Now accepting members: Round 2 of our Yarn Club!

Earlier this year, my dear friend Brooke Nico and I brought you a very special beta version of our yarn club. We had such a good time doing it – and more importantly, our members did, too – that we’re doing it again. The Sip Sip Knit Yarn Club (Brooke came up with that name after our first round – isn’t it fabulous?) is taking sign-ups. Once again, it’s a collaboration between Black Bunny Fibers and Brooke Nico, and once again, we’re matching up Brooke’s fabulous designs with my handdyed yarns. This is one of the shipments from the last round.

Sangria, Month 4 of Round 1

Sangria, Month 4 of Round 1

We were inspired by wine last time; this round we’re looking to the hotel minibar for our inspiration.

bottles only

Brooke and I travel a lot, and although we rarely indulge in the hotel minibar (how can they charge twelve dollars for a bottle of spring water?) believe me, at the end of a long day of teaching or vending, we are often tempted. There is something so adorable about mini-anything, and that includes mini-skeins of yarn. So we are not only exploring colorways inspired by mini-bottles of top-shelf liquor, we are also going to play with mini-skeins of yarn.

mini 2

The club will operate the same way as last time: Members receive four shipments, each with a mini- theme. Each shipment includes handdyed BBF yarn in a colorway inspired by minibottles of top-shelf liqueurs, along with a new pattern designed by Brooke (at least three of the four shipments). Patterns will be exclusive to the club for six months after their release. We will play with some new yarn bases and some old favorites, mostly in the fingering/sock weight range. Patterns will vary in difficulty, but we’ll try not to include anything that will make your head explode. And you can expect to see miniskeins used in at least three of the designs.

mini 4

1. You sign up for four shipments, going out approximately six weeks, with the first shipment going out in February 2015. (I try to post updates on our Ravelry group to give members a sense for when to expect each shipment.)

2. Each shipment includes handdyed BBF yarn paired with a new pattern (at least three designs by Brooke) designed especially for the yarn and colorway. At least three shipments will have miniskeins to spice things up!

3. Each shipment, which includes yarn, pattern, dyer’s/designer’s notes, shipping and some surprises, costs $45 for US residents and US$46.25 for Canadian residents (postage is so expensive to our northern friends that we had to tack on a little extra). You sign up for a subscription payment plan through Paypal and we’ll bill you automatically every six weeks, for four shipments total, $45/46.25 each. Or you can pay in full up front, and receive ten dollars off (you’ll pay $170 for all four shipments, instead of $180, or $175 instead of $185 if shipments go to Canada). (Because miniskeins require additional handling, we’ve had to nudge the price up a smidge.)

4. Yarn gauges will tend toward the finer weights, such as fingering and sportweight.

5. Each shipment includes dyer’s and designer’s notes which discuss our inspirations for design and colorway, and give recommendations for cocktails to pair with your shipment.

We’ve got a limited number of spots and we expect them to fill quickly! You can sign up via my ArtFire shop, using this link for payment in full to a US destination, or this link for payment in full to Canada, or use this Subscribe button for recurring payments with US shipment:

If you’d like Canadian shipment and recurring payments, use this button:

Don’t forget to visit our Ravelry group where Brooke and I will be on hand to answer questions about yarn and patterns, or just to get to know each other. We can’t wait to get started!

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