Notice: Spoilers Ahead!!!!!
This is the second shipment I've received from the Knit Purl sock club. This is a yarn store in Portland, OR, which I just happened to run across on Ravelry right at the time sock yarn sign-ups were happening. Being a sucker for interesting yarns, designers, and treats, I signed up. I haven't had the opportunity to visit this store, but from the website, blog, and sock club shipments so far, it's totally a winner!
Here's what just came: A skein of Fleece Artist Sea Wool in a special colorway called "Rhododendron Garden." The accompanying pattern is by Chrissy Gardiner and is called Buds & Butterflies Socks. It looks cute, and I like how the pattern comes in a little booklet. The treat this time is a silk taffeta project bag in a beautiful fuchsia color made by Lantern Moon. Their products are always wonderful.
The other sock club package I received was from The Loopy Ewe. I must say that their sock club has been outstanding - cool treats, lovely yarn and nice patterns. The last shipment, however, looked like it fell off the truck and was dragged for awhile. Luckily, everything inside was intact.
I had forgotten that someone at USPS had actually wrapped the box in plastic and tied it so everything would stay in. What a mess!
The current box was in perfect shape in my mailbox.
Inside, as always, was an array of fun and useful items. There was a large, zippered, project envelope (I love all the sizes of these), a big bar of natural soap, a pattern for "Wine and Cheese Socks" written by the lovely and talented Wendy Johnson, and the most beautiful color of Bearfoot Mountain Colors handpainted yarn called Montana Chokecherry. It's so soft!
I'm up to my eyeballs in knitting projects, am staring at the skein of Wollmeise that I wound the other day to make the Swallowtail shawl, and now I want to start these socks.