Sock which I got over a year ago on a trip to London with my Mum and a friend.
The yarn is quite a bit darker than the pic shows & is a bit of a pain to knit with in the evenings.
It seems my sock mojo has returned. I picked up my deadline sweater after the sock was done but I kept thinking about socks. So I picked up my Fantasy Cables socks which haven't been touched for a year. I only had half a foot left and finished that while watching 'Dancing on ice' last night. Two hours was all it took to finish it so why has it been in my knitting basket for over a year?! I'm wearing them now and they're lovely and soft and warm
What did you knit this weekend?
I mentioned Em's award ceremony. She got her Chief Gold Scout Award and here she is with her friend Kaja (Em is the one with the long hair):