Friday, August 31, 2012

Taking the plunge...again

Despite how disappointed I felt with my first long-term yarn club, I am taking the plunge again. I eased into the yarn club world when I was lucky enough to get a spot in the first round of the 2 Crafty Girls Yarn Club. The theme was John Hughes Movie Night and the club was two months long. The talented dyers behind the club are Dana from Unwind Yarn Company and Sarah from Another Crafty Girl. It was the perfect palette cleanser to get me over the disappointment of knitspot's Fall in Full Color yarn club.

The first month of the 2 Crafty Girls Yarn Club was dyed by Dana who was inspired by Duckie from Pretty in Pink.


The second month was dyed by Sarah who was inspired by the special effects in Weird Science.


Needless to say, when they opened sign-ups for the next round, I put my name in the proverbial hat. There are only 50 spots available so I'm just waiting to see if my name gets picked as one of the lucky club members. In case your curious, this round is Kevin Bacon movies. I KNOW!!!!

If I don't get selected, don't feel too bad for me because I have already been accepted in another yarn club. It's a fabulous yarn club. How do I know? SSK! The ladies at SSK that were in this yarn club only had wonderful things to say about it. Prepare to be jealous: I got into Tempted's Pin-up Beauties Yarn Club!!!! My pin-up name is Harvest Hellion.

On top of that, I am participating in the personal sock yarn club that Hannah from the Traveling Sock Knitter podcast is organizing. Basically, you look through your stash and find 12 skeins of sock yarn that you want to knit and you put them in bags. Then every month, you select a bag and make something with the yarn. It should be a great way to use up stash and I think having a place to chat about it, cheer each other on, and hold each other accountable will make me much more likely to stick with it for the entire year.

So, how about you? Are you in any yarn or fiber clubs? Are you not a club person? What's your deal, Lucille?


  1. I signed up for Tempted's pin up yarn and fiber club (I double dosed, that's how I roll).

    I am going to attempt to do Hannah's year long sock yarn thing, but we shall see if I can last a whole year. I figure if I can knit 6 things out of the 12 months that is full of win :)

    SOOOO jealous of the weird science colorway... love. it.

    1. Tempted double dose? Awesome! As for Hannah's sock yarn club, I would call 6 finished objects a total win. I'm not sure how well I will do with it since I am not really good with deadline knitting but I'm going to give it my best shot!

  2. I decided last minute to join Tempted's club too! I had brought the clubs down to just two (hazel knits and cookie a), but now I'm back up to 4 (adding tempted and into the whirled). I also am trying for trifecta of awesome but we'll see what happens with that one.

    I'm so excited to have you and Denise participating in the personal sock yarn club. I think it will be really fun, and it's really a low pressure thing where everyone can make their own goals.

    1. I'm glad you joined Tempted's club because clearly all the cool kids are doing it. :-) I keep forgetting that Into the Whirled has yarn as well as fiber. I love that you are in clubs that I'm not in so I can be jealous of your exclusive club yarn when you podcast!

      I do love the low pressure of your personal sock yarn club. Hopefully I will stick with it and who knows, maybe it will even get me to knit socks. (Probably not but stranger things have happened.)

  3. Gulp, do I dare say, I joined FiFC2012 ??????

    I joined based on my experience in knitspot's Bare Naked Yarn Club because I was thrilled to be able to get my grubby little hands on the unique-to-me yarns.

    Can I say, I'm tempted to join one of Tempted's clubs.

    Thanks for finding my blog & commenting.

    I love knitting sox.


    1. If you loved her Bare Naked Yarn Club, I bet you will love her Fall in Full Color Club.

      The club itself was lovely and I could tell she put a lot of thought and work into the club, it just wasn't a good fit for me. If I had thought about it for a little bit before I joined, I would have known that it would work out. Our personal styles are very different and while her stuff was beautiful, it just wasn't for me. However, I got carried away by virtual yarn fumes and signed up for the club without putting any thought into it.

      If you are curious, I found your blog because of the group hug on the CraftStash podcast. As soon as she mentioned that you had a blog that you posted to all the time, I added you to my Google Reader feed.

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    1. Agreed, it is awesome. Sarah (AKA: Another Crafty Girl) has great inspirations: video games, anime, Sesame Street, Muppets, etc...


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