At the moment I'm running the Easy Lace Club and above is Vanity Fair which was the July pattern. Although the new round which lasts till November 2015 has just started, there's still a couple of spaces left if you want to join us.
I also run the Beads and Lace Club which starts in August and runs till the end of the year. Below is Rosalie which was the first pattern of the previous round of the club. You can still sign up for the next round of the Beads and Lace Club.
With clubs, you generally don't know what you will get each month until you receive the parcel. My clubs include yarn, a pattern and a little extra knitting related item each month. Clubs may include items that are exclusive to the club or that are exclusive to the club for a period of time. When I used to do hand-dyed yarn, the yarn colours were exclusive to the club. At the moment, the patterns are exclusive to the club while the club is running but available to others after the club has finished. The yarn is not exclusive to the club.
Another good thing about joining a club is that you get regular yarny treats arriving in your post box. Someone may buy you a club membership as a present or you may treat yourself and then every so often you'll get a 'present' in the post.
For some clubs, like mine, you need to pay up front and others will allow you to commit month by month and pay in monthly installments.
If you're considering joining a club, I can say from personal experience and from the feedback that I have received from my club members over the years that they are a lot of fun. Most people will enjoy receiving something that they may not have chosen for themselves. Often they find they like it, although they thought they wouldn't. But sometimes you will receive a yarn, a colour or a pattern you don't like. It's happened to me!
If you're a stationery addict like me then I thought I'd share the Planner Club I'm a member of. It's run by Happie Scrappie and you can sign up for monthly installments. I receive the Midori/fauxdori version but there are A5 and Personal versions which suit Filofax and similar planners A5 and personal sizes. The July parcel arrived while I was writing this blog post and it's a foxy/woodland animals theme. Animal themed things aren't necessarily my favourite but I quite like some of the things included here.
So will you join a club? Don't forget you can join the Beads and Lace Club now (and you may be able to get in on the Easy Lace Club if you're quick). I'm currently planning my 2016 clubs and I'm thinking about doing something different so watch this space.