I decided to channel my inner Stefon in this week’s Friday blog post. For those of you not familiar with SNL, or who haven’t watched the show in recent years, Stefon is a flamboyant NYC ambassador and regular Weekend Update guest who clued us in to hot city clubs with some… colorful characters, like “a Russian guy who runs on a treadmill in a Cosby sweater.” And Indie Untangled has some colorful yarn clubs on the marketplace this week (if you want to make a Cosby sweater, that’s totally up to you):
If you’re a Peanuts fan, this club will make you want to do a Snoopy-like happy dance. Tami of Eternity Ranch Knits has launched a Peanuts yarn club and is taking pre-orders. Each month, members will receive a 463-yard skein of 75% Merino/25% nylon fingering weight yarn that’s custom dyed to match the fabric for that month’s bag. You can get just one month’s installment or all three.
Carrie of Alpenglow Yarn is offering a club with naturally-dyed yarns, and it has some unique features. Club members receive mini skeins of six or eight colors, a detailed explanation of the dyeing process and the final recipes for each color. Also included will be ideas for multi-color projects that you can make with the mini-skeins. Then, after you receive your club shipment, you also have a month in which you can get full skeins of any of the club colors for 20% off. There are only a few spots left, so you should act fast.
You might want to make sure you’re snacking on something before looking at these new fall colorways dyed up by Sarah of Sarah’s Spindle. The alpaca-Merino, silk and cashmere blends come in various weights and colors reminiscent of spiced peaches, roasted corn muffins, homemade fudge and, of course, pumpkin. (OK, I think I’m ready for my pumpkin-flavored everything now.)
If Billy Joel was a knitter, he’d be in a DK state of mind. Cheryl and Jenn of June Pryce Fiber Arts have added Beavertail, a lovely 3-ply DK weight yarn of Polwarth wool and silk, to their Etsy shop. If you can’t decide on a full skein of one color, Beavertail is available in ombre mini skein sets of 600 yards (100 yards per mini).