Yarn Clubs

If you are interested in trying out new and exciting yarns and want a nice little surprise in your mailbox once a month, why not join a yarn club?

So far I have received 1 shipment from Yarnbox.com.  I got the most beautiful purple yarn from Mrs. Crosby Loves to Play. 2 HUGE skeins!! This club runs about $40 a month.


You've got these options:


and then you can choose what colors you like, what yarn weights, cool vs. warm colors so that your subscription is just right for you.


I just signed up for Fiberista.com to compare the two to see which one I like better. They offer a minimum of 2 skeins of Luxury yarn.  It runs about $50 a month plus shipping. 
These are your options:


And then you have the options for choosing specific colors/tones/weights to cater the club to your tastes.

I will let you know how this one is next month when I get the first box!

In other knitting news.... 
I finished my Candle Flame shawl and started a short sleeve drop stitch sweater this past week.  The Shawl was a dream to knit. The yarn I used is Malabrigo Mecha and it's delightfully soft and fun to work with. 

The sweater is proving to be a real challenge as I am learning different techniques and pattern terms as I go along. The pattern, called Statice, is one that I spotted in a catalog for Rowan Creative Linen yarn.  I just hope I can make sense of the shaping to get this finished. I want to wear it!!