For the month of June, we wanted to stretch our creative wings and create something truly unique and special for our members. We're excited to announce Succulent Fiber as our official, Fiberista Club commissioned line.
The goal of having our own line is very simple: we want to bring our members the very best yarn and fiber products in on-trend colors, as well as keeping the line accessible. Every day, affordable luxury for knitters, crocheters, and handspinners that are Fiberistas - the line is only available to current members.
The range within Succulent Fiber will change from season to season, and this month's selections are our Summer '15 through Early Fall '15 bases and colors. Some bases will remain with us year round, as well as a selection of colors, but the majority of the line will only be available for a limited time.
It was Hunter's job to develop the bases this month. Fiber was sourced from the very best origins, and all the yarn was custom milled for this month in a variety of bases, which included:
80% superfine merino/20% cashmere
50% superwash merino/50% tussah silk
75% superfine merino/25% camel
80% superfine merino/15% cashmere/5% nylon
50% superfine merino/50% mulberry silk
70% BFL/30% mohair
70% BFL/30% tussah silk
Joseph was the creative genius behind the colors developed this month and oversaw the dyeing process. In total, we featured 13 custom colors on each yarn base, giving our members a unique variety as they opened their packages:
For our spinners, we featured two different blends: 70% Baby Alpaca/30% Tussah Silk or 70% BFL/30% Mohair. Members a generous 250g braid of one of the fabulous blends, which were dyed to match the colors featured in this month's yarn bases:
This month, we gave away more than two dozen electronic copies of our favorite new design book: Home & Away: Knits for Everyday Adventures by Hannah Fettig.
We're obsessed with this book: Hannah's perspective as a designer is intoxicating, creating very wearable sweater designs. The book itself is photographed beautifully, and we're excited to see some Fiberistas knitting away on their first Fall projects utilizing the patterns in this book.
We gave away a lime flavored lip balm to all of our subscribers today. A must-have that can be stored in your knitting bag, there's no reason to let the summer create chapped lips!
This month's pattern collection - Geometric Thomas - features a geometric lace design motif within a scarf, stole, infinity scarf, and summer tank.
We know this month's boxes were a big hit among our members! We'll be completing our shop update as soon as possible, and look forward to getting our last summer box - July - on its way to you.
Socks are a great knitting project year round. Whether you knit them using the magic loop method, or are a master of double pointed needles, they can easily travel with you anywhere you go, are perfect projects for the warmer weather during summer months, and are usually quick to finish. They also make great gifts - who doesn't love a pair of handknitted socks?!
This month our sock club feature was Glitter Sock from Zen Yarn Garden. A wonderful blend of superwash merino, cashmere, nylon, and just a pinch of sparkle makes for a luxurious and fun knit.
Sock Club members received one of the thirteen colors featured in our Yarn Club palette for August:
Knitting and crochet offer us the opportunity to connect to productivity as well as tap into our creativity. A slow, consistent building of loops gives us a finished product that takes time to make. This puts us in a unique position to plan ahead for the seasons - for example, in order to be able to wear something for the inevitable cooler weather that the Fall will usher in as the year turns into September, we often have to start contemplating what we'll want to add to our wardrobes beginning in August.
With this need in mind, we officially launched into our first set of Fall-inspired shipments for our August yarn club. This month, we thought it would be a great treat to start the season with one of the most soft and versatile yarn bases we could find, and featured Zen Yarn Garden's fabulous Serenity 20 (fingering weight) and Serenity Worsted (worsted weight) yarns, which feature a blend of 70% Superwash Merino, 20% Cashmere, and 10% Nylon.