Inspired by El Captain
Mystery Sock Yarn Club
El Captain in Yosemite National Park
The night sky over the craggy mountain faces surrounded by a forest is a colorway just waiting to happen!
We will release the colorway in November. You can pre-order a skein HERE.
"El Capitan’s iconic granite walls dominate the west end of Yosemite Valley. At more than 3,000 feet (900+ m) above the valley floor, it is 2.5 times as tall as the Empire State Building, or more than 3 times as high as the tip of the Eiffel Tower. Coming around the corner and having El Capitan suddenly fill your field of vision sometimes moves people to tears. It is a beacon for visitors, a muse for photographers and one of the world’s ultimate challenges for climbers."
We dyed a few extra skeins of this and we still have some of the first colorway, so you can join the club, or buy just a single skein.
This colorway is is made up of two 50g matching skeins that are the pool of water, and a 20g mini that is the ground surrounding the hot spring.
"The hot spring has bright bands of orange, yellow, and green ring the deep blue waters in the spring. The multicolored layers get their hues from different species of thermophile (heat-loving) bacteria living in the progressively cooler water around the spring. And the deep blue center? That’s because water scatters the blue wavelengths of light more than others, reflecting blues back to our eyes." -from the Yellowstone Park website.
Click here to read more about this beautiful spring...
like how you could fit a football field inside the diameter of the spring!
Read more about the club HERE.
Brenda just released a pattern that we think would look great in this pattern. Brenda hasn't been able to finish a sample in the colorway, but it looks like it would work great!
Pattern is included with purchase of yarn, or can be downloaded by itself.
Mystery Sock Yarn Club
Colorway 2 Revealed!
We called it: Geothermal Rainbow
Inspired by the Grand Prismatic Spring of Yellowstone National Park
Heather created a pattern to go with this colorway: Chickadee Sock
Mystery Sock Yarn Club
Colorway 1 Revealed!
We called it: Western Blaze
Inspired by a sunset at Monument Valley
We've revealed our first club colorway and we dyed a few extra skeins in case you haven't joined the club yet, or you can just purchase this colorway: Western Blaze
Dyed on our Tuff Toes base.
Also... Heather created a pattern to go with this colorway:
It has 2 different stitch patterns included in the written directions
Monument Valley is located near the Utah-Arizona border. The butte on the left is known as West Mitten Butte, and the one in the middle of the photo is East Mitten Butte. Seems appropriate for a yarn business to base a colorway on.
Heather has lived in "the west" a few times in her life, and even bicycled through parts of it. Brenda has always loved "the west" and longs to return there. No matter where our festival travels take us, "the west" calls to Brenda when she is driving, and our conversations go like this:
Heather: Turn west.
Brenda: I always like going west.
Heather: Turn east.
Brenda: But I want to go west!
How the club works:
We will be releasing a colorway every other month starting in July 2020.
Initial Run releases will be July/September/November
Each colorway will be a set of matching, 50-gram skeins
Dyed at the same time to create identical socks.
Dyed as skeins, not blanks.
2 Buy-In options (both include shipping costs):
1: You can pre-purchase all 3 colorways in 2020
2: You can pre-purchase 1 month at time
The colorway will be kept secret until it is shipped to those who have pre-purchased, we will give a teaser about our inspiration though.
Extra skeins of each month's colorway can be ordered at a discount. Once you join you will be sent a link for ordering extra skeins.
If you do not pre-purchase, there is no guarantee that additional skeins will be available.
Those who pre-purchase all three colors in advance will also be given a code for 10% off additional online yarn purchases for the rest of the year.
Brenda's Basic Toe-Up and Heather's Basic Top-Down sock patterns will be used as the suggested patterns for this club due to the very active colorways. All participants will get free copies of these patterns.
Yarns used will be our Kraken, Tuff Toes, Light Foot, or TargHeel. We will dye each colorway on only 1 base. It will depend on what is available at the time and what we think the colorway would work best on.
The sample shown here is our “Meadow Sock” and was the inspiration for starting a club based on a matching set concept.
Why just 3 colorways?
That's just to start. We want people to decide if they like the mystery part, or if we need to adapt the club to fit a different model (maybe shawl skeins too, but for now we're just doing matching 50/50 sets).
Any questions? Let us know!