Spring surprises

Suzie Blackman
Wednesday, 24 March 2010
1 comment

In general, I’m not keen on surprises. I guess that’s why sock clubs/yarn clubs have never really appealed. But somehow, I managed to sign up for one of Fyberspates‘ many clubs back in January. Well… it seemed like a guilt-free way to acquire some very nice yarn – by the time each parcel arrived I would have used up some of my stash (or something). I’m very pleased that I did, I love what I have received so far.

Fyberspates offered a wide selection of clubs – single skeins to jumper quantities delivered monthly, you choose the yarn and whether you want semi-solid or variegated colourways, ensuring that all the surprises are the kind you like. I went for Sheila’s sock (4 ply superwash merino), in semi-solid colours.

February’s parcel was a sophisticated shade of pale blue (not a baby blue), something I would never have chosen for myself but I love it.

Fyberspates Sheila's Sock in 'water'

Fyberspates Sheila's Sock in 'water'

March’s parcel was very much something I would have chosen, a deep plum.

Fyberspates Sheila's Sock in 'violet'

Fyberspates Sheila's Sock in 'violet'

The two colours go so well together, initially I was thinking of combining them for some stripy socks or handwarmers, but I’ve decided to wait and see what I receive in April!

If you’re tempted to join, Fyberspates will be taking sign-ups for the next three months soon, keep checking here. Postage works out free, as if you need persuading…

The author

Suzie Blackman

The dyer, designer, photographer, creative technologist and maker-of-things behind It's a Stitch Up. She lives in East London in a home filled with colour, fluff and house plants.

One comment

  1. mooncalf39 says:

    Those are both beautiful. I really love the blue. I’ve always been a bit fearful of sock yarn clubs in case I get a load of clown vomit yarns but this sounds like a great scheme. Looking forward to seeing what you knit!

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