Babylonglegs has been around for quite a few years now, and I have so far always resisted going down the 'Clubs' route.
This isn't because I am lazy, well maybe I am a little, haha, but I am very wary of making a solid commitment to do something, only to find myself snowed under with head stuff and life in general, and not being able to fulfill this commitment. A lot of yarnies rely on clubs for guaranteed income etc, but I don't work that way.
I dye when inspired/inclined/unrestricted ... as my work is always of a muchMuch better quality that way :)
But I am going to come out of this comfort zone for 2014, mainly because I think I NEED to ... it's all too easy for me to hide myself away and not be creative.
This has to stop, or I fear Babylonglegs will just fade into obscurity, something I don't particularly want, and something I don't think you guys will want either?
The other reason I am going to give the 'Club' thing a try, is because my Knit Club has been a real help to me, and I really want to give something back. It is full of wonderful women, who pick me up when I have fallen down, let me rant/swear and make a fool of myself and never judge me for it, and most importantly, make me laugh from the top of my head to the tips of my toes.
They are all AWESOME, and I love them all very much :)
One of my fellow Knit Clubbers is a budding new Indie Designer, having already had two designs published, one in Issue 26 of 'Knit Now' with 'Cameo Socks'
, and an other more recently in 'Twist Collective' with 'Torque'
... not a bad start, huh?
I am really proud to be able to tell you that Fiona and I have got together to offer you the inaugural 'Fiona Hamilton-MacLaren Designs~Babylonglegs Sock Club' for 2014.
You will get 6 skeins of sock yarn (various bases/dye jobs of my choosing), 6 Patterns and 6 stitch markers over a 12 month period, and it will cost you £100.
The patterns will be delivered digitally, and the yarn & stitch marker will come to you through the post at the beginning~middle of every other month, starting in January 2014 :)
If you break it down, you'll be getting 6 skeins of yarn for £10.50, 6 patterns for £15 and 6 markers for £1 !! (the remainder of the cost is postage & packing)
So, if you are willing to commit yourselves to this, then so are we, wholeheartedly :)
The club will go on sale on Friday 13th December, and will stay on sale until January 1st 2014. There will be 20 spaces available, as this is a manageable dyeing amount for me, and who knows, if it goes well... next year it may be bigger!!!
There is already a stickied thread on my Ravelry group
, for dispatch dates/news, KALs and questions, and proud show off pictures of your finished socks :)
Please come and join us on our maiden flight, I personally think it's going to be a very exciting journey :)