Over the last few days, this blog has been nipped and tucked so much it looks nothing like the original - and in this case, that's a really good thing. We're kind of feeling a little like Joan Rivers (may she RIP) after face life number 12 or so.
If you've been visiting us regularly and so the many versions of blog updates before we finally settled on this one, we're sorry for scaring you.
We hope you like the final result!
No, our phones didn't get hacked à la your latest Hollywood scandal. However, in the "About" section of our site, we have moved from behind the curtain and let you know our identities, and a little bit about us. It's not a NY Times Nonfiction best seller, but it's something.
If you've been reading this blog or following us on social media, we've been trying to update everyone on how many January subscriptions are available. We still have four subscriptions left, and then we'll have to begin our waiting list. Sign up today if you haven't already!
Congratulations to @theneedlenuk, @travelingann, and @pjshasteen on Instagram. They are the three winners randomly selected for our Madelinetosh and Signature Needle Arts giveaway! Please email us to claim your prizes.
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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.